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Jeff Steinberg

by Peter Dabbene

A video-store clerk is the only one who can save the Earth in the slacker-comedy graphic novel Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth. By fluke, Jeff Steinberg—a thoroughly mediocre person—is chosen by aliens to compete in a contest to... Read More

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Poppies of Iraq

by Peter Dabbene

Brigitte Findakly, along with her husband, cartoonist Lewis Trondheim, provides perspective on the history of Iraq through her graphic memoir, "Poppies of Iraq". Findakly grew up in Iraq. Her book begins with a memory of visiting the... Read More

Book Review

Marco Polo

by Peter Dabbene

Marco Tabilio’s gorgeous graphic novel "Marco Polo" vividly relates the story of the famed explorer. This graphic biography encompasses Polo’s whole life, showing not just his time in the court of Kublai Khan but also the influences... Read More

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Pantheon

by Peter Dabbene

Hamish Steele presents a coherent story about how all the Egyptian gods fit together, in his humorous, irreverent graphic novel "Pantheon". Beginning with a handy family tree of Egyptian gods, "Pantheon" weaves accounts from various... Read More

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Wonder Woman

by Peter Dabbene

Greg Rucka, Nicola Scott, and Romulo Fajardo Jr. lay out a thoroughly enjoyable origin story for one of DC’s most famous characters, in their exciting and endearing graphic novel Wonder Woman: Year One. Wonder Woman, despite being... Read More

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