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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Long Way Home (Season 8, #1)
Unengaging graphic sequel - apparently the first 'episodes' in a notional Season 8 - to the TV Series, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. It misses the point...more
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Oct 04, 2009
The Sandman, Vol. 3: Dream Country (The Sandman, #3)
Volume 3 of the acclaimed 'Sandman' series but stand-alone. This edition also contains the original script for the first of its four stories, 'Calliop...more
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Mar 14, 2010
Tintin in Tibet (Tintin, #20)
Herge's 'Adventures of Tintin' are classic 'ligne claire' comic books, representing a type of clear Continental style of draughtsmanship that often co...more
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Nov 09, 2008
Batman: Noel
This is a reworking of Dickens' 'Christmas Carol' for the Dark Knight Batman mythos.

Apart from a clumsy confusion at the beginning as to who precisel...more
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Dec 27, 2011
Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics
(A Warning To Parents: This book is a serious introduction to Manga and includes a few references to and examples of graphic sexual and violent works....more
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Jul 05, 2009
Men Of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book
It is hard to praise enough this detailed (perhaps an edge too much so in the very first chapters), well researched, well sourced, well judged and rea...more
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Aug 07, 2014
The Shadow Out of Time: A Graphic Novel
This graphic novel adaptation of one of Lovecraft's key science fiction fantasies is well worth adding to the library. It is a simple and clear presen...more
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Jun 21, 2013
Lost Girls
*Some Spoilers*

How do we approach this graphic, very graphic, novel? As a consistent continuation of the ouevre of Alan Moore? As an investigation of...more
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Aug 02, 2013
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969
Initially, I was inclined to be dismissive of this post-modern redrafting of the 1960s to fit the conceits of Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentleme...more
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Nov 13, 2011
‘Skizz’, first published in 1983 for British comic series 2000AD (originator of Judge Dredd and many other iconic comic figures), is a rather heart-wa...more
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Sep 24, 2011
Fables, Vol. 1: Legends in Exile (Fables, #1)
The bloody disappearance of Rose Red results in a private investigation into erstwhile boyfriend Jack (without his beanstalk), local magnate Bluebeard...more
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Mar 11, 2010
Emanuel Swedenborg
Available for only £1 from the Swedenborg Society in Bloomsbury, this graphic novelisation of the life of Emanuel Swedenborg provides a simple and acc...more
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Jan 01, 2010
British Comics: A Cultural History
This is a superb history of the British popular comic from Ally Sloper in the 1880s through to Judge Dredd and beyond.

There is a coherent history to B...more
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Jan 20, 2013
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910
**spoiler alert**

'1910', the latest (2009) in Alan Moore's 'The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' is a bit of a potboiler by any standards. As usual...more
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Jul 19, 2009
Otaku: Japan�s Database Animals
Azuma’s theoretical analysis of Japanese ‘Otaku’ culture provides some useful insights into Japanese intellectual life, ‘applied’ post-modernism and a...more
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Dec 07, 2011
Batman: Hush - Volume 1
The story line on this Gotham City/Metropolis cross-over is, bluntly, conventional, predictable and uninspiring but the book is redeemed by dramatic g...more
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Jan 01, 2010
The Invisibles, Vol. 1: Say You Want a Revolution
This was a little disappointing as the first volume in a series widely touted as innovative. Of course, looking at something in 2010 is not going to b...more
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Jun 18, 2010
Erotic Comics:  A Graphic History
This is an excellent, if very NSFW and often nerdish, account of the graphic illustration of sex up until the late 1970s.

Much of the background to thi...more
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Dec 24, 2011
Blade of the Immortal, Volume 1: Blood of a Thousand
This is the ultra-violent but superbly drawn first part of a multiple samurai manga series which first appeared from 1994 in Japan and then was reprod...more
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Nov 09, 2008
Alice in Sunderland
A most curious graphic novel, graphic non-fiction actually - a tour de force that melds the personal obsessions of Bryan Talbot into something that mi...more
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Oct 19, 2008
God Save the Queen
A fairly simple tale of demonic faerydom, drugs and teenage angst in contemporary North London from comic book trooper Mike Carey. Not a masterpiece b...more
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May 20, 2009
The Lovecraft Anthology, Vol 1 (Eye Classics)
Seven tales from Lovecraft are adapted and illustrated by different graphic teams in this excellent production. The standard is high throughout and we...more
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Jul 03, 2011
Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye (Sin City, #1)
Ultra-violent 'classic' from Frank Miller (1991). The story of a not very bright and severely disturbed misfit with a perverted sense of honour set in...more
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Oct 03, 2010
All-Star Superman: Volume 1
Top notch DC Universe contribution from Morrison & Quitely (with the help of Jamie Grant).

Clean graphics, an exceptional fertility of ideas (sing...more
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Dec 31, 2009
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