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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 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

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: 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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Author : Caro
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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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Author : Caro
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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

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

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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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

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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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

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