Tag Archives: Graphic Novels

Rat Queens is always at its best when it’s having fun

The strengths of Rat Queens is the interpersonal dynamics among the group, the dungeon crawls/monster-killing quests, and poking fun at both modern life and D&D murder hobo propensities.  Volume 4 has a lot of that, and it is all enormously … Continue reading

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Review of The Walking Dead, Vol. 28: A Certain Doom by Robert Kirkman

I am on record with my complaints about Volume 27: The Whisperer War.  I will leave those complaints to that volume.  The setup is screwy, but what we get here—the execution?  Oh man!  Our fearless heroes survived the immediate threat … Continue reading

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Review of Moonshine vol. 1 by Brian Azzarello

Moonshine is a new comic about a Prohibition-era gangster sent deep into the dark hills of Virginia to recruit a hillbilly moonshiner to work for the organization. If the copy and the silhouette on the back cover don’t clue you … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Autumnlands Vol. 2 by Kurt Busiek

Why should you be reading The Autumnlands?  For one, the art is gorgeous.  I’ve got copies of the new Darth Vader comics, Ms. Marvel, Rat Queens, Saga, The Walking Dead sitting on my bookshelf.  Only Saga has artwork that even … Continue reading

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Review of The Walking Dead, Vol. 27: The Whisperer War by Robert Kirkman

Life After the Zombie Apocalypse is Nasty, Brutish, and Short. You…probably know what is going on in Vol. 27.  I would warn about spoilers, but what is there to spoil that hasn’t already been spoiled by the title and the … Continue reading

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Review of Ms. Marvel vol. 6: Civil War II by G. Willow Wilson

Ms. Marvel is great!  As a character, and as a comic as a whole.  This volume is not.  It has issues, several issues.  The story is as disjointed as we have come to expect the art to be (my kingdom … Continue reading

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Review of Star Wars: Darth Vader vol. 4: End of Games by Kieron Gillen

Volume 4 completes the 25 comic run covering Darth Vader’s adventures between the first and second Star Wars movies (i.e., Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back).  It’s everything you would hope for from a Darth Vader story—it’s visually gorgeous, … Continue reading

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