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Batman: Year One
The art is disappointing just because Miller didn't do it himself, but the story is good, if a little short. Another good look at the beginning of Bat...more
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Jul 26, 2007
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
First comic book I ever read, and still one of the best. The art is as good as ever, but this is probably the best story Frank Miller ever wrote.
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Jul 26, 2007
Beautiful and ambitious describe the book best. I've always considered Blankets to have some of the better art work out there, but this is one far out...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Batman: Lovers and Madmen
One of the better writings of The Joker that I've seen. It isn't quite to the level of Heath Ledger, but it's close. The Joker is completely crazy and...more
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Aug 26, 2009
Preacher, Volume 1: Gone to Texas
Cool premise, purposefully one-sided characters and interesting art contribute to this series. But what really makes this series is just how over the...more
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Mar 22, 2009
Bottomless Belly Button
I read some of the other reviews for this book on goodreads. They are surprisingly high or low - not a lot in the middle. A lot of people complained a...more
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May 05, 2010
The Sandman, Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections (The Sandman, #6)
This book doesn't continue the story at all - it is a book full of short stories, again in which Sandman is not always central to the story. I particu...more
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Feb 04, 2009
Asterios Polyp
Fantastic, fantastic book. I sat down to read a bit at a coffee shop and ended up reading the whole book in a couple of hours. I need to read it again...more
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Nov 30, 2009
Stop Forgetting to Remember: The Autobiography of Walter Kurtz
I really liked this book - I will probably buy it sometime. The idea is really cool and is carried out with the art very well. Essentially, the writer...more
Jan 07, 2010
Dec 26, 2009
Return of the Dapper Men
I picked this up at Barnes and Noble and it was really really great. The story is a strange fairy tale told very well (often gets comparisons to "Alic...more
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Mar 01, 2011
Pretty good "Comic Noir" story - dark crime novel with fairly interesting characters. But as with the Bendis books I've read, the strength of his writ...more
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Jan 02, 2010
Graphic Witness: Four Wordless Graphic Novels
I want to give this 5 stars, but as I didn't have time to actually "read" everything, that is, take in the story and spend time with each page, I don'...more
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Oct 27, 2010
A choose your own adventure comic book. It's a wonderful read and a book I must own sometime. I will say I actually found myself frustrated I couldn't...more
Jul 04, 2010
Jun 25, 2010
Pictures That Tick: Short Narrative, Book One
One of the most unique books I've ever read. It's a collection of short stories by Dave McKean, many of which are stream-of-conscious kind of things....more
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Jan 13, 2010
Death: The Time of Your Life (Death of the Endless, #2)
Of course I like everything by Neil Gaiman, but the character of Death is particularly fascinating. She's so likeable. And she's death. This book cont...more
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Aug 28, 2009
Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers
Fairly generic, if somewhat strange plot serves to show off the art. All black and white, the artist takes a ton of liberties with everything on the p...more
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Sep 18, 2012
3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man
A sad story about a man that never stops growing and how it affects his life. Very original idea that is well executed. Not a lot of character develop...more
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Jul 13, 2011
Dogs and Water
The best description I found of this was written on the back of the book - "Nilsen uses spare renderings that will leave you wondering if you've if yo...more
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Dec 29, 2008
Pretty strange book. Its main character is a drug addict botanist, and as you can imagine the book itself is fairly psychedelic. The art is pretty gre...more
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May 05, 2010
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 4: Safeword (Y: The Last Man, #4)
Takes ANOTHER sideways step. Yorick's epiphany and everything that leads up to it is lame. I like the series quite a bit and will definitely finish it...more
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Jan 10, 2013
Thessaly: Witch for Hire
An ok book, but I'm not sure Willingham captured the character of Thessaly perfectly, or perhaps his writing style is just too different from Gaiman's...more
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Jun 21, 2009
Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!
Before anything else, this book is literally pornographic for those discriminating readers. That said, the book is a pretty good read about Spiegelman...more
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Feb 15, 2011
Ball Peen Hammer
Terribly depressing. The book had some really good things about it - excellent art, cool dark feel with complex characters. However, after finishing i...more
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Oct 18, 2009
Low Moon
An interesting book of short stories. Everything is completely deadpan - the characters have no facial expressions throughout. However, the stories ra...more
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Jul 09, 2010
I found this book to be an engaging and yet disconnected read. I found myself wanting to continue reading, but I didn't really care about any of the c...more
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May 13, 2009
Animal Crackers: A Gene Luen Yang Collection
Quite liked the first story - funny and well written. However, didn't like the second one as much - got too much involved in God and seriousness. I li...more
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Oct 17, 2012
Rust Vol. 1: Visitor in the Field
Quick read (read it an Barnes and Noble). Pretty art and a mysterious, secret filled plot make for an interesting read. I wish it were longer, but sti...more
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Jan 22, 2012
Four Women
Not the book I was expecting at all. A story about rape and the emotional impact it has on the 4 women involved. The story stumbles at times, but it i...more
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Jun 16, 2014
Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
Amazing art - maybe the best I've ever seen in a comic book. The story is frightening and the approach of Batman being as crazy as all of his enemies...more
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May 03, 2009
Beautiful art - very muddy and dark, matching the story. I found the second half to be somewhat of a let-down from a powerful start to the novel. Mayb...more
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Jul 06, 2012
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