Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Tao of Pooh


Here's my review:

The Tao Of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

Just so you know, this book review is the only one that is not a graphic novel. It's a real book with mostly just words. But I had to make an exception because it's just such a good book. It's using Winnie the Pooh to explain Taoism, and using Taoism to explain Winnie the Pooh. I just had to mention it because I loved this book!

Superman for all Seasons


Here's my review:

Superman for all Seasons by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

This book starts out with Clark Kent's adopted dad remebering when Clark was a baby in a rocket ship. Now, Clark has just graduated from high school, and discovering that he has powers. The book is called Superman for all Seasons because there is four chapters; Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. I really loved this book because before reading it I knew how Superman ended up on earth, but I didn't know about his childhood and growing up in Kansas with his friends, Lana and Pete, and his parents, Jonathan and Martha. I hope that you read this book before you read any other Superman books so that you can know about Superman a little bit before reading lots of books about him. I loved this book and hope you will too!

Ghost World


Here's my review:

Ghost World by Daniel Clowes

Ghost World is the story of two best friends who just got out of high school and decide not to go to college. It's a great book, but don't see the movie first because in the movie it's a totally different plot. I thought that this book was amazing because instead of showing them as the stereotypical "two peas in a pod" they were the type of friends that could be mean to each other and know it was a joke. There was nothing that I disliked about this book, and I hope you read it and like it, too. Enjoy!

Monday, August 29, 2005

Hulk vs Superman


Here's my review:

The Incredible Hulk vs Superman by Roger Stern and Steve Rude

The Incredible Hulk vs. Superman is mostly one big flashback of Superman's, of when he fought the Incredible Hulk. I liked this book a lot, especially since it was the first time I had ever read Superman. The only thing I don't recommend is this: I didn't like that this was the first Superman I had ever read because it was confusing to me not knowing the characters and everything. But besides that, I think it was a great book and if you like both the Hulk and Superman, than this is the perfect book for you.

Friday, August 26, 2005

The Long Halloween


Here's my review:

The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

The Long Halloween is a mystery about how every holiday a member of the Roman family is killed by an unidentified man or woman called "holiday". When I first picked up this book I wasn't into Batman at all, but my brother said that if I read a little bit I would like it. So I read the first five pages and then I couldn't stop reading. One of my favorite things about this book is that there are so many villians who could be holiday and you have no idea until you put everything together at the end. I also liked how everytime Batman confronts the Roman, Catwoman shows up and helps him (even though she's a villain). However, I didn't like that everytime it showed a member of the Roman family it would say who they were in the exact same words as it did the last time it showed them. It just got kind of boring. But besides that, I really loved this book, and it made me a lot more interested in Batman and all of the villains' origins. I hope that you read it and like it as much as I did.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Rocket Ship


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Pinky and Stinky


Here's my review:

Pinky and Stinky by James Kochalka

Here's the story. I was at Rocket Ship, an awesome comic book store in Brooklyn, and I was looking for a good book to read. Since I'm already a huge fan of James Kochalka, I decided to read Pinky and Stinky. It's about these two pigs: Pinky and Stinky. Pinky is sort of the smart one, and Stinky is sort of the dumb one. They are on a mission in space to go to Pluto, but they land on the moon by accident. They encounter a mean human astronaut, the moon king, and the moon king's daughter, the princess who loves them both and calls them her "cuties". The moon king captures them and throws them in a hole, one thing leads to another, and they completely forget about their mission. It's great art and writing, and I loved this book. I hope you can read it and love it as much as I did.



Here's my review:

Dolltopia by Abby Denson

This book is a short, cute book about dolls. Kitty, a doll that is supposed to be in love with Soccer Scotty and living in a fanstasy home, decides that she wants to make her own decisions. To not have to live the life that is already planned out for her. She and an Army Jim doll decide to go to dolltopia, a place where dolls can be who they want to be. They change the way they look with a quick stop at the sewing basket, and set off for dolltopia. If you're looking for a book that's short and sweet, this is the perfect book. The moral that this book teaches is that you should be able to choose what you want to be and not what everyone wants you to be. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Maus I and II


Here's my review:

Maus 1 and Maus 2 by Art Speigleman

If you like great art and great writing, than these are the books for you. These books are the story of the holocoste as told by Vladek Speigleman. Outside of that, there are sections of the book that take place now, of Art going over to his fathers house to ask him more questions, and of both of their lives in the present time. It's a true story and there's amazing drawings to go with it. It was the first graphic novel I ever remember reading and I loved it then and I love it now. I hope that you read it! Enjoy!

Hulk Gray


Hulk Gray

This is an amazing book. The reason it’s called “Hulk Gray” is for a few reasons. The number one reason is that this story is the origin of the Hulk, and when he started out, he wasn’t green, he was gray. Also, The Hulk is not a villain or a hero, he’s in between, like gray, between black and white; vague. The last reason (that I can think of) that it’s called Hulk Gray is because the drawings in the book work like this: The flash-backs (practically the whole book) are all color, and the present (the beginning and end section) which is the shrinks office are only black and white.
Basically this book is the origin of the Hulk, being told by Bruce Banner (the Hulk) to his pshychiatrist. I really enjoyed this book and I hope that if you read it you will too.

Courtney Crumrin Tales: A Portrait of the Warlock as a Young Man


Here's my review:

This book is a prequel to the Courtney Crumrin Tales comic books, about her mother, Alice, and her father, Aloysius. It's an amazing book, and if you're looking for a quick read, it's only 50 pages! I read it in about 7 minutes straight, it's amazing. At the beginning of the book you'll think: this is kinda weird, but once you're a couple pages in you can't stop reading. It makes even more sense if you've already read some of the Courtney Crumin Tales comic book, but it still makes sense other than that. All you really need to know if you haven't read any of the comic books is this: Courtney Crumrin is a witch and she reminds me of Emily the Strange a bit, but she's cooler, and....her mom's name is Alice.