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Crisis on Infinite Earths
Crisis on Infinite Earths is unquestionably a landmark moment in the history of DC, and comics in general. At this point, the expectations for new rea ...more
Dec 20, 2011
Nov 30, 2011
The Manhattan Projects, Vol. 3: Building
Somewhat disappointing. There's still plenty of clever ideas and weird divergences from established history, but this volume felt like nothing so much ...more
Feb 19, 2014
Jun 10, 2013
Smoke & Mirrors
This is another book that I checked out just because I saw Fiona Staples's name attached to it. As it turns out, she doesn't do the interior art, just ...more
Apr 18, 2015
Mar 30, 2015
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
I read and loved The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. It broke my heart, which can be a good thing in a book. The Yiddish Policemen's Union ...more
Sep 09, 2013
Mar 25, 2011
The Man in the High Castle
I knew just two things about The Man in the High Castle before I started reading: it's alternate history, and the author wrote it with the help of the ...more
Dec 13, 2013
Mar 25, 2011
The Bone Magician
Not that long ago, I read The Black Book of Secrets, and really liked it. This is a paraquel to it. Which means, essentially, that the stories were ta ...more
Mar 27, 2011
Apr 07, 2011
Airborn (Matt Cruse, #1)
Airships! Sky pirates! Strange creatures! Quite a bit going on here. Add in class issues and an adventurous young lady with scientific aspirations and ...more
Nov 17, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
The Manhattan Projects, Vol. 2: They Rule
The Manhattan Projects is nearly as good as the first volume. Nearly. By derailing into a power struggle between traditional sources of power and the ...more
Jun 05, 2013
May 08, 2013
The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks
This is a companion of sorts to Brooks's Zombie Survival Guide, which I seem to remember reading years ago. The basic concept is to briefly cover, in ...more
Nov 12, 2011
Nov 02, 2011
Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)
Soulless throws together a touch of steampunk, a bit of classic Victoriana, and a bit of pure silliness into a fantasy with a pretty interesting magic ...more
May 2012
Mar 25, 2011
Ancient Mysteries
It's important to note that this book is the exact size, shape, and weight of a phone book. Not the easiest thing to lug around.

The focus is on things
Dec 09, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
The Black Book of Secrets (Tales From The Sinister City, #1)
Interesting premise: the main character attaches himself to a pawnbroker who deals in secrets. The pawnbroker himself is a pretty secretive character, ...more
Feb 28, 2011
Apr 03, 2011
The Difference Engine
My reaction to The Difference Engine was very similar to Neuromancer, which probably shouldn't surprise me. A fascinating world, with some really abso ...more
May 11, 2012
Mar 25, 2011
The Professor's Daughter
This graphic novel is a short, swift, and charming read. I wish I could remember now why I decided to read it in the first place, but I'm glad I did. ...more
Jun 15, 2011
Mar 25, 2011
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