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Rex Libris #1 (Rex Libris #1)

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The astonishing story of the incomparable Rex Libris, Head Librarian at Middleton Public Library, and his unending struggle against the forces of ignorance and darkness. Rex travels to the farthest reaches of the galaxy in search of overdue books. Wearing his super thick bottle glasses, and armed with an arsenal of high technology weapons, he strikes fear into recalcitrant

Comic, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by SLG Publishing
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Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
Word heavy, action minimal. This story sets up a pretty cool hero in Rex, I just felt that his anger issues and ruthless pursuit of fines gives the nice library staff a bad name. The funny running commentary was a bit small and hard to read, but I dug the artwork and the old school library poster at the end!
Apr 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Why have I never read this before? No seriously, why? Tell me. Rex Libris is a bibliophile's wet-dream. Geometric and heavily-inked this comic book about books and a time and space-traveling bookkeeper was a very good read.
Jul 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
If you have ever worked in a library or are currently, this comic series is for you! I never laughed so hard at a comic. I love this librarian! :)
Shawnta Dodson
Dec 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
The footnotes make this comic!
Elaine White
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
For 32 pages of comic, I'm shocked to say that I DNF'd this one. I just couldn't...

From the ham acting to the cheesy lines, to the annoying foot notes, there was just way too much trying to be done here to actually come together cohesively. It failed to impress, despite demons, a library, and a mob-type librarian. I just found Rex to be a bit dumb, creepy, and sleazy towards women. Not my type of main characters, not my cup of tea when it comes to illustrations, and no real substance that could
Funny at times but it goes on for a bit too long.
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, bought the book and the t-shirt.
Shaharizan Perez
Mar 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Good premise but falls flat towards the end. Too many interruptions by the author with awkward and irrelevant commentaries. Interrupts the flow of reading the comic.
Oct 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
"Rex Libris" is a science fiction / humor comic book series written and illustrated by James Turner. I would dearly love to read more of this series but unfortunately was able to only get my hands on the first issue.

The series follows the adventures of Rex Libris, the Head Librarian at the Middleton Public Library. Unbeknownst to the general public, Rex is actually over a thousand years old, and was the original librarian at the Library of Alexandria. He is a member of the Ordo Biblioteca, a sec
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
With my other half being a librarian, a lot of the humour in Rex Libris seemed on-point in relation to the stories she comes back with at the end of a shift. Loved the long exposition panels rather than just speech-bubbles; they seemed fitting for a comic book centred on libraries, although wasn't keen on the size of the font in the commentary (barely readable on kindle).

The art style was fantastic and very reminiscent of the animation of Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls), and
Luke Burrage
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Free comic!

I quite enjoyed this one. The art was unique (for me), and the writing was top notch. However, the world in which it is set wasn't very clearly defined, and the story was a bit messy. I liked this issue, but I can't see myself continuing unless all the action remains within the Middleton Library, and I don't see that happening.

I used to live in a town called Middleton. Maybe it was a village, considering it was too small to have a library.
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Oddly boring for a graphic novel about a librarian (although I didn't get all the way through. Maybe it gets way better?). Hopefully, I just wasn't in the right mindset to enjoy it. I'll try again one day.
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh.My.Goodness. I laughed out loud many times while reading this hilarious comic. Shades of Mickey Spillane and high erudition, made even funnier by the inside jokes and references that only librarians will understand.
Lauren Drover
Aug 05, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics
Even the commentary track couldn't wait for this hot mess to be over.
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ein Bibliothekar als Superheld im Kampf um nicht fristgerecht zurückgebrachte Bücher. Sooo schön.
A comic about a superhero librarian: how could it not be awesome? Somehow, it managed.
May 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Heh. That was silly.
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Just fun.
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Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
I read this one, I just couldn't get into it. I really couldn't believe it, either. ME, unable to get into a SUPER-SPY LIBRARIAN TALE?! But it's true, it just didn't work for me. So many words, all becoming very tiny within their bubble.
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