Warhammer 40,000 Faith and Fire by James Swallow, Black Library, $8.99, 404pp.
A team of warrior nuns with one healer are on the quest to reclaim a psychic heretic. Little will they know that there are more than what appears to be only a madman at work...
This is the first book of the Sisters of Battle.
Interesting story with these “Amazon” fighters. Good plot. Well done. Recommended to fans of Warhammer 40,000.
Warhammer 40,000 Hammer and Anvil by James Swallow, Black Library, $8.99, 410 pp.
A group of battle sisters of the
Emperor are settling back to outpost Sanctuary 101. They seem to be ready for their enemy, necrons. But there are not ready for
another enemy- an ally of their cause. Also, there seem to be only one real reason for the battle nuns presence- a secret hidden found within the enemy’s compound.
This is the second book of the Sisters of Battle. Read the first to understand background story.
Complex. Good twists and turns. Recommended to fans of Warhammer 40,000.
The Unwritten Leviathan by Mike Carey and Peter Gross, Vertigo, $14.99
Tom Taylor, an author’s son and a somewhat Harry Potter clone, and his two friends are on quest to find who and what is really Tom Taylor? In this story, Tom finds himself literally in Moby Dick. Will he figure out why his dad was into whales or will he be swallowed up by literal figures from classics?
Suggested for mature readers. This is volume four of the series. Read the first three to know what’s going on.
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Stimulating This book has a lot of literature references. Highly recommended to fans of classics and/or mature Harry Potter readers.
The Nodwick Chronicles by Aaron Williams, Dork Storm Press, $15.95, 159 pp.
Here is Nodwick, a hireling who generally carry treasure for three adventurers- a wizard, a fighter, and a cleric. Sadly, Nodwick is used
for a trap/bait/bad luck/disaster of the party. Piffany the cleric has a steady supply of duct tape to put Nodwick back, again and again... This is the first volume. Ouch. The stories of Nodwick are amusing but at times, painful. Now I know why fantasy players mention him when they miss their saving throws... Recommended to gaming fantasy role- playing (AD&D) comic readers.
A Graphic Mystery: Filthy Rich by Brian Azzarello and Victor Santos, Vertigo Crime, $19.99,196 pp.
The time is 1950s. Richard “Junk” Junkin is a former football player who is a car salesman until his boss’s daughter gets into trouble. Junk will not only be a
bodyguard but also be someone who does the dirty work...
Suggested for mature readers. Surprises. A good crime noir story. Recommended to fans of dark crime fiction graphic novel.
The Replacement God by Zander Cannon, Amaze Ink/Slave Labor Graphics, $19.99
In the land of Mun, there is a freed male slave named Knute and Anne, a jailed villager. Comically, Knute is suppose to be “the replacement god” but is literally
clueless. On the other hand, Anne is running away from her problems... Oh, by the way, there is a king with his beatnik Visigoth Death Horde who are hunting them down. Why? Well, there is this prophecy that the replacement god was suppose to destroy them...
This is volume one. A interesting kind of fantasy with
Visigoth talking beatnick. Enjoyed it. Recommended to fantasy graphic novel readers.
Scalped: You gotta sin to get saved by Aaron and Guera, Vertigo, $17.99.
Here are stories of crime noir in an Indian casino and reservations.
This is volume 8 of the series. Best to read the first seven to know what is going on. Also,
recommended to mature readers. Interesting stuff. Recommended to crime noir graphic novel fans.
The Executor by Jon Evans and Andrea Mutti, Vertigo Comics, $19.99, 196 pp.
An injured NFL player, Joe Ullen is coming home to a small town, Elohra, New York. He is an executor of his ex- girlfriend’s will. Joe will find out there is more to the will and
see a past he would rather kept hidden. Good story. Recommended to crime noir graphic novel fans.
Put The Book Back On The Shelf- A Belle & Sebastian Anthology by editor Eric Stephenson, Image, $19.99, 187 pp.
This graphic novel consists of short stories from different writers and artists on the lyrics from Belle & Sebastian. Suggested for Mature Readers. Adult situations. Different. Most are with a British viewpoint. Recommended to fans of Belle & Sebastian.
Amelia Rules: The Meaning of Life and Other Stuff by Jimmy Gownley, Atheneum Books, $19.99, 147 pp. Amelia notices nothing lasts except for friendship. Will life be the same when she is literally drafted by a friend to the “cheerwitches?” Or Amelia will have more problems with
family and/or friends? Stay tune. This is volume seven. Please read the first six to understand what is happening.
Rewarding. Clean but goofy. Highly recommended to fans of Amelia Rules.
American Vampire by Scott Snyder, Rafael Alboquerque and Stephen King, Vertigo, $24.99. Introducing
Skinner Sweet: a Western outlaw who became an American vampire. He will be an interesting villain especially to other old vampires from Europe. In this story, he will be in 1920’s
Hollywood to try to make a deal with a vampire cabal. But he will do more than stand aside? Skinner will “help” Pearl Jones for revenge. This is volume one of this series. Suggested for mature readers. Violence and adult situations. Dark. Interesting to see that American vampires are different. Recommended to fans of vampire graphic novels.
Jumper Jumpscars by Nunzio Defilippis and Christina Weir, Oni Press, $14.95
This is a story of one teleport hunters- a paladin. This is the prequel to the movie, Jumper. Interesting background. Recommended to fans of Jumper.
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