15th Oct2019

‘The Book of Forks’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Rob Davis | Published by SelfMadeHero | Format: Paperback, 200pp If you haven’t read the previous books, then I urge you to check them out, click the link at the end of this review to find out why. This book, The Book of Forks, is the third in The Motherless Oven Trilogy, is […]

11th Oct2019

‘The Motherless Oven’ & ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’ Graphic Novel(s) Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Rob Davis | Published by SelfMadeHero | Format: Paperback, 160pp I was, until this week, unfamiliar with these two books. The first two books in Rob Davis’s abstract adventure series that he calls The Motherless Oven Trilogy, completed by the newly released third book in the series, The Book of Forks (review upcoming). […]

08th Oct2019

‘Archie: Vol. 2′ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Marc Waid | Art by Veronica Fish | Published by Archie Comics | Format: Paperback, 176pp I’m a big fan of Archie Comics, as can he heard on articles I’ve penned on Nerdy about that world, and I really loved the new relaunch when it happened, which kicked off wonderfully with the first […]

25th Sep2019

‘Batman: Nightwalker’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Stuart Moore, Marie Lu | Art by Chris Wildgoose | Published by DC Ink | Format: Paperback, 208pp The title of this graphic novel may seem familiar to some, and it should. Batman: Nightwalker was actually written as a prose novel by Marie Lu, for the DC Icons series of books. The higher […]

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23rd Sep2019

‘Bloodlust & Bonnets’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Emily McGovern | Published by Simon & Schuster | Format: Paperback, 280pp I know of Emily McGovern from her web-comic series, My Life as a Background Slytherin, a funny and witty series of short comic strips that parody Harry Potter in the nicest and most fan-friendly manner, that have become pretty damn popular. […]

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20th Sep2019

‘Snowpiercer Prequel Pt.1: Extinction’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Matz | Art by Jean-Marc Rochette | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Hardcover, 96pp Now, I’ve sadly yet to read the Snowpiercer comic books (though I intend to eventually) but I am a fan of the overlooked brilliant movie that came out back in 2013 that was directed by Bong Joon-ho and […]

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19th Sep2019

‘Pumpkinheads’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Rainbow Rowell | Art by Faith Erin Hicks | Published by Macmillan | Format: Paperback, 224pp I am very familiar with Rainbow Rowell. My wife is a fan of her young adult novels, and I’ve read a couple of them also (Landline, Attachments). She’s a superb writer with a knack for writing likeable […]

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17th Sep2019

‘Batman Damned’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Brian Azzarello | Art by Lee Bermejo | Published by DC Black Label | Format: Hardcover, 192pp DC Black Label, which still sounds to me like a perfectly fine Scotch, is an imprint of DC designed to showcase more mature takes on DC characters. To my mind Vertigo already did that back in […]

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16th Sep2019

‘Atar Gull’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Fabien Nury | Art by Brüno | Published by Statix Press/Titan Comics | Format: Hardcover, 88pp Fabien Nury, the acclaimed artist who brought us the phenomenal The Death of Stalin a couple of years ago, collaborates once again with Brüno (Tyler Cross, Nemo), with Atar Gull, or the Tale of a Modern Slave. This is […]

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06th Sep2019

‘Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Mariko Tamaki | Art by Steve Pugh | Published by DC Ink Most reviews tend to start with a positive, so I’ll buck the trend. I don’t really Like Harley Quinn. There, I said it. Although currently the darling of some fans and a patron saint of female cosplayers, I find the character […]

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04th Sep2019

‘Archie: Vol.1′ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by Mark Waid | Art by Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish | Published by Archie Comics | Format: Paperback, 160pp I previously penned an article here on Nerdly about the Archieverse and the various titles, old and new, to come from this wonderful world of comics. I mentioned in said article that I […]

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25th Jul2019

‘Teen Titans: Raven’ Graphic Novel Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Kami Garcia | Art by Gabriel Picolo | Published by DC Ink I have already read and reviewed two of the DC Ink books, featuring Mera and Selina Kyle, and enjoyed both quite a lot. Though, as DC’s foray into the Young Adult book market, these were not aimed at me, I read […]

