Tag Archive for Vertigo

Fables Encyclopedia

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This book is an absolute must for fans of Bill Willingham’s comic book series Fables. The attractive package has no introductory material; it steps right into alphabetical entries on the major and minor characters in the Fables universe from individual…

American Vampire, vol. 1

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The introduction to this book informs us that Stephen King was so impressed by the idea behind American Vampire that when Scott Snyder approached him about writing a promotional blurb for the series King asked if he might write for…

Classic Fantastic: Preacher

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Classic Fantastic is our series of features on the classics of the format — please check out our other picks for the most important titles, in terms of appeal, innovation, and storytelling, that every library should own. What’s it about?…

We3

At the surface level, We3 documents the escape of three animals who have been abducted and repurposed as war machines.  In Hollywood pitch terms, it is The Incredible Journey meets Short Circuit, with a little Robocop thrown in for good…

The New York Five

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With the cancellation of the awesome girl centric Minx imprint of DC comics, readers might have always wondered what happened to the ladies of The New York Four, a pitch perfect story by Brian Wood with art by Ryan Kelly…

Get Jiro!

I spent several years working in an artisanal bakery. There were things to enjoy about the job, but the hours were awful and the work was messy and repetitive. There were certainly days that I resented our general cultural romanticization…

A Flight of Angels

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In the library world, we spend a lot of time guessing what will be the next big thing… we’ve been moving away from vampires (oh so slowly) and more heavily towards steampunk and dystopian fiction.  Supernatural romance is still going…

Pride of Baghdad

Amidst the horror of war a group of lions escape the zoo, in this “inspired by true events” story, and reflect the deeper meaning of the War on Terror in Iraq while trying to get to safety. At the start…

Stuck Rubber Baby

This is a civil rights story and a gay rights story focusing on a gay white teenager who grew up in the South in the 1960s. When Toland Polk gets out of high school, there’s a depression in the South,…

Demo

Demo is a book of twelve one-shot stories with a connected theme: adolescents with superpowers.  But wait! This isn’t a typical ‘kid gets superpowers and then joins a team of like-minded individuals who try to make the world a better place’…

The Books of Magic

What would you do if four creepy guys in trench coats emerged from a dark alley and asked if you believed in magic? You’d probably do what Timothy Hunter, the young hero of The Books of Magic, does: you’d run.…