Staff Recommendation: Doom Patrol

Hello comic book fans! If you’re in the mood for something weird and wonderful, I have the perfect recommendation for you.

Doom Patrol, Vol. 1: Brick By Brick is the flagship comic from DC’s brand new Young Animal imprint. Written by Eisner winner and imprint curator Gerard Way, Brick By Brick is a reboot of the classic Doom Patrol comic from the 1960s. The team was originally created by Arnold Drake, then repopularized for later generations by Grant Morrison in the 1980s. Way’s incarnation is a kaleidescopic fever dream of singing telegrams, sentient robots, a space ambulance that leaves a rainbow jetstream in its wake, time travel, and a missing cat. The main protagonist is Casey Brinke, one of a handful of new characters written for the reboot, who meets up with the scattered members of the original team one by one as their enemies chase them across time, space, and reality.

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Readers Wanted

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The Chesapeake Public Library System will be holding a local author event at the Central Library on Saturday, October 29th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will have local authors on hand to talk about their books, sell and autograph their books, discuss their work and writing process, and speak with any budding author who needs that spark of confidence. Laura Kitchell, author and editor, will give a talk on editors and what they can and can’t do for you at 11:30 am, and Denise Jeffries, Allie Marie, and Kristine Overbrook will discuss traditional publishing vs. self-publishing at 2:00 pm.

The following authors will be attending:

Alanea Alder Nikolas Larum
E. Ayers Andrew Linke
Karl Bogott Cecilie Linke
T.B. Bond Allie Marie
James Boyd Chris Martineau
Michelle Capucci Sophia McGregor
Kathy Collins Frank Monahan
J.D. Cunegan Kristine Overbrook
Dani Jace Ella Rite
Denise Jeffries Brenda Seabrooke
Barry Jordan Jr. Delona Southerland
Laura Kitchell Carolyn Spear
Daniele Lanzarotta

Through the Woods: A Horror Graphic Novel

 

This was by far my most favorite horror graphic novel to date. Emily Carroll’s folk tales and illustrations weave a thread of anxiety and unease as you turn the pages. Some stories are definitely more frightening than others, particularly “The Nesting Place” which I made the mistake of reading just before bed. A few images could be labeled as downright grotesque, but are tame in comparison to most horror-related graphic novels. The coloring is utterly beautiful and each page is stylized to unite each story within an overall aesthetic. If you’re looking for fairy-tales gone very, very wrong you won’t be disappointed with this quick read.

Grab a copy here!

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron

While I generally only post once a week, this bit of news necessitated a second post. Below you will find the brand new (and impressive) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) trailer. I could not be more excited about this! 2015 is going to be great year for movies and this one ranks pretty high on my list of “must sees”.
So sit back and enjoy two-plus minutes of awesome. Sound off below on your thoughts regarding the trailer and especially that Hulkbuster armor! Also check out our selection of graphic novels here at CPL which continues to grow every week!