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Captain America: Winter Soldier

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Captain America: Winter Soldier by Ed Brubaker Format: Trade Paperback Illustrated by: Steve Epting / Mike Perkins / Michael Lark Collects: Captain America (vol. 5) #1-9 & 11-14 Publisher: Marvel Comics Published: 2005 (collected in 2010) Length: 304 pages Growing up, I was not the least bit interested in Captain America. I think he always seemed a bit tacky to… Read more »

Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling

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Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling by Tony Cliff Format: Original Graphic Novel Illustrated by: Tony Cliff Series: Delilah Dirk #2 Publisher: First Second Published: 2016 Length: 272 pages After I finished the first Delilah Dirk book, I noticed there was a second volume that had just been released. That’s the pleasure of being a few years behind the ball,… Read more »

We Stand On Guard

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We Stand On Guard by Brian K. Vaughan Format: Deluxe Edition Hardcover Illustrated by: Steve Skroce, Matt Hollingsworth Series: We Stand On Guard #1-6 Publisher: Image Comics Published: 2015 Length: 160 pages Brian K. Vaughan, author of many loved comics, including Saga, tackles the often joked about idea of the US invading Canada in this six issue limited series. Vaughan… Read more »

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

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Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff Format: Original Graphic Novel Illustrated by: Tony Cliff Series: Delilah Dirk #1 Publisher: First Second Published: 2013 Length: 169 pages I was in the mood for some good old-fashioned adventuring after playing Uncharted 4, and I had heard this graphic novel described as a mix of Indiana Jones and Tintin, which… Read more »

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 »