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Pride of Baghdad
3.89
did not like it
**spoiler alert** EVEN THE GODDAMNED LIONESS HAD A GODDAMNED RAPE BACKSTORY.

WHAT THE FUCK, COMICS INDUSTRY.
Oct 03, 2010
Oct 03, 2010
 
Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft
4.18
really liked it
Creepy, creepy, gorgeous! The scary parts were all in the little details -- the reflections in the water, the knock-knock jokes, the way Bode's hands ...more
not set
Dec 26, 2008
 
Wonder Woman: Eyes of the Gorgon
4.19
really liked it
**spoiler alert** The spoilers, should you care, are right up at the top here...

...Because this is the one in which Wonder Woman puts out her own eyes
...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1 (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, #1)
4.03
I went into this expecting a comic adaptation. This isn't; it's an illustrated book.

For example:

[dialogue bubble] You're worse,
[exposition box] his wi
...more
not set
Aug 10, 2011
 
Steven Brust's Jhereg - The Graphic Novel
3.75
liked it
Oh god, it's bad. It's so bad. And yet it's still a graphic novelization of Jhereg and therefore I still love it. That three-star rating is a compromi ...more
not set
Apr 10, 2008
 
Wonder Woman: Land of the Dead
3.98
really liked it
**spoiler alert** This follows on from Eyes of the Gorgon, and everyone except Wonder Woman is freaking out about the loss of her vision. She teams up ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
A Devil and Her Love Song, Vol. 1 (A Devil and Her Love Song, #1)
3.93
really liked it
I won this book through the GR first reads program -- very exciting, the first time I've won one of these! And it arrived pretty quickly, too, which w ...more
Mar 2012
Feb 10, 2012
 
Superman for All Seasons
4.08
liked it
I love Tim Sale's art, but I don't know if it really worked for me here. The backgrounds were lovely, especially in Smallville, and Lois was a fabulou ...more
Nov 05, 2009
Nov 04, 2009
 
Piled Higher and Deeper: A Graduate Student Comic Strip Collection
4.18
liked it
I loved reading these as webcomics, but they don't stay as funny through multiple re-reads, although I do still adore the characters.
not set
May 01, 2008
 
Batman: Death Mask
3.26
really liked it
This is actually my second read-through of this story. I do quite like it -- I'm wavering between three and four stars because of the artwork. It's re ...more
Mar 2010
Aug 04, 2009
 
Logicomix: An epic search for truth
4.00
it was ok
This is an ambitious biography of Bertrand Russell, and I feel like it overreached itself. None of its aspects felt thoroughly explored and many were ...more
Apr 26, 2011
Dec 26, 2009
 
Teen Titans, Vol. 5: Life and Death
3.80
liked it
**spoiler alert** A lot of stuff happens in this book!

- Robin-on-Robin: Jason Todd throws a hissy fit and beats up on Tim Drake in the Titans Tower.
-
...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
The Unknown
3.42
really liked it
The premise and the art looked interesting when I flipped through it in the library, but honestly I picked this one up on the strength of "hey, it's p ...more
Jul 08, 2011
Jul 08, 2011
 
Batman Vs. Two-Face
3.42
liked it
Oh, Golden Age comics! They really were...something. Something more than just laughable, really. It was interesting to see the modern and the old repe ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 15, 2009
 
Teen Titans Spotlight: Wonder Girl
3.20
liked it
This mini deals mostly with fallout from the Amazons Attack event, which means that it seems designed to take all of the things I normally love in com ...more
Apr 10, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
 
The Batman Strikes, Volume 3: Duty Calls
3.25
liked it
This book seems to suffer from a sharp drop in quality compared to the first two -- very odd, considering that it appears to be the same creative team ...more
Feb 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
American Vampire, Vol. 1
3.98
really liked it
Scott Snyder's parts of the story were a lot better than Steven King's, although they both really needed to be there to balance out the mood. The best ...more
Oct 15, 2011
Oct 15, 2011
 
Teen Titans, Vol. 10: Changing of the Guard
3.33
it was ok
The Titans' infighting starts getting people hurt or killed. But they're trying! So I suppose that's something. The new lineup and open invitation for ...more
Nov 2009
Nov 12, 2009
 
Teen Titans Spotlight: Raven
3.43
really liked it
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous art. I'm feeling the need to re-read some early Batgirl for more Damion Scott. (If only everyone weren't so skinny! Altho ...more
Apr 10, 2009
Mar 22, 2009
 
Terror Titans
3.38
really liked it
My feelings about this can pretty much be summed up as: Ravager! Yay!

I really do like her, and she's been the one shining point in the whole mess of T
...more
Dec 07, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
 
Common Grounds
4.02
really liked it
A loosely related collection of human interest stories about superheroes. Not all of them were good -- the one about the superheavyweights was rather ...more
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
Teen Titans, Vol. 8: Titans of Tomorrow
3.73
liked it
I love the future Titans. I can't help it; I just utterly love that storyline, no matter how awful the art (it's not entirely awful, but it is dramati ...more
Sep 18, 2009
Sep 18, 2009
 
Teen Titans: Year One
3.90
liked it
The first thing to notice is, of course, the artwork, which is gorgeous and rather unusual. It looks much more like old-fashioned children's book illu ...more
Apr 2009
Jul 08, 2008
 
Lovebunny And Mr. Hell
3.71
really liked it
So the thing I should probably say up front is that this is a parody comic, and I am in general a reader who does not like parodies. I get bored of ma ...more
Oct 2009
Dec 13, 2008
 
Until the Full Moon, Volume 01
3.59
really liked it
These books are almost unbearably cute. While some of the gender stereotypes felt a little forced (Marlo starts arranging flowers the night before the ...more
Oct 29, 2009
May 01, 2008
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.12
really liked it
I'm not sure quite what I expected from this book -- I don't read many memoirs, so I think I had something more like academic biographies in mind, the ...more
Apr 2008
Apr 06, 2008
 
Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Authorized Collection (Comic)
3.97
liked it
Severely abridged, which was frustrating, and featuring a Ford Prefect who looks and sounds nothing like Mos Def*, also frustrating. Also, sadly, the ...more
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
 
Coraline
3.96
it was ok
Hmm. This was a very straightforward adaptation of the book, which I appreciate (especially Coraline's agency in the ending!), but the art didn't do a ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
 
American Vampire, Vol. 3
4.15
liked it
I really liked the "Ghost War" story, but the "Survival of the Fittest" was kind of bland -- perhaps not unexpected, since Rafael Albuquerque did the ...more
Aug 02, 2012
Oct 15, 2011
 
Hellboy: Masks and Monsters
3.91
really liked it
Five stars for the Batman/Starman crossover; wavering between two and three for the Ghost crossover. Is that one of Ghost's usual artists? Is there al ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Mar 05, 2011
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