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SCIENCE COMICS: FLYING MACHINES: HOW THE WRIGHT BROTHERS SOARED BY ALISON WILCUS AND MOLLY BROOKS – BOOK REVIEW

Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared By Alison Wilcus, Molly Brooks ISBN 978-1-62672-139-5   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: The latest installment of Science Comics – Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared takes the series to new heights (literarily and figuratively).  This volume … Continue reading

Author : Caro
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HOCUS FOCUS BY JAMES STURM, ANDREW ARNOLD AND ALEXIS FREDERICK-FROST: BOOK REVIEW

Hocus Focus By James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost ISBN: 978-1-59643-654-1   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Any graphic novel that includes a “How to draw the characters” section earns brownie points in my books. Hocus Focus by James Sturm and Co,.  just happens to have … Continue reading

Author : Caro
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THE RESCUE (THE LAST MAN, VOL. 6) BY BALAK, SANLAVILLE, AND VIVES: BOOK REVIEW

The Rescue The Last Man, Vol. 6 By Balak,  Sanlaville, Vive̒s ISBN: 978-1-62672-051-0   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: It is with fever pitched action, fisticuffs and gun-battles that draws the first arc of The Last Man to a close. Needless to say the stakes have never … Continue reading

Author : Caro
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MIGHTY JACK BY BEN HATKE: BOOK REVIEW

Mighty Jack By Ben Hatke ISBN 978-1-62672-265-1   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott Review: Respinning fairy tales to work in different ways, is a precarious position to place yourself in. Here, in Mighty Jack the latest from Ben Hatke, it plays both ways. To his credit, he’s working … Continue reading

Author : Caro
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FRIENDS IS FRIENDS BY GREG COOK: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Friends is Friends By Greg Cook ISBN 978-1-59643-105-8   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Friends is Friends is a stark look at how friendships form, bloom, are rekindled, die and reborn. Anthropomorphized characters, in the form of elephants, pigs, and the like speak of a bygone age … Continue reading

Author : Caro
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LITTLE ROBOT BY BEN HATKE: BOOK REVIEW

Little Robot By Ben Hatke ISBN#: 978-1626720800 Author’s website: http://www.benhatke.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott   Review Little Robot is a delight to read. A graphic adventure, designed for all ages of the mechanically inclined, Ben Hatke weaves a flight of fancy worthy of any graphic novel collection. … Continue reading

Author : Omar
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MIKE’S PLACE: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, BLUES, AND TERROR IN TEL AVIV BY JACK BAXTER, JOSHUA FAUDEM, KOREN SHADMI: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Mike’s Place By Jack Baxter and Joshua Faudem ISBN 1596438576 http://www.mikesplacebook.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott     SYNOPSIS: There’s a rule at Mike’s Place: never, ever talk politics or religion. At this blues bar on the Tel Aviv beachfront, an international cast of characters mingles with the locals, … Continue reading

Author : Adelynne Chang
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DRAGONS BEWARE BY JORGE AGUIRRE, RAFAEL ROSADO AND JOHN NOVAK: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Dragons Beware Jorge Aguirre, Rafael Rosado and John Novak ISBN: 9781596433781   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Dragons Beware is a delightful graphic novel in the distinctively European style of a Tintin or Asterix book. The novel is light in tone and geared towards the 8-12 age … Continue reading

Author : Caro
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PRINCESS DECOMPOSIA AND COUNT SPATULA BY ANDI WATSON: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula By Andi Watson ISBN# 978-1-62672-149-4 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro *Possible spoilers* While the king of The Underworld is sick in bed, his daughter, princess Decomposia is in charge. Every morning she is given letters from the public to read, cabinet documents … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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THE SCULPTOR BY SCOTT MCCLOUD: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

    The Sculptor By Scott McCloud ISBN# 9781596435735 Author’s Website:  http://scottmccloud.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott It’s a rare event that a graphic novel moves you in the way The Sculptor does. Scott McCloud, comic theorist extraordinaire, dives into the adult market with a spark of panache … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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THE DIVINE BY ASAF HANUKA, TOMER HANUKA, & BOAZ LAVIE: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

