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Zombies: A Record of the Year of Infection: Field Notes by Dr. Robert Twombly
3.91
liked it
The story here is nothing much—Roff basically follows the rules of Max Brooks’ zombieverse, with the (admittedly creepy) addition of the infection ini ...more
Oct 19, 2009
Oct 19, 2009
 
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous
4.25
really liked it
Amazing:

*Kamala
*KAMALA (she needs two mentions I love her so much)
*Both of the storylines in this volume were really fun and really smart -- not just
...more
Aug 17, 2016
Aug 17, 2016
 
Batman & Robin: Batman Reborn
4.08
did not like it
Here's the thing: when it comes to the main Bat-characters, Morrison interacts with canon in really interesting ways. There are a lot of fascinating d ...more
May 27, 2017
May 27, 2017
 
Archie, Vol. 1: The New Riverdale
4.03
really liked it
Fiona Staples makes everything sexy.

I was initially disturbed when I saw her beautiful cover for the updated Archie; I have never read a single issue
...more
Aug 10, 2016
Aug 10, 2016
 
Superman: Birthright
4.12
really liked it
In some ways, what Waid is trying to do with this graphic novel is the exact opposite of what Tom De Haven was attempting in his (prose) novel It’s Su ...more
Jan 18, 2009
Jan 19, 2009
 
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
4.12
it was amazing
A plague hits, wiping out every mammal with a Y chromosome—except for a dude with the improbable name of Yorick Brown (his father was an English profe ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 03, 2007
 
Books of Magick: Life During Wartime, Vol. 1
3.52
it was ok
A Books of Magic AU in which everything is very different from the world Neil Gaiman first laid out. Namely, everyone is an unsympathetic asshole. S ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 14, 2008
 
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet, Book 1
3.71
liked it
Beautiful art. But this is really just the bare beginnings of a story -- only four issues -- and thus really difficult to judge. I think Marvel was pr ...more
Sep 11, 2016
Sep 11, 2016
 
Black Hole
3.83
liked it
I was kind of underwhelmed by this. The art is amazing, but the “teens affected by a horrible, ostracizing, sexually transmitted disease as a metaphor ...more
not set
Dec 29, 2007
 
Superman, Volume 1: Before Truth
3.13
did not like it
I was really looking forward to seeing Gene Luen Yang's take on Superman, but man. This is like everything I hate about modern interpretations of the ...more
May 29, 2016
May 29, 2016
 
Legendary Star-Lord, Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule
3.77
it was ok
Gosh, this was disappointing:

1. Not one but TWO ideas ripped off from Star Wars -- in the same issue!
2. And kind of a third one in the next issue.
3. I
...more
May 07, 2017
May 07, 2017
 
Jughead, Vol. 2
4.16
really liked it
Um...Jughead and Sabrina should hang out always??? Also Derek Charm is excellent at art.
not set
Apr 12, 2017
 
The Authority, Vol. 1: Relentless
4.16
it was ok
Not as impressed by this as I had hoped to be. It doesn’t seem that different from other superhero comics, and thus far, at least, I felt the characte ...more
not set
Aug 09, 2008
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.12
it was amazing
Really fantastic graphic novel about Bechdel dealing with her father’s (possible) suicide, learning that he spent most of his life in the closet, and ...more
not set
Jul 19, 2008
 
Batman: Europa
3.46
it was ok
Many delightful moments of gay -- Joker is straight-up groping Batman's crotch on the cover, for starters -- and I'm amused that Bane ships it. But th ...more
May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017
 
Those Left Behind (Serenity, #1)
4.04
it was ok
I think the biggest problem with this for me is that I just now got to read it; it may have had more of an impact if I'd actually read it BEFORE watch ...more
Aug 2007
Aug 18, 2007
 
Black Widow, Volume 1: The Finely Woven Thread
4.06
liked it
I wish the story were as a good as the art; the art is, admittedly, one of the greatest things ever.
Sep 2014
Jun 08, 2016
 
Batman: The Long Halloween
4.29
it was ok
A bit of a let down after all the hype, this was still a decent…well, “romp” is really the wrong word for Batman, isn’t it? A decent mope? A decent gl ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After
4.02
it was ok
I really expected to like this so much more than I did. Unfortunately, it's one of those books where the premise is the only joke. Gertrude was whiske ...more
Jun 19, 2016
Jun 19, 2016
 
The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
3.78
liked it
These stories are lifted directly out of the back of the original Zombie Survival Guide, so don’t expect any new material here. However, they’re extre ...more
Oct 07, 2009
Oct 07, 2009
 
Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli
3.94
really liked it
Eerie, funny, intriguing, touching -- everything you could want in a graphic novel. But it's barely suitable for kids, so I think the decision to mark ...more
Dec 16, 2016
Dec 16, 2016
 
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen
3.89
it was amazing
Lucy Knisley's Relish is an absolutely delightful tribute to food, foodie culture, gardening, cooking, and eating. It's also a thoughtful exploration ...more
Jul 19, 2016
Jul 20, 2016
 
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 2: Fandemonium
4.17
really liked it
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S GOING ON BUT AT LEAST MY CONFUSION IS INTERESTING AND THE ART SURE IS PRETTY.
May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016
 
A-Force, Volume 1: Hypertime
3.73
liked it
Yay, I liked this so much better than Warzones!

The main story is lots of fun -- Singularity comes to the newly established "normal" (whatever that mea
...more
Aug 23, 2016
Aug 23, 2016
 
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 6: Girl on Girl (Y: The Last Man, #6)
4.21
liked it
So, Dr. Mann and 355 finally getting it on was very hot, if unfortunately not surprising, considering this volume's title. Still, certain things are s ...more
Sep 2007
Sep 15, 2007
 
Re-Gifters
3.61
really liked it
The story of a relatably cranky teenage Korean-American girl who’s trying to win a martial arts tournament—and the boy of her dreams. This is not your ...more
Nov 2008
Nov 15, 2008
 
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II
4.25
liked it
I was disappointed by this. The main plot was basically half Minority Report, half the Peter/Tony storyline from the first Civil War, only with Kamala ...more
Jan 12, 2017
Jan 12, 2017
 
Pizzeria Kamikaze
3.98
liked it
In this Israeli graphic novel (which was the inspiration for the movie Wristcutters: A Love Story, which I haven’t seen), the main character kills him ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 07, 2008
 
Runaways, Vol. 4: True Believers (Runaways, #4)
4.07
really liked it
The first few issues of the Runaways relaunch, after the series was canned and then resurrected (how very superhero comic of it). These are silly, but ...more
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
Alex + Ada, Vol. 1
3.98
really liked it
I'm not 100% sold on the art, which is very -- perhaps appropriately? -- uncanny valley, but I am totally on board so far with this take on A.I., robo ...more
Jan 25, 2017
Jan 25, 2017
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