Sacco loves to chronicle intimate, personal war stories...“The Great War” is different. It’s Sacco at his most bombastic and epic, as if his publisher had given him Steven Spielberg’s budget. The result is much more than a traditional comic book; it is an achievement whose impact could only be felt in this paper medium.
This short but abundantly populated novel in verse had quite an effect on me.
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.
No one said growing up was easy. In Kinney's hands, it's not only difficult but laugh-out-loud hysterical.
This entire project would likely have been a little better received if they'd conceived it as such, rather than a straight prequel
Though she is skilled at creating the small town world, Susan Mallery truly excels at character-driven romance, and that's what this most recent book lacked.
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.
Because Alison Bechdel is Alison Bechdel, this book has its charms...in general her skill as an artist has deepened. Some self-portraits in particular have a surreal, Kafkaesque intensity.
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
Smith wisely doesn’t tamper with his winning recipe for literary comfort food in his 13th excursion to Gaborone, Botswana...
Both a work of social realism and a fable with a moral.
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.
As we read, these stories intertwine, these characters deepen. The medium allows us to adopt a perspective that is not merely omniscient but truly godlike: Ware's characters remain trapped in their tiny panels, but we are above them, looking in...
FAHRENHEIT 451 is a brilliant, disturbing novel. It is as meaningful today --- perhaps more so --- as it was when it was written in 1950.
I must, however...say that the first volume of Sandman fell short of my expectations, even after repeat readings; it’s still a good book, but I’m not sure it represents the pinnacle of achievement in the comic book medium.
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.