13 non-superhero graphic novels you may have missed

Megan McGill Mar 20, 2017

Fancy some graphic novels that don't involve a Marvel or DC hero? Try some of these...

You don't need to tell comic book and graphic novel fans that there's a whole lot more than superheroes out there. However, if you're just starting to dabble, might we make a few recommendations...?

Sweet Tooth

Put Mad Max in some plaid, make him feel a little Wolverine circa X-Men: Origins, add some creepy Wes Anderson stop-motion animals, and you’ll get Sweet Tooth, the post-apocalyptic story of human-animal hybrids in rural Nebraska. You may be familiar with Jeff Lemire’s other work on Animal Man and Green Lantern, or his acclaimed graphic novel Essex County, but for me, Sweet Tooth really is something special. Running from 2009 to 2013, this forty-issue arc centres around Gus, a young boy with antlers living with his strictly religious father in a world infected by some sort of plague.
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[SXSW Review] Foo Fighters: Back and Forth

The Foo Fighters were a band born from two other bands – Nirvana and Sunny Day Real Estate. On a national stage they went through the growing pains other bands go through in their garage before they arrive with the heavy expectations they had. Foo Fighters: Back and Forth by Academy Award-winning documentarian James Moll (The Last Days) is useful in tracing the history of one of the most legendary contemporary rock bands, one often considered the token “rock band” on MTV for much of the Boy Band era of the late 90’s.

Following the band’s history, Moll restricts the focus to the former and present Foos themselves. Moll has been granted enough access to yield an effective documentary with a focus on the personalities creating some great music. Founder Dave Grohl is particularly frank on the subject of the past including fall-outs between former Foos William Goldsmith and Franz Stahl,
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Sunny Day Real Estate Announce Reunion Tour Dates

Seattle emo legends Sunny Day Real Estate just announced that they will be heading out on a reunion tour this fall. It will be the band’s first series of shows since 2000 (when they recorded and toured as the Fire Theft) and the first featuring the original lineup since 1998. You probably know Sunny Day Real Estate more from what the band members did after they left the group: Bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith were the first rhythm section for Foo Fighters (Mendel remains a member of that band), guitarist Dan Hoerner has worked with Dashboard Confessional and frontman Jeremy Enigk has had minor success as a solo artist.

The band’s tour will launch on September 17 in Vancouver. They also plan on reissuing their first two albums, the influential Diary and LP2, and the shows plan on drawing mostly from those albums. Those reissues, featuring new liner notes,
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Sunny Day Real Estate reunites, sets tour dates

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The march of the '90s band reunions continues, this time with a band that is re-reuniting. Sunny Day Real Estate, considered one of the seminal bands in the emo genre, is regrouping with all four original members and are going on tour this fall. On Sept. 15, Sub Pop will be reissuing the band's debut "Diary" (1994) and "LP2" (1995), the latter of which was released even after the band broke up for the first time, due to internal conflicts. Drummer William Goldsmith and bassist Nate Mendel were tapped to play in Foo Fighters and frontman Jeremy Enigk started off his...
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