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Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2
4.01
liked it
Oh, the art. Oh, my eyes. I can only assume that this sort of faux-photorealistic crap is fast and cheap to produce, because I can't believe that anyo ...more
Jan 2014
Dec 30, 2013
 
Batman & Robin: Batman & Robin Must Die! (Batman & Robin, #3)
4.11
really liked it
**spoiler alert** It's a silly thing, and influenced by the recent movies' trend toward realism, but I was a little put off by the magic in this volum ...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson, Vol. 1
4.01
it was ok
I picked this up as an impulse buy at the comic store just as they were closing. I'd loved the Netflix show, and it really put me in a Daredevil mood. ...more
Apr 05, 2016
Apr 03, 2016
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 2009
3.44
really liked it
**spoiler alert** I don't know exactly why Moore seems to have such a vendetta against J.K. Rowling, but the glee with which he tramples over her crea ...more
Jun 27, 2012
Jun 27, 2012
 
Chase
3.49
it was ok
I don't understand why the big comics companies create a new property, only to refuse to let it breathe. Chase could have been interesting -- a large ...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
 
NextWave, Agents of H.A.T.E.: Ultimate Collection
4.29
really liked it
Borrowed from Karen

If it had gone on much longer, I think it's silliness would have gotten a little too grating, but this was a fun, flippant read wit
...more
Sep 21, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
 
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969
3.35
liked it
**spoiler alert** I'm probably not in the best position to review this volume, as I caught very few of Moore's pop culture references. And given that ...more
Jul 26, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
 
Hellblazer: Joyride
4.20
really liked it
Borrowed from Karen.

After all the crummy comics, I've read recently, it was nice to see that John Constantine is still putting together a solid run. I
...more
Mar 02, 2008
Mar 02, 2008
 
Habibi
4.03
really liked it
Borrowed from Kate.

It frustrates me that serious graphic novels seem so obsessed with text; it often feels that these writers are ignoring the extra
...more
Mar 17, 2018
Mar 17, 2018
 
Batman: Year One
4.22
it was amazing
Well-deserving of its classic status. Miller's retelling of the Batman mythos avoids all the goofiness that can result from (let's face it) a rather r ...more
Jul 24, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
Blue Beetle, Vol. 6: Black and Blue
3.72
really liked it
Borrowed from Debi

This volume isn't bad, but it's pretty far from the series' previous highs. I guess what I really wish is that the storyline with th
...more
Jul 04, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
 
Jim Henson's Tale of Sand
3.78
it was amazing
Weird and surreal, like some lost episode of The Prisoner. I wish I'd seen Henson's movies that are referenced in the introduction first, but they mig ...more
Apr 27, 2014
Apr 27, 2014
 
Batman: The Long Halloween
4.30
it was amazing
A grand continuation of the story told in Batman: Year One, this manages to incorporate some of the goofier aspects of Batman, namely his villains, wh ...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 26, 2008
 
Final Crisis
3.39
did not like it
**spoiler alert** I don't know why I even bought this in the first place, as I tend to have a low opinion of most of the big "events" in comic books, ...more
May 05, 2011
May 08, 2011
 
Blue Beetle, Vol. 4: End Game
4.19
it was amazing
Borrowed from Debi

If I had to make a complaint, it would be to wonder where Superman and friends were during the huge space battle. Having said that,
...more
Jul 03, 2011
Jul 03, 2011
 
Batwoman, Volume 4: This Blood Is Thick
4.00
liked it
Kate finally tracking down her sister, or going up against Batman -- both of those should be fantastic stories, but here, it's done at too much of a r ...more
Nov 05, 2014
Nov 02, 2014
 
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed
4.20
it was amazing
I missed whatever memo went around about Loki being a good guy, but I think this works even without that context. Frankly, I think it would work even ...more
Jan 07, 2017
Jan 07, 2017
 
Blue Beetle, Vol. 2: Road Trip
4.01
it was amazing
Borrowed from Debi.

Much better than the first volume. In fact, it's almost as though the writers have responded to my complaints about the first volum
...more
Jul 02, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 02: Miles Behind Us
4.25
really liked it
While I liked it better than the first volume, I still feel that Kirkman is sacrificing the opportunity for real character development in exchange for ...more
Jul 23, 2011
not set
Jun 05, 2011
 
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye
4.29
liked it
I remember liking this a lot more the first time I read it, but this time it felt tremendously rushed. Maybe it's just a consequence of having seen th ...more
Jul 22, 2011
not set
Jun 05, 2011
 
Batman: No Man's Land, Vol. 2
3.99
it was amazing
In the past, I've tended to shy away from the big comics events, which tend to stink of plot-by-committee, but what's really good about No Man's Land ...more
Aug 06, 2008
Aug 06, 2008
 
Scott Pilgrim, Volume 6: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour
4.41
liked it
Borrowed from Drew.

I read the first volume shortly before the movie came out, and I was less than impressed. I didn't like the art, especially as it w
...more
Dec 19, 2010
Dec 20, 2010
 
Hellblazer: The Gift
4.29
it was amazing
Borrowed from Karen.

John Constantine is a survivor with a death wish, piling debt upon debt, until when it finally comes time to pay the piper, he pul
...more
Sep 2007
Sep 28, 2007
 
Batwoman: Elegy
4.16
it was amazing
June 12, 2011 - June 13, 2011
My only real annoyance with this book was the realization that I would have to read 52 and Countdown if I really want to
...more
Jan 04, 2014
not set
Jun 11, 2011
 
Alias, Vol. 4: The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones
4.35
it was amazing
On the one hand, it's disappointing when a series you like comes to an end, but at least in this case, the story is wrapped up in a way that feels com ...more
Jul 15, 2012
not set
not set
Jun 18, 2011
 
The Losers, Vol. 1: Ante Up
3.78
really liked it
It's hard to know what to say about The Losers. First of all, I enjoyed it. I love heist stories, or really, any kind of story that sets a complicated ...more
Nov 2007
Nov 03, 2007
 
Batwoman, Volume 1: Hydrology
4.06
it was amazing
I'm really glad that the forced "New 52" reboot seems to have completely passed over Batwoman, although the opening of this volume does feel a trifle ...more
Jan 04, 2014
Apr 27, 2013
 
Alias, Vol. 2: Come Home
4.11
it was amazing
Jessica finds a runaway teenager and goes on a date. And that's about it.

Of course, that's the advantage of telling a story that's largely a characte
...more
Jul 14, 2012
not set
not set
Jun 18, 2011
 
Planetary, Volume 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
4.21
it was amazing
**spoiler alert** Comic books, especially, seem to be obsessed with retelling the same stories. Planetary just happens to do this particularly well.

Mu
...more
Dec 02, 2010
not set
Dec 01, 2010
 
Hellblazer: The Fear Machine
3.80
liked it
Borrowed from Karen.

I've got mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, I'm thrilled that Vertigo finally got around to putting out a trade paper
...more
Jul 05, 2008
Jul 05, 2008