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A Bintel Brief

Love and Longing in Old New York

by Liana Finck

Paperback, 112 pages, HarperCollins, $17.99, published April 15 2014 | purchase
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  • Liana Finck

Drawn from letters submitted to the popular advice column of The Forward, a widely read Yiddish language newspaper begun in 1906 New York, this illustrative tribute to the turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants who transformed New York City offers insight into a segment of America's rich cultural past.

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The Harlem Hellfighters

The Harlem Hellfighters

by Max Brooks and Caanan White

Paperback, 160 pages, Random House Inc, $16.95, published April 1 2014 | purchase
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  • Max Brooks and Caanan White

The story of the Harlem Hellfighters — the barrier-breaking, African-American infantry regiment — and their journey to the trenches of France during World War I is retold as a graphic novel by World War Z author Max Brooks.

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Over Easy

Over Easy

by Mimi Pond

Hardcover, 271 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $24.95, published April 15 2014 | purchase
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  • Mimi Pond

This sweet memoir chronicles Mimi Pond's time waitressing at the Imperial Cafe, a bohemian diner in Oakland, California during the late 1970s. Pond is a graphic novelist and television writer whose credits include the first full-length episode of The Simpsons.

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Nemo

The Roses of Berlin

by Kevin O'Neill and Alan Moore

Hardcover, 56 pages, Diamond Comic Distributors, $14.95, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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  • Kevin O'Neill and Alan Moore

In this latest volume of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen adventures, science-pirate Janni Nemo (daughter of the legendary Captain Nemo) ventures into a nightmarish alternate version of 1941 Berlin, to rescue her loved ones who are being held hostage.

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On Loving Women

On Loving Women

by Diane Obomsawin

Paperback, 0 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $16.95, published February 11 2014 | purchase
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  • Diane Obomsawin

Animator Diane Obomsawin's On Loving Women is a collection of intimate vignettes about coming out, first love, and sexual identity. Obomsawin illustrates not just her own stories but friends' and lovers' personal accounts of realizing they're gay, or first finding love with another woman.

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Batman

Batman

The Dark Knight Returns

by Frank Miller

Paperback, 198 pages, DC Comics, $19.99, published April 1 1997 | purchase
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  • The Dark Knight Returns
  • Frank Miller

After 10 years away from the public eye, a wave of violence in Gotham City brings Batman back as a vigilante. Illustrated by Klaus Janson; colored by Lynn Varley.

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You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

You're All Just Jealous of My Jetpack

by Tom Gauld

Hardcover, 160 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $19.95, published April 16 2013 | purchase
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A collection of dark, humorous cartoons from Guardian and New York Times Magazine cartoonist Tom Gauld.

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Hand-Drying in America

Hand-Drying In America

And Other Stories

by Ben Katchor

Hardcover, 159 pages, Random House Inc, $29.95, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Ben Katchor

The cartoonist author of The Cardboard Valise presents a visual exploration of the many ways property reflects influences and cultural values. The subjects of these strips include window-ledge pillows for people-watchers, artificial tree forests for allergy sufferers and high-visibility construction vests for lonely individuals.

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Captain Marvel 1

In Pursuit of Flight

by Dexter Soy, Emma Rios and Kelly Sue Deconnick

Paperback, 136 pages, Marvel Enterprises, $14.99, published January 1 2013 | purchase
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New School

New School

by Dash Shaw

Hardcover, 340 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $39.99, published July 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Dash Shaw

A boy named Danny moves to an exotic country and his infatuation with an unfamiliar culture quickly shifts to disillusionment. A sense of "being different" grows to alienation, until he angrily blames this once-enchanting land for his feelings of isolation.

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Julio's Day

Julio's Day

by Gilbert Hernandez

Hardcover, 104 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $19.99, published April 20 2013 | purchase
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  • Gilbert Hernandez

Love and Rockets creator Gilbert Hernandez's latest graphic novel is a haunting portrait of the 20th century, filtered through the life of the titular Julio. Born in 1900 and dying in 2000, Julio sees a lifetime of war, grief and death — but also grace and hope.

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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

by Isabel Greenberg

Hardcover, 176 pages, Little Brown & Co, $23, published December 3 2013 | purchase
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  • Isabel Greenberg

The lives and adventures of the race of people who lived on Early Earth before human history began is illustrated in a series of interconnected tales and fables in this graphic novel.

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Relish

Relish

My Life in the Kitchen

by Lucy Knisley

Paperback, 173 pages, First Second, $17.99, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Lucy Knisley

Relish contains a series of stories from Lucy Knisley's life in the culinary world, from being toted along as a young girl to her mother's job at the first Dean and Deluca, to her own experiences in the Chicago food scene. These are broken up by some of her favorite recipes, lovingly illustrated and annotated in her bright, cartoony style.

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The Sandman

Overture

by Neil Gaiman

Hardcover, 19, Vertigo, 4.99, published October 30 2013 | purchase
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  • Overture
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Approximately 25 years after the debut of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman returns to the seminal comic book series with a prequel. In this mini-series, he offers a glimpse into the events leading up to the capture of Morpheus, the Lord of Dreams, which opens the original series.

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Co-Mix

Co-Mix

A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps

by Art Spiegelman

Hardcover, 136 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $39.95, published September 17 2013 | purchase
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  • A Retrospective of Comics, Graphics, and Scraps
  • Art Spiegelman

This retrospective of the career of the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist responsible for Maus includes full-page reproductions of his artwork as well as essays from curators and other artists who discuss his genre-defining work.

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Batwoman 1

Hydrology

by J. H., III Williams, W. Hayden Blackman, Amy Reeder and Richard Friend

Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged), DC Comics, $22.99, published June 19 2012 | purchase
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  • J. H., III Williams, W. Hayden Blackman, et al

Batwoman faces deadly new challenges in her war against Gotham City's underworld-- and new trials in her personal life.

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March

Book One

by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Paperback, 121 pages, Top Shelf Productions, $14.95, published August 13 2013 | purchase
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  • Book One
  • John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, et al

A vivid first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights meditates in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

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Mission in a Bottle

Mission in a Bottle

The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently — and Succeeding

by Seth Goldman, Barry Nalebuff and Sungyoon Choi

Hardcover, 278 pages, Random House Inc, $23, published September 3 2013 | purchase
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  • The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently — and Succeeding
  • Seth Goldman, Barry Nalebuff, et al

An accessible two-color graphic book presents an account of how the co-founders of Honest Tea built their mission-driven business and shares entrepreneurial insights and advice about the importance of perseverance and creative problem-solving.NPR Bestseller

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Genius

by Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen

Paperback, 126 pages, First Second, $17.99, published July 9 2013 | purchase
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  • Steven T. Seagle and Teddy Kristiansen

Facing unemployment if he cannot present new research to the scientific community, quantum physicist Ted Marx tries to coerce his father-in-law into revealing a profound and devastating secret that Einstein entrusted to him.

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A Matter Of Life

by Jeffrey Brown

Hardcover, 93 pages, Diamond Comic Distributors, $14.95, published July 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Jeffrey Brown

Jeffrey Brown's autobiographical work explores three generation: himself, his minister father, and his preschooler son Oscar. His memories pass through the quiet suburbs and colorful cities of the midwest and assemble a kaleidoscopic answer to the big questions of life and death, family and faith, and searching for something beyond oneself.

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A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting

A User's Guide to Neglectful Parenting

by Guy Delisle and Helge Dascher

Paperback, 190 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $12.95, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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  • Guy Delisle and Helge Dascher

A light-hearted graphic novel that looks at the relationship between a parent and child.

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