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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, #1)
3.96
it was ok
I know everyone seems to love this book, but it left me with a resounding "meh." Maybe it's because my own middle school experiences were so unpleasan ...more
not set
Jan 28, 2008
 
Yotsuba&!, Vol. 02 (Yotsuba&! #2)
4.50
really liked it
It is very, very hard to not be completely charmed by this series. If you can read this and not laugh or at least smile, you probably don't like Chris ...more
Nov 2007
Oct 21, 2007
 
Identity Crisis
4.03
did not like it
Is there a level below "utter garbage?" Because this is down there. Just an ugly story... a real shaggy dog of a mystery that leads one direction, the ...more
not set
Aug 28, 2007
 
Daredevil by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev Ultimate Collection, Book 1
4.46
really liked it
Oh, THAT'S why everyone talks about Bendis on Daredevil. Great stuff... better than even a lot of the Miller Daredevil I've read, to be honest. Lookin ...more
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
 
Carl Barks' Greatest Ducktales Stories, Volume 1
4.27
really liked it
First of two collections of Uncle Scrooge stories by Carl Barks, long known only to comic book fans as "the good duck artist," that inspired and were ...more
not set
Nov 01, 2007
 
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 2: The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven
4.17
it was amazing
Yeah, this was pretty great... a supernatural Hong Kong "lotsa people getting kicked in impressively creative ways" movie cross-pollinated with some o ...more
Jun 25, 2008
Jun 22, 2008
 
Spider-Gwen, Vol. 0: Most Wanted?
3.76
did not like it
I dig the basic concept, I think the art style and design sense is mostly great, and I liked the character as part of the cast in the Spider-Verse eve ...more
Feb 07, 2016
Feb 07, 2016
 
Locas
4.39
it was amazing
I should really list this as "currently reading," but I've been picking away at it for so long, and still have so much to go, that it'd be kind of emb ...more
not set
Aug 06, 2007
 
Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth
4.09
did not like it
Really wanted to like this but couldn't. Dave McKean is a gifted artist, but panel-to-panel, page-to-page storytelling is a definite weakness for him. ...more
Dec 11, 2014
Dec 11, 2014
 
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (The Dark Knight Saga, #1)
4.25
liked it
Pretty much everyone's favorite Batman comic ever, but not mine. Not anymore, anyway. It's still quite good, and it's still easy to see why this and W ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 (Mouse Guard, #1)
3.99
really liked it
Decent little fantasy tale set in a world of mice. Being the smallest creatures around, just about every aspect of life is dangerous for mice, so the ...more
Aug 2007
Jul 31, 2007
 
DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore
4.07
liked it
Alan Moore is one of the greatest writers to ever work in comics, but that doesn't mean everything is all that great, as this mixed-bag of a collectio ...more
not set
Jan 28, 2008
 
An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories
3.96
really liked it
Like any anthology, the quality of the material is uneven, but the good outweighs the bad, and by a pretty large margin, so this one definitely ends u ...more
not set
Aug 02, 2007
 
Batman: Strange Apparitions
4.02
it was amazing
This collects the all-too-short Detective Comics run by Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin, which for my money, is the best run of Bat ...more
not set
Nov 19, 2007
 
Batman: The Story of the Dark Knight
3.83
really liked it
This was a fun picture book explaining the "Who He Is and How He Came To Be" of Batman for audiences young and old, gorgeously illustrated in a style ...more
not set
May 17, 2010
 
The Immortal Iron Fist, Volume 1: The Last Iron Fist Story
4.07
it was amazing
Finished this last night, and it was great. I was never particularly interested in the character before, but Brubaker and Fraction are making me want ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 30, 2007
 
Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow
3.76
liked it
This interweaves early 20th century segregation in the deep south and the life of Satchel Paige with a fictional story of a black sharecropper who had ...more
Sep 26, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
 
Seduction of the Innocent (Jack & Maggie Starr #3)
3.60
really liked it
Pulpy and entertaining murder mystery set against the backdrop of the 1950s comic book censorship push and Dr. Frederick Wertham's original Seduction ...more
Sep 30, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
 
Legends of the Dark Knight: Alan Davis
3.90
it was amazing
It's an odd duck of a Batman run, with writer Mike W. Barr combining bits of the grim Dark Knight and the lighthearted Caped Crusader (made all the mo ...more
Jan 26, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
 
Shazam!
4.04
really liked it
3 and a half would be more accurate but I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked this so I don't mind bumping it up that half step. I'm a Captain M ...more
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 23, 2014
 
Fantastic Four by Waid & Wieringo Ultimate Collection Book 1
3.89
it was amazing
IMHO, Mark Waid & Mike Wieringo's Fantastic Four run doesn't get enough love. People like it, sure, but I don't think they *love* it enough. For m ...more
Mar 16, 2017
Mar 16, 2017
 
The Vision, Volume 1: Little Worse Than A Man
4.27
did not like it
I know a lot of people who loved this, but man, I could not get into it at all. It probably doesn't help that the Vision is probably one of my least f ...more
Apr 16, 2017
Apr 16, 2017
 
Funny Misshapen Body
3.95
really liked it
The creators of most autobiographical comics try so hard to Say Something Meaningful. They navelgaze, they pontificate, but mostly they try too damn h ...more
Jun 18, 2010
Jun 16, 2010
 
The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
4.16
liked it
If you can agree with something while still being annoyed with it, that's where I am. The history is detailed and interesting, and lots of smart obser ...more
Jul 05, 2017
Jul 05, 2017
 
Queen and Country: The Definitive Edition, Vol. 1
4.03
really liked it
So yeah, this? This was really, really excellent. Greg Rucka can write a hell of a spy story, giving us all the usual espionage tropes we've come to e ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 03, 2008
 
Blankets
4.06
liked it
I'm very conflicted about this book. In terms of story, it didn't really speak to me in the same way it seems to have with so many others. But I'm ver ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2007
 
Avengers, Volume 4: Infinity
3.61
liked it
A bit hard to read since it's really a bunch of ancillary tie-ins to a larger event mini-series (which, admittedly, I have yet to read), so you never ...more
Jan 31, 2015
Jan 31, 2015
 
Power Girl, Vol. 1: A New Beginning
4.04
really liked it
Nothing ground-breaking, but definitely fun superhero fare, helped in large part by the artwork of Amanda Connor, who can handle the action and the ch ...more
May 14, 2010
May 16, 2010
 
The Mad World Of William M. Gaines
4.45
liked it
More anecdotal than the sort of straight biography approach I was actually kinda hoping for. Far more time is spent on "Oh, that Bill Gaines... what a ...more
Nov 04, 2008
Oct 13, 2008
 
Essential X-Men, Vol. 5
3.92
liked it
Still a fun mix of superheroics and soap opera elements, but at this point, the X-book inertia is starting to settle in. This is around the point when ...more
Dec 2007
Sep 23, 2007
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