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Do you enjoy graphic novels? Enjoy a few of Iggy's picks. For great ideas in other genres, check out Rebecca's reviews.

Graphic Novel Reviews

Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva is a comedy about a teenage girl named Chris who begins work at her dream job, only to soon discover her coworkers are part of a secret teen girl fight club. She joins them to help find a missing rockstar, who’s disappearance may be a part of something much bigger than the girls anticipated. Heavy Vinyl is lighthearted and fun, with bright colors and a compelling plot. 


Coffin Bound by Dan Watters and artist Dani is a surreal horror-action story about a young woman named Izzy who, after being marked by a deadly entity, decides to “unlive” - retrace her steps and erase any impact she left on the Earth. With a dark and desaturated apocalyptic backdrop, the dialogue and characters are ominous and strange, showcasing that the world around Izzy is just as strange as she is. Volume 1 is available on Hoopla and can be read as a standalone. Volume 2, a continuation following one of Izzy’s companions, is due out Fall 2020.


Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos is a dark western about a girl named Ginny raised by Death, and her search to get revenge on the man who caused her mother’s death. Meanwhile, the man Ginny hunts is on the run to protect a prophetic child from her destiny to destroy the concept of death itself.


Primer by Jennifer Muro, Thomas Krajewski, and Gretel Lusky is a superhero comedy about a disruptive preteen artist who finds the perfect foster parents - an artist and a scientist. When she finds a locked briefcase in her foster mother’s room containing paint vials, she quickly realizes each pigment grants her a new superpower when painted on her skin. Gretel Lusky’s art is bright and expressive, perfectly suiting the protagonist’s loud personality, while Muro and Krajewski deliver a fun and lovable cast of characters.


The Old Guard by Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernandez tells the story of a group of immortals led by an ancient warrior woman named Andy, working as mercenaries while trying to keep their anonymity. When the secret is out and two of the team are kidnapped, the remaining members team up with a newly found immortal to rescue them. Heavily stylized without taking away from the intensity of the story, Now a Netflix movie starring Charlize Theron.