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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 1—Phantom Blood, Vol. 1
4.05
it was amazing
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is one of the longest running and most popular manga in Japan, starting out in 1986 and still going strong to this day. But t ...more
Mar 09, 2015
Feb 28, 2015
 
The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy
4.19
it was ok
I can't help but compare this to Superior Spider-Man Team-Up Vol. 1, and it's just not really close to being as good.

For as many times there's somethi
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Nov 18, 2013
Nov 18, 2013
 
The Lost World (Professor Challenger, #1)
3.92
liked it
I didn't read this edition, but in a Wordsworth collected edition. For the most part this book is pretty laborious, and almost dull in places, as the ...more
Apr 29, 2014
Feb 28, 2015
 
Batman, Volume 7: The Wedding
3.67
it was ok
For a lot of reasons this ending of sorts doesn't really live up to what was built up for a long time, and doesn't feel super believable based on the ...more
not set
Sep 12, 2018
 
Hellblazer: Original Sins
4.11
it was amazing
As one of the earliest example of modern occult detective fiction I knew that sooner of later I was going to check out (John Constantine,) Hellblazer. ...more
Jan 02, 2015
Dec 11, 2014
 
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories
4.22
it was amazing
This is a great collection of Lovecraft stories. I haven't read many other stories not from this collection, but it gives off the impression of having ...more
Jan 06, 2014
Oct 30, 2013
 
A Brief History of Video Games
3.78
it was amazing
Books like this can be hard to read cover to cover, but the structure, colourful and witty prose, and interesting observations allow this to flow quit ...more
Sep 07, 2015
Jul 16, 2015
 
The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 4: Necessary Evil
3.89
liked it
This volume sees the long-awaited return of Miguel O'Hara, AKA Spider-Man 2099, the Spider-Man of the future. As much as I'm a Spider-Man 2099 fan, I ...more
Jan 04, 2015
Jan 07, 2015
 
Batman, Volume 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles
3.98
liked it
This ties together all of The War of Jokes and Riddles story arc, which coming in at 8 issues is pretty hefty. And it's a story that, if I'm honest, I ...more
Jan 02, 2018
Dec 30, 2017
 
The Superior Spider-Man, Vol. 2: A Troubled Mind
4.16
liked it
In this volume "Spock" tackles the issue of Ghost Peter. His initial confrontation by the Avengers subjects him to tests to see if he really is Spider ...more
Jan 03, 2015
Jan 03, 2015
 
Batman, Volume 5: Rules of Engagement
4.29
liked it
It's a bit of a mixed bag, but despite giving this the same rating as Vol 4, it's a big step up. This volume collects together Rules of Engagement (3 ...more
Jan 02, 2018
Dec 30, 2017
 
Elephant and Other Stories
4.11
really liked it
As with a lot of short story collections this is a bit of a mixed bag. I think someone told me once this is Carver's best short story collection. It w ...more
Sep 09, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
 
Hatchet Job: Love Movies, Hate Critics
3.64
really liked it
A lot of people will be able to tell if they'll like this by whether or not they like Mark Kermode and his film criticism. I do, and as such enjoyed t ...more
Mar 26, 2015
Mar 17, 2015
 
The Hell of It All
4.03
it was amazing
Even a few years after the columns were written (08-09) this collection is still brilliant. Hilariously dry.
Jun 07, 2014
May 19, 2014
 
暗殺教室 5 [Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 5] (Assassination Classroom, #5)
4.38
really liked it
While the baseball opening chapters are, well, baseball chapters, the bulk of this volume introduces us to a new teacher, Takaoka. It's a fairly long ...more
Mar 25, 2016
Mar 25, 2016
 
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up: Superiority Complex
3.47
really liked it
Yost's take on Superior Spider-Man is, to me, a lot better than Slott's from the main book. I'm not really sure why, I think I find it a bit more laye ...more
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
 
Batman, Volume 3: I Am Bane
3.80
really liked it
In retaliation for stealing Psycho-Pirate, Bane comes to Gotham on a rampage against Batman and the Batfamily. It's pretty brutal, but there's also so ...more
Jan 02, 2018
Dec 30, 2017
 
Doctor Who: Reckless Engineering
3.37
liked it
As I'm from Bristol myself I thought the bits of this novel that related to Bristol were pretty cool and well done.

The plot itself is pretty interesti
...more
Mar 2014
Feb 03, 2014
 
Spider-Man 2099, Volume 2: Spider-Verse
3.47
liked it
I liked the first volume but this one is a little all over the place. This is mostly thanks to the Spider-Verse crossover. Sure, I like S-Man 2099's i ...more
Oct 11, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
 
Amazing Spider-Man, Vol. 1.1: Learning to Crawl
3.35
liked it
This is an interesting experiment that returns the story back to Spider-Man's origins in the 60s and rewrites a new story to fit with that rather than ...more
Oct 09, 2016
Oct 09, 2016
 
Batman, Volume 2: I Am Suicide
3.70
really liked it
This one felt pretty fresh, which I liked a lot. Batman essentially needs to go rogue to retrieve Psycho-Pirate from Bane, who is ruler of his own cou ...more
Jan 02, 2018
Dec 30, 2017
 
Ultimate Comics Doomsday
3.59
really liked it
I haven't read the Ultimatum story arc that seems to be referenced in this a lot, but I still enjoyed Doomsday very much.

I've never been a big fan of
...more
Oct 23, 2013
Oct 23, 2013
 
I, Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan
4.20
it was amazing
Read by Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge, this may be the ultimate way to enjoy this very, genuinely funny book. It's 6+ hours of Alan Partridge Partrid ...more
Feb 28, 2015
Feb 28, 2015
 
Deadpool, Volume 1: Dead Presidents
3.98
really liked it
Daniel Way's Deadpool was okay, but it seemed to get a little stale towards the end of its run, which is why it's fantastic for a bit of fresh air wit ...more
Nov 2013
Jan 02, 2014
 
Dinasour Invasion
3.60
liked it
The writing in this book, as seems the way with most of the Target series, is a bit wanting. Everything seems to be overexplained, which is probably a ...more
Aug 13, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
Batman: The Cult
3.89
really liked it
In Knightfall (1993-4) Bane "broke the bat" physically, but The Cult (1988), which came earlier but is perhaps less well known to the general public, ...more
Feb 05, 2015
Jan 19, 2015
 
Batman: Night of the Monster Men
2.86
liked it
I think this big crossover arc came too early into the new runs of these comics to really work on any pre-established ground -- which doesn't give the ...more
Jan 02, 2018
Dec 30, 2017
 
The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack (Burton & Swinburne, #1)
3.69
liked it
This is a really mixed bag and I'm not sure where I stand with it. There are a lot of ideas in it I like, and I think it has great imagination and tha ...more
Sep 09, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
 
Batman/The Flash: The Button Deluxe Edition
3.83
liked it
It's always nice to see Batman and The Flash come together, and their interaction in this crossover book is written well. The plot revolves around the ...more
Jan 02, 2018
Dec 30, 2017
 
Moon Knight, Vol. 1: The Bottom
3.64
really liked it
As a lesser known superhero writers can use Moon Knight to tell some interesting stories that aren't so easy to do with the big hitters. I've never be ...more
Mar 16, 2015
Mar 12, 2015
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