    The Divine Asaf Hanuka, Tomar Hanuka and Boaz Lavie ISBN 9781596436749 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Every graphic novel starts with a picture and the picture in this case was the 2000 photograph of the Htoo twins; 12 year old cigar smoking poster children, leading a … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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JULIA’S HOUSE FOR LOST CREATURES BY BEN HATKE: GRAPHIC NOVEL/PICTURE BOOK REVIEW

  Julia’s House for Lost Creatures By Ben Hatke ISBN# 9781596438668 Author’s Website: http://www.benhatke.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Possible spoilers Julia’s house is set on top of an enormous turtle. When Julia’s house arrives to town, it settles by the sea. She immediately runs down and sticks … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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THE WRENCHIES BY FAREL DALRYMPLE: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  The Wrenchies By Farel Dalrymple ISBN# 9781596434219 Author’s Website: http://fareldalrymple.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro *Spoilers* Synopsis: Meet the Wrenchies. They’re strong, powerful, and if you cross them, things will quickly go very badly for you. Only one thing scares them—growing up. Because in the world of … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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SLEEPLESS KNIGHT BY JAMES STRUM, ALEXIS FREDERICK-FROST, & ANDREW ARNOLD: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

    Sleepless Knight By James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost,  & Andrew Arnold ISBN# 9781596436510 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Jerjen Sleepless Knight is a cute children’s book done in the style of a comic book.  I thought this was a great way to write the book because it gives … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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HERA: THE GODDESS AND HER GLORY (OLYMPIANS, BOOK #3) BY GEORGE O’CONNOR: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

    Hera: The Goddess and her Glory Olympians # 3 By George O’Connor ISBN# 9781596434332 Author’s Website: http://geooco.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar “In all the cosmos, there is only one being that Zeus, the king of the gods is afraid of… his queen, Hera” The comic … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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ABOVE THE DREAMLESS DEAD: WORLD WAR I IN POETRY AND COMICS BY CHRIS DUFFY: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics By Chris Duffy (Editor) ISBN# 9781626720657) Author website – http://comicbooksareinteresting.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt Synopsis: As the Great War dragged on and its catastrophic death toll mounted, a new artistic movement found its feet in the United Kingdom. The Trench … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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THE ZOO BOX BY ARIEL COHN & ARON NELS STEINKE: GRAPHIC NOVEL/CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW

The Zoo Box Author:  Ariel Cohn Illustrator:  Aron Nels Steinke ISBN#  9781626720527 Brought to you by OBS reviewer JoAnne Synopsis: When Erika and Patrick’s parents leave them home alone for the night, they head straight to the attic to explore. When they open a mysterious box, hundreds of animals come … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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THE RETURN OF ZITA THE SPACEGIRL (ZITA THE SPACEGIRL, BOOK #3) BY BEN HATKE: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

The Return of Zita the Space Girl Zita the Spacegirl, Book #3 By Ben Hatke ISBN# 9781596438767 Author’s Website:  http://www.benhatke.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kim This is a really great children’s book and I just loved the illustrations. It is a wonderful book to open up the imagination of … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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APHRODITE: GODDESS OF LOVE (OLYMPIANS, BOOK #6) BY GEORGE O’CONNOR: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Aphrodite: Goddess of Love Olympians, Book #6 By George O’Connor ISBN# 9781596437395 Author’s Website: http://geooco.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Summary: Behold the wondrous beauty of Aphrodite, goddess of love and embodiment of the intangible Eros. A creature born of pure force and destined for power and fame, … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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ATHENA: GREY-EYED GODDESS (OLYMPIANS, BOOK #2) BY GEORGE O’CONNOR: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess Olympians, Book #2 By George O’Connor ISBN# 9781596434325 Author’s Website: http://geooco.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar “All of us are born naked, helpless, and defenseless. Not so Pallas Athena.” After the events in Zeus: King of Gods, Zeus kept his promise to Metis (Goddess of Good … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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ZEUS: KING OF THE GODS (OLYMPIANS, BOOK #1) BY GEORGE O’CONNOR: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Zeus: King of the Gods Olympians, Book #1 By George O’Connor ISBN# 978-1596434318 Author’s Website:  http://geooco.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar The comic of Zeus: King of Gods, is the first in a series of eleven volumes. The story starts with the beginning of everything, Kaos. Then, there … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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DARKNESS OUTSIDE THE NIGHT BY XIE PENG & DUNCAN JEPSON: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Darkness Outside The Night By  Xie Peng and Duncan Jepson ISBN # 9780956916662 Author’s Website:  http://www.alltheflowersinshanghai.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Albert *Beware of possible Spoilers* Synopsis:  What is it to be young in modern China? It is an important question. Many predict that one day the country will … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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MORTIFERA (ISSUE #1) BY STEPHAN FROST: COMIC REVIEW

