Alex Carr
Omnivoracious Editor
In third grade, Alex Carr’s homeroom teacher wrote “See me, please” in red ink on his fiction writing assignment and held him after class to discuss his story involving an evil ice cream flavor with its own appetite—for flesh! On that day, Alex joined the not-so-secret society of readers, writers, and artists who are unafraid of what their third grade teachers think. (No offense intended, Mrs. Thornton. )

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Graphic Novel Friday: Best Comics of February

Welcome to our picks for Best Comics of February 2017, a month featuring graphic novels with mystery, science fiction, and war-torn heartbreak. Please see below for our Fave Five: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics): Next big thing alert! This fictional diary (complete with lined paper and...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Best Comics of January(ish)

The best comics and graphic novels of January, plus one that published at the tail end of December.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2016

With all the in-fighting in comics this year (Batman vs Superman; Captain America: Civil War, etc.), our editors gave peace a chance and agreed on 20 of the Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2016. From fiction to non-fiction, indie to superhero, these will not disappoint even the toughest turkey....

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Graphic Novel Friday: Haunted Comics for Halloween

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky. They're all together ooky: comics for Halloween! Read on for four new comics that pair nicely with a tingling spine or a bump in the night.

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Graphic Novel Friday: Summer Reads, Not What They Seem

There’s no easy way to say this: I was sick while on my summer vacation, and I liked it. During my annul trip into the Canadian wilderness, I spent my time reading in bed instead of fighting ticks, mosquitoes, and my own inability to properly fish. Thankfully, three great graphic...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Hot Dog Taste Test

Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt is a book to take home, understanding that everyone will read it before you and laugh at all the funny parts, teasing, “O.K., but you have to look at this page for one sec.” Hanawalt is an award-winning illustrator and writer--she won the...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Darwyn Cooke (1962-2016)

This month, the comics industry and fans grapple with the loss of writer, artist, and animator Darwyn Cooke, a singular talent who passed away at the age of 53. Mr. Cooke’s works, the bulk of which were produced for DC Comics, showcase heroes and villains untouched by the cynicism plaguing...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Star Wars...While We Wait

Search your feelings; you know it to be true: the wait for Star Wars: Episode VIII will be a long one. After the fun of The Force Awakens, it’s nice to finally anticipate a Star Wars film—but December 2017? Sure, the Blu-ray release of Episode VII is forthcoming, and yes,...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Welcome to 2016, True Believers

Just when you thought it was safe to tackle that stack of reading material by your bedside table, along comes another year promising great books ahead. To help mark your calendar and budget your paycheck, here are a few must-read selections from 2016’s already stuffed schedule of comics and graphic...

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Graphic Novel Friday: Gail Simone and the New Horror

In Clean Room, a new psychological horror series from comics imprint Vertigo, writer Gail Simone and artist Jon Davis-Hunt explore the depths of the human psyche—and what happens when such depths are ruled by a master manipulator. The series begins when a journalist, Chloe, takes interest in self-help guru Astrid...

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