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Andreas
04-07-2011, 01:53 PM
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This week we are reading: Lewis & Clark by Nick Bertozzi (:01 First Second, 03/02)


Our reviewers this week are:








This week's companion threads:

- BB Alternative Review Group #194: Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness HC (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?206153-BB-Alternative-Review-Group-194-Psychiatric-Tales-HC-spoiler&p=7710283) by Darryl Cunningham (Bloomsbury, 02/09)

- BB Review Group week 333: Nonplayer #1 (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?206115-BB-Review-Group-week-333-Nonplayer-1-Spoilers) by Nate Simpson (Image Comics, 04/06)


Next week we are reading:

- *new* Heavy Hand by Chris C. Cilla (Sparkplug Comic Books, 03/23)

- *new* Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti (Yale University Press, 03/30)


Upcoming: *new* Outlaw Territory Volume 2 ed. by Michael Woods (Image Comics, 02/23), Motel Art Improvement Service HC by Jason Little (Dark Horse, 12/15), *new* The Girl and the Gorilla by Madeleine Flores (Blank Slate, 04/13), *new* Sleepyheads HC by Randall C (Blank Slate, 04/13), Ayn Rand: Anthem by Charles Santino & Joe Stanton (New American Library, 03/23), *new* Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny! Chapter One by Brittney Sabo & Anna Bratton (Black Bottle Press, 04/13), *new* An Elegy for Amelia Johnson HC by Andrew Roslan, Kate Kasenow & Dave Valeza (Archaia Entertainment LLC, 04/06), Make Me a Woman HC by Vanessa Davis (Drawn & Quarterly, 10/13), *new* Freeway by Mark Kalesniko (Fantagraphics Books, 03/09), *new* Legend of the Scarlet Blades HC (Humanoids Inc., 04/06) by Saverio Tenuta, *new* Onwards Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly, 04/29), You'll Never Know Book Two: Collateral Damage HC by Carol Tyler (Fantagraphics Books, 09/29),...


