Book Review

The Adoption

By Zidrou and Arno Monin; translated by Jeremy Melloul

The grandfather of an adopted girl travels halfway around the world to discover the meaning of family.

Book Review

Once Upon a Time in France

By Fabien Nury; illustrated Sylvain Vallée; translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger

A Jewish-immigrant war profiteer tries to reconcile what he did to survive the Nazis.

Book Review

Last Look

By Charles Burns

A multilayered graphic novel about one man’s expedition to the inner chamber of his psyche.

Book Review

This funny, masterly prequel to 2014’s Kill My Mother mines noir gold.

Book Review

Kill My Mother

By Jules Feiffer

Expressive art and storytelling (not to mention several tall, mysterious women) highlight this noir graphic novel.

Book Review

The two protagonists from these graphic novels — one a Knight Templar, another a struggling theoretical physicist — couldn’t be more different, but their stories will make you take notice.

Book Review

By Yamamoto Tsunetomo

A professor and an artist consider a new graphic version of a Japanese classic about the samurai code.