Tag: graphic novel

The Case of the Missing Men

The Case of the Missing Men

by Kris Bertin & Alexander Forbes (Conundrum, 2017)

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A Scooby-Doo style mystery investigation where the danger is real and grotesque horror elements stand in place of the humour. This graphic novel has some nice impressionist touches but the storyline is more about the journey than the destination. Engaging but unsatisfying.



Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life

by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press, 2004)

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An eerie, off-beat graphic novel with ‘battle of who could care less’ sensibilities. Acutely Canadian, visually innovative and nicely droll (with tinges of surreal), the story of Scott Pilgrim’s dreamy existence and slacker lifestyle plunges into an outright cult-crazy rocking good read.



Doctor Who: Nemesis of the Daleks

Nemesis of the Daleks (Doctor Who graphic novel #15)

(Panini, 2013) [Collecting comics from 1990]

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For all that these comics are visually evocative and constitute an impressive editorial achievement when the strips could have been cut altogether, the stories themselves are mediocre, featuring (if at all) a companionless Seventh Doctor as either passive bystander or omnipotent wizard.