Graphic Novel Review Examples

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

May 31st, 2013

Racist Chinese Stereotypes in the Novel American Born Chinese American Born Chinese is a graphic novel authored by Gene Luen Yang in 2006. In the same year, it would be nominated in the National Book Awards under the category of the Young People’s Literature. This novel may be viewed as mature in artistic design and extremely visually engaging, yet it has a narrative depth that makes it appealing to both young and mature readers. The writing style is beautiful in…

Marvels by Kurt Busiek

May 18th, 2013

Marvels by Kurt Busiek: The Secret of Success Marvels is a superhero comic book written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by Alex Ross. The first volume was published by Marvel Comics in 1994. The genre of the book is a graphic novel. As the authors themselves mention, the target audience includes small children, teens, and adults. The main idea of Marvels is to show the effect the superheroes have on an ordinary man. In the four-part miniseries, this graphic novel…

Howl by Allen Ginsberg

May 16th, 2013

Introduction Writers are given impetus by their respective societies. This is especially true of Allen Ginsberg, a writer of the Beat Generation in America. His literary works reflected people’s reaction to American culture in the 1950s. When Ginsberg was writing his poem, Howl, American culture had put some expectations on the citizens (Miles, 2001). There was the accepted code of conduct and nonconformists to this culture were regarded as deviants. Ginsberg’s Howl is seen as a typical work of literature…