Author Archives: Reed Hinckley-Barnes

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“A Letter to Jo”

By | Feb 11, 2020 | Reviews

“A Letter to Jo” is a World War 2 story that based off a letter sent by Joseph Sieracki’s grandfather while deployed in Europe, brought to life in beautiful detail by Kelly Williams. The graphic novel takes the events laid out in this letter, along with historical research into the battles described, and a dash […]

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“British Ice”

By | Jan 20, 2020 | Reviews

“British Ice,” by Owen D. Pomery, follows a mild-mannered British Commissioner named Harrison Fleet as he takes control of an imagined British Overseas Territory. But, when he arrives, it’s clear that there is quite a bit of history around this territory, and that as a British commissioner, he is very unwelcome. What happened in this […]

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“Bury the Lede”

By | Dec 10, 2019 | Reviews

“Bury the Lede” is the first comic written by Gaby Dunn, illustrated by Clair Roe. The book follows Madison, an intern at the Boston Lede as she unwinds the tangled mystery of why one woman is being locked up for a crime that she did not commit. Is “Bury the Lede” able to satisfyingly untangle […]

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“Mooncakes”

By | Nov 13, 2019 | Reviews

Some book are just nice to read. They wrap their characters and story around you like a blanket and allow you to relax into them. “Mooncakes,” originally a webcomic, now collected as a graphic novel, is exactly that kind of book. Written by Suzanne Walker with art by Wendy Xu, it is a cozy, inclusive […]

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“The Tower in the Sea”

By | Oct 14, 2019 | Reviews

“The Tower in the Sea” is a new book from B. Mure, set in the world of Ismyre. Following a young student as they learn about the divination and deal with strange dreams, it creates a short, cozy reading experience. But, is being cozy enough? Some mild spoilers follow in the review. Written and Illustrated […]

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“Stay”

By | Sep 11, 2019 | Reviews

Tragedy strikes while Fabienne and her husband are on vacation. “Stay,” by Lewis Trondheim and Hubert Chevillard is a mediation on loss, grief, and the randomness of the world around us. Or, at the very least, is trying to be. Written by Lewis Trondheim Illustrated by Hubery Chevillard Roland has the perfect vacation planned for […]

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“This Was Our Pact”

By | Aug 19, 2019 | Reviews

When you’re a kid, life is almost entirely boundaries, of one sort or another. Whether those boundaries are set by your parents, by the world around you, or even by yourself. I remember the anxiety and wonder at what existed outside those boundaries. It could have been anything. Something completely outside my current understanding of […]

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“Hawking”

By | Jul 22, 2019 | Reviews

After the success of their graphic novel “Feynman,” Jim Otaviani and Leland Myrick have turned their eyes onto a different physicist for their second graphic novel, “Hawking.” Following the life and career of the eponymous Stephen Hawking, “Hawking” tells the story of both Stephen’s life, and the history of cosmology, from his point of view. […]

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“The Highwayman”

By | Jun 25, 2019 | Reviews

The world, and everything around it, will one day turn to dust. Every living thing will someday die, as will the sun and the universe around us. In “The Highwayman” by Koren Shadmi, follow an unnamed, ageless protagonist over the course of centuries, learning more about him, and in the process, watching the world deteriorate […]

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“Pilu of the Woods”

By | May 7, 2019 | Reviews

There is a moment in everyone’s life, hopefully a moment that happens sooner rather than later, where one must to come to terms with their emotions. It is a process, learning to walk the line between embracing feelings without letting them take control. It is a struggle that, especially when you’re young, can feel almost […]

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“The Chancellor and the Citadel”

By | Mar 19, 2019 | Reviews

“The Chancellor and the Citadel,” published by Iron Circus Comics, is Maria Capelle Frantz’s first graphic novel. A beautiful but tense fantasy story about an isolated community driven by fear of the other into war. With densely detailed artwork, and a compelling story, “The Chancellor and the Citadel” is able to provide a thoughtful meditation […]

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