Mortifera Issue # 1 By Stephan Frost Website:  http://mortifera.net Brought to you by OBS reviewer Albert *Beware of possible Spoilers* Synopsis:  Catherine Gregor and her brother Ethan are now the only Demon Hunters left in medieval Europe. The malicious demon Kanisus slaughtered the Mortifera, and its leader Elias Gregor. Upon … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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CARNAL: PRIDE OF THE LIONS BY JOHN CONNELL & JASON BERGENSTOCK: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Carnal: Pride of the Lions By John Connell & Jason Bergenstock ISBN # 9780983613169 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Albert *Beware of possible Spoilers* Synopsis:  After the Great War decades earlier between the hyenas and the lions, the victorious and once united lion prides now lay scattered across the … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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ALIEN:THE ILLUSTRATED STORY BY ARCHIE GOODWIN & WALTER SIMONSON: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Alien: The Illustrated Story By Archie Goodwin & Walter Simonson ISBN# 9781781161296 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Albert *Beware of possible Spoilers* Synopsis:  Two of comics’ greatest talents joined forces in 1979 to bring Ridley Scott’s epic Alien motion picture to the comic book page. Out of print for … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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IF-X, VOLUME 3, ISSUE #11 BY SAM JOHNSON, PATRICK MCEVOY, KELCI CRAWFORD, & MARCUS E.T. : COMIC REVIEW

IF-X, Volume 3, Issue #11 By Sam, Johnson, Patrick McEvoy, Kelci Crawford, & Marcus E.T. Website:  http://www.samjohnson-comics.blogspot.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Albert Synopsis:  Halloween 2012 brings us an issue filled witches, werewolves, zombies, and vampires–Sam Johnson’s Cabra Cini returns in “Bad Voodoo,” Kelci Crawford tells us the story … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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FEVER MOON: THE FEAR DORCHA (FEVER SERIES) BY KAREN MARIE MONING: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

     Fever Moon: The Fear Dorcha Fever Author: Karen Marie Moning ISBN #: 0345525485 Author’s website: www.karenmoning.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Vicki  Synopsis: Dublin is a warzone. The walls between humans and Fae are down. A third of the world’s population is dead and chaos reigns. Imprisoned more than … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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MORTIFERA BY STEPHAN FROST: GRAPHIC NOVEL AND COMIC REVIEW

     Mortifera  By Stephan Frost Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn Synopsis: Formed during the Dark Ages, Mortifera was an order of knights that hunted and killed demons. Mortifera was started by Elias Gregor after he had served in the Vatican’s Exturminata. Elias had grown weary of the Vatican’s … Continue reading

Author : hmhibbit
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‘PARIAH #4’ GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Pariah #4 Graphic Novel Review  Review brought to you by OBS Staff Member Rose  Published by Sea Lion Books, “Pariah” by Aron Warner, is a cautionary tale set in the near future that debuted at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. In this #4 of the series, is the tale of … Continue reading

Author : Dawn
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DARK SWAN STORM BORN ISSUE #3 BY RICHELLE MEAD: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

Dark Swan Storm Born Issue #3 The 3rd installment begins as Eugenie plans to cross over to the Otherworld to find the missing girl Jasmine. Eugenie asks for help from the spirits bound to her; they suggest she go to King Dorian for help. The story follows them through being … Continue reading

Author : Dawn
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