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BOOK REVIEW – Anomaly (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Anomaly is a gigantic 368-page hardback science fiction graphic novel written by Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin, with art by Skip Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke. Touted as ‘the longest original full-colour graphic novel ever published’ and printed ‘using a ground-breaking wide gamut process which allows greater detail and colour range than conventional printing processes’, Anomaly also features ‘augmented reality’ pages that come to life in 3D via the camera and screen of any compatible device (such as an iPhone or iPad).

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BOOK REVIEW – Superior by Mark Millar and Leinil Yu (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Superior

Superior by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Leinil Yu (Secret Invasion) tells the story of 12-year-old Simon Pooni, a young boy with multiple sclerosis who is granted the wish of becoming a superhero by a talking monkey in a spacesuit named Ormon – Alternative Magazine Online kids you not. Simon no longer needs his wheelchair. Not only can he walk again, but he can fly. Of course, there must be a catch… This hardback edition from Titan Books collects issues 1-7 of the bestselling comic mini-series.

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BOOK REVIEW – Batman Versus Bane by Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman Versus Bane collects Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1, Batman: Bane of the Demon #1-4, and three two-page origin stories taken from 52 #46 and Countdown #4 and 7. With Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film The Dark Knight Rises fast approaching, Titan Books offers fans both old and new alike the chance to delve into the history of one of Batman’s most dangerous adversaries, Bane.

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BOOK REVIEW – Goliath by Tom Gauld (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Goliath is a graphic novel by Scottish cartoonist and illustrator Tom Gauld. Published by Drawn & Quarterly, it retells the famous biblical story of David and Goliath from the point of view of Goliath of Grath himself, a gentle giant who actually prefers doing paperwork to fighting.

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BOOK REVIEW – Hippy Jonny and the Banality of Life by Ryan Dodd (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Hippy Jonny and the Banality of Life by Ryan Dodd

Hippy Jonny and the Banality of Life is dual national British/American graphic novelist Ryan Dodd’s debut graphic novel. It was published on the 31st of August 2011 by Tabella Publishing and has also been put onto iTunes as an app for the iPad. It tells the story of Jonny, a recently fired from his job and therefore unemployed hippy, who wishes to escape the banality of life in post credit-crunch Britain…

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BOOK REVIEW – Batman: Arkham City by Paul Dini and Carlos D’Anda (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Batman: Arkham City is a graphic novel written by Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series) and illustrated by Carlos D’Anda (Deathblow), bridging the gap between the critically acclaimed 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum and its recently released sequel, Batman: Arkham City (reviewed here).

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BOOK REVIEW – Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theatre by Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen (Graphic Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Pinocchio Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theatre

Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theatre is the much anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed graphic novel Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer. Presented as a horror-themed follow-up to the original story by Carlo Collodi, this series presents Pinocchio as a vampire-slaying badass who uses his nose as a stake to kill the blood-sucking undead.

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