Book Mail – Graphic Novels

Something new for the TBR mix!

Thanks to Gallery Books and Gallery 13 for the copies in exchange for my honest review.

ROUGHNECK – Jeff Lemire (out now!)

THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN – Peter David, Robin Furth, with illustrations by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove (out now!)

I’ve always wanted to expand into more graphic novels for my TBR, but for some reason have never really ventured out to get some. This will be a good way to introduce those into my fall list!

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Here are the synopses:

ROUGHNECK – Jeff Lemire

A graphic novel about a brother and sister who must come together after years apart to face the disturbing history that has cursed their family.

Derek Ouellette’s glory days are behind him. His hockey career ended a decade earlier in a violent incident on ice, and since then he’s been living off his reputation in the remote northern community where he grew up, drinking too much and fighting anyone who crosses him. When his long-lost sister Beth shows up, on the run from an abusive boyfriend, the two escape to a secluded hunting camp in the woods. There, living off the land, they reconnect with each other, the painful secrets of their past, and their Cree heritage…and start to heal. But Beth’s ex-boyfriend is hunting them. As he circles closer, he threatens to shatter this newfound peace and pull both Derek and Beth back into the world of self-destruction they’ve fought so hard to leave behind.

THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN – Peter David, Robin Furth, with illustrations by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove

‘The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.’ With those words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s Roland ‘ an implacable gunslinger in search of the enigmatic Dark Tower, powering his way through a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic. Now, in a comic book personally overseen by King himself, Roland’s past is revealed! Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, adapted by long-time Stephen King expert, Robin Furth (author of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: A Concordance), and scripted by New York Times Bestseller Peter David, this series delves in depth into Roland’s origins ‘ the perfect introduction to this incredibly realized world; while long-time fans will thrill to adventures merely hinted at in the novels. Be there for the very beginning of a modern classic of fantasy literature!

Collecting DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER BORN #1-7.

 

What are some of your favorite graphic novels?

–Jess

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