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KATANA AT SUPER HERO HIGH (DC SUPER HERO HIGH GIRLS, BOOK #4) BY LISA YEE: BOOK REVIEW

Katana at Super Hero High DC Super Hero High Girls, Book #4 By Lisa Yee ISBN: 9781101940686 Author Website: http://www.lisayee.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis: Get your cape on with the DC Super Hero Girls(TM)–the unprecedented new Super Hero universe especially for girls! Readers of all … Continue reading

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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

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ANIMAL CRACKERS: CIRCUS MAYHEM BY SCOTT CHRISTIAN, MIKE HOLMES & HILLARY SYCAMORE: BOOK REVIEW

Animal Crackers: Circus Mayhem Scott Christian Sava, Mike Holmes, Hillary Sycamore ISBN: 978-1-62672-504-1   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Animal Crackers: Circus Mayhem starts innocuously with young Owen’s unwanted trip to the circus and quickly spirals out of control as more and more of the zany circus … Continue reading

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THE TIME MUSEUM (THE TIME MUSEUM #1) BY MATTHEW LOUX: BOOK REVIEW

The Time Museum The Time Museum Graphic Novels, Book #1 By Matthew Loux ISBN: 978-1-59643-849-1   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Imagine having a time traveling uncle from say 3000 or so odd years in the future. One who indulges curiosity in his niece, and runs the … Continue reading

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ARTEMIS: WILD GODDESS OF THE HUNT (OLYMPIANS, BOOK #9) BY GEORGE O’CONNOR – BOOK REVIEW

Artemis:  Wild Goddess of the Hunt The Olympians, Book #9 By George O’Connor ISBN 978-1-62762-552=2   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: After Apollo: The Brilliant One, it comes as no surprise that George O’Connor would move to Apollo’s sister Artemis: The Goddess of the Hunt; it is … Continue reading

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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

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WHEN YOU’RE FEELING SICK BY COY BOWLES: BOOK REVIEW

When You’re Feeling Sick By Coy Bowles (Illustrated by Andy Elkerton) ISBN#9780399552861 Author Website: Coybowles.com   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Daniele Synopsis: This laugh-out-loud picture book from Coy Bowles, guitarist for the Grammy Award winning Zac Brown Band, will have sick kids feeling better in no time! Sneezing? … Continue reading

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SUPERGIRL AT SUPER HERO HIGH (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS, BOOK #2) BY LISA YEE: BOOK REVIEW

  Supergirl at Super Hero High DC Super Hero Girls, Book #2 By Lisa Yee ISBN 9781101940624 Author Website: http://www.lisayee.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro   Sinopsys: This groundbreaking new middle grade series follows DC Comics’ most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains . . . as high … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE DEMON (THE DEMON QUARTET, VOL 1) BY JASON SHIGA: BOOK REVIEW

The Demon Vol. 1 Book 1 of The Demon Quartet By Jason Shiga   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: As the author puts quite eloquently in the foreword, The Demon: Vol 1 is not, repeat not, a children’s comic. As the graphic novel industry has hit an … Continue reading

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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

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PATHS AND PORTALS (THE SECRET CODERS, BOOK #2) BY GENE LUAN AND MIKE HOLMES: BOOK REVIEW

  Paths and Portals The Secret Coders, Book #2 By Gene Luan Han and Mike Holmes ISBN 978-0-9906031-0-8   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Warning: This book does not stand on its own. It requires you to have read the previous book The Secret Coders, and is … Continue reading

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BERA THE ONE-HEADED TROLL BY ERIC ORCHARD: BOOK REVIEW

Bera The One-Headed Troll By Eric Orchard ISBN# 9781626721067 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Bera The One Headed Troll is my fan pick of the year in graphic novels so far. When the evil wizard Cloote loses a baby she has stolen, and wants back badly, it’s up to … Continue reading

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WONDER WOMAN AT SUPER HERO HIGH (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS, BOOK #1) BY LISA YEE: BOOK REVIEW

Wonder Woman at Super Hero High DC Super Hero Girls, Book #1 By Lisa Yee ISBN: 9781101940594 Author Website: http://www.lisayee.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis: This groundbreaking new middle grade series follows DC Comics’ most iconic female Super Heroes and Super-Villains . . . as high … Continue reading

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VARMINTS BY ANDY HIRSCH: BOOK REVIEW

Varmints By Andy Hirsch ISBN 978-1-62672-279-0   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Varmints, by Andy Kirsch, is a series of conundrums that lead to disaster and also to the meaning of family. The resonate theme throughout the lead protagonists Opie and Ned, two youngsters in the wild west, … Continue reading

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SCIENCE COMICS – DINOSAURS – FOSSILS AND FEATHERS BY M.K. REED & JOE FLOOD: BOOK REVIEW

