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Friday, 20 February 2015

Comics Round Up: New books for 2015

The long awaited arrival of many new graphic novels finally happened today!

Scott McCloud's book tour for The Sculptor ended yesterday on the west coast but there's no shortage of reviews and interviews in circulation! You can read several at Kirkus, The Washington Post, Kabooooom!, or The AV Club. McCloud's much talked about graphic novel is his first work of fiction in twenty years and it's generating a lot of discussion. It may even be turned into a film!

 The Hernandez Brothers, New stories No. 7! Enough said. Get it here.

Saint Cole, the latest from Noah Van Scriver, is about our precarious times. Joe has a lousy job, a family to support, and a penchant for poor decision making. Paul Buhle for The Comics Journal said, "We are clearly in a historic moment, when the familiar restlessness of youth is anchored not in some existential yearning but in the reality of joblessness..." Read the rest of the review here!

From Fantagraphics - Guy Colwell's Inner City Romance - every issue of the underground comix collected in one edition. Filled with stories about prison, ghetto living, the sex trade and radical activism. "The unpleasant realities of life in the inner city, where opportunities were limited and being on the lowest end of the economic ladder meant that one's vision of the American dream was more about survival than lifestyle choices." Preview it here.

IDW is undertaking a new translation of Hugo Pratt's Corto Maltese series beginning with Under the Sign of Capricorn. It follows the adventures of Corto Maltese, a complex sailor anti-hero. Here's a nice preview.

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