November’s Graphic Novels Part I

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Cat Dad, King of the Goblins (J 2014) Britt Wilson (Koyama Press)

Previously discussed at The Comics Alternative

4/5

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Empire (2004) Mark Waid, Barry Kitson (DC Comics)

Previously discussed here

4/5

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The Collector (1984/2012/2014) Sergio Toppi (Archaia)

Previously discussed at The Comics Alternative

5/5

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Silver Surfer, Vol. 1: New Dawn (2014) Dan Slott, Michael Allred (Marvel)

Previously discussed here

4/5

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Rai: Welcome to New Japan (2014) Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain (Valiant)

Previously discussed here

4/5

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Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City (NF 2014) Pierre Christin, Olivier Balez (Nobrow)

This is one of eight books Derek and I discussed on our publisher spotlight on Nobrow Press a few weeks ago. You can find out more from the podcast, but Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City starts strong, yet loses a bit of focus in the last third of the book. I thought the conflict between Moses and writer Jane Jacobs was possibly where the book should’ve started. Still an enjoyable read.

3.5/5

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BirdCatDog (J 2014) Lee Nordling, Meritxell Bosch (Graphic Universe)

I like the concept of having a three-character point-of-view story running throughout an entire 32-page book, but even in that limited number of pages, it’s hard to pull off. Each page of this wordless comic is laid out in a 3 x 3 grid, allowing readers to either focus on one character’s story at a time or see them all unfold together. This often works, but just as often may leave younger readers confused or uncertain.

3/5

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