Comics/Graphic Novels Reviews

    Thursday 31 October 2013

  • Book Review: Shifter

    Book Review: Shifter

    Noah Freeman was just an ordinary government drone, monitoring the environment and looking forward to his upcoming wedding. Noticing a dam filled to the brim that had previously been only half-full and knowing there had been no measurable rainfall, Noah informed his boss of the anomaly before...

  • Friday 10 May 2013

  • Book Review: Cry Wolf: Volume 2

    Book Review: Cry Wolf: Volume 2
    Based on Brigg’s bestseller Cry Wolf in the Alpha and Omega series, part two of this graphic comic adaptation finds werewolf enforcer Charles and his mate Anna, a rare omega wolf, hunting a rogue killer werewolf deep in the Montana Mountains. What they discover is far more chilling then...

  • Wednesday 30 January 2013

  • Book Review: T-rex Trying

    Book Review: T-rex Trying

    What started as a joke rapidly took on a life of its own as Hugh Murphy’s redundant yet hilarious view of what life would be like for the world’s most fearsome predator acquired a worldwide internet following. Now you too can enjoy Murphy's twisted look at...

  • Tuesday 02 October 2012

  • Book Review: Alpha and Omega

    Book Review: Alpha and Omega
    Briggs’s popular urban fantasy Alpha and Omega, released in 2008 is certain to find a new audience with its re-release as a graphic novel. Surviving the violent attack that turned her into a werewolf, Anna Latham spent three years living a hellish existence as the lowest...

  • Friday 06 April 2012

  • Book Review: The Truth About Cats

    Book Review: The Truth About Cats
    Brandenburg’s hilarious follow-up to her 2008 Everyday Cat Excuses will most certainly resonate with anyone pressed into service as a cat care provider. Anyone lucky(?) enough to have a cat in their household knows they are owned by their felines, not the other way around...

  • Monday 24 October 2011

  • Book Review: Post-It Note Diaries

    Book Review: Post-It Note Diaries
    This eclectic collection of twenty stories covers everything from a price increase on the New York subway to an ill-fated entrepreneurial venture into a water taxi service to the loss of a testicle. It is amply illustrated by hilarious drawings in black...

  • Sunday 09 October 2011

  • Huntress #1 – Comic Review

    Huntress #1 – Comic Review
    In the first issue of the new DC Comics series Huntress, the female crime fighter leaves the cold streets of Gotham to bring her own form of justice to the Italian city of Naples, and stumbles into a criminal ring shipping girls and guns worldwide.

  • Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1 – Comic Review

    Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1 – Comic Review
    With a cinematic feel that would be comfortable in a Martin Scorsese gangster film, Penguin: Pain and Prejudice #1 sees one of Batman’s classic villains stepping out of the shadows thanks to a gritty story written by Gregg Hurwitz and art chores by Szymon Kudranski.

  • Saturday 05 March 2011

  • Comic Review: Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes Vs Zombies

    Comic Review: Victorian Undead: Sherlock Holmes Vs Zombies
    As readers of Monsters and Critics' smallscreen section will undoubtedly know by now is that I am a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes, and was one of the biggest supporters of the new BBC Series "Sherlock" last year when it aired.

  • Thursday 23 August 2007

  • Comic Book Review: 20 Million Miles More

    Comic Book Review: 20 Million Miles More
    Special effects master Ray Harryhausen has given his blessing to Blue Water Comics to continue on some of the films he’s worked on in comic book form.  This time the company has committed to go 20 million miles more in a sequel to 20 Million Miles to Earth. 

  • Wednesday 22 August 2007

  • Comic Book Review: Wrath of the Titans #1 and #2

    Comic Book Review: Wrath of the Titans #1 and #2
    Special effects master Ray Harryhausen has given his blessing to Blue Water Comics to continue on some of the films he’s worked on in comic book form.  I’d say this is a must-have if you’re a fan of the master or of the original film. 

  • Monday 23 July 2007

  • Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #542 – “Back in Black” pt. 4 of 5

    Comic Book Review: Amazing Spider-Man #542 – “Back in Black” pt. 4 of 5
    Spidey is back in the black suit and his attitude and actions reflect his color. Following his public outing and break from Iron Man as part of the Civil War storyline, he is on the run with his family.

