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Book Review: “All Star Batman & Robin”

* * * B Frank Miller’s “All Star Batman & Robin” is a single volume that collects the entire series. It retells Robin’s origin story and includes many other DC heroes. I quickly discovered that things were not as I’d … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Star Wars: Han Solo”

* * C “Star Wars: Han Solo” is a graphic novel set between the events of A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back. In it, Solo is tasked by Leia to rendezvous with three rebel operatives and extract them, … Continue reading

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Marvel Comics Are Eating Themselves

Occasionally, revisiting a story with a fresh take on it has been known to be a good thing. For example, Marvel’s Ultimates were for the most part superior to the originals. They took the good ideas from the original books, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Hob’s Bargain”

* * C Patricia Briggs’ stand alone novel “The Hob’s Bargain” is a fantasy set in what seems to be an alternate reality. It’s hard to say for sure, as the world the story takes place in is a bit … Continue reading

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NPR Books Top 100 Science Fiction/Fantasy Books

I’ve read a lot of science fiction and fantasy. I’m going to comment on the books I’ve read on NPR Books’ fan chosen Top 100 Science-Fiction, Fantasy Books, or have at least read or seen a derivative work. See their … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Clockwork Angels”

* * C Clockwork Angels is a graphic novel based on the Rush album of the same name. It follows the adventures of Owen, a young man who leaves the life planned for him by the Clockmaker, the benevolent dictator … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Witcher” (Volume 1)

* * C The Witcher is a graphic novel based on the video game of the same name. The main character¬†Geralt is a traveling sorcerer. He befriends a hunter. After several adventures, the two are lead by the hunter’s undead … Continue reading

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