Category Archives: graphic novel

The Witcher 3: Curse of Crows by Tobin and Kowalski

Perhaps the greatest hallmark of the Witcher series was its complete and utter ambivalence – there are no sacred cows (for slaughter or reverence) and character choices are extremely malleable. It made for a grounded and fluid story that allowed … Continue reading

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Blue Hour by Caruso and Cicconi

Blue Hour falls into the category of colonization sci fi that closely mirrors the Westword expansion of white settlers in the United States during the 1800s. Misunderstandings, broken treaties, and violence are hallmarks of this type of storyline. Unfortunately, Caruso … Continue reading

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The Good Earth By Pearl S. Buck and Nick Bertozzi

With graphic novels, it really comes down to the art conveying the emotions and subtitles – can the artist translate the words so the reader understands the author’s point of view? In the case of The Good Earth, ‘sketch’ type … Continue reading

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Echoes by Mike Richardson Gabriel Guzman, Java Tartaglia

Echoes is a book that looks to have begun from a short story. The writing and illustrations are solid, if not quite unique, and the story flows smoothly. If at times it felt like it could have been even shorter, … Continue reading

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Soupy Leaves Home by Cecil Castellucci, Jose Pimienta

There have been some great graphic novels in the past five years set in the American Great Depression period of history. With Soupy leaves home, Cecil Castellucci explores the surprisingly close and self-regulated society of 1930s hobos and how they … Continue reading

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Lady Mechanika 2: Tablet of Destinies

Volume 2 gives us a more interesting story at the expense of all originality and even worse milieu issues. With a plot nearly wholesale ‘inspired’ by Indiana Jones, I couldn’t help but feel the level of simplicity and silliness reached … Continue reading

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Lady Mechanika Volume 1 by Joe Benitez

As beautiful as Benitez’ illustration work is (and it is truly stunning), I don’t buy a graphic novel to stare at pretty pictures. I want a good story as well and Lady Mechanika (along with Benitez’ other offering, Wraithborn) doesn’t … Continue reading

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