...an impressive, large-format, 24-foot-long foldout panorama—a sharply-delineated, dynamic b&w illustration showing the full landscape and timeline of the battle’s first and deadliest day. In dizzying detail, he depicts the anticipation, progress, and horrors of the battle...
Astounding...how effectively an entire century is captured in these slices of daily life—how each era both defines and inspires those within its grasp.
If you can get past this opening section, the book becomes a fun adventure, but things work out all too easily for the main character...
Fans will continue to enjoy Greg's ongoing efforts to come out on top.
Kinney hasn't lost his touch for spinning universal details of middle-school life into comic gold—he doesn't have to worry about becoming a dirt sandwich anytime soon.
What Wein adds to the Ozymandias mythos manages to be both superfluous and jarring at the same time.
All in all this wasn’t my favorite Fool’s Gold Series, and the one that had the weakest romance, in my opinion.
an author whose infernal puzzle mysteries invariably inspire words like devious, diabolical and devilish, all of which apply to “XO.” It’s Dance’s toughest case, and one of Deaver’s best books.
It’s Tye’s (Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, 2009, etc.) merry, dizzyingly detailed history of America’s first and greatest superhero.
Many of us have unfinished business with our parents, but few are as honest as Alison Bechdel. In speaking so well for herself, she becomes a voice for us all.
Dascher’s translation is fluid, and the colors by Delisle and Lucie Firoud are effective at setting off distinct scenes.
. . . an entertaining role model for the intended audience. . .
The rich world and engaging characters are a surefire hit—and the glorious full-color illustrations, which pack a novel’s worth of expression onto cartoon faces, should bring readers back for multiple reads of this many-layered story
It is all but impossible to criticise this novel; that would be like kicking a slightly senile labrador that always retrieves a ball when you throw it, whether you like it or not.
Overall, though, the story of Fanya and Esther’s struggles is beautifully drawn and hard to forget.
While Cumming’s mangaesque art is craftsmanlike, it is also limited in its range; the underage Uglies and the older Pretty cohort appear similarly flawless, undermining a vital element of the story.
Building Stories does things no traditional novel can, or not without much lumbering effort; and it does other things no comic has hitherto pulled off. No wonder, then, that opening it for the first time makes you feel like a child at Christmas. It's a thing to be treasured, a box of delights.
I think that Fahrenheit 451 feels less dark and has a slightly more optimistic view, which makes it a more enjoyable read.
This part of the story is effectively told by Gaiman, as the mission gives the story shape until Dream's character solidifies. The art varies from book to book, as it, too, struggles a bit to find a shape.
The story arc feels complete. The series' feminism was edgy five years ago, but is so no longer. As a man who chose nonparticipation in life as a moral stance, Yorick is a Gen-X anti-hero, and the series is a comic-book masterpiece.