  • Thursday 28 December 2006

  • Book Review: The Lost Colony Book One: The Snodgrass Conspiracy

    Book Review: The Lost Colony Book One: The Snodgrass Conspiracy
    How does one even begin to describe a comic like Grady Klein’s “The Lost Colony”?  I suppose a few basics are in order: “The Snodgrass Conspiracy” is the first volume in a series of “Lost Colony” books, it is a colorful romp through early nineteenth-century America, and it is currently being published by First Second.

  • Book Review: American Born Chinese

    Book Review: American Born Chinese
    There are certain things that make for a good piece of literature - such as the ability to make a person (when they finish a book) want to go back to the beginning and read it again.  The very same can be said for graphic novels. 

  • Sunday 03 December 2006

  • Book Review: Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda

    Book Review: Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda
    Deogratias: A Tale of Rwanda is a graphic novel that tells the fictional story of a young Rwandan, Deogratias, a Hutu, and his journey to madness and depravity during the mass genocide that occurred in the country in the early 1990’s.

  • Tuesday 21 November 2006

  • Book Review: Kampung Boy

    Book Review: Kampung Boy

    Kampung Boy, by Lat, is a favorite of millions of readers in Southeast Asia.  And as the old saying goes, how can millions of Southeast Asians (or Elvis fans) be wrong?  Kampung Boy tells the story of Mat, a Muslim boy growing up in a kampung in the heart of the tin mining district in the Kinta Valley in Perak. 

  • Book Review: Klezmer, Collector's Edition: Tales of the Wild East

    Book Review: Klezmer, Collectors Edition: Tales of the Wild East

    Klezmer is Hebrew for “instrument of song” and refers to a group of traveling musicians.  Noah Davidovich (aka the Baron of my Backside) is one such traveling musician, but finds himself the only survivor when other musicians murder all of the party traveling with him.

  • Monday 20 November 2006

  • Book Review: Lost Girls

    Book Review: Lost Girls

    Lost Girls, written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Melinda Gebbie, is the accumulation of approximately sixteen years of labor into three large volumes and sold as a boxed set through Top Shelf Productions.

  • Friday 17 November 2006

  • Book Review: Vampire Loves

    Book Review: Vampire Loves

    Ferdinand is a vampire who appears to be unlucky in love.  He’s a somewhat kind vampire in that he only uses one fang to sup to make the victim think they’ve only gotten a mosquito bite.

  • Wednesday 15 November 2006

  • Book Review: To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel

    Book Review: To Dance: A Ballerinas Graphic Novel

    To Dance, a Ballerina’s Graphic Novel, is a memoir written by Siena Cherson Siegel, with artwork by Mark Siegel. It is a delightfully written and depicts the story of a young girl’s coming of age in the world of ballet.

  • Monday 02 October 2006

  • Book Review: Grimm Fairy Tales, Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)

    Book Review: Grimm Fairy Tales, Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)
    Grimm Fairy Tales, Vol. 1 collects the first six issues of the new hit comic from Zenescope Entertainment, and is well worth the money if you failed to catch the comic when it started or just want all of the first set of tales collected into one reading.

  • Friday 23 December 2005

  • Comic Book Review: Dracula Vs. King Arthur #3

    As the forces of Dracula continue their push to Camelot and a struggling King Arthur learns an awful truth, Silent Devil Production’s Dracula Vs. King Arthur #3 (of 4) takes the action established in the first two issues and cranks it up to a frenzied pitch.

  • Sunday 21 August 2005

  • Comic Book Review: Runes of Ragnan #1

    Comic Book Review: Runes of Ragnan #1
    Runes of Ragnan #1, from Silent Devil Productions, is a comic that delivers every thing months of sneak peeks and tempting interviews have been teasing, and in true comic style leaves you not wanting to wait for issue #2.

  • Tuesday 12 July 2005

  • Book Review: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln by Rick Geary

    Rick Geary’s latest true crime graphic novel has an abundance of bad guys, which is what makes it worth reading.

  • Thursday 28 April 2005

  • Comic Review: Madrox: Multiple Choice (X-Men)

    Ever wish you could send a copy of yourself to work while you hit the snooze button and slept in?

  • Thursday 17 February 2005

  • Book Review: Batman: Year One

    With the "Batman Begins" movie just around the corner we take a retrospective look at the graphic novel "Batman: Year One." 

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