"Joy and pleasure are as real as pain and sorrow and one must learn what they have to teach. . . ." -- Sean Russell, from Gatherer of Clouds

"If you're not having fun, you're not doing it right." -- Helyn D. Goldenberg

"I love you and I'm not afraid." -- Evanescence, "My Last Breath"

“If I hear ‘not allowed’ much oftener,” said Sam, “I’m going to get angry.” -- J.R.R. Tolkien, from Lord of the Rings

Reviews: Graphic Lit

(See also "Reviews: Books: BL Manga")


Dan Abnet, Andy Lanning, et al.: The Authority: Rule Britannia

Marc Andreyko, Shawn McManus: Fairest: Of Men and Mice

John Arcudi and Peter Snejbjerg: A God Somewhere

James Asmus, et al.: Quantum and Woody, Vol. 1: The World's Worst Superhero Team

Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso: 100 Bullets: First Shot, Last Call


Peter Bagge: Other Lives

Tony Bedard and Kevin VanHook: Oracle: The Cure

Adam Beechen, Ryan Benjamin, and John Stanisci: Batman Beyond: Hush Beyond
-- Batman Beyond: Industrial Revolution

Brad Bell and Jane Espenson, et al.: Husbands

Brian Michael Bendis, et al.: New Avengers: Breakout
-- New Avengers: Sentry
-- Dark Avengers: Assemble
-- House of M

Danny Bilson, et al.: Red Menace

Ed Brubaker, et al.: Winter Soldier: The Longest Winter

Jim Butcher/Ardian Siaf: The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle


Mike Carey and Peter Gross: The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
-- and John Bolton: The Sandman Presents: The Furies
-- et al.: Crossing Midnight: Cut Here/A Map of Midnight/The Sword in the Soul

Howard Chaykin an Mike Mignola: Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser

Studio CLAMP: Legal Drug, Vols. 1-3

Paul Cornell, et al.: Stormwatch, Vol. 1: The Dark Side

Nate Cosby, ed.: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller

Mike Costa, et al.: Blackhawks, Vol. 1: The Great Leap Forward


Peter David, et al.: X-Factor: The Longest Night
-- Young Justice: A League of Their Own/Sins of Youth

Andy Diggle and Jock: Green Arrow: Year One

Paul Dini and Carlos D’Anda, et al.: Batman: Arkham City
-- and Guillem March: Gotham City Sirens: Union
-- Dustin Nguyen, and Derek Fridolfs: Batman: Streets of Gotham: Hush Money

Joshua Dysart, et al.: Harbinger, vol. 1


Warren Ellis, et al.: Astonishing X-Men: Ghost Box
-- Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis
-- The Authority, Vol. 1
--/Mark Millar, et al.: The Authority: Under New Management
-- and Darick Robertson: Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street
-- and Gianluca Pagliarani: Ignition City, Vol. 1
-- and John Cassaday: Planetary

Hiroki Endo: Tanpenshu, Vol. 1

Garth Ennis, et al.: Midnighter: Killing Machine
-- and Steve Dillon: Preacher: Gone to Texas
-- and Steve Dillon: Preacher: Until the End of the World / Proud Americans
-- Steve Pugh, Carlos Ezquerra, and Richard Case: Preacher: Ancient History
-- and Steve Dillon: Preacher: Dixie Fried/War in the Sun (with Peter Snejbjerg)
-- and Steve Dillon: Preacher: Salvation
-- and Steve Dillon: Preacher: All Hell’s A-Coming (with John McCrea)/Alamo


Glenn Fabry: Preacher: Dead or Alive

Matt Fraction, et al.: Avengers/X-Men: Utopia

Hyouta Fujiyama: Ordinary Crush


Neil Gaiman, John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, Paul Johnson: The Books of Magic

Keith Giffen, et al.: Lobo: 100 Page Spectacular

Victor Ghischler: X-Men: Curse of the Mutants

Adam Glass, et al.: Suicide Squad, Volume 1: Kicked in the Teeth


Justin Hall (editor): No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics

Allen Heinberg/Jim Cheung: Young Avengers
-- Avengers: The Children's Crusade

Kyle Higgins: Nightwing: Traps and Trapezes
-- Nightwing: Night of Owls
-- Nightwing: Death of the Family

You Higuri/George Iida: Night Head Genesis, Vol. 1

Gareth Hinds: Beowulf
-- King Lear

Matsuri Hino: Vampire Knight


Alexander Irvine and Tomm Coker: Daredevil Noir

Satoru Ishihara: Kimi Shiruya: Dost Thou Know?


