The Year's Best Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga

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Byron Preiss, Howard Zimmerman
Macmillan, Dec 13, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 272 pages
3 Reviews
Called "maybe the most interesting fiction in America today," by the New York Times, graphic novels, comics and manga have recently been soaring in popularity. The medium maintains one of the most diverse readerships and more significantly, graphic novels and manga have garnered critical acclaim from every major national publication for such works as Maus, Persepolis and Akira.
Now, for the first time ever,The Year's Best Comics and Manga will feature the best of this genre published between June, 2003-December, 2004. With selections and excerpts from leading works by commercial and independent publishers of graphic novels, comics and manga, The Year's Best Comics and Manga will provide insight and entertainment to the casual and passionate comics reader alike.
 

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User Review  - Bodagirl - LibraryThing

I like that the major entries have portions of the original comics, but I wish that there was a brief synopsis or blurb about the plot as well. Read full review

YEAR'S BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS, COMICS, AND MANGA: From Blankets to Demo To Blacksad

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This grab-bag, scattershot selection might appeal to fans of contemporary comics but won't win converts or satisfy the curious.With all the attention graphic narratives have generated, an annual "best ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
11
Section 3
98
Section 4
107
Section 5
109
Section 6
113
Section 7
114
Section 8
184
Section 9
189
Section 10
191
Section 11
224
Section 12
226
Section 13
259
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BYRON PREISS was one of the first publishers of graphic novels starting in 1976. He has produced graphic novels based on the works of Ray Bradbury, Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov and many others. HOWARD ZIMMERMAN co-created and edited the first nationally distributed magazine devoted to comic books and strips, Comics Scene. He has worked with both Marvel and DC Comics and produced numerous award-winning graphic works.

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