Reviews by eknapp
WONDERFUL entry.
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Vol 3 is magnificent. Gabriel Rodriguez does wonderful things, using the panels' shapes, sizes and organization to help tell the story. Gorgeous, GORGEOUS artwork. I love this series.

Dodge uses the Shadow Key to terrorize the kids into giving him the Well Key and Omega Key. It doesn't work. Kinsey still knows no fear and almost drowns because of it.
Dense and interesting.
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Soft apocalypse novel. Written in 1994, before the AGW debate really got heated.

A team of feisty late-21st century researchers live off the grid in the American heartland studying the plethora of tornadoes that have plagued the country for several decades, and preparing for the possibility of a theoretical F6 tornado.

An odd book. Doesn't really follow the traditional 3-act structure. It just kind of wanders toward the climax while exploring a world changed forever by global warming. I quite enjoyed it.
This book is a wasted opportunity.
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An aging Wyatt Earp goes up against a young Al Capone in 1920 Prohibition NY.

I was a bit disappointed; this story had a lot of unrealized potential. It wasn't bad but it was pretty shallow and fluffy. The historical flashbacks are kind of graceless, feeling oddly out of place. Not a good book.
Yeah, it's that good.
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Watchmen totally earns its rep as possibly the greatest graphic novel of all time. There's just so much depth, so many layers, so many things you catch in re-readings. Mixes prose chapters with panels perfectly. And Gibbons does subtle but terrific things with panel organization.
Terrific post-apocalypse story
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Excellent. Soft apocalypse, set during an ice age several centuries from now. Tells the story of the virtual annihilation of a settlement of Trappers who live at the edge of a North American glacier, mostly from the point of view of the Trappers' young scarred female warrior/doctor.

It takes a really interesting look at our civilization, technology, and language through outside-eyes. Smith has built an excellent world that just feels right. Real. Reminds me of the first Jean Auel "Cave Bear" novel, but with a lot less tedious exposition.