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Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 (Mouse Guard, #2)
4.17
liked it
As a special reward for May, we bought her the second Mouse Guard. I was a little frustrated to learn a) it hasn't come out in soft-cover yet and b) V ...more
Sep 21, 2010
Sep 23, 2010
 
Watchmen
4.35
liked it
**spoiler alert** I'd been meaning to get around to reading this for at least 15 years. And it wasn't bad at all.

I'm not too deeply steeped in super-h
...more
Aug 02, 2008
Jul 27, 2008
 
Nimona
4.20
really liked it
After getting this book in a care package at camp, May decided that I would enjoy it and put it on my bedside table (displacing this week's Economist) ...more
Jul 19, 2015
Jul 20, 2015
 
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days
4.26
really liked it
OK, I don't know what Marvel cross-event lead to the "End-of-the-World" storyline - Secret Wars 2 or something? Regardless I found Captain Marvel's me ...more
Jan 03, 2017
Jan 10, 2017
 
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery
4.19
liked it
I had heard all kind of good things about this series and Amanda got the first volume for me for my birthday. The reviews mentioned how the illustrato ...more
Mar 09, 2015
Mar 10, 2015
 
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 5: Like I'm the Only Squirrel in the World
4.28
really liked it
More Squirrel Girl!

This time she gets to use the square/cube law to defeat Enigmo - never mind that whole huge swaths of the Marvel Universe always ig
...more
Apr 17, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
 
Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy
3.94
liked it
This book was repeatedly recommended to my family for May. While it's a good book, I'm not 100% certain what the big fuss is about.

It's a quirky adven
...more
May 31, 2015
Jun 01, 2015
 
Owly, Vol. 3: Flying Lessons (Owly, #3)
4.24
liked it
This is a sweet little book about a young owl and his friend a worm living in some quiet woods. The thing that set this book apart for me and caused m ...more
Mar 15, 2009
Apr 24, 2009
 
Princeless Book 1: Save Yourself (Princeless, Vol. 1)
4.08
liked it
This was one of many female-led graphic novels May got for Christmas. The art is pretty, the action is fun, and the characters are well-drawn. Unfortu ...more
Feb 06, 2016
Feb 06, 2016
 
Owly, Vol. 2: Just a Little Blue (Owly, #2)
4.17
really liked it
I'm becoming evangelical about Owly. Volume 2 is all about charity. Owly sees a family of bluebirds who live in a hollow old tree. When Owly and Wormy ...more
Jun 12, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
 
Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces
4.26
liked it
I'm a sucker for airships, even if they are powered by flying carpets. This is finally the war between the Fables of mundy New York and Gepetto's mult ...more
Mar 29, 2009
Mar 30, 2009
 
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 5: Super Famous
4.25
really liked it
Kamala Khan fights gentrification!

And she does not find it "easy-peasy".

I absolutely love the idea of a self-created disaster caused by combining geni
...more
Jan 04, 2017
Jan 10, 2017
 
Cartoon History of the Universe I, Vol. 1-7: From the Big Bang to Alexander the Great
4.25
it was amazing
I don't know what it says about me that this book counts as one of my major comfort books. My wife reads Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books, I re- ...more
Jun 11, 2009
Jun 13, 2009
 
Delilah Dirk and the King's Shilling (Delilah Dirk, #2)
4.13
really liked it
So happy for more Delilah Dirk!

I hadn't realized from the first volume that the story was based in the Napoleonic/Regency period. It was strangely dis
...more
Jul 09, 2016
Jul 11, 2016
 
Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack, #1)
4.09
liked it
First book in a new series from Ben Hatke and not really stand-alone. Our heroes seem to be living in the same universe as Zita the Spacegirl (and Lit ...more
Apr 14, 2017
Apr 15, 2017
 
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Volume 1: Squirrel Power
4.07
really liked it
OK, I'm a dork, but I enjoyed the heck out of this book.

Doreen Green live in the Marvel Universe and always has, but I appreciate the lighter-hearted
...more
Sep 18, 2015
Sep 20, 2015
 
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal
4.13
really liked it
As always with graphic- novel formats I find myself wanting more content for the size of the book.

This is a really well-done introduction to a charact
...more
Mar 24, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
 
The Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne Volume 1: The Beast of the Rails (Girl Genius, #14)
4.45
really liked it
I'm counting this as re-read since I'm up-to-date on the webcomic edition.

I find the restarting of the volume numbering very interesting and a nice ch
...more
Sep 20, 2015
Sep 20, 2015
 
Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory (Olympians, #3)
4.07
liked it
Not as much fun as Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess.

I feel stupid for not seeing the name of Hera in Heracles and ignorant for not knowing how the most over-
...more
Aug 24, 2015
Aug 26, 2015
 
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 6: Civil War II
4.23
really liked it
I was a little leery of this volume. I'm not deeply involved in the Marvel comic universe, so big cross-over events don't generally call to me. Kamala ...more
Jul 08, 2017
Jul 10, 2017
 
Foiled (Foiled, #1)
3.55
really liked it
There's a predicable story started here, the outsider teen, a RPG gamer even, who finds a mystical artifact is declared the Chosen One to a mystical r ...more
May 03, 2014
May 06, 2014
 
Rat Queens, Vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth
4.20
liked it
**spoiler alert** More hack-and-slash fun with the Rat Queens. As requested we get more detail on Dee's backstory as the unearthly minions of the Love ...more
Jun 14, 2015
Jun 16, 2015
 
Rapunzel's Revenge (Rapunzel's Revenge, #1)
3.85
liked it
So at first this looks like a simple fairy-tale retelling - another "self-rescuing princess" story with the added bit of an Old West setting layered o ...more
Jun 11, 2015
Jun 12, 2015
 
Calamity Jack (Rapunzel's Revenge, #2)
3.87
liked it
I was a bit disappointed in this book. Mostly the disappointment was suffering in comparison to the earlier volume Rapunzel's Revenge. This didn't fee ...more
Jul 25, 2015
Jul 26, 2015
 
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer
4.05
really liked it
Oh my was this fun! I enjoyed the heck out of this book. My daughter is enjoyed the heck out of this book. It's clear the author enjoyed the heck out ...more
Jun 07, 2015
Jun 09, 2015
 
Captain America: Winter Soldier
4.32
really liked it
My wife and I have become pretty big fans of the MCU and as part our excitement for the upcoming Civil War movie, we re-watched a bunch of the earlier ...more
Apr 10, 2016
Apr 12, 2016
 
Fables, Vol. 14: Witches
4.17
liked it
A Valentine's gift from my lovely wife.

It's been a while since I last read Fables. The whole Fables, Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover made me slow-
...more
Feb 28, 2016
Mar 02, 2016
 
The Stonekeeper (Amulet, #1)
4.15
really liked it
This review covers books 1-5 because I kinda-sort binge-read them all at once.

I'm trying and failing to rememebr where Manda and I saw a review of the
...more
Feb 23, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
 
Curses! Foiled Again (Foiled, #2)
3.64
liked it
I'm sad to say that this book was abit of a dissapointment in comparison to the first book, Foiled. I think the problem is that the story spent too mu ...more
Jan 14, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
 
Gotham Academy, Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy
3.97
liked it
Just as Gotham Central, Vol. 1: In the Line of Duty looked to bring the framework of a police-procedural into Batman's Gotham City, this book is tryin ...more
Apr 24, 2016
May 13, 2016
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