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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969
3.36
**spoiler alert** I'm probably not in the best position to review this volume, as I caught very few of Moore's pop culture references. And given that ...more
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
Hellblazer: Joyride
4.17
Borrowed from Karen.

After all the crummy comics, I've read recently, it was nice to see that John Constantine is still putting together a solid run. I
...more
Mar 02, 2008
Mar 02, 2008
 
Batman: Dark Victory
4.11
It obviously steals a lot from Long Halloween, but the Hangman story is still pretty good, especially in the way it manages to incorporate Robin into ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
Well-deserving of its classic status. Miller's retelling of the Batman mythos avoids all the goofiness that can result from (let's face it) a rather r ...more
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
Blue Beetle, Vol. 6: Black and Blue
3.72
Borrowed from Debi

This volume isn't bad, but it's pretty far from the series' previous highs. I guess what I really wish is that the storyline with th
...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
 
Jim Henson's Tale of Sand
3.80
Weird and surreal, like some lost episode of The Prisoner. I wish I'd seen Henson's movies that are referenced in the introduction first, but they mig ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
Batman: The Long Halloween
4.26
A grand continuation of the story told in Batman: Year One, this manages to incorporate some of the goofier aspects of Batman, namely his villains, wh ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
Final Crisis
3.36
**spoiler alert** I don't know why I even bought this in the first place, as I tend to have a low opinion of most of the big "events" in comic books, ...more
May 05, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
Blue Beetle, Vol. 4: End Game
4.17
Borrowed from Debi

If I had to make a complaint, it would be to wonder where Superman and friends were during the huge space battle. Having said that,
...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
 
Batwoman, Vol. 4: This Blood Is Thick
4.00
Kate finally tracking down her sister, or going up against Batman -- both of those should be fantastic stories, but here, it's done at too much of a r ...more
Nov 05, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
 
Life Sucks
3.40
Abel does a good job demolishing the romantic myth of what it means to be a vampire, and her metaphor for the life (unlife?) of a minimum-wage slave i ...more
Jan 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
Blue Beetle, Vol. 2: Road Trip
3.89
Borrowed from Debi.

Much better than the first volume. In fact, it's almost as though the writers have responded to my complaints about the first volum
...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye
4.30
I remember liking this a lot more the first time I read it, but this time it felt tremendously rushed. Maybe it's just a consequence of having seen th ...more
Jul 22, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 02: Miles Behind Us
4.26
While I liked it better than the first volume, I still feel that Kirkman is sacrificing the opportunity for real character development in exchange for ...more
Jul 23, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
 
The Loners: The Secret Lives of Super Heroes
3.15
I picked this up because it seemed like a premise in which I could get interested. The idea of a Superheroes Anonymous organization made up of former ...more
Feb 29, 2008
Mar 01, 2008
 
Sandman Mystery Theatre, Vol. 6: The Hourman and the Python
3.97
I think what I like best about this series is how pleasantly understated it is. Despite the presence of so many outlandish elements, these feel like s ...more
Apr 20, 2008
Apr 20, 2008
 
Planetary, Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
4.23
**spoiler alert** Comic books, especially, seem to be obsessed with retelling the same stories. Planetary just happens to do this particularly well.

Mu
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Dec 02, 2010
Dec 01, 2010
 
Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour (Scott Pilgrim, #6)
4.40
Borrowed from Drew.

I read the first volume shortly before the movie came out, and I was less than impressed. I didn't like the art, especially as it w
...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
 
Alias, Vol. 1
4.12
Once you get past the book's early desperation to be shocking, Alias is great. Frankly, I think it only suffers as a result of its role as a standard- ...more
Jul 13, 2012
Jun 18, 2011
 
Batwoman, Vol. 1: Hydrology
4.05
I'm really glad that the forced "New 52" reboot seems to have completely passed over Batwoman, although the opening of this volume does feel a trifle ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Apr 27, 2013
 
Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 2
3.95
In the past, I've tended to shy away from the big comics events, which tend to stink of plot-by-committee, but what's really good about No Man's Land ...more
Aug 06, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
Paradise X - Volume 1
3.69
I enjoyed the premise of Earth X, taking the Marvel universe and twisting it into a truly epic story, wherein all the superheroes who were for so long ...more
Oct 2007
Oct 08, 2007
 
Hack/Slash Omnibus Volume 2
4.17
Although it doesn't offer much more than what was in the first volume, Hack/Slash is still an enjoyable read. The relationship between Cassie and Vlad ...more
May 22, 2009
May 22, 2009
 
Alias, Vol. 2: Come Home
4.24
Jessica finds a runaway teenager and goes on a date. And that's about it.

Of course, that's the advantage of telling a story that's largely a characte
...more
Jul 14, 2012
Jun 18, 2011
 
Swamp Thing, Vol. 5: Earth to Earth
4.36
This collection seemed pretty inconsistent. I really enjoyed seeing Swamp Thing flex his muscles against Gotham, but I also felt that whole situation ...more
Jun 07, 2009
Jun 06, 2009
 
Hellblazer: The Fear Machine
3.66
Borrowed from Karen.

I've got mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, I'm thrilled that Vertigo finally got around to putting out a trade paper
...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jul 05, 2008
 
Swamp Thing, Vol. 6: Reunion
4.32
My theory about Swamp Thing, for what it's worth, was that the character, despite Moore's masterful run, was actually better suited as a secondary cha ...more
Jun 27, 2009
Jun 27, 2009
 
The Complete Persepolis (Persepolis, #1-4)
4.31
I'd been excited to read this book, having heard of it many times as one of the great graphic novels. And while I found Satrapi's glimpse into what li ...more
Feb 06, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Hellblazer: The Gift
4.21
Borrowed from Karen.

John Constantine is a survivor with a death wish, piling debt upon debt, until when it finally comes time to pay the piper, he pul
...more
Sep 2007
Sep 28, 2007
 
Criminal, Vol. 1: Coward
4.17
**spoiler alert** I usually read graphic novels pretty quickly, but when I got this one a few years back, I started it and never got around to finishi ...more
Jul 14, 2013
Jun 18, 2011
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