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15th Jul2019

‘Books of Magic Vol.1: Moveable Type’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Kat Howard | Art by Tom Fowler | Published by DC Vertigo JK Rowling stole the idea of Harry Potter from Neil Gaiman you know. Tim Hunter first appeared back in Books of Magic issue 1, January 1990, whereas Harry Potter first appeared in print in 1997. Both feature a school attending, glasses […]

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12th Jul2019

‘Ryuko: Vol.1′ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Eldo Yoshimizu | Published by Titan Comics/Hard Case Crime Now, I love me some Manga and I’m a comic book fiend, but Ryuko has a unique feel to me, it isn’t the usual sort of comic book I’m used to, not in art style or in story, and I have to say… I […]

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07th Jun2019

‘The Dreaming Vol.1: Pathways & Emanations’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Neil Gaiman, Simon Spurrier | Art by Bilquis Evely | Published by DC Vertigo | Format: Paperback, 200pp Ah, Vertigo, the house that Neil built. Gaiman that is. Without Neil Gaiman there would probably be no Vertigo, or at least not the successful imprint it became. Being fair, it’s also right to say […]

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24th May2019

‘Life is Strange Vol.1: Dust’ Graphic Novel Review

by Xenia Grounds

Written by Emma Vieceli | Art by Claudia Leonardi | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 112pp WARNING: This review will contain huge spoilers for one of the endings of the first Life is Strange. If you have any interest in playing it and don’t want to know what can happen in the finale […]

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24th May2019

‘Newbury & Hobbes Vol. 1: The Undying’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Written by George Mann | Art by Dan Boultwood | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Softcover, 162pp Victorian London is stalked by supernatural threats, and the tandem of Sir Maurice Newbury and Miss Veronica Hobbes must do their damnedest to defend it. This is a steampunk tale of crime, mystery and mayhem written by […]

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17th May2019

‘The Last Amazon’ Graphic Novel Review

by Chris Cummings

Created by Jamison Stone, David Granjo | Published by Apotheosis Studios The Last Amazon had a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2018. Produced by Apotheosis Studios and created by Jamison Stone and David Granjo, it aimed to tell a story in a fresh new way, taking unique turns in how it wanted to reveal its narrative. […]

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14th May2019

‘Six Days’ Graphic Novel Review (DC/Vertigo)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Robert Venditti, Kevin Maurer | Art by Andrea Mutti | Colours by Lee Loughridge | Published by DC/Vertigo | Format: Hardback, 148pp I’d imagine the average comic book reader is like me, they read comic books as they enjoy the escapism and the larger than life heroics. Although there has always been a healthy indie […]

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08th May2019

‘Superman: Action Comics Vol.1 – Invisible Mafia’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Brian Michael Bendis | Art by Ryan Sook, Patrick Gleason, Yanick Paquette, Wade Von Grawbadger | Published by DC Comics | Format: Hardcover, 160pp The devastating repercussions from the Man of Steel graphic novel still reverberate as Metropolis enters a new age as The Daily Planet teeters on the brink of disaster; and a […]

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27th Mar2019

‘Mera: Tidebreaker’ Review (DC Ink)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Danielle Paige | Art by Stephen Byrne | Format: Paperback, 192pp | Published by DC Ink This is the second of the DC Ink books I have reviewed, the first being Under The Moon, a young Selina Kyle/ Catwoman story. I expect the approach to the characters in this to be as fresh […]

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21st Mar2019

‘Super Sons: The PolarShield Project’ Review (DC Zoom)

by Dean Fuller

Written by Ridley Pearson | Art by Ile Gonzalez | Format: Paperback, 160pp | Published by DC Zoom DC Zoom, of which this volume is one of the launch titles, is an imprint aimed at the 8-12 age range. That, of course, was probably the age range comics were actually aimed at once upon a […]

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