Thursday, October 30, 2014

SVU: Running For Her Life by Laurie John, 277 pages

I have to admit, no matter how repetitive or formulaic the books are, they're still a guilty pleasure.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sons of Empire by Bill Willingham, 200 pages

Title: Fables, Vol. 9: Sons of Empire
Author:  Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy, Gene Ha, Joshua Middleton, Iñaki Miranda, Mike Allred
Pages: 200
Date: September 28th
Found: Had on hold.
Motive: Continuing Fables.
Summary: Spoilers, man.
Verdict: Definitely interesting.

Batman: Hush, Vol 2 by Jeph Loeb, 192 pages

Title: Batman: Hush, Vol 2
Author:  Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, Scott A. Williams
Pages: 192
Date: September 26th
Found: Had on hold.
Motive: Part two of comic mentioned in lecture.
Summary: Who is this mastermind controlling Batman's enemies, and friends?
Verdict: Not my favorite, but at least I read it.

Batman: Hush, Vol. 1 by Jeph Loeb

Title: Batman: Hush, Vol 1
Author:  Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, Scott A. Williams
Pages: 121
Date: September 26th
Found: Had on hold.
Motive: Mentioned in a Comics class lecture, decided to educate myself.
Summary: no one is to be trusted in Gotham City.
Verdict: Eh. Not as good as I'd hoped, but not bad.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell, 186 pages

Title: Coraline: the Graphic Novel
Author:  Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Pages: 186
Date: September 25th
Found: While shelving.
Motive: Never actually read Coraline, but saw the movie. Wanted to see how the graphic novel worked out.
Summary: A girl is dissatisfied with her home life, finds a hole in a wall that leads to a much more enjoyable world, for a price.
Verdict: Pretty cool, super creepy which is the point.

Nursery Rhyme Comics edited by Chris Duffy, 103 pages

Title: Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists
Author:  Chris Duffy + 50
Pages: 103
Date: September 25th
Found: While checking in.
Motive: Wasn't pulled in by the cover, but flipped through it and got really excited.
Summary: 50 nursery rhymes retold by current comic artists and children's illustrators.
Verdict: Brilliant and awesome.

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen, 288 pages

Title: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong
Author:  Prudence Shen, Faith Erin Hicks
Pages: 288
Date: September 23rd
Found: While shelving.
Motive: Art looks awesome.
Summary: Nate and Charlie are friends... for some reason. Nate is president of the robotics club, while Charlie is captain of the basketball team. When a tug-of-war develops over the class funding, and becomes increasingly cut-throat, nobody gets the funds. How do they handle this new development? : "Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course!"
Verdict: Picked it up for the artwork, laughed at the ridiculous situations they get themselves in, suddenly got serious when Charlie's parent situation resembled my own a little too eerily.