Category: Books Completed

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The Consuming Fire (The Interdependency)

The Interdependency―humanity’s interstellar empire―is on the verge of collapse. The extra-dimensional conduit that makes travel between the stars possible is disappearing, leaving entire systems and human civilizations stranded. Emperox Grayland II of the Interdependency is ready to take desperate measures to help ensure the survival of billions. But arrayed before her are those who believe the collapse of the Flow is a myth―or at the very least an opportunity to an ascension to power. While Grayland prepares for disaster, others are prepare for a civil war. A war that will take place in the halls of power, the markets of...

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Invincible: The Ultimate Collection

This massive hardcover collects the first 13 issues of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner-Nominated super-hero, along with all the extras from the first three trade paperback volumes and even more on top of that! Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1 is a can’t-miss for anyone who’s wanted to start reading Invincible, but needed an easier way to start from the beginning. I had the first 7 hardcovers before I gave up on comic books and when i came back to the industry as a fan, they called out to me to complete them, nay they taunted me with their uncompleted status. So...

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Damage Control (1989 II)

The second Damage Control mini series in 1989, this one was much better than the already well received (by me at least) mini series that came earlier in ’89.  There’s a fun tie in to the “Acts of Vengeance” crossover that was happening, and an appearance of the 4th wall breaking She-Hulk, who at the time was under the impression she was a comic books character and would often break the fourth wall to comment to the readers about the things happening in the issue she was in, much like the modern take on Deadpool. McDuffie was back for the...

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Curse Words TPBs 1 & 2

A wizard has appeared in present-day New York! His name is Wizord, and he’s here to save us all from dark magical forces bent on our destruction. He’s the best wizard of all time! Or…he’s not, and he’s lying to everyone, and secretly is the dark magical force, but wants to hang out in our world for a while because it’s so much nicer than the hellhole he comes from. Secrets, and spells, and talking koalas—CURSE WORDS is a gonzo dark fantasy from CHARLES SOULE (Daredevil, Letter 44, Star Wars) and RYAN BROWNE (GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS). Image Comics has this...

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Snow Crash

One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels • A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you’ll recognize it immediately. Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but...

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Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry...

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Batman: White Knight

The impossible has happened: The Joker has become…sane. Batman: White Knight follows the man now known as Jack Napier as he embarks on a quest to heal the city he once terrorized. After reconciling with his long-suffering partner, Harley Quinn, he sets in motion a carefully plotted campaign to discredit the one person whom he views as Gotham City’s true enemy: Batman. His crusade exposes a decades-long history of corruption within the Gotham City Police Department and transforms Napier into a city councilman and civic hero. But when the sins of his past return to threaten everything that he has...

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Damage Control (1989 I)

Who does the world call on in the wake of super hero disasters? Meet the Clean-Up Op that handles the messes no one else wants to touch! Where there’s property damage…there’s Damage Control! Creator Dwayne McDuffie introduces you to the cast of characters responsible for keeping the Marvel Universe clean. It all starts here! My recent adventure at Megacon 2018 netted a few “new to me” comic books, the first mini series for Damage Control was the first purchase. It’s written by Dwayne McDuffie, which was a surprise to me, I didn’t know he was doing work this far back...

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Doctor Strange/Punisher: Magic Bullets

The Master of the Mystic Arts and the One-Man War on Crime unite their unique talents in the strangest team-up in comics! Because, when mafia demons strike, it’ll take the combined skills of Doctor Strange and the Punisher to stop them! But does this mean that Stephen Strange is about to adopt Frank Castle’s lethal ways? Or will the Punisher be learning some new tricks? The Sorcerer Supreme must work on being a little more grounded, while Frank has to expand his worldview in surprising new directions. But with monstrous mobsters on the rampage, this mismatched pair has their work...

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Fantastic Four 1234

Reed Richards. Sue Richards. Benjamin Grimm. Johnny Storm. They rocketed into outer space aboard an experimental starship, the first humans to attempt interstellar travel. But a freak encounter with cosmic radiation altered their lives forever, granting each amazing abilities! Now, Marvel’s First Family finds its members divided – their unique powers stretched to the absolute limit, their time-tested resolve pushed to the point of breaking. Each chapter of this quintessential collection focuses on one member of the cosmic quartet as the team’s greatest foes band together in an all-out assault on the FF! Plus: In Grant Morrison’s only other Marvel...