Browsing Category : from a library

From A Library: JLA/Avengers


JLA/Avengers #1–4 by Kurt Busiek and George Perez My mainstream superhero obsession in my early years was the X-Men books, which meant that I grew up thinking that the Avengers and the Justice League of America were the uncool comic books of the previous generation. Therefore, I was never one of those fanboys for whom this was the ultimate comic…

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From A Library: X-Club


X-Club #1–5 by Si Spurrier and Paul Davidson My first experience of reading something by Spurrier (his novel, Contract – see my thoughts here) didn’t go well so it meant that I didn’t hunt out his work in comic books; however, I try not to let my experiences blinker me (with the exception of Jeph Loeb), so I thought I…

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From A Library: iZombie


Created/written by Chris Roberson & created/drawn by Michel Allred iZombie: Dead to the World (iZombie #1–5 and part of The House of Mystery Halloween Annual #1) iZombie: uVampire (iZombie #6–12 and The House of Mystery Halloween Annual #2) iZombie: Six Feet Under and Rising (iZombie #13–18) iZombie: Repossession (iZombie #19–28) Now that iZombie has premiered on television, it seemed a good…

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From A Library: The New Deadwardians


The New Deadwardians #1–8 Written by Dan Abnett Art by INJ Culbard October 1910. London (Zone-A). Chief Inspector George Suttle, Murder Squard, is woken in the night when his housekeeper is killed by a ‘Restless’ (a zombie). He calmly stabs it through the throat to pin it to the table before blowing its head off with his service rifle (he…

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Book From A Library: London Falling


Written by Paul Cornell The concept of police investigating magical-related crime in London is not without precedent – I’m a big fan of Ben Aaronovitch’s Folly series – but it’s way that the story is told that makes it different. Cornell, in addition to his comic-book writing, has written for television (Doctor Who, Primeval, Robin Hood) and this book has a…

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From A Library: King City


King City #1–12 by Brandon Graham To read King City is to enter into one man’s singular vision captured in 424 pages of paper with pencil and ink. Twelve issues of a mostly plotless story (as Graham admits in the outro) in an otherly world of delightful inventiveness and wonderful imagination. The protagonist of the book is Joe, who has…

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Notes On A Book: The Name Of The Wind


Book One of The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss The paperback edition that I read is 662 pages of small print text. It’s a big book. Yet I raced through it in a euphoric rush as I devoured this book (not literally; that would be hideous, to steal a line from Alan Partridge), because the prose is so well written…

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From A Library: Neonomicon


The Courtyard #1 & 2 and Neonomicon #1–4 Written by Alan Moore Art by Jacen Burrows I’m sure this is heresy but I’ll say it anyway: this comic book, which was written by arguably one of the greatest writers of comics books and whose work I enjoy very much (so much so that I went to Kettering to see him…

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