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Luba and Her Family

By • Oct 14th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 3 stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, Fantagraphics, Hernandez, Gilbert, Hernandez, Gilbert, Literary, Love & Rockets, Love and Rockets - Gilbert Hernandez, Review

Gilbert Hernandez moves away from Palomar and focuses on Fritz and Petra, and Luba’s attempt to bring her husband to America



Fatherland

By • Oct 9th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Biography, Bunjevac, Nina, Bunjevac, Nina, Jonathan Cape, Liveright, Review

Nina Bunjevac unravels the mysteries of her own family history in this fascinating tale of a Yugoslavian family divided by politics



Sword and the Butterfly, The

By • Sep 29th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 3 stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, Fantasy, Jimenez, Jim, Razor Wolf Entertainment, Review, Wolf, Matthias

Mythologies collide in Matthias Wolf’s latest book, which sees an orphan girl fight for the right to wield an ancient sword of great power



Antares: Episode 5

By • Sep 20th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Antares, Cinebook, LEO, LEO, Review, Science fiction, Worlds of Aldebaran, The

Kim continues her journey to find her daughter, landing on the planet the explorers believe is emitting a mysterious ray.



Absence, The

By • Sep 14th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Literary, Review, Stiff, Martin, Stiff, Martin, Titan Comics

A suspenseful, mysterious graphic novel that isn’t quite as scary as it looks



Seconds

By • Sep 10th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars, Literary, O'Malley, Bryan Lee, O'Malley, Bryan Lee, Review, SelfMadeHero

Comics superstar Bryan Lee O’Malley’s new book takes his hip twenty-somethings on a Groundhog Day-like journey through time and regret



Extinction Parade, The – Volume 1

By • Aug 27th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 3 stars, 3 stars, 3 stars, Avatar, Brooks, Max, Caceres, Raulo, Horror, Review

The writer of World War Z returns to the zombie genre with another new twist: vampires



Death Sentence

By • Aug 14th, 2014 • Category: 2 stars, 2014, 3 stars, 4 stars, Dowling, Mike, Horror, Montynero, Review, Science fiction, Superhero, Titan Comics

What would you do if you contracted a virus that turns you into a super-human but only gives you 6 months to live?



Oculus

By • Jul 21st, 2014 • Category: Review

Concerned about Google Glass? Wait until you read about Oculus



Sugar Skull

By • Jul 4th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 5 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars, Burns, Charles, Burns, Charles, Jonathan Cape, Literary, Pantheon Books, Review, Science fiction, X'ed Out

The final part of Charles Burns’ trilogy ties off all its loose ends, leaving this reviewer little short of gob-smacked