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SPINNING BY TILLIE WALDEN: BOOK REVIEW

Spinning By Tillie Walden ISBN: 978-1-626-72772-4   Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott Review: Spinning is a memoir, a deeply haunting look through the eyes of a young girl, shot through the lens of figure skating. Tillie appears as herself, having the knowledge of 12 years of competitive skating. … Continue reading

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Author : Caro
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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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Author : Caro
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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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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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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

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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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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 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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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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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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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 WRENCHIES BY FAREL DALRYMPLE: GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW

  The Wrenchies By Farel Dalrymple ISBN# 9781596434219 Author’s Website: http://fareldalrymple.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro *Spoilers* Synopsis: Meet the Wrenchies. They’re strong, powerful, and if you cross them, things will quickly go very badly for you. Only one thing scares them—growing up. Because in the world of … Continue reading

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BOOK VS. MOVIE: SCOTT PILGRIM VERSUS THE WORLD

“I’m between jobs right now.’ ‘Between what and what?’ ‘Well…my last job is a really long story, filled with sighs. Maybe we can get into it in a later volume.” Scott Pilgrim is a series of graphic novels (six in total) by Bryan Lee O’Malley. It tells the story of … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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GRAPHIC NOVEL NEWS FOR JULY 25TH: INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, THE STRAIN, TORN, WOMANTHOLOGY, AND ‘CROWDFUNDING’

Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire Being Adapted into a Graphic Novel via Dread Central Per Publishers Weekly, Yen Press, the graphic novel and manga imprint at Hachette, will adapt Rice’s Interview with the Vampire with the story being told by Claudia, a child who is transformed into a vampire … Continue reading

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Author : Dawn
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COMIC BOOK NEWS FOR JAN 1: BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS OF 2010 AND MEMOIR

The 10 Best Graphic Novels and Comics of 2010 Source: shelf-life.ew.com It was a good year for a wide array of comics collections and graphic novels. From superheroes to memoirs of old age to vintage reprints, there was something for anyone — which is to say, everyone — interested in … Continue reading

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WATCH THE FIRST 5 MINUTES OF ‘THE WALKING DEAD’

by Tiberius at Geek Tyrant In anticipation of The Walking Dead on AMC this weekend Dread Central has released the first five minutes of episode 1 for your viewing pleasure. The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT FOR OCT 12: ‘THE INVISIBLE MAN’

From Campfire Graphic Novels comes a new release, ‘The Invisible Man’, adapted by Sean Taylor from the H.G. Wells classic novel and illustrated by Bhupendra Ahluwalia. ‘The stranger came early in February, one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow.’ When the residents of Iping first see him, he … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 11: WITCH AND WIZARD SERIES GRAPHIC ADAPTATION & NEW CLASSIC VAMPIRE NOVEL

Source: mania JAMES PATTERSON’S WITCH AND WIZARD GETS GRAPHIC ADAPTATION Hachette Book Group USA announced yesterday at New York City Comic-Con that its graphic novel imprint, Yen Press, has acquired world rights to a graphic adaptation of the first three books in James Patterson’s young adult series Witch and Wizard. … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK NEWS FOR AUGUST 30: BATMEN AND SCIFI GRAPHIC NOVELS

Bruce Wayne AND Dick Grayson Are BATMAN This Fall Source: newsarama.com We already knew Bruce Wayne was coming back this fall, and let’s face it, Dick Grayson has been doing a pretty good job as Batman. So what to do, DC? This morning the NY Post has confirmed what fans … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT: ZOMBIE WARRIORS

Zombie fans get ready, a new graphic novel is out and ready to tantalize you in this release from Arcana Studios titled ‘Zombie Warriors‘ by Robert Kruckemeyer. Synopsis: U.S. Special Forces Bio/Chemical weapons expert Horatio Danglar was left behind in Iraq in 1991 and presumed dead. Bent on revenge against … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT AUGUST 17: BORIS KARLOFF TALES OF MYSTERY ARCHIVES VOL. 3

This week fans of Boris Karloff will be able to get their hands on a new Graphic Novel by Dark Horse Comics “Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery Archives Vol. 3” by Paul S. Newman, Dick Wood, Joe Certa, Al Williamson, Bob Jenny, Angelo Torres, Al McWilliams, Alberto Golitti. It features a new introduction by the film … Continue reading

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COMIC NEWS AUGUST 5: PAUL DINI REVEALS MORE ABOUT ULTIMATE SPIDERMAN SERIES AND PUBLISHERS LOOKING TO HOLLYWOOD

Source: comicbookmovie PAUL DINI REVEALS MORE ABOUT THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN ANIMATED SERIES In an interview with MTV Splash Page, the writer best known for his work on projects such as Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League and the Batman: Arkham Asylum video game has revealed that he’s part of the creative team behind … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR AUGUST 3RD: WALKING DEAD, VAMPIRE DIARIES, AND BEAST LEGENDS

The Walking Dead: zombies shuffle centre stage by Owen Van Spall at The Guardian Vampires, you may have noticed, have been having something of a television moment – what with Being Human, True Blood and The Vampire Diaries it’s been a fangtastic couple of years for viewers who like their … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GRAPHIC NOVEL HIGHLIGHT: MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN

Man has long had the power to take life, but what will happen when he learns to give it? Intrigued by this question, young Victor Frankenstein – a devoted student of science – becomes obsessed with the idea of conjuring life out of ‘lifeless matter’. Using his formidable skills in … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 26TH: DYSTOPIAN LOVE STORY, PERCY JACKSON GRAPHIC NOVEL, AND MORE

Schlubby Hero Gets Vixen in Shteyngart’s Dystopian Love Story By Craig Seligman at Bloomberg A down-at-heels U.S. badly in hock to China; a trigger-happy “bipartisan” administration that herds its low-net-worth individuals (LNWIs) out of affluent city centers and, on occasion, shoots them; a culture of subliterate, sexually shameless young people … Continue reading

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