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A NOVEL AP­PROACH

THE rise of the comic book hero in the cin­ema has seen an in­crease in peo­ple want­ing to read graphic nov­els.

There are myr­iad fan­tas­tic ad­ven­tures to be en­joyed – here’s just a few you should con­sider...

Is This How You See Me?

THIS award-win­ning graphic novel col­lects Jaime Her­nan­dez’s Love and Rock­ets: New

Sto­ries in one un­sen­ti­men­tal edi­tion.

Mag­gie and Hopey take a road trip to go to a punk scene re­union in their old neigh­bour­hood.

Threaded through­out are flash­backs to 1979, dur­ing the for­ma­tive stages of their life­long re­la­tion­ship, as the per­ceived in­vin­ci­bil­ity of youth is jux­ta­posed against lives ac­tu­ally lived.

Play­ing out in beau­ti­fully stark mono­chrome, it leaves an open end to the ques­tion, can you ever re­ally go home again?

£17.99 from ama­zon.co.uk

The Tem­pest

THIS year saw Alan

Moore con­clude both his League of Ex­tra­or­di­nary Gen­tle­men saga and his ca­reer.

The Tem­pest is the fourth and fi­nal vol­ume of the ad­ven­ture, which has spanned 20 years. With a cast-list that in­cludes iconic fig­ures such as Mina Mur­ray from Bram Stoker’s Drac­ula, Vir­ginia Woolf’s Or­lando and The Avengers’ Emma Peel, they must bat­tle Jimmy Bond and crack a su­per­nat­u­ral con­spir­acy.

The orig­i­nal six-se­ries run is col­lected in a hard-back vol­ume.

£17.24 from for­bid­den­planet. com

Clyde Fans

FROM the pen of Cana­dian car­toon­ist

Seth, this is a heart-achingly beau­ti­ful tale of op­ti­mism and the pass­ing of time.

Two mis­matched broth­ers find them­selves run­ning the fam­ily store af­ter their fa­ther’s death. While one tries to keep things afloat, the other re­treats and the busi­ness be­gins to crum­ble along with the sib­lings’ re­la­tion­ship.

Intimate sto­ry­telling com­bines with stun­ning art­work in this novel that re­ally stays with you.

£24.29 from ama­zon.co.uk

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