|excerpt from Saga|
90% of “best graphic novel” lists pretty much read Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and Batman:Year One. So you don’t need me to reiterate the merits of those titles. Instead, you should check out Brian K. Vaughan’s Saga. I wasn’t a fan of Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man and Runaways was always a bit of a mixed bag, but Saga is totally different. It’s ostensibly a Romeo & Juliet story, but it’s wrapped up in a package of warring aliens and just the weirdest, mind-bending artwork. Saga is crazy. And also awesome.
|excerpt from Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong|
|excerpt from Boxers & Saints|
Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang is a moving portrait of the Boxer Rebellion. Boxers tells the story of Little Bao taking up arms to defend his country from the secondary devils (Christians) while Saints tells an opposing (yet overlapping) story of Four-Girl, a Chinese Christian who hopes to find a cause worth fighting for. Yang manages to not fully vilify either side, as in war, there are no easy answers.
|excerpt from Hark! A Vagrant|