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Complete Accident Man, The

By • Apr 5th, 2014 • Category: 2 stars, 2014, 4 stars, 4 stars, Action, Crime, Emond, Martin, Erasmus, John, Humour, Mighten, Duke, Mills, Pat, Review, Skinner, Tony, Titan Comics

This book collects the entire run of Accident Man stories, written by British comics legend Pat Mills



Sock Monkey Treasury

By • Mar 27th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Fantagraphics, Humour, Literary, Millionaire, Tony, Millionaire, Tony, Review, Talking animal

Follow the bizarre adventures of a pair of children’s toys in Tony Millionaire’s big book of Sock Monkey stories



Ayako

By • Mar 18th, 2014 • Category: 2013, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Drama, Manga, Review, Tezuka, Osamu, Tezuka, Osamu, Vertical

The latest Osamu Tezuka classic from Vertical tells the story of a girl who grows up confined to her cruel family’s cellar



Steed and Mrs. Peel

By • Mar 4th, 2014 • Category: 1 stars, 1 stars, 2 stars, 2013, Adaptation, Boom Studios, Bryant, Steve, Monroe, Caleb, Review, Sliney, Will, Waid, Mark

Mark Waid brings back John Steed and Emma Peel from British TV classic The Avengers



Just So Happens

By • Feb 11th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 3 stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, Jonathan Cape, Literary, Obata, Fumio, Obata, Fumio, Review

A Japanese expat returns home to bury her father in this water-coloured journey of mourning and self-discovery



Garth Ennis Presents Battle Classics

By • Feb 2nd, 2014 • Category: 2013, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Battle Picture Weekly, Cooper, John, Hebden, Alan, Hunt, David, Kennedy, Cam, Review, Titan Books, Wagner, John, War, Western, Mike

Garth Ennis chooses five of his favourite stories from classic British weekly war comic Battle.



Numbercruncher

By • Jan 7th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Action, Holden, PJ, Humour, Review, Science fiction, Spurrier, Simon, Titan Comics

Si Spurrier and PJ Holden mix accountancy with the afterlife in this mad romp through time and space



Maria M. Book 1

By • Jan 3rd, 2014 • Category: 2013, 4 stars, 4 stars, 5 stars, Action, Adaptation, Drama, Fantagraphics, Fritz B-Movie Collection, Hernandez, Gilbert, Hernandez, Gilbert, Review, Thriller

Gilbert Hernandez puts Palomar and the Fritz B-Movie Collection on a dramatic collision course



Blue is the Warmest Color

By • Dec 9th, 2013 • Category: 2013, 5 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars, Arsenal Pulp Press, Literary, Maroh, Julie, Maroh, Julie, Review, Romance

The book that inspired the film that won this year’s Palme d’Or is an intense love story with tragic undercurrents



Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero

By • Dec 3rd, 2013 • Category: 2013, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Batista, Chris, Beacham, Travis, Chen, Sean, Guichet, Yvel, Junior, Pericles, Legendary Comics, Review, Science fiction, Shaw, Geoff

Fill in a few of the gaps in Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim with this prequel, written by the film’s original script writer