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The Dreaming: Beyond the Shores of Night
This is the first book in the Dreaming series, which uses "minor" characters from the Sandman universe like Cain and Abel, Goldie, Matthew and Nuala. ...more
not set
May 30, 2008
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall (Fables)
This graphic novel stands apart from the Fables numbered comic series - it's a beautifully illustrated tale of what happens when Snow White travels as ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 08, 2008
Fables, Vol. 19: Snow White (Fables, #19)
**spoiler alert** It took me a long time to get through this, because I absolutely hated the storyline. I've been reading Fables for a long time, almo ...more
Oct 22, 2014
Apr 05, 2013
The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Ship That Sank Twice
This Unwritten volume is a stand-alone that centers on the fictional Tommy Taylor and what happens in Wilson Taylor's first book, Tommy Taylor and the ...more
Oct 25, 2013
Aug 11, 2013
Fairest, Vol. 2: The Hidden Kingdom
This is one of the best Fables-related tales I've read in a while. No accident that it's written by Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls. Beukes ...more
Jan 28, 2015
Feb 03, 2013
Umbrella Academy, Vol.1: The Apocalypse Suite
These first tales of The Umbrella Academy present the reader with seven children of varying "superhero" talents. A man named The Monocle decides to ad ...more
Mar 2009
Nov 13, 2008
Fables, Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days) (Fables, #7)
In this tale, we encounter the Arabian fables, whose lands have not yet been invaded by the Adversary. An emissary contingent visits the fables in New ...more
not set
Nov 24, 2007
The Unwritten, Vol. 4: Leviathan
The Unwritten wins the prize for the most intellectual graphic novel series I've ever read. Mike Carey obviously has some pretty darn ambitious goals ...more
Jan 18, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
American Vampire, Vol. 1
Snyder's story about Pearl blew me away - she had my sympathy from the get-go, which made her revenge mighty tasty. I wasn't as involved in Skinner's ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
Fairest, Vol. 1: Wide Awake
So in this first volume of Willingham's new series, we find out what happened to Sleeping Beauty after she was used as a weapon in the war against the ...more
Jun 03, 2013
Jun 29, 2012
Fables, Vol. 9: Sons of Empire (Fables, #9)
This book has a darker tone than the comparatively lighter Wolves. Gepetto is angry over the burning of the Sacred Grove and has decided that the Fabl ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 20, 2008
The Unwritten, Vol. 7: The Wound
This volume has a darker tone than many of the previous ones, especially in contrast to the other Unwritten book released this year, Tommy Taylor and ...more
Dec 25, 2013
Mar 04, 2013
War and Pieces (Fables, #11)
This book is the result of a build-up from the previous volumes, a final big battle between the Emperor's forces and the cast-away Fables. I really en ...more
Apr 30, 2009
May 01, 2009
Fables, Vol. 10: The Good Prince (Fables, #10)
There was certainly a lot of action in this chapter of Fables, which advances our fairy-tale friends closer to war with the Adversary, even as it focu ...more
Nov 2008
Oct 06, 2008
House of Mystery, Vol. 1: Room and Boredom
Since I'm a big Fables fan and fondly remember Cain and Abel (House of Secrets and House of Mystery) from Sandman, I was looking forward to this new s ...more
Nov 20, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
Fables, Vol. 18: Cubs in Toyland (Fables, #18)
This is one of the best Fables collections I've read in a while, probably since The Good Prince. Following the fate of Snow White and Bigby's children ...more
Feb 04, 2013
Aug 10, 2012
Fables, Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover (Fables, #13)
Let me say at the start that I was mildly excited about the "Crossover," and the potential it held for the series. However, I am not a fan of the Jack ...more
Apr 14, 2010
Oct 13, 2009
Lucifer, Vol. 4: The Divine Comedy
This was the best one so far, telling a complex tale of Lucifer's struggle to overcome God's pre-determined plans. Carey's characters, including Elain ...more
Apr 09, 2011
Apr 04, 2011
The Unwritten, Vol. 8: Orpheus in the Underworld
In this volume Tom journeys into Leviathan in order to rescue Lizzie. He finds a familiar rabbit and two children not seen since the second volume of ...more
Feb 26, 2015
Dec 24, 2013
Dead to the World (iZombie #1)
I really enjoyed this fresh take on monsters walking among us. Gwen the zombie, Ellie the ghost, Scott the were-terrier, Amon the mummy - all fun and ...more
Jul 10, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom
This is another incredible collection of tales about those fabulous keys and the Locke family. I'm continually amazed by the detail of Gabriel Rodrigu ...more
Aug 2011
Jul 13, 2011
Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks
This volume finally tells us the origin of the keys, as well as what happened between Rendell Locke, Dodge, Ellie, Erin Voss, and another friend, Mark ...more
Dec 31, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
Dead Man's Knock (The Unwritten #3)
Inventive as always, including a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure segment, this moves the plot and characters forward in a satisfying way.
Aug 28, 2011
Aug 15, 2011
Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games
The story which began in the first book only becomes more dense and complex with this one - and that's a good thing. The first book focused on the gho ...more
Jan 15, 2011
May 03, 2010
The Unwritten, Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
This book is an extremely promising start to a new series, from the guys behind Lucifer. I also have fond memories of Peter Gross from The Books of Ma ...more
Jan 20, 2010
Oct 13, 2009
Saga, Volume 1 (Saga #1-6)
With more weirdness than you can shake a stick at, Vaughn and Staples truly satisfy in this melding of science fiction and fantasy. Violence, sex, a b ...more
Mar 02, 2014
Nov 20, 2012
The Walking Dead, Vol. 01: Days Gone Bye
I watched the TV series first and was blown away by it - the premise is the same as the book (of course), but quite a few plot twists are different. T ...more
Apr 19, 2011
Aug 25, 2010
Fables, Vol. 17: Inherit the Wind (Fables, #17)
I really like that Fables is starting to focus on Snow's and Bigby's kids - there's a lot of material there, and this volume starts to tap into the po ...more
Aug 09, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
Fables, Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons (Fables, #5)
Another great dark and humorous fantasy. Due to a spell by Goldilocks, Snow White and Bigby Wolf got it on a few books back (not that they really mind ...more
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Nov 23, 2007
American Vampire, Vol. 2
This book didn't grab me as much as the first one did. In the first volume, I found Pearl's story fascinating, both her death and then rise. In this o ...more
Dec 31, 2011
Jul 13, 2011
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