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Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
This is a perfectly fine story characterized by excellent writing--it's Kate DiCamillo, after all, so of course it is--but something about the tone ru...more
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Jan 05, 2014
Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Captain Underpants, #9)
The thing that makes Captain Underpants so brilliant, so funny, and so popular with so many readers is not (just) the potty humor, names like Warden S...more
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Sep 14, 2012
The Gumazing Gum Girl! Book 1 Chews Your Destiny
A superhero is born! Gabby Gomez is thrilled to learn she has superpowers, and even more thrilled by the way helping others makes her feel. If only th...more
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Dec 04, 2013
Axe Cop Volume 3
Last night when I was in the middle of reading this book:

I'm not sure anything else really needs to be said, but I will say more anyway because I have...more
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Jul 22, 2013
Battling Boy
A bit superhero comic, a bit mythology, and a bit horror. Arcopolis is a vast metropolis besieged by monsters, trying desperately to fend off the encr...more
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Mar 25, 2014
Axe Cop: Volume One
It seems I’m a bit late to this party since I missed Axe Cop as a webcomic. Nevertheless, I must now have my say: this concept is absolutely genius an...more
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Oct 04, 2011
Irredeemable, Vol. 10
I suppose it's not really fair of me to be disappointed in an ending that was made clear by the title from the very start, yet I nevertheless felt let...more
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May 22, 2013
Rex Libris Volume Two: Book Of Monsters
I gave the first Rex Libris collection five stars because I had so much fun with it. This one almost automatically loses a star because the joke is no...more
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Jul 15, 2010
Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom
I thought the format for this book made a lot of sense. It alternates between third-person prose (with illustrations) that describes Frankie's real wo...more
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Nov 12, 2009
It's hard for me to give this a fair review because I saw the movie first (twice) and didn't get to experience the book on its own terms--I'd already...more
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Jul 18, 2010
Vordak the Incomprehensible: Rule the School
So here we see a different side of Vordak the Incomprehensible. In his first book, a guide for aspiring supervillains titled How to Grow Up and Rule t...more
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Nov 10, 2011
Vordak #3: Double Trouble
Unlike other textbooks, my books contain nothing but facts. Brilliant, invaluably villainous facts! And, also unlike other textbooks, mine has an extr...more
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Mar 28, 2013
Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth
I don't think I can adequately convey how much I love Axe Cop, from concept to execution. It really is a window into the mind of child at play, having...more
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Feb 29, 2012
Axe Cop: Volume 4 - President of the world
I love Axe Cop so much. The whole enterprise, from concept to execution to philosophical analysis (if you want to take it that far). The sheer absurdi...more
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Dec 20, 2013
Archvillain (Archvillain, #1)
Imagine Superman appearing in Smallville in the middle of a meteor storm as a twelve-year-old instead of as an infant, with Lex Luthor the only witnes...more
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Sep 27, 2012
Irredeemable, Vol. 7
I feel like the story is meandering a bit too far from what makes this story so engaging, but I have a feeling it will ultimately serve as deep charac...more
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Mar 07, 2013
Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (Captain Underpants, #10)
This tenth epic Captain Underpants novel jumps in right where the ninth one left off, with a time-traveling Tippy Tinkletrousers having apparently and...more
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Feb 27, 2013
Irredeemable, Vol. 2
Entitled. It's a word that gets thrown around a lot and seems to mean something different to each person who uses it. In a world where an impervious,...more
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Mar 04, 2013
Irredeemable, Vol. 1
We place a lot of trust in the powerful, hoping they'll be responsible with their power and reward that trust. Superhero comics allow us to explore th...more
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Mar 04, 2013
How to Grow Up and Rule the World, by Vordak the Incomprehensible (Vordak #1)
My evil plan to rule the world includes influencing as many minds as possible by getting them to read the books that I like. So, my minion horde, you...more
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Nov 26, 2010
G-Man Volume 1: Learning To Fly Digest
I read a good but short review of this that got me to check it out, then let it sit around for a while since the cover and packaging didn't get me ver...more
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Mar 25, 2013
Captain Awesome to the Rescue!
Wow! What truly awful writing. The cover, illustrations, formatting, and concept are all appealing and I'm sure it will attract readers, but they'd be...more
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Jun 05, 2012
Incorruptible, Vol. 1
I'm not sure if this more of a statement about the writing specifically, about stories in general, or about me as the reader, but so far (volumes 1-3)...more
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Apr 25, 2013
Incorruptible, Vol. 2
I'm not sure if this more of a statement about the writing specifically, about stories in general, or about me as the reader, but so far (volumes 1-3)...more
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Apr 25, 2013
Incorruptible, Vol. 3
I'm not sure if this more of a statement about the writing specifically, about stories in general, or about me as the reader, but so far (volumes 1-3)...more
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Apr 25, 2013
Stranger Things (Looniverse, #1)
3.5 stars for this easy chapter book that appears to be about an ordinary kid dealing with very unusual situations. It is only at the end that we come...more
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Sep 23, 2013
The Awakening (The New Heroes/Quantum Prophecy, #1)
This book/series came to my notice when a prolific reader told me it was his favorite thing from last summer, and I can see why. A well-written, gripp...more
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Dec 08, 2009
Sound Off! (Adventures of Daniel Boom AKA Loud Boy #1)
So what can you say about a comic starring Destructo Kid, Tantrum Girl, Fidget, Loud Boy, and Chatterbox who fight a bad guy named Old Fogey? It has m...more
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Mar 03, 2009
Life is challenging and interesting when:
--You are an aspiring superhero with a power you don't fully understand yet.
--You are working as much as poss...more
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Apr 10, 2009
Irredeemable, Vol. 3
Tension creates pressure creates cracks.

First the Plutonian cracked under the pressure of being the world's ultimate hero, now cracks are developing b...more
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Mar 04, 2013
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