Sid Jacobson, Ernie Colon: Vlad the Impaler: The Man Who Was Dracula

Geoff Johns, et al.: Teen Titans: A Kid's Game
-- Superman: Last Son of Krypton
-- Ivan Reis, et al.: Blackest Night/Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi, et al.: Brightest Day, Vol. 1


Aya Kanno: Blank Slate 1
-- Blank Slate 2
-- Blank Slate

Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan and Faith Erin Hicks: Brain Camp

Yun Kouga: Loveless, Vol. 1

J. T. Krul, Diogenes Neves, and Vicente Fuentes: Green Arrow: Salvation

Tite Kubo: Bleach, Vol. 1

Craig Kyle, et al.: X-Force: Angels & Demons


Joe R. Lansdale, Nathan Fox, Dave Stewart: Pigeons from Hell

Tony Lee, Sam Hart, and Artur Fujita: Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood

Marjorie Liu: Astonishing X-Men, #51

Scott Lobdell: Teen Titans: Our Right to Fight
-- Teen Titans 2: The Culling


Howard Mackie/Chris Claremont, et al.: Gambit Classic, Vol. 1

Jordan Mechner, et al.: Prince of Persia

Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden, and Ben Stenbeck: Baltimore: The Plague Ships
-- et al.: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs
-- et al.: B.P.R.D.: A Plague of Frogs, Vol. 2
-- John Arcudi, and Guy Davis: B.P.R.D.: Plague of Frogs, Vol. 3
-- John Arcudi, and Guy Davis: Plague of Frogs, Vol. 4
-- et al.: B.P.R.D.: Being Human
-- John Arcudi, et al.: Abe Sapien: The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories

Mark Millar: Ultimate X-Men: Ultimate Collection

Peter Milligan, et al.: Stormwatch, Vol. 2: Enemies of Earth
-- Stormwatch, Vol. 3: Betrayal
-- Davide Gianfelice: Greek Street: Blood Calls for Blood
-- and Davide Gianfelice: Greek Street: Cassandra Complex

Kazuya Minekura: Saiyuki, Vol. 1
-- Saiyuki: volumes 1-9
-- Wild Adapter, Vol. 1
-- Wild Adapter, Vol. 5
-- Wild Adapter, Vol. 6
-- Wild Adapter, Vols. 1-5

Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá: Daytripper

Alan Moore/Kevin O'Neill: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 1
-- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Vol. 2
-- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — Century: 1910

Christopher Moore, Ian Corson, and Jennyson Rosero: The Griff

Stuart Moore and C. P. Smith: Wolverine Noir

Grant Morrison, et al.: Batman & Robin: Batman vs. Robin
-- Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
-- Seven Soldiers of Victory, Volume One
-- Frank Quitely, and Philip Tan: Batman Reborn: Batman and Robin


Isaku Natsume: Dash!

Youka Nitta: Otodama: Voice of the Dead


George O’Connor: Olympians: Zeus, King of the Gods/Olympians: Athena, Grey-Eyed Goddess

Simon Oliver, et al.: Hellblazer, Vol. 1: The Poison Truth

Dennis O’Neil and Neal Adams: Green Lantern/Green Arrow, Vols. One and Two

John Ostrander, et al.: Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire


Greg Pak/Fred Van Lente, et al.: Alpha Flight
-- The Incredible Hulk: Planet Hulk

David Peterson: Mouse Guard: Fall 1152
-- et al.: Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard, Vols. 1-3

