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DMZ, Vol. 1: On the Ground
3.89
Given away (to Craig?)

I picked up this book (and the second volume) based on reading a couple very positive reviews, but when push comes to shove, I'm
...more
Sep 2007
Sep 15, 2007
 
She-Hulk, Vol. 1: Single Green Female
4.03
I felt a little stupid picking this book up, but I'd seen some good reviews, and thought I'd give it a shot. I was pleasantly surprise, enough so that ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 11, 2007
 
Swamp Thing, Vol. 2: Love and Death
4.37
Now I get it. I wasn't blown away by the first volume, but volume two makes it clear why people rave about Moore's Swamp Thing.

I'm not sure why I like
...more
May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009
 
Lucifer, Vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway
4.05
I recently reread Sandman, and while I do love it for its own sake, I must confess that my real reason for trekking through Gaiman's epic was to get t ...more
May 30, 2010
May 30, 2010
 
DMZ, Vol. 2: Body of a Journalist
4.01
Given away (to Craig?)

See also my review of the first volume.

Most of the book deals with the abduction of a journalist and the ways in which the gover
...more
Sep 2007
Sep 15, 2007
 
Faker
2.97
The blurb on the back made this sound a lot more interesting than it actually was. Sadly, what could have been a really disturbing, mysterious book wa ...more
Apr 16, 2008
Apr 20, 2008
 
Catwoman, Vol. 6: It's Only a Movie
3.55
While I'm not opposed in principle to the whole "Selina has a baby" plotline, I have to admit that it's not doing much for me. I'm amused by the idea ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 03, 2007
 
Manhunter, Vol. 3: Origins
3.98
Although I thought this was a bit of a letdown, it actually wasn't that bad. It was nice to get a little bit of background on the makeup of Kate's equ ...more
May 14, 2011
May 28, 2008
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier
3.44
When the release of this book was delayed, I got a little nervous. Alan Moore has done some amazing things, but he seems to be rather easily waylaid b ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 14, 2007
 
Catwoman, Vol. 5: The Replacements
3.55
I resisted buying this book for a while. I'd really enjoyed reading the revamped Catwoman developed by Darwyn Cooke and Ed Brubaker, but I was incredi ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 03, 2007
 
Batman: Cataclysm
3.93
One of my biggest problems with superhero comics is that they're not self-contained. The major comic company's insistence that all their comics exist ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Aug 03, 2008
 
DC: The New Frontier, Vol. 1
4.16
I'd forgotten how good this actually is, which is partially the fault of the art. Frankly, the book looks so good, from cover to cover, that it's almo ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 18, 2011
 
Air, Volume 1: Letters from Lost Countries
3.34
Air jumps through so many genres that, in truth, I'm not quite sure what to think about it. And that, in a nutshell, is both the book's greatest stren ...more
Jun 23, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
Batwoman, Vol. 3: World's Finest
4.14
Five stars for the Batwoman/Wonder Woman relationship alone. The way they're both impressed and insecure about one another is brilliant, and brilliant ...more
Nov 02, 2014
Jun 29, 2014
 
Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn
4.06
Batman's always been defined by his iconic rogues gallery, so it's more than a little refreshing that Morrison is willing to replace the usual suspect ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores (Y: The Last Man, #10)
4.35
Borrowed from Karen.

Kind of a letdown. The entire series thrived on a great concept that was very-well executed, but the ending just felt uninspired.
...more
Jun 18, 2008
Jun 19, 2008
 
Batman & Robin: Batman vs. Robin
4.14
I kind of think the series should really be called Robin and Batman, not as a reflection of the primacy of the two main characters, but because Morris ...more
Mar 25, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4. Neil Gaiman ... [Et Al.]
4.74
As positive as I've been about the rest of the series, I must confess that "The Kindly Ones" is one of those stories where stopping just isn't an opti ...more
May 10, 2010
Apr 22, 2010
 
Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 3
4.06
Mostly builds on what worked in the first two volumes, although the Mr. Freeze section seemed particularly out of place, with banter befitting Adam We ...more
Aug 06, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
The Punisher MAX, Vol. 3: Mother Russia
4.24
Given away (to Craig?)

The Punisher seems to be his own worst enemy. His own badassitude, and the book's insistence on reminding us of it makes the out
...more
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 1
4.10
I wasn't expecting much out of this after finishing Cataclysm, but No Man's Land succeeds where its prequel failed by using the destruction wrought by ...more
Aug 03, 2008
Aug 03, 2008
 
Batwoman, Vol. 2: To Drown the World
3.89
Still good, but I didn't like it as much as the previous volumes. The willingness to trust Sune seems to smack of naivete, and (in what might seem a s ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Jan 04, 2014
 
Blue Beetle, Volume 1: Shellshocked
3.81
Borrowed from Debi.

This book was highly recommended, but to be honest, I don't feel that it lived up to its billing. More than anything else, I wish m
...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jul 01, 2011
 
Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2
4.02
Oh, the art. Oh, my eyes. I can only assume that this sort of faux-photorealistic crap is fast and cheap to produce, because I can't believe that anyo ...more
Jan 2014
Dec 30, 2013
 
Batman and Robin, Vol. 3: Batman and Robin Must Die!
4.11
**spoiler alert** It's a silly thing, and influenced by the recent movies' trend toward realism, but I was a little put off by the magic in this volum ...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
The Ultimates 2: Ultimate Collection
4.08
In a pinch, I'd have to say I liked this volume better than the first, if only for the Thor story and the way you couldn't quite tell if he was a craz ...more
Sep 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
The Ultimates Ultimate Collection
4.13
I liked this better the first time I read it, before I'd read some of Millar's other stuff. Reading it again, it feels a lot like The Authority or Kic ...more
Sep 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009
3.47
**spoiler alert** I don't know exactly why Moore seems to have such a vendetta against J.K. Rowling, but the glee with which he tramples over her crea ...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
Chase
3.41
I don't understand why the big comics companies create a new property, only to refuse to let it breathe. Chase could have been interesting -- a large ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
Nextwave, Agents of H.A.T.E. Ultimate Collection
4.35
Borrowed from Karen

If it had gone on much longer, I think it's silliness would have gotten a little too grating, but this was a fun, flippant read wit
...more
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
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