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Origin: The True Story of Wolverine
3.96
it was ok
Forgettable.

If you're going to try to create an origin for one of your most iconic characters, that origin had better be (*@#ing memorable. Look at Ba
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Jan 31, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
Marvel 1602
3.93
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Neil Gaiman ventures into Alan Moore territory for Marvel. Oddly, it's not a very exciting expedition.

Gaiman may be the victim of ex
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Feb 06, 2009
Feb 16, 2009
 
Sam & Max: Surfin' the Highway Anniversary Edition
4.48
it was amazing
There are two possibilities when you first encounter Sam & Max. One possibility is that you won't get it; at best, it will seem odd and mildly amu ...more
Mar 11, 2008
Feb 25, 2009
 
Triumph of the Whim
4.00
it was amazing
Funny as hell. The balls-out, totally over-the-top collected comic strip (not a complete collection, mind you) of the adventures of Space Moose, the m ...more
Jan 07, 2010
Dec 04, 2008
 
Justice, Volume 1
4.14
it was ok
I'm glad I got this out from the library, because I'd have been pretty annoyed if I'd paid for this utterly uninspiring and unmemorable piece of work. ...more
Nov 05, 2008
Nov 09, 2008
 
Dr Katz's Me at a Glance
3.80
really liked it
GoodReads/Amazon management is censoring reviews from the sight of their "community". Criticism of the acquisition of GoodReads by Amazon results in t ...more
Jul 08, 2009
Jul 09, 2009
 
Batman: Dark Victory
4.11
it was ok
I thought long and hard before giving two stars to this one. It's possible that I should have given it three.

It was long, and a decent enough read. In
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Jul 07, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
 
Top 10: The Forty-Niners
3.92
it was amazing
Brilliant.

Call him what you like, but there's no denying it; Alan Moore is brilliant. And in Top Ten: The Forty-Niners, he proves once again that he c
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Sep 16, 2008
Nov 16, 2008
 
Kingdom Come
4.24
liked it
Not bad. Another overly-earnest story of a future Superman. The art's pretty good. It's a bit too worshipful of Superman - what wouldn't I give for a ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
 
Hercules amongst the North Americans
5.00
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** This is a f^&*ing funny book. It's also incredibly rare these days. If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a copy, grab it! ...more
Jan 1989
Feb 17, 2009
 
Common Grounds, Volume 1
4.02
really liked it
Ever since I discovered that my library had a good selection of graphic novels, I've been reading lots of them. And I've learned a few things:

Anything
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Jan 2007
Nov 23, 2008
 
Batman: Four of a Kind
3.35
it was ok
The book consists for four separate sections, each focused on a different antagonist (Poison Ivy, the Riddler, the Scarecrow, and Man-Bat). This is cl ...more
Aug 2007
Dec 05, 2008
 
JLA, Vol. 17: Syndicate Rules
3.14
liked it
Not great literature, but some interesting ideas and well-written; better written then the usual DC/Marvel trash. At least it didn't insult my intelli ...more
Aug 2007
Dec 05, 2008
 
Astro City, Vol. 1: Life in the Big City
4.10
liked it
A nice change from the usual ponderous crap that's so often issued by the Big Two. Of course, this isn't from the Big Two, which is probably why it's ...more
Sep 20, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
Crisis on Multiple Earths, Vol. 1
3.57
did not like it
If you've forgotten how incredibly awful comics were in the early-to-mid 1960s, this is the book for you! It's like a steaming turd, carefully gift-wr ...more
May 15, 2011
May 16, 2011
 
Iron Man vs. Doctor Doom: Doomquest (Marvel Premiere Classic)
3.53
did not like it
Unbelievably putrid. Over and over I sat in stunned amazement, asking myself "Did they really publish stuff this bad back in 1981?"

There are two kinds
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Oct 10, 2010
Oct 10, 2010
 
Final Crisis
3.37
it was ok
...what the &*(# was that?!?

I've enjoyed Grant Morrison's work in the past, but Final Crisis feels like an experiment gone wrong. It's incoherent
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Aug 31, 2011
Aug 31, 2011
 
The Authority, Vol. 2: Under New Management
4.16
liked it
A clever and amusing graphic novel collecting a series about a team of superheroes. There are some pretty obvious parallels to classic characters such ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
 
Daredevil, Vol. 11: Golden Age
3.99
liked it
Expectations.

Sometimes, it's all about expectations. A mediocre book by one of my favorite authors is a greater disappointment than a poor book from a
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Feb 12, 2009
Feb 12, 2009
 
World Without a Superman
3.84
did not like it
Actively painful and embarrassing to read. This is why comics in the late 1970s and early 1980s sucked. What's scary is that this lame piece of garbag ...more
Aug 2007
Dec 05, 2008
 
The Flash, Vol. 2: Blood Will Run
3.87
did not like it
Sometimes when I finish a book I find myself saying angrily "What the hell was that?!?". Meet The Flash: Blood Will Run. It's the most disjointed so-c ...more
Oct 2007
Dec 05, 2008
 
The Victorian: ACT I: Self-Realization Graphic Novel
2.50
did not like it
Couldn't make it to the half-way point in this confusing, apparently pointless graphic novel. I realize that carrying on multiple plot threads simulta ...more
Sep 12, 2010
Sep 12, 2010
 
Thor: Ages of Thunder
3.90
it was ok
Want my one-word review? Here it is:

"Meh."

This really doesn't deserve two stars. But it's just not quite dreadful enough to rate only one. It almost w
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Sep 22, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
Green Lantern: Circle of Fire
3.62
liked it
**spoiler alert** The new Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner) must fight a seemingly unbeatable entity: a malevolent being that seems to be identical to one t ...more
Oct 08, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
 
Eternals
3.62
it was ok
Neil Gaiman takes on one of Jack Kirby's creations for Marvel.

Despite the fact that these are two very big names, the biggest reaction I can muster is
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Jan 28, 2009
Feb 01, 2009
 
Stardust
4.07
liked it
I've read a lot of Neil Gaiman's stuff, so when my wife and I were on a rare outing to see a movie, Stardust was a natural compromise.

It wasn't bad. I
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Nov 05, 2008
Nov 23, 2008
 
Steamboy: Ani-Manga, Vol. 1
3.35
liked it
I've been complaining that a lot of graphic novels are confusing. Usually, that's because they're badly written and poorly illustrated; that is, the d ...more
Nov 16, 2008
Nov 17, 2008
 
JLA, Vol. 15: The Tenth Circle (JLA, #15)
2.89
did not like it
I'll keep it short and sweet: this "graphic novel" sucked.

Ever read a comic book, and suddenly been embarrassed because you've suddenly realized that
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not set
Nov 09, 2008
 
The Incredible Hulk, Vol. 1: Return of the Monster
3.70
liked it
**spoiler alert** After plowing through a long string of stinkers from Marvel and DC, I finally found a decent one. And to my surprise it's from Marve ...more
Nov 24, 2008
Nov 25, 2008
 
Annihilation, Book Two
3.82
did not like it
One star might be a little brutal, but this book was definitely not "okay". It's muddled, bombastic, and almost unreadable, featuring some of the more ...more
Oct 10, 2010
Oct 18, 2010
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