Saturday, July 23, 2016

Huck, Vol 1: All-American by Mark Millar, illustrated by Rafael Albuquerque

Huck Huck by Mark Millar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You've definitely read this story before (it's basically a slightly simple-minded Superman who only wants to do good deeds and the town that is trying to protect him and keep him secret - even tho you know it's never that simple), but there is a definite level of heart in this story that makes it stand on its own. Albuquerque's art fits the retro feel of the book perfectly. Will be checking out future volumes for sure.

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Black Science, Vol 2: Welcome, Nowhere by Rick Remender, illustrated by Matteo Scalera

Black Science, Vol. 2: Welcome, Nowhere Black Science, Vol. 2: Welcome, Nowhere by Rick Remender
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Book 5 by Frank Miller & Brian Azzarello, illustrated by Andy Kubert

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5 Dark Knight III: The Master Race #5 by Frank Miller
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Book 4 by Frank Miller & Brian Azzarello, illustrated by Andy Kubert

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4 Collector's Edition Dark Knight III: The Master Race #4 Collector's Edition by Frank Miller
My rating: 3 of 5 stars



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Attack on Titan, Vol 1 by Hajime Isayama

Attack on Titan, Volume 01 Attack on Titan, Volume 01 by Hajime Isayama
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not sure that this is for me. The story was just ok, the art was a little less that just ok - I guess I just don't get the hype? Maybe I need to watch the anime? The main character was obnoxious as hell, freaking out at the drop of a hat over every and anything, and everybody else seemed like just background noise (except mysterious Mikasa, the kickass girl who will inevitably save the day every time because ineffectual male protagonist will be too busy freaking out ad nauseam).

I'm going to give this one more volume before I make up my mind for sure, but so far, I just don't get how this is as popular as it is.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Saga, Vol 6 by Brian K. Vaughn, illustrated by Fiona Staples

Saga, Volume 6 Saga, Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm so glad that I ended up giving this series a try again (had not enjoyed Vol 1 all that much, but was convinced to revisit it). This has turned into an excellent space opera that is actually all about the bonds of family, both good and bad. I know it's several volumes in now, but if you've been on the fence about giving this series a try, I'd say go for it - you won't be disappointed.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman, adapted and illustrated by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá

How to Talk to Girls at Parties How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Fábio Moon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I've never read the short story that this graphic novel is based on, but I think I'm going to have to rectify that soon. This was a beautifully told coming of age story unlike any you may have read before, as two young lads stumble into the wrong party and find themselves discovering more than they bargained for from the girls there. Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá art is vibrant and stunning and really brings the story to life. Highly recommended for both fans of Neil Gaiman and anyone who loves the graphic novel form.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

The Art of Disney's Dragons

The Art of Disney's Dragons The Art of Disney's Dragons by Tom Bancroft
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A beautifully presented sketchbook of drawings and illustrations showing the creative process of creating various dragons from Disney's film history. A fantastic addition to any Disney art history collection.

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