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Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Vol. 1
4.31
I haven't read all the books in the world, but I'd still argue that this is probably the best novel ever written. What it is, is a dramatisation of a ...more
not set
May 06, 2012
 
The Woodcutter
3.62
TLDR: Intriguing premise, but dull narration.

I get that perhaps I'm not its intended audience. My girlfriend insisted on picking this up (probably be
...more
Dec 2013
Jul 25, 2013
 
Dark Entries
3.39
Never read Rankin or Constantine before (though I did see the movie), so I went into this unburdened with any expectations whatsoever.

It starts off a
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May 15, 2012
May 14, 2012
 
Umbrella Academy, Vol.1: The Apocalypse Suite (The Umbrella Academy, #1)
3.97
The first page is a single large panel featuring a purple-skinned wrestler giving a diving elbow drop to a "space squid"--and it has absolutely nothin ...more
May 2012
May 12, 2012
 
The New Avengers, Vol. 6: Revolution
3.80
Avengers #26 is Bendis doing what he does best: brief but deep personal stories (this one involving Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch.) Him teaming up with Ma ...more
not set
Apr 29, 2012
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
There is the art, which is very competent. There is the story, which doesn't make use any of the standard comic-book gimmicks like colourful villains ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 26, 2012
 
Ultimate Comics Avengers: Crime and Punishment
3.21
Mark Millar does a decent job in making this a quick and reasonably fun read, but there are some elements of his writing that I dislike, namely:

(1) Hi
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Apr 2012
May 01, 2012
 
Decimation: Son of M
3.60
I like this book. The story is well-contained; it said what it wanted to say and had a proper conclusion (in the sense that it tied up all the loose e ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
Irredeemable, Vol. 1
4.01
Mark Waid is perverse. This is essentially a What-If story. What if Superman snapped under the pressure and went rogue? What if Lex Luthor was gay and ...more
May 2012
May 16, 2012
 
Thor: The Trials of Loki
4.22
I like the interior art; not so much the covers.

The stories are more or less just the original Norse myths in comic form. Except for the semi-familiar
...more
not set
Jun 29, 2014
 
Daredevil Noir
3.55
Picked this up because the art caught my eye. It's drawn in a realistic style--very similar to what Alex Maleev does; in fact, I thought Maleev drew t ...more
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
Scarlet Book 1
3.75
This is Bendis trying to be clever by breaking the fourth wall, for what seems to be no good reason other than to appear to be clever. (If it was done ...more
Apr 2012
Apr 30, 2012
 
Halo: Uprising
3.91
Two strangers find love amidst an alien invasion, and it does not end happily. You would not have expected this from the title, or cover. Although cli ...more
May 2012
May 08, 2012
 
Tank Girl: The Gifting
3.92
Disappointing.

The toilet humour (of which there is aplenty) is lame.

Ashley Wood does nice covers, but he sucks at interiors and rendering action. Pe
...more
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
 
The Losers Omnibus, Vol. 1
3.88

I'm inclined to think that THE LOSERS is--like what Alan Moore said of WATCHMEN--strictly speaking, unfilmable. It's just too violent, too big, and th
...more
Mar 2012
Mar 07, 2012
 
Echoes
3.86
The denouement, while somewhat clever, is rather underwhelming, and the ultimate fate of the protagonist is not clearly and/or satisfactorily resolved ...more
May 06, 2012
May 06, 2012
 
Warhammer: Crown of Destruction
3.00
Skilful storytelling. A pretty good dynamic is set up at the beginning between a sergeant and his second-in-command, where the former has to prove he ...more
Sep 16, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
 
Spawn: New Flesh Collection
3.60
I'm not normally a fan of Spawn, and I only got this because:

1. There was a sale.
2. David Hines is writing it.
3. Todd Mcfarlane is not illustrating it
...more
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
The Mighty, Vol. 1
3.86
Reads like a classic, old-fashioned Superman story, at least in the beginning, although there is something in the shadowy, almost noirish quality of t ...more
May 2012
May 12, 2012
 
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery (Rat Queens Vol. 1: 1-5)
4.28
In a word: Refreshing.

Nitpick/Rant: The volume cover is misleading. At no time do the girls face the monster as depicted. This sort of thing (i.e. in
...more
not set
Jun 16, 2014
 
Little Wars
3.67
I like reading those gaming rulebooks and manuals, even though I may not necessarily play the games. I like HG Wells' stories too, so yeah I pretty mu ...more
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
 
The Losers Omnibus, Vol. 2
4.07
A significant portion of this book ISN'T illustrated by Jock. Which severely impairs my enjoyment of it. His replacements differ too much in standard- ...more
not set
Feb 28, 2012
 
Dollhouse: Epitaphs (Dollhouse, #1-5)
3.88
Most people who reviewed this (favourably) are fans of the TV series. I've never seen it, and only picked this up for the Phil Noto cover...big mistak ...more
Jun 10, 2013
Jun 09, 2013
 
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 (Mouse Guard, #1)
3.98
A graphic novel about an order of warrior mice...sounds like something that might appeal to children, but in fact MOUSE GUARD would be better apprecia ...more
Apr 29, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
 
5 Ronin
3.36
A cool concept, but the transition from concept to product is uneven. Beautiful covers and some nice interior art (especially Wolverine and Punisher), ...more
May 2012
May 20, 2012
 
American Gods
4.10
As is the case with many of Gaiman's novels, AMERICAN GODS doesn't live up to its potential.

Think I've read somewhere once where Gaiman stated he doe
...more
not set
Feb 25, 2012
 
Irredeemable, Vol. 8
3.81
Waid stretches believability too much and at too many points. I stopped feeling shocked after awhile because it was just too silly. And unfortunately, ...more
May 2012
May 17, 2012
 
Knights of Dark Renown
3.99
This was my introduction to Gemmell.

It features a Coward Knight instead of a paladin, extradimensional vampires instead of orcs--I thought it was ref
...more
not set
Feb 28, 2012
 
Wolf in Shadow (Stones of Power)
4.14
If you like post-apocalyptic Westerns, this is a ride you'll enjoy.

P.S. Luis Royo's talents are better used painting semi-dressed women. But it's sti
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not set
Feb 28, 2012
 
Candide
3.75

I'll be candid and say the only ones who won't like this are those without a sense of humour.

Plus point: it's relatively short.
not set
Feb 28, 2012
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