Our previous reviews: *new reviews added*

Week 01 - 11/29/2006 - ACME Novelty Library #17 HC (Chris Ware) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=94568) av grade - 9.4
Week 02 - 12/06/2006 - Curses HC (Kevin Huizenga) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=95331) av grade - 10
Week 03 - 12/21/2006 - The Bakers Meet Jingle Belle (Paul Dini & Kyle Baker) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=97010) av grade - 7
Week 04 - 04/04/2007 - Madman Atomic Comics #1 (Michael Allred & Laura Allred) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=109338) av grade - 8.2
Week 05 - 05/02/2007 - Optic Nerve #11 (Adrian Tomine) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=112267) av grade - 7.9
Week 06 - 06/04/2007 - Satan's Sodomy Baby (Eric Powell) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=115508) av grade - 6.3
Week 07 - 06/20/2007 - The Black Diamond Detective Agency (Eddie Campbell) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=117158) av grade 7.6
Week 08 - 06/28/2007 - The Three Paradoxes HC (Paul Hornschemeier) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=117944) av grade - 8.7
Week 09 - 09/23/2007 - Punks The Comic - Summer Special #1 (Joshua Fialkov & Kody Chamberlain) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=127793) av grade - 7.6
Week 10 - 10/08/2007 - Silverfish HC (David Lapham) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=129317) av grade - 8.1
Week 11 - 10/16/2007 - Exit Wounds HC (Rutu Modan) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=130107) av grade - 9.75
Week 12 - 11/05/2007 - Papercuts & Other Stories (Michael Cho) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=132146) av grade - 9
Week 13 - 12/05/2007 - The Killer Vol. 1 (Matz & Luc Jacamon) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=134812) av grade – 10
Week 14 - 12/14/2007 - Criminal Vol. 2: Lawless (Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=3998133) av grade – 9.1
Week 15 - 12/27/2007 - The Best American Comics 2007 HC (eds. Chris Ware & Anne Elizabeth Moore) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=136805) av grade - 8
Week 16 - 01/08/2008 - MW HC (Tezuka Osamu) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=137819) av grade - 7
Week 16 - 01/08/2008 - Apollo's Song (Tezuka Osamu) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=137819) av grade - 5
Week 17 - 01/24/2008 - Storeyville HC (Frank Santoro) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=139529) av grade - 9.5
Week 17 - 01/24/2008 - Maggots (Brian Chippendale) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=139529) av grade - 9
Week 18 - 01/30/2008 - Y: The Last Man #60 (Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra & José Marzan Jr.) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=140080) av grade - 10
Week 19 - 02/06/2008 - Pax Romana #1 (Jonathan Hickman) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=140897) av grade - 9.2
Week 20 - 02/13/2008 - Trains Are...Mint #4 (Oliver East) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=141693) av grade - 9
Week 21 - 02/20/2008 - Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite (Gerard Way & Gabriel Bá) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4296762) av grade - 8.8
Week 22 - 02/27/2008 - RASL #1 (Jeff Smith) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4328376) av grade - 7.8
Week 23 - 03/05/2008 - Echo #1 (Terry Moore) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4365343) av grade - 6.1
Week 24 - 03/13/2008 - New Engineering (Yokoyama Yuichi) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4407703) av grade - (x)
Week 24 - 03/13/2008 - Powr Mastrs Vol. 1 (C.F.) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4407703) av grade - 8.5
Week 25 - 03/21/2008 - The Last Musketeer (Jason) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4445037) av grade - 8.1
Week 26 - 03/28/2008 - The Boy Who Made Silence #1 (Joshua Hagler) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4482277) av grade - 9
Week 27 - 04/04/2008 - American Splendor Season Two #1 (Harvey Pekar et al) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4516133) av grade - 8.4
Week 28 - 04/16/2008 - Little Things: A Memoir in Slices (Jeffrey Brown) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4570526) av grade - 9
Week 29 - 04/30/2008 - Glamourpuss #1 (Dave Sim) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4634848) av grade - 7.6
Week 30 - 05/07/2008 - Salt Water Taffy Vol. 1: The Legend of Old Salty (Matthew Loux) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4660738) av grade - 9.6
Week 31 - 05/14/2008 - The Education of Hopey Glass HC (Jaime Hernandez) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=151259) av grade - 10
Week 32 - 05/21/2008 - Thoreau at Walden (John Porcellino) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4718331) av grade - 8.75
Week 33 - 05/29/2008 - Judenhass (Dave Sim) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=152686) av grade - 10
Week 34 - 06/05/2008 - Three Shadows (Cyril Pedrosa) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=153386) av grade - 8
Week 35 - 06/11/2008 - The Amazing Joy Buzzards Vol. 1 (Mark Andrew Smith & Dan Hipp) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4797993) av grade - (x)
Week 36 - 06/19/2008 - Little Vampire (Joann Sfar) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4833738) av grade - 10
Week 37 - 06/26/2008 - True Story, Swear To God Archives Vol. 1 (Tom Beland) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4864527) av grade - 9.4
Week 38 - 07/04/2008 - Skim HC (Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4893753) av grade - 9
Week 39 - 07/10/2008 - What It Is HC (Lynda Barry) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=156650) av grade - 9.5
Week 40 - 07/17/2008 - Bottomless Belly Button (Dash Shaw) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4956604) av grade - 9.6
Week 41 - 07/25/2008 - Skyscrapers of the Midwest HC (Joshua W. Cotter) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=4995644) av grade - 9.3
