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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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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 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: 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’-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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DECELERATE BLUE BY ADAM RAPP & MIKE CAVALLARO: BOOK REVIEW

  Decelerate Blue By Adam Rapp & Mike Cavallaro ISBN 978-1-59643-109-6 Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott   Review “In a hyperkinetic future, the ultimate act of rebellion is slowing down” – Decelerate Blue Cover Blurb Angela’s story, Decelerate Blue, is definitely that one of a few, handful of … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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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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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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Author : Caro
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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, 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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SWEATERWEATHER & OTHER SHORT STORIES BY SARA VARON: BOOK REVIEW

Sweaterweather & Other Short Stories By Sara Varon ISBN 978-1-67672-48-0 Author’s website: http://www.chickenopolis.com/ Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review Normally, I’m not predisposed to anthropomorphic comics. It takes certain panache to pull off being a rarity and almost a retro look in the modern comic’s industry; and Sara … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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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 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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FABLE COMICS BY VARIOUS AUTHORS, CHRIS DUFFY. ED.: BOOK REVIEW

Fable Comics By Various Authors, Chris Duffy. Ed. ISBN 978-1-62672-07-4 Author’s website: http://comicbooksareinteresting.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Scott Review A fable is a short narrative usually encompassing a moral. After Aesop, they also usually contain anthropomorphized animals. But different cultures have different catalogues of stories such as these … Continue reading

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Author : Omar
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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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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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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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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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