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The Amazing World of Gumball Vol. 1: Fairy Tale Trouble by Ben Bocquelet
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The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
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Curse of the Arctic Star by Carolyn Keene
Demon Book 1 by Jason Shiga
The Dragon That Lived Under Manhattan by E.W. Hildick
The Drowning Spool by Monica Ferris
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Ghostbusters International by Erik Burnham
Graveyard Slot by Michelle Schusterman
Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4: 1984-1985 by Ed Piskor
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Imagine a World by Rob Gonsalves
It's a Tiger by David La Rochelle
Just Like Me by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown
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The Magic Mirror by Susan Hill Long
The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin by Elinor Teele
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Ottoline and the Purple Fox by Chris Riddell
Pouncing on Murder by Laurie Cass
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
The Soprano's Last Song by Irene Adler
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The Underdogs by Sara Hammel

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Demon Volume 1: 11/10/16

Demon Volume 1 by Jason Shiga

My introduction to Jason Shiga's off kilter graphic novels was Meanwhile, a unique take on the choose your own adventure type book. Demon is written for a more mature audience — ones who can take extreme forms of self harm, murder, and ridiculously out of place masturbation.

It all begins with Jimmy killing himself. And waking up and killing himself again. Over and over — like Groundhog Day if directed by Quentin Taratino. Jimmy eventually breaks the circle by getting hit by a truck. Well — sort us. He gets to wake up in a different place.

Around the time that Jimmy figures out he might be something other than a depressed man, the authorities get wind of him too. It is in their attempting to contain him, control him, that things get really out of control.

Demon is a paranormal, violent road trip like the long running Supernatural series but from a demon's point of view. How Jimmy became one, or if he's always been one, isn't answered in this book. Perhaps Book 2, which comes out in February 2017, will shed more light on the mystery.

Four stars

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