Week 42 - 08/01/2008 - Monster Zoo (Doug TenNapel) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5023647) av grade - 9.5
Week 43 - 08/08/2008 - Jessica Farm Vol. 1 (Josh Simmons) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5048497) av grade - 7
Week 44 - 08/15/2008 - Chiggers (Hope Larson) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5072942) av grade - (x)
Week 45 - 08/21/2008 - The Number 73304-23-4153-6-96-8 HC (Thomas Ott) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5096450) av grade - 7
Week 46 - 08/28/2008 - Doktor Sleepless Book 1: Engines of Desire (Warren Ellis & Ivan Rodriguez) ( http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5118129) av grade - 8.5
Week 47 - 09/05/2008 - A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Josh Neufeld) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=161051) av grade - (x)
Week 48 - 09/11/2008 - Bluesman - A Twelve-Bar Graphic Novel (Rob Vollmar & Pablo G. Callejo) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5175498) av grade - 8.5
Week 49 - 09/17/2008 - Local HC (Brian Wood & Ryan Kelly) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5200349) av grade - 9.3
Week 50 - 09/25/2008 - Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist (Will Eisner) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5232197) av grade - (x)
Week 50 - 09/25/2008 - Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics from Manga to Graphic Novels (Jessica Abel & Matt Madden) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5232197) av grade - (x)
Week 51 - 10/02/2008 - The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard (Eddie Campbell & Dan Best) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5232197) av grade - (x)
Week 52 - 10/10/2008 - The Alcoholic HC (Jonathan Ames & Dean Haspiel) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5292746) av grade - 9
Week 53 - 10/17/2008 - Ordinary Victories: What Is Precious (Manu Larcenet) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=163980) av grade - (x)
Week 54 - 10/24/2008 - Coraline HC (Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5343589) av grade - 9
Week 55 - 10/30/2008 - Disappearance Diary (Azuma Hideo) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5368882) av grade - (x)
Week 56 - 11/06/2008 - Berlin Book Two: City of Smoke (Jason Lutes) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5396053) av grade - 10
Week 57 - 11/13/2008 - Travel (Yokoyama Yuichi) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5422818) av grade - (x)
Week 58 - 11/21/2008 - Red Colored Elegy HC (Hayashi Seiichi) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5451167) av grade - 9
Week 59 - 11/28/2008 - Slow Storm (Danica Novgorodoff) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=166369) av grade - 8
Week 60 - 12/05/2008 - Jamilti and Other Stories HC (Rutu Modan) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5497397) av grade - (x)
Week 60 - 12/05/2008 - How To Love HC (Actus) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5497397) av grade - (x)
Week 61 - 12/11/2008 - Sammy the Mouse #2 (Zak Sally) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5517707) av grade - (x)
Week 62 - 12/19/2008 - Courtney Crumrin and the Prince of Nowhere (Ted Naifeh) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5548421) av grade - 8.25
Week 63 - 12/25/2008 - Kramers Ergot 7 HC (eds. Sammy Harkham & Alvin Buenaventura) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=168141) av grade - 7.5
Week 64 - 01/02/2009 - The Best American Comics 2008 HC (eds. Lynda Barry, Jessica Abel & Matt Madden) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5587393) av grade - 6
Week 64 - 01/02/2009 - An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons & True Stories Vol. 2 HC (ed. Ivan Brunetti) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5587393) av grade - 9.7
Week 65 - 01/08/2009 - The Mice Templar Vol. 1: The Prophecy HC (Bryan J.L. Glass & Michael Avon Oeming) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5607564) av grade - 10
Week 66 - 01/15/2009 - Alan's War (Emmanuel Guibert & Alan Cope) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5633568) av grade - 10
Week 67 - 01/29/2009 - The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (ed. Paul Gravett) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5686329) av grade - (x)
Week 68 - 02/06/2009 - Scott Pilgrim Vol. 5: Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe (Bryan Lee O'Malley) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5712620) av grade - 9.2
Week 69 - 02/13/2009 - Swallow Me Whole HC (Nate Powell) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5733744) av grade - 6.5
Week 70 - 02/18/2009 - 20th Century Boys Vol. 1 (Urasawa Naoki) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5750232) av grade - 10
Week 70 - 02/18/2009 - Pluto: Urasawa x Tezuka Vol. 1 (Urasawa Naoki) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5750232) av grade - 10
Week 71 - 03/04/2009 - Strongman (Charles Soule & Allen Gladfelter) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5795231) av grade - ***
Week 72 - 03/12/2009 - The Lagoon HC (Lilli Carré) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5820221) av grade - (x)
Week 73 - 04/01/2009 - Kabuki: The Alchemy HC (David Mack) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5879447) av grade - 9.5
Week 74 - 04/10/2009 - A Drifting Life (Tatsumi Yoshihiro) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5904935) av grade - (x)
Week 75 - 04/17/2009 - Funny Misshapen Body: A Memoir (Jeffrey Brown) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5922547) av grade - 7.8
Week 76 - 04/29/2009 - The Venice Chronicles HC (Enrico Casarosa) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5960039) av grade - (x)
Week 76 - 04/29/2009 - Mesmo Delivery Vol. 1 (Rafael Grampa) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5960039) av grade - 8
