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Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy
3.93
liked it
This book's only real flaw is its brevity. Compressing a full-length novel into a three-issue comic book, collected in this volume with about a third ...more
not set
Dec 28, 2016
 
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 1 (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, #1)
4.03
really liked it
This adaptation will be jarring to anyone who has seen the Bladerunner film but never read any of Philip K. Dick's writing. The film was very loosely ...more
not set
Dec 15, 2010
 
Princeless, Vol. 1: Save Yourself
4.07
really liked it
Princeless is ground-breaking in many ways, and pokes great fun at some of the traditions both of fairy tales and comics. Young Princess Adrienne does ...more
Jul 11, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
 
The Helm, Volume 1
3.56
really liked it
At first, I thought this was just a typical wish-fulfillment story, but there was a surprising amount of depth to the story, once it got rolling.
An ap
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Dec 26, 2012
 
The Only Living Boy #1: Prisoner of the Patchwork Planet
3.82
liked it
While the material that was here might earn a fourth star, it came across as a slightly-too-short fragment, rather than a full volume of a story. The ...more
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Jan 26, 2016
 
Transformers: All Hail Megatron, Volume 1
4.09
really liked it
This graphic had me from the moment that a giant robot was given the opportunity to crack a science fiction movie joke and give a really convincing ev ...more
not set
Feb 06, 2012
 
Vimanarama
3.28
liked it
I get the impression that Grant Morrison once read Roger Zelazny's "Lord of Light" and said to himself, "Hey, I could do that...but as a graphic novel ...more
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Apr 20, 2009
 
Oz: Ozma of Oz (Marvel Classics)
4.21
really liked it
While I'm not a huge fan of Skottie Young's art [too many facial expressions involving mouths open very wide...] this is a fun graphic retelling of th ...more
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Feb 07, 2012
 
The Covenant
3.59
liked it
There were a few clever ideas in this story, but the artwork was slightly better than the actual writing's execution, which was inconsistent at best.
W
...more
Jan 19, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
 
Foiled (Foiled, #1)
3.55
liked it
Good, but not great. I found the realistic part to be excellent, but the fantasy to be somewhat weak.
I also disliked how the fantasy element inverted
...more
Sep 24, 2010
Sep 24, 2010
 
Paper Girls, Vol. 1 (Paper Girls, #1)
3.86
really liked it
Cleveland, Ohio was apparently the site of an alien invasion in 1988. Either that, or something even weirder is going on. Either way, somehow the rest ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2017
 
Divinity
3.56
liked it
This story was interesting, but too often reminded me of the parts of 2001: A Space Odyssey that I didn't like. The inclusion of the Unity team from t ...more
not set
Apr 26, 2017
 
Retrovirus
2.95
it was ok
If this book had been long enough to actually tell its story, I might have given it a third star. As it is, it was rushed and unconvincing, and each " ...more
not set
Dec 29, 2016
 
Unique
2.80
it was ok
While the thriller part of the story worked fairly well, the parallel universe part was really ill-conceived, and anyone who reads a lot of SF using s ...more
not set
Dec 02, 2015
 
Brief Lives (The Sandman #7)
4.54
really liked it
Weirdly, Sandman was never a big favorite of mine. I could appreciate the artistry, but somehow didn't find the stories to be satisfying, so I never b ...more
Jan 29, 2017
Jan 31, 2017
 
Clockwerx Integral (Clockwerx, #1-2)
3.22
really liked it
This steampunk-ish graphic novel has artwork so rich that it almost distracts the reader from following the story. Detail upon detail in the artwork m ...more
Nov 21, 2016
Nov 21, 2016
 
Daisy Kutter: The Last Train (Daisy Cutter, #1)
3.94
really liked it
Sadly, fans of things like Firefly never caught on to the existence of this book, which they would have loved. It has that same "space western" feel t ...more
Jan 10, 2016
Jan 27, 2016
 
Star Trek: Revisitations
3.40
really liked it
This is a nice collection of Star Trek stories, taking place after the first few movies. Collected from the 1990s Star Trek comics, this volume includ ...more
May 12, 2017
May 12, 2017
 
Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye, Vol. 1: Going Underground
3.63
liked it
I was tempted to give it a higher rating, and enjoyed the main story enough that I can recommend it for at least some readers, but the filler material ...more
Nov 04, 2017
Nov 04, 2017
 
Trekker Omnibus
3.82
really liked it
After reading this book, I am very puzzled at the checkered publishing history of Trekker. This should have been an ongoing, moderately successful tit ...more
not set
Jan 20, 2015
 
War Of The Worlds
2.95
it was ok
**spoiler alert** One of the hazards of adapting a classic into graphic novel form is that the format requires abridgement and alteration.
For some od
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Aug 05, 2014
 
The Incal
4.21
liked it
This is a great example of a book that is excellent in some ways, but I just can't bring myself to really like it. I can appreciate it, but I just don ...more
May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017
 
The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel
3.80
liked it
This was a good adaptation of the book, but mildly disappointing in the same way that the movie version was mildly disappointing. The real quality in ...more
not set
Oct 25, 2012
 
In the Small
2.68
it was ok
I am normally a big fan of Michael Hague's art, but in this book, the artwork is very odd. Animals are drawn well, but the people seem stiff and awkwa ...more
Dec 30, 2009
Dec 30, 2009
 
The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury: Time Runs Out
3.57
liked it
I wanted this to be better than it was, and liked parts of it enough that I felt like it deserved three stars, but it kept wandering from two to four ...more
not set
Sep 25, 2012
 
Sybil the Backpack Fairy #1: Nina
3.63
really liked it
This first volume sets up a large number of plot threads for later stories, but the basic premise is cute and clever. Nina has been assigned a fairy t ...more
not set
Feb 07, 2012
 
Judge Dredd: Emerald Isle
3.41
really liked it
Garth Ennis has proven to be one of the best writers in the field of comics, and this stint on Judge Dredd allowed him to cut loose with some truly bi ...more
not set
Jan 22, 2013
 
Gear School
3.16
liked it
The story was enjoyable, although it felt like he had watched too many episodes of Evangelion in a row before writing it. The basic concept, that mank ...more
not set
Sep 27, 2011
 
Transhuman
3.40
liked it
While I enjoyed most of this book, I couldn't help thinking that it might have been better at several points in the story with stronger editing. In a ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2015
 
Greendale
3.28
really liked it
While centered in a mostly realistic setting, the story has enough elements of fantasy to put it in that category. This graphic novel, based on the al ...more
not set
May 18, 2010
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