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Monster Science series, vols. 1 & 2

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Capstone’s Monster Science series takes scientific principles and uses various classic monsters to explain and illustrate them in graphic format. Each book ends with additional information, including a glossary, several suggested books for further reading, and three questions relating the…

The Dumbest Idea Ever!

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Jimmy Gownley’s reflective look at his youth and his enthrallment with the comic book world, while personal and introspective, is honest and appealing. It offers the reader a chance to get to know several of its characters and to join…

In Defense of the Realm

In Defense of the Realm reminds me of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Both books were written by knowledgeable scholars who clearly have a great deal of enthusiasm for their area of study, but whose interest in world-building far outweighed their…

FAME: Taylor Swift

I had no illusions of quality or even basic competence as I began to read FAME: Taylor Swift. I’ve read too many comics by Bluewater Productions to expect anything but the worst. What else could one expect from a publishing…

Mr. Big: A Tale of Pond Life

A vengeful fish couple, mourning the loss of their guppies — eaten by Mr. Big the Snapping Turtle — decide to rid the pond of the old terror, regardless of the warnings of others about disturbing the balance of nature.…