Week 77 - 05/06/2009 - Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes (Anders Nilsen) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5980996) av grade - 8.5
Week 78 - 05/13/2009 - The Eternal Smile: Three Stories (Gene Luen Yang & Derek Kirk Kim) ( http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=5998324) av grade - 7
Week 79 - 05/28/2009 - Rapture #1 (Michael Avon Oeming & Taki Soma) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=177000) av grade - 6
Week 80 - 06/05/2009 - BodyWorld (Dash Shaw) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6062236) av grade - (x)
Week 81 - 06/10/2009 - George Sprott (1894-1975): A Picture Novella HC (Seth) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6076066) av grade - (x)
Week 82 - 06/17/2009 - The Adventures of White Cat Vol. 1 (Ben Rosen) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6094653) av grade - 9
Week 83 - 06/24/2009 - Outlaw Territory Vol. 1 (ed. Michael Woods) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6113477) av grade - (x)
Week 84 - 07/01/2009 - Solanin (Asano Inio) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6131949) av grade - 9.5
Week 85 - 07/08/2009 - Asterios Polyp HC (David Mazzucchelli) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6149237) av grade - 9.6
Week 86 - 07/15/2009 - The Nobody HC (Jeff Lemire) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6167366) av grade - 9.1
Week 86 - 07/15/2009 - The Essex County Trilogy (Jeff Lemire) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6167366) av grade - 9.75
Week 87 - 07/22/2009 - You Have Killed Me HC (Jamie S. Rich & Joëlle Jones) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=179911) av grade - 10
Week 88 - 07/29/2009 - Richard Stark's Parker: The Hunter HC (Darwyn Cooke) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6203823) av grade - 9.5
Week 89 - 08/06/2009 - Low Moon HC (Jason) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6221949) av grade - 8.75
Week 90 - 08/13/2009 - Uptight #3 (Jordan Crane) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6237460) av grade - ***
Week 91 - 08/20/2009 - The Big Kahn (Neil Kleid & Nicolas Cinquegrani) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6254342) av grade - (x)
Week 92 - 08/27/2009 - King City #1 (Brandon Graham) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6271556) av grade - (x)
Week 93 - 09/03/2009 - Cat Burglar Black (Richard Sala) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=182151) av grade - (x)
Week 93 - 09/03/2009 - Delphine #1-4 (Richard Sala) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=182151) av grade - (x)
Week 94 - 09/11/2009 - Yotsuba&! Vol. 6 (Azuma Kiyohiko) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6304032) av grade - (x)
Week 95 - 09/17/2009 - West Coast Blues (Jacques Tardi & Jean-Patrick) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6319276) av grade - 9.5
Week 96 - 09/24/2009 - Bart Simpson's Treehouse of Horror #15 (ed. Sammy Harkham) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6334019) av grade - 10
Week 96 - 09/24/2009 - Strange Tales #1 (ed. John Barber & Jody LeHeup) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6334019) av grade - 9.1
Week 97 - 10/02/2009 - Masterpiece Comics HC (Robert Sikoryak) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6352157) av grade - 8.5
Week 98 - 10/08/2009 - 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man HC (Matt Kindt) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6364553) av grade - (x)
Week 99 - 10/15/2009 - Prison Pit Book One (Johnny Ryan) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6378870) av grade - 9.75
Week 100 - 10/22/2009 - Hector Plasm: Totentanz (Benito Cereno & Nate Bellegarde) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6394477) av grade - 8.5
Week 101 - 10/30/2009 - The Deformitory (Sophia Wiedeman) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6410505) av grade - (x)
Week 102 - 11/09/2009 - The Book of Genesis Illustrated HC (Robert Crumb) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6428188) av grade - (x)
Week 103 - 11/19/2009 - Stitches: A Memoir HC (David Small) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=185515) av grade - (x)
Week 104 - 11/26/2009 - Map of My Heart (John Porcellino) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6463438) av grade - (x)
Week 105 - 12/04/2009 - Britten & Brulightly (Hannah Berry) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?t=186082) av grade - (x)
Week 106 - 12/11/2009 - GoGo Monster HC (Matsumoto Taiyo) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6488514) av grade - (x)
Week 107 - 12/17/2009 - Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness (Reinhard Kleist) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6500363) av grade - (x)
Week 107 - 12/17/2009 - Bob Dylan Revisited HC (various) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6500363) av grade - 9
Week 108 - 12/23/2009 - The Best American Comics 2009 HC (eds. Charles Burns, Jessica Abel & Matt Madden) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6510948) av grade - (x)
Week 108 - 12/23/2009 - The Toon Treasury of Classic Children's Comics HC (eds. Art Spiegelman & Francoise Mouly) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6510948) av grade - 10
Week 109 - 01/06/2010 - Orc Stain #1 (James Stokoe) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6536796) av grade - (x)
Week 110 - 01/15/2010 - Scarlett Takes Manhattan (Molly Crabapple & John Leavitt) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6561192) av grade - (x)
Week 111 - 01/28/2010 - The Squirrel Machine HC (Hans Rickheit) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6594296) av grade - 8
Week 112 - 02/04/2010 - Smile HC (Raina Telgemeier) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6612718) av grade - (x)
Week 113 - 02/12/2010 - The Color Trilogy (Dong-hwa Kim) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6634104) av grade - (x)
Week 114 - 02/18/2010 - The Gigantic Robot HC (Tom Gauld) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6650130) av grade - (x)
