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Snowpiercer 2: The Explorers

By • Dec 10th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 3 stars, 3 stars, 3 stars, Legrand, Benjamin, Review, Rochette, Jean-Marc, Science fiction, Snowpiercer, Titan Comics

Life on a post-apocalyptic runaway train doesn’t get any better, even if you’re allowed out to explore



Kick-Ass 3

By • Dec 8th, 2014 • Category: 2014, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Kick-Ass, Marvel Comics, Millar, Mark, Review, Romita Jr., John, Superhero, Titan Books

Mark Millar and John Romita Jr. bring Kick-Ass to a close with a crescendo of ultra-violence



Saga: Volume 1

By • Nov 26th, 2014 • Category: 2012, 4 stars, 4 stars, 4 stars, Fantasy, Image Comics, Review, Saga, Science fiction, Staples, Fiona, Vaughan, Brian K.

The first volume of Brian K. Vaughan’s epic story of a child born into a world of war and chaos



Walled Trilogy, The – Book 2: Nocturne

By • Nov 10th, 2014 • Category: 2015, 4 stars, 5 stars, 5 stars, Gestalt, Hoffmeister, Angie, Literary, Opotowsky, Anne, Review, Walled City Trilogy, The

The second of a planned trilogy of books set in Hong Kong’s walled city of Kowloon is a bleak but beautiful story of innocence lost



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, Best of 2014, 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, Best of 2014, Featured, 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