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Target (Star Wars: Rebel Force #1)
I'm not entirely sure why, but I found the idea of adventures taking place between the original Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back to be an appeali...more
Feb 09, 2009
Feb 05, 2009
Batman: Year One
If you read many lists or ask many comics fans, it seems that the general concensus is that The Dark Knight Returns is the best Batman graphic novel o...more
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Jul 22, 2008
Perdido Street Station
While I give the book positive marks overall, I have to say that I was incredibly disappointed in the way that it squandered all the wonderful setup f...more
Jul 29, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
Lonesome Dove
So this is what people are talking about when mentioning "the great American novel." The western has long been the only truly American form of mytholo...more
Jan 2008
Dec 23, 2007
Swan Song
**spoiler alert** Having finished Cormac McCarthy's The Road , I found myself in the mood for more apocalyptic fiction, something a little more epic...more
Mar 12, 2008
Mar 03, 2008
Batman: Death And The Maidens
I'm a fan of Greg Rucka, but I put off reading this for quite a while for one big reason, I can't stand Klaus Janson's art. I've never understood why...more
Mar 16, 2010
Mar 16, 2010
Holy Terror
A complete f---ing mess. Miller referred to this as unabashed propaganda, but that certainly doesn't excuse this waste of paper. It would be one thing...more
Dec 15, 2011
Dec 15, 2011
Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur
Tony Lee and Sam Hart have crafted a nice interpretation of Arthurian legend with this graphic novel. It definitely strays a bit more into the post-To...more
Jan 31, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
Conan the Barbarian: The Horn of Azoth
I'd been wanting to read this for a while, but it's unfortunately been out of print for years. The other day, I happened upon a copy at a comics shop...more
Feb 13, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
This strikes me as one of those books that I will have to reread at some point in the future to truly appreciate. As it is right now, I found it extre...more
Aug 18, 2008
Aug 12, 2008
All-Star Superman: Volume 1
All-Star Superman is as great as All-Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder is awful. While Frank Miller's writing for All-Star Batman feels like a big...more
Sep 17, 2008
Sep 11, 2008
The Batman Adventures, Volume 1: Rogues' Gallery
I remember these stories came out while Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee's "Hush" was still gracing the pages of Batman. A few years later, and I actually rememb...more
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Oct 09, 2008
The Last Days of Krypton
3½ stars, actually. (Damn you, Goodreads! Why can't you let us vote in half stars?)

Being in a Superman mood of late, I decided to pick this up because...more
Sep 27, 2008
Sep 19, 2008
Gotham Central, Book One:  In the Line of Duty
I can remember back when Gotham Central was first announced, I was hooked before the first issue was even released. The concept alone made it impossib...more
Feb 10, 2010
Sep 25, 2008
Ex-Heroes (Ex-Heroes, #1)
I discovered this book while browsing on Amazon, and the fact that it mixes two of my favorite things, super-heroes and zombies, made it a must-read f...more
Aug 26, 2010
Aug 23, 2010
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
After the overwhelming number of reviews on here, I suppose I don't really have anything new to offer, but I felt I had to write something about it.

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Jan 11, 2008
The Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne, #2)
I, like many others, was first introduced to the character of Jason Bourne through the 2002 version of The Bourne Identity. Recently finding myself in...more
Jun 26, 2008
Jun 19, 2008
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1)
**spoiler alert** 4.5 stars

Harry Potter fans could do much, much worse to fill the void left by that series's end than this book. I decided to pick th...more
Aug 27, 2008
Aug 13, 2008
Batman - The Dark Knight Vol. 1:  Golden Dawn
The first issue of this collection is pretty decent, but it becomes a mess pretty quickly. Finch is a good artist, but as a writer, his skills are sad...more
Jan 23, 2012
Jan 23, 2012
Catwoman: Selina's Big Score
Attention, Warner Brothers! Still scratching your heads, trying to figure out what went wrong with the Catwoman movie? Well, I hope not, because it's...more
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Sep 25, 2008
Daredevil Legends, Vol. 4: Typhoid Mary
It's a little difficult to review this book. The immediate impression I had upon finishing it was to wonder why Ann Nocenti isn't always mentioned in...more
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Sep 23, 2008
Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
My guess is that this is a book I will come back to several years from now and have an even better appreciation of it. It's the type of book that shou...more
Dec 2007
Nov 28, 2007
Heart-Shaped Box
This is another book I'd like to give 3½ stars. Please, Goodreads, will you let us vote in half-stars???

I had a bit of a like-dislike relationship wit...more
Nov 06, 2008
Dec 19, 2007
Owly, Vol. 1:  The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer
You know that YouTube video of the young lady who is reduced to tears by watching the teaser for Wall-E because of how goshdarned cute the main charac...more
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Aug 21, 2008
Jonah Hex, Vol. 1: Face Full of Violence
This is an incredibly refreshing collection, in that it consists entirely of single-issue stories. Of course, that in and of itself would be worth not...more
Jan 2008
Jan 17, 2008
The Untold Legend of the Batman
This particular edition loses a star for the fact that it's a mass market paperback reprint of the comics. In this version, the artwork is all black a...more
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Sep 22, 2008
Finally got around to reading this. While it wasn't quite as great as I'd hoped, there's still a lot to like about this. It's a big, fun cosmic advent...more
May 12, 2012
Sep 24, 2008
Superman and Batman Vs. Vampires and Werewolves
Not as good as I'd hoped. I'm not even sure why Superman is in the title, since he doesn't show up until the end of the second issue, and he gets abo...more
Oct 12, 2009
Oct 13, 2009
Death Troopers (Star Wars)
This book is incredibly predictable. You can see where it's going from about fifty pages in--although there is a nice surprise around page 90, if it h...more
Nov 05, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4)
Upon finishing A Storm of Swords, I wrote that thus far the series felt as though it didn't have a wasted word to be found in its pages, despite the s...more
Feb 03, 2012
Sep 19, 2011
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