Books by Graphic Novels & Comics
Le chien des Baskerville : Une histoire illustrée de Sherlock Holmes (2009)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 2
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of Baskervilles, adapted into a graphic novel by Ian Edington is a pleasurable read. Coupled with I.N.J. Culbard’s amusing illustrations, the novel manages to be both entertaining and add to the mystique of Sherlock Holmes.Sherlock Holmes is a delightful charact...
Building Stories (2012)
4.26 of 5 Votes: 4
Ground-breaking for how it "challenges the authority of format" wrt books/graphic novels. And it was interesting to read such different components that were related but distinct. Some parts of the story were more interesting than others - the bee parts annoyed me for the blatant biology errors; b...
The Complete Essex County (2009)
4.29 of 5 Votes: 3
"Essex County" is flat-out perfect! Weaving together stories about family, farming, and hockey, Lemire has created not only a fantastic comic but a textured and deep piece of literature. It's a remarkable feat, completely deserving of all the hype and awards it has garnered.Lemire has a wonderful...
Opowieści z hrabstwa Essex (2009)
4.29 of 5 Votes: 2
Essex County has been on my radar since it was one of the Canada Reads selections in 2011. I picked it up a few times, but was put off by the artwork. I'm glad I finally picked it up now! The artwork grew on me; it's amazing the kinds of emotions and stories someone can tell with only the barest ...
Essex County (2012)
4.29 of 5 Votes: 1
Jeff Lemire's work is always so haunting and often heartbreaking. This collected volume of Essex County focuses on several interwoven families and their complicated relationships across several generations. The rural setting and culture of isolation create a barren environment as well as painful...
Aquaman, Vol. 1: The Trench (2012)
4.57 of 5 Votes: 2
Geoff johns is such a bad writer... His dialogue is stilted and corny, like when Mira broke her handcuffs and kicked the police-car door into the sky, and took it upon herself to walk right into a tense hostage situation and start questioning the gunman. All her arresting officer can say is "durr...
Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Born to Kill (2012)
4.13 of 5 Votes: 5
Je n'ai pas très bien compris l'intégralité du scénario de Tomasi mais dans l'ensemble c'est une histoire du tonnerre où Bruce essaie de convaincre son fils de ne pas sombrer dans le dark side. Damian est un vrai psychopate mais les dernières pages ne rendent pas hommage à sa vivacité d'esprit et...
This One Summer (2014)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 5
Rose and Windy are summer friends. They hang out together every summer when their families go to their summer cottages in Awago Beach. Their one-and-a-half-year age difference never mattered until this one summer when the pivotal tween years bounce them back and forth between wanting to play thei...
Aquel verano (2014)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 2
This One Summer is one of the best comics (or graphic novels, as you prefer) of 2014. I was surprised to find so many reviews here criticising the story. At least they rightfully praise Jillian Tamaki's amazing art, but Mariko Tamaki's writing was just as good, and the two aspects of this book co...
E la chiamano estate (2014)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 3
What can I say about this beautiful YA graphic novel that you haven't already heard from the many, many other people who love it? If you don't already know the story it's mostly about Rose, a girl growing into a young woman. She and her family spend part of every summer at a house on Awago Beach ...
Batman, Vol. 2: The City of Owls (2013)
4.25 of 5 Votes: 1
Am I missing something here? Sure the art is great, but the story, continued from the first volume, continues to be ridiculous. First the Court of Owls has apparently been around Gotham for generations, and neither Batman nor Bruce Wayne had come across any sign of them before. Now we learn that ...
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2009)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 5
Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 160 pages + 9928 = 10088 pages for 2012.This was a second book, a part of the Study in Scarlet novel I just read. I enjoyed it more than the first. The author shifts the scene from London into an incredibly dark and dreary moor in the Engli...
Asterios Polyp (2009)
4.17 of 5 Votes: 5
The first Mazzucchelli I read, like many comic book fans, was Born Again. It's completely different than this, but they're both great for different reasons, and I didn't realize that Mazzucchelli had this kind of thing up his sleeve.Every detail here is carefully chosen--the analytical, eponymous...