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    The Walking Dead vols 1-3 – Robert Kirkman

    This short post is my thoughts on the first three volumes of The Walking Dead series; Days Gone Bye, Miles Behind Us and Safety Behind Bars. It will be different to my normal reviews as it is kind of a summary of my thoughts towards the comics, especially after having watched the three seasons of the TV series. I watched the TV series and played part of The Walking Dead video game before I got round to reading the comics. I wasn’t even sure I was going to read them but my partner started them and told me I had to, now I’m glad I did.  The comics are so…

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    Hereville #1 and #2- Barry Deutsch

    Welcome to Hereville, home of the first-ever wisecracking, adventure-loving, sword-wielding Orthodox Jewish heroine. A delightful mix of fantasy, adventure, cultural traditions, and preteen commotion, this fun, quirky graphic novel series will captivate middle-school readers with its exciting visuals and entertaining new heroine. Spunky, strong-willed eleven-year-old Mirka Herschberg isn’t interested in knitting lessons from her stepmother, or how-to-find-a-husband advice from her sister, or you-better-not warnings from her brother. There’s only one thing she does want: to fight dragons! In How Mirka Got Her Sword, Mirka fearlessly stands up to local bullies. She battles a very large, very menacing pig. And she boldly accepts a challenge from a mysterious witch, a challenge…

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    The Long Halloween – Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale

    Hello, and welcome to my halloween themed week. I know I promised scary books but when the opportunity arose to dip my toes into a little Batman and pass it off as one of my halloween themed books I couldn’t resist. So I hope you enjoy anyway and that you will be back tomorrow for a more appropriately branded ‘scary’ book.  *** Taking place during Batman’s early days of crime fighting, this new edition of the classic mystery tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries…

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    Chopsticks – Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral

    Glory is a piano prodigy. Losing her mother when she was just nine she retreated into her music. Her father pushed her into becoming better and better, raising her to become a star, performing at sold out shows across the US and the world. Glory is lonely with just her music for company but when Frank moves in next door she is drawn to him. He produces brilliant pictures, listens to her music and chats with her on IM when she’s meant to be sleeping. The two of them become almost inseparable and Frank becomes Glory’s connection to the outside world. Before long everything that matters to glory is frank…

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    Lost At Sea – Bryan Lee O’Malley

    “I have a lot on my mind and not a lot to do so it’s going to come out, all of it, and then, then, it may begin to make a sort of sense.” Raleigh doesn’t have a soul, a cat stole it, or at least that’s what she tells people – or would if she talked to anyone. Finding herself in a car share on a road trip across, or up depending on which way you look at it, America with three kids she went to school with but barely knows she thinks that it might be a good time to find the cat. Especially as she’s confused about…

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    Kick Ass – Mark Millar and John Romita Jr

    David doesn’t understand why his brilliant idea hasn’t been carried out before, why has no-one seen the superheroes from comic books and thought; “I can do that.” He’s going to change it, he will become the worlds first real superhero. He gets the costume and starts his rounds, where he gets his ass kicked. But that doesn’t stop him, he comes back and this time he fights back and fast becomes an internet sensation. But one night he meets pint-sized lethal weapon Hit-Girl and her monstrously scary Big Daddy, and things suddenly become very serious indeed.  *** Having seen the movie Kick-ass and loving it I have wanted to read the comic…

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    Mini Reviews – Into the Woods by Stacey Whittle and Orange by Neil Gaiman

    Orange – Neil Gaiman This short story was one of those available to read on the World Book day 2012 iPhone App. It is written in the form of answers from some sort of interview; however the reader doesn’t know what the questions are. The Girl answering, Jemima, is talking about some experiment her mother, the inventor of a well known brand – Stuffed Muffins (TM)- was working on to create coloured blowing bubbles that didn’t splutter dye once popped when her younger sister, Nerys, fake tan applying extraordinaire, uses some orange dye on her skin which rakes over her mind and Nerys tries to set out on ruling the…

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    Earthling – Mark Fearing

    Its Bud’s first day at Abraham Lincoln Elementary school, or it would be, had he not missed his bus and ended up going in a completely different direction. The direction is the least of his worries though when he realises that his bus has actually taken him out of Earth’s atmosphere, is full of aliens and he’s on his way to a school of a completely different kind –Cosmos Academy. Cosmos Academy is the best in the galaxy and they don’t take kindly to strangers, the headmaster is under constant paranoia that the terrible Earthlings are going to attack. In fact the Galaxy fears Earth and its people. So when…