Sharing more choices from another librarian for our presentation of the "Year's Best Graphic Novels 2008"
JAMILTI by Rutu Modan ADULT
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly (September 30, 2008)
Set in Israel during various eras throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Modan's short stories are evocative and haunting. The themes of these simply illustrated stories range from revelations of disturbing familiy secrets to portrayals of tragic beauty amid political violence.
HELLBOY LIBRARY EDITION,
Volume 1: Seed of Destruction ADULT/YA
by Mike Mignola and John Byrne
Publisher: Dark Horse; Library ed edition (May 14, 2008)
Drawing upon occult mythology and 20th century history, Mignola has created a hero who embodies the American ideal of self-invention. Brought to earth in a Nazi occult experiment and nurtured by American GIs, Hellboy rejects his ties to the underworld as he chooses to be a force for good and fight all manner of demons and other supernatural beings.
J.EDGAR HOOVER: A Graphic Biography by Rick Geary. ADULT/YA
Publisher: Hill and Wang; 1st edition (January 8, 2008)
Geary's detailed and engaging account of J. Edgar Hoover's rise within the FBI is an informative history of the agency itself.
NAT TURNER by Kyle Baker
Publisher: Abrams (June 1, 2008)
Kyle Baker illustrates Nat Turner's own description of the largest organized rebellion of enslaved people in the first half of the 19th century. Baker's black and white drawings make the violence and brutality of this event explicit.