  Science Comics: Dinosaurs – Fossils and Feathers By M.K. Reed & Joe Flood ISBN 978-1-62672-143-2 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Synopsis:   Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic–dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These … Continue reading

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DELILAH DIRK AND THE KING’S SHILLING (DELILAH DIRK, BOOK #2) BY TONY CLIFF: BOOK REVIEW

Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling Delilah Dirk, Book #2 By Tony Cliff ISBN 978-1-61671-155-5   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: A delightfully drawn and quasi-historical (according to the author) setting are just a few of the many perks of Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling. Set … Continue reading

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THE SHOW (LASTMAN, BOOK #4) BY BALAK, SANLAVILLE, AND VIVES: BOOK REVIEW

The Show Vol. 4 of The Last Man Balak + Sanlaville + Vive̒s   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Once again, this volume of The Last Man saga relies on knowledge of the previous three volumes.  The fights are on and the plot thickens in this latest … Continue reading

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THE CHASE (THE LAST MAN VOL. 3) BY BALAK, SANLAVILLE, VIVES: BOOK REVIEW

The Chase Vol. 3 of The Last Man By Balak + Sanlaville + Vive̒s   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Once again, this volume of The Last Man saga relies on knowledge of the previous two volumes. But in terms of story content it is a fantastic … Continue reading

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SECRET CODERS BY GENE LUEN YANG AND MIKE HOLMES: BOOK REVIEW

Secret Coders By Gene Luen Yang and Mike Holmes ISBN: 978-1-62672-075-6   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott Warning! This book leaves you hanging. The Secret Coders is a very Oriental-American stylized book in both its art and execution. However at the base of it, behind all of the … Continue reading

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ANNA BANANA AND THE CHOCOLATE EXPLOSION BY ALEXIS DORMAL, DOMINIQUE ROQUES: BOOK REVIEW

Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion Alexis Dormal, Dominique Roques ISBN : 9781626720206 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una   Synopsis Anna Banana is at it again!  The lovable tyrant from Sleep Tight, Anna Banana! is up to no good, and so are all of her beloved stuffed animals. In … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE ROYAL CUP (THE LAST MAN, VOL. #2) BY BASTIEN VIVES, MICHAEL SANLAVILLE, BALAK: BOOK REVIEW

The Royal Cup The Last Man, Vol. #2 By Balak + Sanlaville + Vive̒s Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: The Royal Cup, Vol. 2 of The Last Man series is not a self-contained story. Without knowledge of the events that transpired in Vol. 1, The Stranger, the … Continue reading

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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

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EXQUISITE CORPSE BY PENELOPE BAGIEU: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

    Exquisite Corpse Pe̒ne̒lope Bagieu ISBN# 9781626720827 Author’s Website:  http://www.penelope-jolicoeur.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott The graphic novel Exquisite Corpse is a tried and true formula story. I have read variations on the theme before and avid readers probably will have as well, leaving no guesswork on … Continue reading

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LAST OF THE SANDWALKERS BY JAY HOSLER: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  Last of the Sandwalkers By Jay Hosler ISBN#  9781626720244 Author’s Website:  http://www.jayhosler.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Last of the Sandwalkers is a graphic novel that even non-comic readers can pick up and enjoy. It’s an joyous story of insects and their trials and tribulations in a … Continue reading

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THE STRANGER (LAST MAN VOLUME #1) BY BASTIEN VIVES, MICHAEL SANLAVILLE, & BALAK: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEWS

  The Stranger Vol. 1 of The Last Man Balak + Sanlaville + Vive̒s Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Manga, or the Japanese style of rendering graphic storytelling has exploded onto both American and European shores and it’s hard to find an interesting take on the drama. The … Continue reading

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THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR EATS ADVENTURE PIE (THE GLORKIAN WARRIOR) BY JAMES KOCHALKA: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

    The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie By James Kochalka ISBN# 9781626723 Author’s Website:  glorkianwarrior.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott The Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie, a tie-in with the Glorkian Warrior video game on iOS, is a whimsical children’s, graphic tale. Done in a minimalist style … Continue reading

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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

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ARES: BRINGER OF WAR (OLYMPIANS, BOOK #7) BY GEORGE O’CONNOR: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  Ares: Bringer Of War By George O’Connor Olympians # 7 ISBN# 9781626720138 Author’s Website: http://geooco.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Summary: The myth continues in the tenth year of the fabled Trojan War where two infamous gods of war go to battle. The spotlight is thrown on Ares, … Continue reading

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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

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IN REAL LIFE BY CORY DOCTOROW & JEN WANG: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  In Real Life By Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang ISBN#9781596436589 Author’s Website: http://craphound.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis: Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a … Continue reading

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