Week 115 - 02/25/2010 - Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island #1 (Warren Ellis & Raulo Caceres) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6668803) av grade - (x)
Week 116 - 02/25/2010 - Dodgem Logic #1 (ed. Alan Moore) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6668804) av grade - (x)
Week 117 - 03/04/2010 - Grandville HC (Bryan Talbot) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6686735) av grade - (x)
Week 118 - 03/12/2010 - King of the Flies Vol. 1: Hallorave HC (Mezzo & Pirus) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6710293) av grade - (x)
Week 119 - 03/19/2010 - Birdhouse (Vernon White) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6725313) av grade - (x)
Week 120 - 03/24/2010 - Days Missing HC (Edgington, Hester, Hine, Matz, Burnham, Irving, Moder & Petrus) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6738616) av grade - 7
Week 121 - 04/01/2010 - High Soft Lisp (Gilbert Hernandez) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6761462) av grade - (x)
Week 121 - 04/01/2010 - The Troublemakers HC (Gilbert Hernandez) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6761462) av grade - (x)
Week 122 - 04/08/2010 - Area 10 HC (Christos N. Gage & Chris Samnee) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6776592) av grade - 8.5
Week 123 - 04/16/2010 - Market Day HC (James Sturm) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6796981) av grade - 8.5
Week 124 - 04/24/2010 - Kingyo Used Books Vol. 1 (Seimu Yoshizaki) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6814390) av grade - (x)
Week 125 - 04/30/2010 - Wilson HC (Daniel Clowes) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6828701) av grade - 9.6
Week 126 - 04/30/2010 - City of Spies (Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan & Pascal Dizin) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6828703) av grade - (x)
Week 127 - 05/12/2010 - Long Tail Kitty HC (Lark Pien) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6852801) av grade - (x)
Week 128 - 05/12/2010 - Art In Time: Unknown Comic Book Adventures 1940-1980 HC (ed. Dan Nadel) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6852803) av grade - (x)
Week 129 - 05/21/2010 - Superf*ckers (James Kochalka) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6871433) av grade - (x)
Week 130 - 05/21/2010 - Wally Gropius HC (Tim Hensley) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6871434) av grade - 9
Week 131 - 05/29/2010 - Weathercraft: A Frank Comic HC (Jim Woodring) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6889403) av grade - 9
Week 132 - 05/29/2010 - It Was the War of the Trenches HC (Jacques Tardi) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6889404) av grade - 10
Week 133 - 06/04/2010 - A Second Chance at Sarah (Neil Druckmann & Joysuke Wong) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6903295) av grade - (x)
Week 134 - 06/10/2010 - Neil Young's Greendale HC (Joshua Dysart & Cliff Chiang) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6916905) av grade - (x)
Week 135 - 06/10/2010 - Tumor HC (Joshua Hale Fialkov & Noel Tuazon) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6916906) av grade - ***
Week 136 - 06/17/2010 - Madam Samurai Vol. 1 (Gary Young & David Hitchcock) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6935093) av grade - (x)
Week 137 - 06/17/2010 - Meta 4 #1 (Ted McKeever & Dana Moreshead) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6935095) av grade - (x)
Week 138 - 06/25/2010 - Artichoke Tales HC (Megan Kelso) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6953668) av grade - (x)
Week 139 - 06/25/2010 - Billy Hazelnuts and the Crazy Bird HC (Tony Millionaire) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6953675) av grade - 10
Week 140 - 07/07/2010 - Bullet to the Head #1 (Matz & Colin Wilson) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6981857) av grade - (x)
Week 141 - 07/07/2010 - The Last Zombie #1 (Brian Keene, Joe Wight & Fred Perry) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=6981859) av grade - (x)
Week 142 - 07/14/2010 - Strange Science Fantasy #1 (Scott Morse & Paul Pope) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7000639) av grade - (x)
Week 143 - 07/14/2010 - Pood #1 (eds. Geoff Grogan, Kevin Mutch & Alex Rader) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7000644) av grade - 6.5
Week 144 - 07/22/2010 - BB Wolf and the Three LPs HC (J.D. Arnold & Rich Koslowski) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7021980) av grade - (x)
Week 145 - 07/22/2010 - Salem Brownstone HC (John Harris Dunning & Nikhil Singh) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7021985) av grade - (x)
Week 146 - 07/28/2010 - Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites HC (Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7037406) av grade - 10
Week 147 - 07/28/2010 - Power Out (Nathan Schreiber) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7037407) av grade - (x)
Week 148 - 08/06/2010 - Philip K. Dick's Electric Ant (David Mack & Pascal Alixe) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7068357) av grade - (x)
Week 149 - 08/06/2010 - Mondo Urbano (M. Santolouco, E. Medeiros & R. Albuquerque) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7068363) av grade - 7.5
Week 150 - 08/13/2010 - Revolver HC (Matt Kindt) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7093146) av grade - 9
Week 151 - 08/13/2010 - How I Made It to Eighteen: A Mostly True Story HC (Tracy White) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7093154) av grade - (x)
Week 152 - 08/23/2010 - Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story HC (Mat Johnson & Simon Gane) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7125829) av grade - (x)
Week 153 - 08/23/2010 - Adventures in Cartooning Activity Book (James Sturm, Andrew Arnold & Alexis Frederick-Frost) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7125835) av grade - (x)
Week 154 - 09/03/2010 - Set to Sea HC (Drew Weing) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7155530) av grade - (x)
