This lush anthology of graphic novel "bests"-as determined by Kannenberg (Erotic Comics)-is divided into ten alphabetically organized chapter themes, each defining a graphic novel genre: from adventure through fiction and humor to war. Each chapter contains a thoughtful introduction, ten essential reads, and nearly 40 other genre-defining works from 1987 onward. Each one- to two-page entry offers a plot synopsis and a qualitative review while showing the novel cover and, space permitting, a page excerpt. Recommended for collections focusing on pop culture, contemporary illustration, and even literature.
Savannah Schroll Guz