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May 31, 2012, 10:14:20 PM5/31/12
The Comix/Graphic Novel Shelf

Red Rascal's War: A Doonesbury Book
G.B. Trudeau
Andrews McMeel Publishing
1130 Walnut Street
Kansas City MO 64106-2109
9781449408206, $19.99, www.andrewsandmcmeel.com

Red Rascal's War: A Doonesbury Book offers a fine new collection
continuing where Tee Time in Berzerkistan left off and packing in
color cartoons on every page as it tells of wounded warriors who cope
with injuries while Roland Hedley travels the world tweeting the news.
Political and social observations pack a satire filled with pointed
commentary and insights in comic form, making RED RASCAL'S WAR an
enlightening, pivotal collection for any Doonesbury fan and for
libraries catering to them.

Modern Masters Volume 27: Ron Garney
Jorge Khoury & Eric Nolen-Weatherington
TwoMorrows Publishing
10407 Bedfordtown Dr., Raleigh, NC 27614
1605490407, $15.95, www.twomorrows.com

Modern Masters Volume 27: Ron Garney deserves a place in any lending
library strong in comics history and culture and provides a detailed
focus on artist Ron Garney, whose art has fostered such popular comics
as Captain America and Wolverine. It surveys his art and career and
includes an in-depth and lengthy interview with Garney exploring his
purposes and inspirations. A centerfold of rare and unseen art -
including many pieces in color - accompany black and white images and
insights, making this a powerful presentation and a 'must' for any
comics history collection.

My Friend Dahmer
Derf Backderf
Abrams ComicArts
c/o Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
115 West 18th Street, 6th floor
New York, NY 10011
9781419702167, $24.95, www.abramsbooks.com

MY FRIEND DAHMER provides a graphic novel about the notorious serial
killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who to the author was a high school friend. A
blend of his own memories and journals and conversations with peers
mixes with Dahmer's interviews and transcripts to use the graphic
novel format to explore his life and struggles. An original, unique
presentation, this will intrigue any graphic novel collection with a
touch of something different.


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