Week 155 - 09/03/2010 - Peepo Choo Vol. 1 (Felipe Smith) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7155533) av grade - (x)
Week 156 - 09/11/2010 - Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #3 (David Petersen, Jason Shawn Alexander, Katie Cook, Guy Davis, Nate Pride and Travis Ingram) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7175276) av grade - (x)
Week 157 - 09/11/2010 - A Drunken Dream and Other Stories HC (Moto Hagio) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7175277) av grade - (x)
Week 158 - 09/21/2010 - Route des Maisons Rouges #1 (Guilano Monni, Vincenzo Cucca & Barbara Ciardo) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7199436) av grade - (x)
Week 159 - 09/21/2010 - Whispers in the Walls #1 & #2 (David Munoz, Tirso Cons & Javi Montes) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7199444) av grade - (x)
Week 160 - 10/13/2010 - Seedless (Corey Lewis) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7252221) av grade - 7
Week 161 - 10/13/2010 - The Broadcast (Eric Hobbs & Noel Tuazon) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7252224) av grade - (x)
Week 162 - 10/22/2010 - Drinking at the Movies (Julia Wertz) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7269586) av grade - (x)
Week 163 - 10/22/2010 - X'ed Out HC (Charles Burns) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7269593) av grade - 9
Week 164 - 10/29/2010 - Picture This HC (Lynda Barry) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7285540) av grade - 8 *new review added*
Week 165 - 10/29/2010 - March Story Vol. 1 (Hyung-min Kim & Kyung-il Yang) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7285545) av grade - (x)
Week 166 - 11/04/2010 - Cross Game Vol. 1 (Mitsuru Adachi) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7297932) av grade - (x)
Week 167 - 11/04/2010 - Lucky in Love: A Poor Man's History HC (George Chieffet & Stephen DeStefano) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7297939) av grade - (x)
Week 168 - 11/11/2010 - The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec HC (Jacques Tardi) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7312974) av grade - 9 *new review added*
Week 169 - 11/11/2010 - Koko Be Good (Jen Wang) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7312977) av grade - (x)
Week 170 - 11/19/2010 - Two Generals HC (Scott Chantler) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7331029) av grade - (x)
Week 171 - 11/19/2010 - The Littlest Pirate King HC (David B & Pierre Mac Orlan) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7331034) av grade - (x)
Week 172 - 11/26/2010 - Elmer (Gerry Alanguilan) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7345292) av grade - (x)
Week 173 - 11/26/2010 - Return of the Dapper Men HC (Jim McCann & Janet Lee) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7345294) av grade - 9.5
Week 174 - 12/02/2010 - Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword HC (Barry Deutsch) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7357382) av grade - (x)
Week 175 - 12/02/2010 - Feeding Ground Issues One and Two (Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski & Chris Mangun) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7357386) av grade - (x)
Week 176 - 12/09/2010 - 27 #1 (Charles Soule & Renzo Podesta) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7373882) av grade - (x)
Week 177 - 12/09/2010 - AX: Alternative Manga Vol. 1 (ed. Sean Michael Wilson) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7373890) av grade - (x)
Week 178 - 01/14/2011 - Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods DVD (dir. Patrick Meaney) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7471174) av grade - (x)
Week 179 - 01/14/2011 - The Saga of Rex (Michel Gagné) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7471176) av grade - (x)
Week 180 - 01/20/2011 - The Wrong Place HC (Brecht Evens) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7488339) av grade - (x)
Week 181 - 01/20/2011 - Crickets #3 (Sammy Harkham) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7488341) av grade - 10 *new reviews added*
Week 182 - 01/27/2011 - Stigmata HC (Lorenzo Mattotti & Claudio Piersanti) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7511206) av grade - (x)
Week 183 - 01/27/2011 - Echoes Issues One and Two (Joshua Hale Fialkov & Rahsan Ekedal) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7511209) av grade - (x)
Week 184 - 02/03/2011 - Cursed Pirate Girl: The Collected Edition Vol. 1 (Jeremy A. Bastian) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7531151) av grade - 9
Week 185 - 02/03/2011 - Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey HC (GB Tran) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7531156) av grade - (x)
Week 186 - 02/10/2011 - The Original Johnson Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 (Trevor Von Eeden) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7551367) av grade - (x)
Week 187 - 02/26/2011 - Finder: Voice (Carla Speed McNeil) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7601868) av grade - 10 *new review added*
Week 188 - 02/26/2011 - The Gathering Volume 2: The Other Side of Despair (ed. Andrew Goletz) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7601870) av grade - (x)
Week 189 - 03/17/2011 - Xombi #1 (John Rozum & Frazer Irving) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7657442) av grade - 8.9 *new review added*
Week 190 - 03/17/2011 - Bigfoot HC (Pascal Girard) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?p=7657444) av grade - (x)
Week 191 - 03/30/2011 - EmiTown (Emi Lenox) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?205846-BB-Alternative-Review-Group-191-EmiTown-A-Sketch-Diary-(spoilers)&p=7688057) av grade - (x)
Week 192 - 03/30/2011 - Undying Love #1 (Tomm Coker & Daniel Freedman) (http://www.606studios.com/bendisboard/showthread.php?205847-BB-Alternative-Review-Group-192-Undying-Love-1-(spoilers)&p=7688066) av grade - (x)


