Category Archives: graphic novel

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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Sc0oter Girl by Chynna Clugston Flores

Scooter Girl is a very difficult graphic novel to quantify. Slippery as an eel and about as fun to read as playing with that slimy sea creature, what we have is a story full of foul characters doing really stupid … Continue reading

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The Flinstones Volume 1 by Russel, Pugh

Back in the 1960s, TV became a bit daring with a social commentary sitcom known as The Honeymooners. Much as would be done again in the 1970s with Archie Bunker of All In The Family, 1980s with Roseanne, and 1990s … Continue reading

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Small Favors by Colleen Coover

What Small Favors lacks in storytelling, it more than makes up for in charm and joy. Freed completely from any patriarchal restraints whatsoever, what we have is a series of short vignettes that have one goal in mind: find reasons … Continue reading

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