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Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground

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Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground by Darwyn Cooke Format: Graphic Novel Illustrated by: Darwyn Cooke Series: Parker #4 Publisher: IDW Publishing Published: 2013 Length: 96 pages I read the first three of these a few years ago, but I never got around to this final volume. Darwyn Cooke sadly passed away last month, in this year of startling deaths, which gave… Read more »

The Sculptor

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The Sculptor by Scott McCloud Format: Graphic Novel Illustrated by: Scott McCloud Publisher: First Second Books Published: 2015 Length: 496 pages I wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but I kept hearing excellent things. I know Scott McCloud from, but haven’t yet read, his trilogy of non-fiction graphic novels on the topic of comics: Understanding Comics, Making Comics, and… Read more »

Saga, Volume 5

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Saga, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan Illustrated by: Fiona Staples Published: 2015 Publisher: Image Comics Series: Saga #5 Collects: issues #25–30 Length: 152 pages I described the last volume as having a teen-drama vibe, in an annoying way, but this got right back into the adventure. The team is still split up, which I’m actually finding a little annoying…. Read more »

Hyperbole and a Half

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Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh Format: Original Graphic Novel Originally Published: 2013 Publisher: Touchstone Length: 384 pages I loved this web comic, and I’m so glad she decided to turn them into a book. I will be buying any future collections that she publishes. If you’ve been… Read more »

Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop

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Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction Illustrated by: Chip Zdarsky Series: Sex Criminals #2 Published: 2015 Publisher: Image Comics Length: 128 pages Collects: issues #6-10 I wasn’t sure if I was going to carry on with this series after finishing the first volume. It was funny, but I never really felt invested in the story…. Read more »

Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick

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Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction Illustrated by: Chip Zdarsky Published: 2014 Publisher: Image Comics Series: Sex Criminals #1 Length: 128 pages Collects: issues #1-5 Suzie is a normal girl, a young librarian trying to save her library from going under, but when she has an orgasm time literally stops. She has, quite rightfully, been trying… Read more »

Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

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Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley Format: Original Graphic Novel Originally Published: 2013 Publisher: First Second Length: 176 pages I love food. I love eating. I love cooking, when I get off my ass and actually do it. I love browsing markets and discovering new and interesting ingredients. I love travel writing and documentaries but can’t stand… Read more »

Saga, Volume 4

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Saga, Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan Illustrated by: Fiona Staples Published: 2014 Publisher: Image Comics Length: 144 pages Collects: issues #19-24 Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples know how to open a volume with a bang. You’re off running right from the first page with a close-up of an alien birth in action. They’re excellent at having little shocks… Read more »

Aquaman, Vol. 1: The Trench

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Aquaman, Vol. 1: The Trench by Geoff Johns Illustrated By: Ivan Reis Format: Trade Paperback Collects: Aquaman #1-6 Published: 2013 Publisher: DC Comics Length: 144 pages I bought this for my girlfriend quite a while back, and I have to admit it was strange picking this up at my local comic book store. The character has been a joke for… Read more »

Chew: Omnivore Edition, Volume 4

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Chew: The Omnivore Edition, Volume 4 by John Layman Illustrated By: Rob Guillory Format: Hardcover Comic Collects: Chew #31-40 Published: 2014 Publisher: Image Comics Length: 272 pages Finally, the fourth omnibus of Chew has been released. The wait between these editions can be torturous, but at least there’s no chance of getting burnt out on them. Not the ideal way… Read more »