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THE AMAZINGLY CRAFTY CAT BY CHERISE MERICLE HARPER: BOOK REVIEW

  The Amazingly Crafty Cat By Cherise Mericle Harper ISBN 978-1-62762-468-0 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott   Review The Amazingly Crafty Cat is first and foremost a young female reader’s graphic novel about solving problems by doing crafts. It even includes its own craft section at the end … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE NAMELESS CITY (THE NAMELESS CITY TRILOGY, BOOK #1) BY FAITH ERIN HICKS: BOOK REVIEW

  The Nameless City The Nameless City Trilogy, Book #1 By Faith Erin Hicks ISBN 978-1-62672-157-9 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott   Review The first of what seems to be an enchanting trilogy, The Nameless City, is an engrossing, well written and drawn piece that delivers high adventure, … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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THE HUMAN BODY THEATER BY MARIS WICKS: BOOK REVIEW

  The Human Body Theater By Maris Wicks ISBN13: 9781596439290 Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott Review The Human Body Theater by Maris Wicks is what Will Eisner would refer to as Educational Graphic Media. It’s a Graphic Novel, but one designed to teach and instruct, rather than tell a tale. … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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Star Scouts

STAR SCOUTS BY MIKE LAWRENCE: BOOK REVIEW

Star Scouts By Mike Lawrence ISBN 978-1-62672-280-4 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review:   Star Scouts by Mike Lawrence is a heart-warming tale of an intergalactic misfit scouting group at the Star Scout Andromeda Camp, where competition and humanism play out. A universe in which the badges you … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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Animal Crackers

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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Author : Caro
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California Dreamin

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’-CASS ELLIOT BEFORE THE MAMAS&THE PAPAS BY PENELOPE BAGIEU, NANETTE McGUINESS: BOOK REVIEW

  California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot before the Mamas and the Papas Penelope Bagieu ISBN 978-1-62672-546-1 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review:  The Mamas and the Papas were a musical phenomenon of the sixties and it was the song California Dreamin’ that propelled them to the charts. Enter the … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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SCIENCE COMICS: BATS BY FALYNN KOCH: BOOK REVIEW

  Science Comics: Bats By Falynn Koch ISBN 978-1-62672-408-2 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott   Review This is a beautiful alteration on the Science Comics line – a book on, well bats, aimed at the younger reader. Prior books have been aimed at a ‘tweenie’ audience, whereas this … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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Demon

DEMON, VOLUME 2 (DEMON SERIES, #2) BY JASON SHIGA: BOOK REVIEW

The Demon: Volume 2 Book 2 of The Demon Quartet By Jason Shiga ISBN 978-1-62672-453-2 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Synopsis:   The OSS is after Jimmy, and they’re planning on using his daughter to catch him. But Jimmy will tear the world apart to keep his daughter safe. … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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QUIRK’S QUEST: INTO THE OUTLANDS BY ROBERT CHRISTIE AND DEBORAH LANG: BOOK REVIEW

  Quirk’s Quest: Into the Outlands By Robert Christie and Deborah Lang ISBN 978-1-52672-233-0 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott   Review: Captain Quirk is out for King and Country as he is charted to explore the ‘unknown regions’ that ply the lands surrounding his home. Quirk’s Quest: Into … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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TETRIS – THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY BY BOX BROWN: BOOK REVIEW

Tetris By Box Brown ISBN 978-1-62672-315-3 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review:    In the world of computer games, one game stands out in the minds of all early gamers: Tetris. This perplexingly addictive and habit forming game, was, at least for me, played for the first time … Continue reading

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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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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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THE CREEPY CASE FILES OF MARGO MALOO BY DREW WEING: BOOK REVIEW

  The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo By Drew Weing ISBN 978-1-62672-339-9 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott   Review Drew Weing has a potential hit on his hands here. What if, bear with me for a bit, what if monsters that haunt and scare children weren’t just … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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Friends is Friends

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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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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The Order

LAST MAN: THE ORDER (LASTMAN #5) BY BASTIEN VIVÈS, MICHAËL SANLAVILLE, BALAK: BOOK REVIEW

The Order Vol. 5 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 four volumes.  However, it makes an exciting jumping on point. The Order ramps … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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OGRES AWAKE BY JAMES STURM: BOOK REVIEW

Ogres Awake By James Sturm ISBN 978-1-59643-653-4   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. Ogres Awake by James Sturm, just happens to have that and more. A whimsical flight of … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN

NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN BY BEN HATKE: BOOK REVIEW

Nobody Likes a Goblin By Ben Hatke ISBN 978-1-62672-081-7   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: A whimsical fantasy tale, Nobody Likes a Goblin, flourishes in the glut of children’s (and adults) graphic novels. Incredibly well written and beautifully drawn, it is sure to invite the reader in … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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Hippopotamister

HIPPOPOTAMISTER BY JOHN GREEN: BOOK REVIEW

  Hippopotamister By John Patrick Green http://www.johngreenart.com Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Synopsis:   The zoo isn’t what it used to be. It’s run down, and Hippo hardly ever gets any visitors. So he decides to set off for the outside with his friend Red Panda. To make … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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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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Author : Caro
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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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CORAL REEFS: CITIES OF THE OCEAN (SCIENCE COMICS) BY MARIS WICKS

   Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean Series: Science Comics By Maris Wick ISBN 978-1-62672-145-6 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 gorgeously illustrated graphic … Continue reading

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Something new

SOMETHING NEW: TALES FROM A MAKESHIFT BRIDE BY LUCY KNISLEY: BOOK REVIEW

Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride By Lucy Knisley ISBN 9781626722491 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Synopsis:   A funny and whip-smart new book about the institution of marriage in America told through the lens of her recent engagement and wedding…. The graphic novel tackles the all-too-common … Continue reading

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Author : Andra W
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Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling

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

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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Apollo

APOLLO: THE BRILLIANT ONE (OLYMPIANS #8) BY GEORGE O’CONNOR: BOOK REVIEW

    Apollo: The Brilliant One The Olympians Book 8 By George O’Connor ISBN 978-1-62672-015-2 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott For lovers of Greek mythology, Apollo: The Brilliant One is not going to offer anything new to your folklore except, perhaps, for a change of view. Tracing the … Continue reading

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Gryphons Aren't So Great

Gryphons Aren’t So Great (Adventures In Cartooning) by James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold

  Gryphons Aren’t So Great (Adventures In Cartooning) James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold ISBN # 9781596436527 http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/artStudio.php?artist=a3dff7dd55f39b http://www.cartoonstudies.org/frederickfrost/ Bought to you by OBS Reviewer jerjen Synopsis: The Knight’s best friend is her horse, Edward. They go everywhere together and do everything together! But when the Knight gets a gryphon, … Continue reading

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THE STRATFORD ZOO MIDNIGHT REVUE PRESENTS ROMEO AND JULIET (STRATFORD ZOO MIDNIGHT REVUE, BOOK #2) BY IAN LENDLER: BOOK REVEIW

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue, Book #2 By Ian Lendler ISBN13: 9781596439160 Author’s Website: http://www.ianlendler.com Review brought to you by OBS staff member Andra Synopsis: The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo . . . until the gates shut at night. … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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Secret Coders

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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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

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