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The Green Lantern. Vol. 1: Intergalactic Lawman

Sharp’s (The Brave and The Bold: Batman and Wonder Woman) illustrations suggest legendary comics artist Neal Adams paying homage to surrealist painter H.R. Giger (or vice versa). Morrison’s (Batman by Grant Morrison Omnibus, Vol. 2) script mixes police procedural thriller plot points with mind-boggling sf concepts. Not to be missed. Collecting Issues 1–6 of a new ongoing series.


Nameless has enough grotesque imagery to please most horror fans but requires a serious reading (and rereading) to unravel all the mysteries within—a chapter guide in the back only begins to explain some of the ideas. Mature fans of the genre looking for something deeper will appreciate this most.

Kid Eternity: The Deluxe Edition

There are certainly echoes of Dante's Inferno here, down to the division of the work into cantos, but this is not a retelling of the classic. Fans of Neil Gaiman's Sandman and similar fantasy/horror comics are the primary audience for this work.

The Multiversity: The Deluxe Edition

A supercool landmark metacomic.

The Invisibles: The Deluxe Edition

A great introduction to a vibrant dystopia in which humanity's only hope is a small rag-tag bunch who don't fit into society's norms in more ways than one. This graphic novel is for those who enjoy sf, dystopian fiction, and tales of rebellion against Orwellian-like authority.


In this collection of the stand-alone four-issue series, Morrison offers a violent and profane redemption story that reads like a Garth Ennis work, without achieving Ennis's level of black comedy. Lacking that and Morrison's typical metafictional approach, Happy! is really carried by Robertson's art, which mixes the brutal with the surreal. Recommended for mature readers interested in crime noir with a supernatural twist, but Warren Ellis's Fell works much better.

Superman: Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel

Morrison brings big ideas to the table, and his protrait of the hero as a young man will prove more appealing to some readers than the mature, nearly omnipotent Superman of recent decades. Supporting characters, including Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, and Steel, are less changed. The artwork by Rags Morales, Andy Kubert, and others consistently reaches a high standard. A strong book for all DC fans.

Superman Action Comics. Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel

Not quite definitive but better than just diverting, the new Action Comics should leave comics fans eagerly anticipating what comes next—when's the last time one could say that about a Superman title? Recommended for all superhero-centric graphic novel collections, where it'll be conspicuous in its absence. Suitable for preteens and up.


Who better than Morrison to tell us how the superheroes of yesterday were slicked up to become the superheroes of today? His Batman: Arkham Asylum is reportedly the best-selling original graphic novel (GN), having sold a half million copies...

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