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A group of Xavier's students start a riot that engulfs the school and causes unforeseen damage.
Ick. A stupid story with obnoxious characters and rushed Quitely artwork. Some fans love this story for reasons that escape me. Please don't hold this against either Grant Morrison or Frank Quitely... both men are capable of much, much, MUCH better work.
This Astro City collection is good, but may be the weakest volume released so far. It's still better than 99% of what is available on the market. "Newcomers", about people visiting Astro City for the first time, is quite good, but some of the other stories are weaker.
A man is haunted by the memory of his marriage, ruined by infidelity.
A fairly depressing book that juxtaposes a manís painful recollection of his own past with the life cycle of the cicada. Josue Menjivarís artwork is moody and evocative, and the book is emotionally jarring and painful to watch. That said, the story is rather simple and the connection between the protagonistís plight and the cicada is never really put to any use, either literally or thematically. A serviceable short read, but nothing earth-shaking.
The story of the enigmatic and bizarre figure, Arthur Cravan.
Rick Geary, he of the ďTreasury of Victorian MurderĒ series, brings us another tale of strange historical oddity in the biography of a guy I admit Iíd never heard of before. He had some interesting things on his resume Ė in several ways an artist, athlete and adventurer, as well as a con-man and crook with numerous aliases and assumed identities Ė before disappearing without a trace, and to many wild theories about his possible subsequent identities and exploits. As cool as all that sounds, the story isnít all that exciting, merely a brief recounting of this manís known and presumed subsequent exploits. Itís short, about 70 pages, and it never really gets off the ground for all the seeming potential of the subject matter, Geary and writer Mike Richardson not really convincing us that this guy is as interesting as they clearly think he is.
I've heard Bone described as Carl Barks meets JR Tolkein, and it lives up to that lofty description. Subtle and nuanced, yet accessible to the youngest readers. Bone is a testament to the power of the medium of comics and their potential to touch millions.
The comedic misadventures of a man, his psychotic cat, and said cat's perpetual victim, a stuffed bear.
A great entrant into the field of sick, twisted, borderline nonsensical humor that has become a hallmark of the SLG line. There's plenty of gross-out, low-brow humor, some fun characters, and some wonderfully weird, intricate B&W artwork. Fans of Jhonen Vasquez or Roman Dirge will enjoy it quite a bit.