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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 »

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 »