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Tintin in Tibet (Tintin, #20)
I've been a Tintin reader -- and Hergé fan -- since I can remember; for many years, The Adventures of Tintin were the only comics I read. Hergé's arti...more
Jan 1977
Sep 21, 2007
Wimbledon Green
Supposedly taken from Seth's sketchbooks, the book is a lively, jaunty, hilarious read. As Seth notes, inspired by recent work from Dan Clowes, Chris...more
Dec 2006
Sep 23, 2007
Kings in Disguise: A Novel
Powerful account of hobo life in the Great Depression, with two compelling characters. For a similar graphic novel, check out Rob Vollmar & Pablo...more
Sep 2012
Mar 04, 2014
Bannock Beans and Black Tea: Memories of a Prince Edward Island Childhood in the Great Depression
Rather than a vanity project for Canadian cartoonist Seth's dad, this is actually a fascinating portrait of a pioneer-type childhood. John Gallant gre...more
Dec 2006
Sep 23, 2007
The Adventures of Herge: Creator of Tintin
Odd book, very strangely organized -- not exactly chronological, more like select episodes from Hergé's life that seem haphazardly thrown together. Mu...more
Jan 2014
Jan 03, 2014
Freddie and Me: A Coming-of-Age (Bohemian) Rhapsody
One of the few autobio graphic novels that justifies being labeled a "memoir." Dawson uses the British rock group Queen as a vehicle for discussing di...more
Oct 10, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
Black Sunday
Solid political thriller with well-developed characters. Depressingly, even though this book was published nearly 40 years ago, its portrayal of Arab-...more
Apr 2012
Apr 24, 2012
San Francisco Giants: Where Have You Gone?
I got Giants: Where Have You Gone? as a gift and really, really enjoyed it. Growing up as a Giants fan in the late 1970s/early 1980s, my era was that...more
Jul 2005
Oct 01, 2007
Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans
Published in March of 2009 (right around Mardi Gras), in alternating, rigidly chronological chunks, the book follows a diverse group of New Orleanians...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 04, 2009
Showcase Presents: The Atom, Vol. 1
This 500-page black-and-white reprint tome includes three issues of Showcase and 17 issues of The Atom's own title. All the stories are by Gardner Fox...more
Jan 2008
May 25, 2008
Superman/Batman: Saga of the Super Sons
As a kid, I loved Superman Jr. and Batman Jr. ("sons" of Superman and Batman, duh!), the titular heroes of the stories. Written by Bob Haney (with the...more
Jan 31, 2008
Feb 06, 2008
Funny Papers: A Novel
The spirit of the book and its many memorable characters is infused with the joyful creative energy of the late 19th Century. I love books about that...more
May 2005
Sep 21, 2007
The Castaways
I enjoyed this book. It seemed historically accurate, and the action & dialogue were used effectively to move the story along. Those who got somet...more
Feb 28, 2014
Mar 01, 2014
ComicsTrips: A Journal of Travels Through Africa and Southeast Asia
Fate is the only way to describe it. When I took off for Asia -- a one-way flight from New York to Hong Kong -- the only comic I brought with me was C...more
Sep 1992
Sep 23, 2007
The Big Hoax
This noir thriller features great black-and-white art by Domingo Mandrafina, and some very unusual writing flourishes which bring to mind both magical...more
Jan 07, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Too Cool to Be Forgotten
The story of a man's journey back in time to relive high school, Too Cool is more than just a Back to the Future story. Issues of gender, morality, an...more
Oct 18, 2008
Dec 22, 2008
City of Glass
Paul Karasik and David Mazzuchelli's adaptation of Auster's novella is 138 pages of pure gold. Working from a nine-panel grid, City of Glass tells the...more
Jan 1994
Sep 23, 2007
Polar Bear Night
This wonderful book follows a polar bear cub on a nighttime stroll through the Arctic. Steve Savage's geometric linocut illustrations perfectly mesh w...more
Oct 2004
Feb 06, 2008
The Given Day (Coughlin #1)
Engrossing story of Boston (and some other parts) at the end of the First World War. With a compelling, wide-ranging cast of characters, the book expl...more
Sep 2011
Sep 08, 2011
Resuscitation of a Hanged Man
A supremely odd and wonderful novel, and a great introduction to the aura of Provincetown, Mass.
Dec 1999
Oct 10, 2007
War and Remembrance (The Henry Family, #2)
With The Winds of War, quite simply the definitive novel of World War II.
Jan 1993
Sep 21, 2007
The Winds of War (The Henry Family, #1)
With War and Remembrance, quite simply the definitive novel of World War II.
Jan 1993
Sep 21, 2007
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Sep 24, 2007
Jack of Shadows
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Sep 21, 2007
The Mansions of the Gods (Asterix, #17)
not set
Sep 29, 2007
The Old Man and the Sea
not set
Sep 21, 2007
The Adventures of Tintin, Vol. 1: Tintin in America / Cigars of the Pharaoh / The Blue Lotus
not set
Oct 10, 2007
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls (Y: The Last Man, #7)
not set
Sep 14, 2009
Astérix in Spain (Asterix, #14)
not set
Sep 29, 2007
Asterix in Belgium (Asterix, #24)
not set
Sep 29, 2007
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