Graphic Novels & Comic Books Book Reviews (page 10)

ISAAC MIZRAHI PRESENTS THE ADVENTURES OF SANDEE THE SUPERMODEL by Isaac Mizrahi
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 2, 1997

"Then again, maybe you're not really expected to cut them out, and this glitzy tale is a comic book only because it's written on a level that—well, all the fashion world can understand."
 Well-known designer Mizrahi scripts a trio of adventures for his fictional supermodel, Sandee, a ``really, really real'' beauty from Bountiful, Utah, who takes Manhattan by storm under the tutelage of her best friend and discoverer, Yvesaac Mizrahi, an alter ego whose only difference from his creator is about 30 pounds and a carefully chiseled chin. Read full book review >
HELLBENT ON HOMICIDE by Gary Lovisi
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 10, 1997

 ``We ain't sirs, we're cops!'' Sgt. Read full book review >

A JEW IN COMMUNIST PRAGUE by Vittorio Giardino
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: July 1, 1997

"Still, this is a project worth watching if yet another fine comic artist proves that a medium long associated with kids can handle the most serious of topics."
 The first volume in a longer graphic novel, Giardino's tale of Communist oppression in Prague after the war recalls the best fictional and nonfictional accounts of life under Stalinism in Eastern Europe—the Kafkaesque bureaucracies, the betrayal of friendships, the constant presence of Big Brother, the unofficial anti-Semitism. Read full book review >
BATMAN by Andrew Vachss
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Nov. 7, 1995

"But Vachss himself would probably agree that staging events like this one to grab headlines is precisely his point."
 If you were floored by Robin Williams's genie in Aladdin, wait till you sink your fangs into the latest, and unlikeliest, pop-cultural marriage: child-abuse specialist Vachss (Footsteps of the Hawk, p. 982, etc.) meets the Caped Crusader. Read full book review >
THE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN by Stan Lee
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Shows all too clearly why comics are comics and books are books. (16 b&w illustrations)"
 A novella from Marvel Comics co-founder Lee and writer Peter David packaged with 12 new stories (from other writers) that follow the amazing web-slinger from his humble high-school beginnings to his contemporary crises of purpose. Read full book review >

SAMURAI CAT GOES TO THE MOVIES by Mark E. Rogers
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Others may well find it mind-numbingly silly and occasionally offensive."
 Miaowara Tomokato, the feline whose tongue is sharper than his sword, returns for a fifth engagement in this series by Rogers (The Sword of Samurai Cat, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >
THE SWORD OF SAMURAI CAT by Mark E. Rogers
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: April 23, 1991

"Irresistibly hilarious or depressingly imbecilic, depending on the viewpoint of the beholder."
 Fourth in a series that has already achieved a certain notoriety. Read full book review >
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN by Ian Fleming
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Aug. 23, 1965

"25, or '33 Bentley convertible, no more benzedrine bridge or baccarat, for 70 million francs, no more SMERSH or S.P.E.C.T.R.E., or even M. Double-oh-seven's deep as the Thames mud, where his Triple-X deciphering machine will never work."
In his swan song, James Bond foils a Crime Congress in Jamaica. Read full book review >