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Small Gods

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Small Gods: A Discworld Graphic Novel by Terry Pratchett Illustrated by: Ray Friesen Series: Discworld Graphic Novels #4 Publisher: Doubleday Published: 2016 Length: 128 pages It’s been about twenty years since I read Small Gods, but I have fond memories of it. I still consider it one of my favourite Pratchett novels, and although my memory is quite hazy on… Read more »

Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi

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Get Jiro: Blood and Sushi by Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose Illustrated by: Alé Garza Series: Get Jiro #2 Publisher: Vertigo Published: 2015 Length: 160 pages This is the prequel to Get Jiro!, Anthony Bourdain’s debut comic. Here we get a small glimpse of Jiro’s origins, how he lived in Japan and how he came to live in America. Interestingly, Get… Read more »

Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain)

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Back, Sack & Crack (& Brain): A Rather Graphic Novel About Living With Embarrassing Health Problems by Robert Wells Format: Original Graphic Novel Illustrated by: Robert Wells Publisher: Robinson Published: 2017 Length: 224 pages We came across this in Forbidden Planet while we were browsing nerdy things this summer in London, and I was excited to see what it was… Read more »

Get Jiro!

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Get Jiro! by Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose Illustrated by: Langdon Foss Series: Get Jiro #1 Publisher: Vertigo Published: 2012 Length: 160 pages I was very excited when this comic was announced, being a fan of everything Bourdain does, but I remember reading quite a few bad reviews for it. Comics are expensive, so I do like to be selective,… Read more »

Saga, Volume 7

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Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan Illustrated by: Fiona Staples Published: 2017 Publisher: Image Comics Length: 152 pages Collects: issues #37–42 I had no idea the new volume of Saga was out until I saw it on the shelf, so that was a nice surprise. This series has had some ups and downs, as most do I suppose, but… Read more »

I Was the Cat

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I Was the Cat by Paul Tobin Format: Original Graphic Novel Illustrated by: Benjamin Dewey Publisher: Oni Press Published: 2014 Length: 144 pages This is one of the books we bought from the Oni Press booth at Pax West last year. It’s the story of a cat writing the memoirs of his previous eight lives, most of which involved him… Read more »

Kaijumax, Season 1

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Kaijumax, Season 1 by Zander Cannon Format: Trade Paperback Illustrated by: Zander Cannon Series: Kaijumax #1 Publisher: Oni Press Published: 2016 Length: 168 pages Last year, while attending PAX West, we dropped by the Oni Press booth. They had some discounted comics for sale, and since I’ve only read their Bryan Lee O’Malley books, most of it was new to… Read more »

Sex Criminals, Vol. 3: Three the Hard Way

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Sex Criminals, Volume Three: Three the Hard Way by Matt Fraction Illustrated by: Chip Zdarsky Series: Sex Criminals #3 Published: 2016 Publisher: Image Comics Length: 160 pages Collects: issues #11-15 When I was skimming reviews before purchasing this, I saw that they were generally less enthusiastic than the last two volumes, but I seem to be having the opposite experience… Read more »

French Milk

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French Milk by Lucy Knisley Illustrated by: Lucy Knisley Published: 2007 Publisher: Touchstone Length: 188 pages I really enjoyed Relish when I read it last year, so I’ve been meaning to try Knisley’s other graphic novels since then. Her Wikipedia page shows five books released through publishers and a number of self-published works as well. This one is a food-centric… Read more »

Saga, Volume 6

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Saga, Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan Illustrated by: Fiona Staples Published: 2016 Publisher: Image Comics Length: 152 pages Collects: issues #31–36 Maybe it’s because nearly a year has passed since I read the last volume, but this really felt like a return to form. The last couple of books had characters everywhere, with different objectives, and it felt scattered…. Read more »