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Gravity's Rainbow
4.03
It took me the better part of seven months, going 10 to 20 pages at a clip and excluding all other novel-reading, but I have finished. And while I'm p...more
Sep 2007
May 18, 2007
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.12
An exceptionally well-written piece of work that will hopefully open some doors to people unwilling to take comic art seriously.
That said, I can't hel...more
Jun 2007
Jun 02, 2007
 
Robot Dreams
3.91
What a surprise this book turned out to be. It looks like a charming little story for kids about a dog and his robot best friend, told all in pictures...more
Aug 2007
Aug 18, 2007
 
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores (Y: The Last Man, #10)
4.36
Alas...

I'm not sure how a book like this with such high expectations could ever end and leave everyone satisfied, but it did the trick for me. Sure, I...more
Mar 31, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
The Nightly News
3.94
I've heard nothing but gushing praise for Hickman, so I'm going to jump on the bandwagon by checking out all his early stuff 5 minutes before he start...more
Jan 2009
Jan 16, 2009
 
Hellboy, Vol. 4: The Right Hand of Doom (Hellboy, #4)
4.32
Another strong collection of short stories, though they just don't have the punch to them that the ones in volume three have. Each has a solid premise...more
Jun 30, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 06: This Sorrowful Life
4.34
This volume wraps up the very lackluster Governor story. Michonne gets an entire gratuitous issue to exact torturous revenge with all manner of sharp...more
Mar 2007
Jun 26, 2007
 
The Twilight Zone Volume 1
3.39
"The Twilight Zone" is probably my favorite show of all time and this latest incarnation looked interesting enough to get my attention, even if I can'...more
Jun 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
X-Force, Vol. 1: Angels And Demons
4.00
I can't really get into this whole idea that mutants feel it's now kill-or-be-killed time and must form a black-ops team to sneak around murdering peo...more
Nov 30, 2008
Jan 16, 2009
 
The Dark Tower, Volume 1: The Gunslinger Born
4.11
Nagging my thoughts while reading this was whether or not it would work for an audience new to the Dark Tower universe and whether all the people I ha...more
Aug 2007
Nov 23, 2007
 
The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story
4.10
While I always have a soft spot for any of Marvel's B-list "street level" heroes, I have really warmed to Luke Cage and Iron Fist lately. I get jazzed...more
Aug 2007
Nov 05, 2007
 
Afterlife with Archie - Book One
4.17
I read this last weekend and still cannot fully form an opinion of whether I truly liked it or not. Francavilla's art is phenomenal, stark and perfect...more
Jun 2014
Jun 19, 2014
 
The Stand
4.31
The abrupt letdown of an ending didn't ruin this book for me, but it was severely disappointing, especially after the slow-burn buildup and how intima...more
Sep 30, 2008
Jul 24, 2008
 
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 (Mouse Guard, #1)
3.98
This was the biggest out-of-nowhere indie hit of the comic book world last year. With comparisons to "Bone" and "The Secret of NIMH," I knew it would...more
May 2007
May 22, 2007
 
Hellboy, Vol. 6: Strange Places (Hellboy, #6)
4.27
The first half of this volume, "The Third Wish," is outstanding. It has every element you hope to see in a Hellboy story, then adds mermaids. It begin...more
Jul 2008
Jul 24, 2008
 
Manifest Destiny, Vol. 1: Flora & Fauna
3.89
I think the concept for this book was stronger than the actual execution. There are a lot of things to like here, creative monsters and an endless amo...more
Jun 2014
Jun 06, 2014
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
I'm trying to think of any little nit-picky bit of criticism I can muster as an excuse to not give this five stars and thus prove I'm not simply a Gai...more
Jun 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
Hellblazer, Vol. 1: Original Sins (Hellblazer New Edition, #1)
3.84
I've read an awful lot of "Hellblazer" books over the years, but never felt a compulsion to seek out the earliest solo stuff. I always knew I should,...more
Jun 2014
Jun 19, 2014
 
Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick
4.19
This book has had nearly universal acclaim, but it really didn't rock my world. The art is pretty much perfect for the tone of the book and the protag...more
May 2014
May 14, 2014
 
Roots of the Swamp Thing
4.06
Man, I loved this book. Every page drips with atmosphere. The setups could be hokey at times, but typically had a twist or something surprising that m...more
Oct 2014
Oct 10, 2014
 
New X-Men by Grant Morrison Ultimate Collection - Book 3
4.06
The end of Morrison's run disappointed me as badly as all the rest. His relentless barrage of Big Idea after Big Idea never did gel into a cohesive wh...more
Nov 2008
Nov 22, 2008
 
Thor: God of Thunder Volume 1: The God Butcher (Marvel Now)
4.22
The best surprise of the big Marvel NOW reboot. I can usually take or leave Thor, but I am a fan of Jason Aaron. Though my hopes weren't high here, si...more
Jun 2014
Jun 06, 2014
 
All-Star Superman
4.37
I read this in monthly installments as the issues were originally released and never seemed to love it as much as the rest of the world. With "Man of...more
Jun 2013
Jul 04, 2013
 
Sam and Twitch: The Complete Collection, Volume 1
4.22
I missed an early issue of this back in my initial Bendis-fanboy days, so I hadn't read a big chunk of the series, despite dutifully collecting the wh...more
Jun 2013
Jul 04, 2013
 
Secret Wars II
2.68
Some of the first comics I ever read as a kid were tie-ins to "Secret Wars II," and I still have incredibly fond memories of a lot of them and would a...more
Sep 2013
Oct 19, 2013
 
Hawkeye, Vol. 1: My Life as a Weapon
4.23
The best comic Marvel put out this year and probably my favorite comic launch since... well, probably since this same team of Fraction and Aja did "Im...more
Mar 2013
Apr 20, 2013
 
Identity Crisis
4.01
I found all 7 issues of this series in a back issue bin and figured now was a good time to re-read this momentous story, almost 10 (!) years later and...more
Apr 2013
Apr 20, 2013
 
Avengers: Under Siege
3.88
It's strange, the lifelong Marvel Zombie I am, how few old-school Avengers comics I've read. I knew this arc had an excellent reputation and Roger Ste...more
Aug 2013
Aug 26, 2013
 
Marvel Visionaries: Steve Ditko
3.77
I've never held Ditko in the same regard as some of the other great "founding father" comic artists, but hoped this collection would change that or gi...more
Feb 2009
Mar 07, 2009
 
Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection Book 1
4.15
I'd always heard good things about this era of the FF and these four volumes didn't disappoint. 'Ringo was one of the best superhero artists of his ge...more
Mar 2014
Mar 14, 2014
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