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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

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 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

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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Author : Caro
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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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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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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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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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THE RISE OF AURORA WEST (BATTLING BOY PREQUEL) BY PAUL POPE, J.T. PETTY, & DAVID RUBIN: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  The Rise of Aurora West Batting Boy By Paul Pope, JT Petty, David Rubin ISBN#9781626720091 Author’s Website: http://paulpope.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis: The extraordinary world introduced in Paul Pope’s Battling Boy is rife with monsters and short on heroes… but in this action-driven extension of the Battling … Continue reading

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THE SHADOW HERO BY GENE LUEN YANG & SONNY LIEW: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  The Shadow Hero By Gene Luen Yang & Sonny Liew ISBN #978-1-59643-692-8 Author Website: http://geneyang.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro Synopsis: In the comics boom of the 1940s, a legend was born: the Green Turtle. He solved crimes and fought injustice just like the other comics characters. … Continue reading

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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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POSEIDON: EARTH SHAKER (OLYMPIANS, BOOK #5) BY GEORGE O’CONNOR: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

    Poseidon: Earth Shaker Olympians, Book #5 By George O’Connor ISBN# 978-1596437388 Author’s Website: http://geooco.blogspot.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar “The sea boils fiercely. The trembling waves obey me. They gallop and thunder like stallions upon the shore of grandmother Earth. I am Poseidon, earth shaker, ruler … Continue reading

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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

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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

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