Midwest Book Review November 2009

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Midwest Book Review

November 2009

The Comix/Graphic Novel Shelf

The Midwest Book Review is an organization of volunteers committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. We accept no funds from authors or publishers.


51bZHgaYwL_SL160_ Midwest Book Review November 2009The Supergirls
Mike Madrid
Exterminating Angel
1892 Colestin Road, Ashland, OR 97520
9781935259039, $16.95 www.exterminatingangel.com

Any comics or graphic novel library needs THE SUPERGIRLS: FASHION, FEMINISM, FANTASY AND THE HISTORY OF COMIC BOOK HEROINES. It provides a cultural history of comic book heroines and asks whether their fantasy world has connections to our own, offering a fine survey of different super-women in comic history and crime fighting. Any long- time comic book reader will relish this blend of scene re-creation and social analysis.

61GMm27zUL_SL160_ Midwest Book Review November 2009The Brinkley Girls
Trina Robbins, Editor
Fantagraphics Books
7563 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
9781560979708, $29.99 www.fantagraphics.com

The Brinkley Girls: Best of Nell Brinkley’s Cartoons from 1913-1940 packs in full-page, color reproductions of Nell Brinkley’s American Weekly covers and provides a fine biographical and artistic introduction by editor Trina Robbins. All the fine detail and intricate drawings of Nell Brinkley come to life in a keepsake survey that is a ‘must have’ for any serious cartoon, graphic or arts library.

51wPYEVgk-L_SL160_ Midwest Book Review November 2009Confessions of a Ex-Doofus Itchy Footed Mutha
Melvin Van Peebles
Akashic Books
Box 1456, New York NY 10009
9781933354866, $17.95 www.akashicbooks.com

Melvin Van Peebles fostered Afro-American cinema and indie films and here provides a graphic novel that was inspiration for his latest film, offering a set of black and white drawings of a lonely man’s search for love in all the wrong places. A Doofus wanders the world on a futile quest: stills from the film blend with original drawings and dialogue to provide a fun addition to any graphic novel or film library.

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James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review

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