Best of 2013: Graphic Novels and Anthologies
December 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
2013 Graphic Novels Read:Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe, PeanutJohn Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, March: Book OneGene Yuen Yang, Boxers/Saints
2013 Anthologies Read:
Nisi Shawl (ed.), BloodchildrenJoão Barreiros (ed.), Lisboa no Ano 2000John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen (eds.), Oz ReimaginedMike Allen (ed.), Clockwork Phoenix 4Fabio Fernandes and Djibril al-Ayad (eds.), We See a Different FrontierMariano Villarreal and Luis Pestarini (eds.), Terra Nova: vol. 2
3. Mike Allen (ed.), Clockwork Phoenix 4
The Clockwork Phoenix series of original anthologies has been a personal fav for years and the current volume carries on the tradition of having good, solid, hard-to-classify stories.
See my November review for more on this 2013 National Book Award finalist for Young People’s Literature book.
1. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, March: Book One
This graphic novel rendering of Rep. John Lewis’s life up to the immediate aftermath of the Nashville sit-ins is one of the most moving things I’ve read this year. It certainly was the most memorable of any on these two lists and so it deserves this ranking. Go out and read it, ASAP.