For a striking sci-fi mystery, take a trip to the Spill Zone

As the graphic novel market continues to grow, the medium is increasingly popular for established novelists who want to add a visual component to their stories. Writer Scott Westerfeld has already dabbled in comics with graphic novel spin-offs to his best-selling Uglies YA book series, but Spill Zone (First Second) is…

Suffrajitsu kicks ass, Fantasy Sports captivates, and Superman returns to form

During the battle for women’s voting rights in early 20th century England, suffragette leader Sylvia Pankhurst advised her followers to learn jiujitsu and start coming to meetings armed with sticks. “It is no use pretending,” she told The New York Times. “We have got to fight.” That factoid is the foundation of Tony…

Descender soars, Last Man and Ninjak deliver action-packed intrigue

After much anticipation, the first volume of hit French fighting series Last Man (First Second) comes to English this month in an effusively fun and entertaining introduction. Inspired by their love for shounen manga and American pop culture, award-winning cartoonist Bastien Vivès, along with co-authors Michael…