A Graphic Novel Recomendation: Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

I have long been a fan of the comic book work of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Their many story collaborations about iconic DC and Marvel comic superheroes have always represented especially poignant and reflective tellings of familiar stories. In our AADL collection, we have The Long Halloween and Dark Victory: Batman stories that formed some of the basis for Christopher Nolan's movie Batman Begins.

For me, their best work has dealt with Marvel comic characters like Spiderman and Daredevil. I especially wanted to read their story Hulk Gray and was happy to find it on MeLCat. Although we do not own a copy here at AADL, a copy from another library in Michigan was quickly in my hands, and I was not disappointed. It is a retelling of the Hulk origin story and like Spiderman Blue and Daredevil Yellow, it contains a sweet love story and captures the painful dilemma that these characters face as extraordinary people keeping big secrets.

Check out what we have in our collection, and if we don't have it, see what you can find on MeLCat.

PS. Loeb was one of the originators of the TV series Heroes, and Sale created the art featured on the show.