Will Pfeifer and Jill Thompson: Vertigo Resurrected: Finals

Nate Powell: Swallow Me Whole

Antonio Prohias: Spy vs. Spy: The Complete Casebook


Ra In-Soo and Kim Jae-Hwan: King of Hell, Vols. 1-3

John Ney Rieber, et al.: The Books of Magic

James Robinson, et al.: Earth 2, #2

Duncan Rouleau: Metal Men


Diana Schutz and Tim Sale: Grendel: Devil Child

Masaki Segawa: Basilisk

Maurice Sendak: Where the Wild Things Are

Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (Steve Saffel, ed.): The Simon & Kirby Library: Crime/ Paul Gravett, ed.: 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die

Gail Simone, et al.: Villains United
-- Dale Eaglesham, and Val Seimeks: Villains United
-- et al.: Secret Six
-- Secret Six: Depths
-- Secret Six: Cats in the Cradle/Secret Six: The Reptile Brain
-- and J. Calafiore: Secret Six: The Darkest House
-- John Ostrander, and J. Calafiore: Secret Six: Danse Macabre

Dan Slott, et al.: Spider-Man: Brand New Day

Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Jonathan Glapion: Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls

Si Spencer, Dean Ormiston, The Books of Magick — Life During Wartime: Book One

Sheldon Stark and Jerry Robinson: Jet Scott

J. Michael Straczynski, et al.: The Amazing Spider Man: One More Day

Peter Straub, Michael Easton and John Bolton: The Green Woman


Yellow Tanabe: Kekkaishi

Makoto Tateno: Action! Adventure! The BL Manga of Makoto Tateno

Momoko Tenzen: Seven

Roy Thomas: Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung
-- and Barry Windsor-Smith: The Chronicles of Conan, Vol. 1/The Barry Windsor-Smith Archive — Conan, Volume 1
-- et al.: The Chronicles of Kull, Volume 1: A King Comes Riding and Other Stories
-- The Saga of Solomon Kane/The Chronicles of Solomon Kane
-- and Gil Kane: Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung

Craig Thompson: Habibi

James Tynion IV: Justice League Dark, #1-2


Yuki Urushibara: Mushishi, Vol. 1


Jack Vance and Humayoun Ibrahim: The Moon Moth

Various Artists: Graphic Classics #12: Adventure Classics
-- The Saga of Solomon Kane/Roy Thomas, Ralph Macchio, et al., The Chronicles of Solomon Kane
-- Vertigo Resurrected: Winter’s Edge
-- Will Eisner’s “The Spirit”: The New Adventures

Brian K. Vaughan, et al.: Ex Machina 1: The First Hundred Days
-- Ex Machina 2: Tag
-- Ex Machina 3: Fact v. Fiction
-- Saga, Vol. 1

Robert Venditti, Brett Weldele: The Surrogates
-- The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone


Matt Wagner: Grendel Archives
-- Grendel: Devil by the Deed
-- Grendel: Devil Quest
-- Batman/Grendel

Mark Waid, et al.: Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

Gerard Way, et al.: Umbrella Academy: Dallas

Zeb Wells, et al.: Civil Wars: Young Avengers and Runaways

Joss Whedon/John Cassaday: Astonishing X-Men: Gifted
-- Fray

Bill Willingham, et al.: Fables, Book One (Deluxe Edition)
-- Fables: Storybook Love
-- Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers
-- Fables: Mean Seasons
-- Fables: Homelands
-- Fables: Wolves
-- Fables: Sons of Empire
-- Fables: The Good Prince
-- Fables: War and Pieces
-- Fables: Snow White
-- Fables: Camelot

Barry Windsor-Smith (Roy Thomas and): The Chronicles of Conan, Vol. 1/The Barry Windsor-Smith Archive — Conan, Volume 1

Marv Wolfman et al.: The New Teen Titans: Games

Brian Wood and David Gianfelice: Northlanders, Book One: Sven the Returned

Alex Woolfson: Artifice


Kentaro Yabuki: Black Cat, Vol. 3

Futaro Yamada and Masaki Segawa: Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, Vols. 1-5

Beop-Ryong Yeo: Chronicles of the Cursed Sword, 1-3

Jane Yolen, Mike Cavallaro: Foiled

Chris Yost, et al.: X-Men: Serve and Protect

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