What we do: This is a fanbased review group, open to everybody. It was launched as a companion thread to the BB Review Group. The idea is to review creator-owned comics that provide an alternative to the superhero comics of the Big Two. This can be anything, from single issues, self-published mini comics, and online comics to graphic novels and anthologies. Because graphic novels are more expensive and may also require more time to read than a 24 page comic (and sometimes for you to be in the right mood), there will be sufficient time to get the books and to read them before the review thread is up. The "upcoming" section lists a few graphic novels, collections, or anthologies we are going to review in the coming weeks and months, with room for many more. Feel free to suggest books, and also to keep adding your reviews and comments to older threads as you read the books.

As people post the reviews, I will add your name and score to a list in the main post and at the end of the week average the scores for an overall grade on the book. We grade on a scale of 0-10, the meanings of which roughly translate to:

10 - Everything I want in a comic, an instant classic
9 - Excellent, a nearly perfect read
8 - Highly recommended but it has minor flaws
7 - Very good, it does have some problems
6 - Above average but has deep flaws
5 - An average comic
4 - Below average, the flaws outweigh the good
3 - A disappointing comic
2 - Forgettable, a waste of time
1 - Stay away!! One of the worst comics I've read

Anyone who participates is asked to please keep this scale in mind when giving a grade so that everyone is operating on the same system.


Locked review threads: If you would like to review a book from one of the previous weeks, but the thread has been locked by the moderators in the meantime, pm me and I'll get a new review thread up.


THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO PARTICIPATE EVERY TIME A NEW THREAD IS UP. Please join in as little or as much as you like week to week. If you are uncomfortable giving a grade then just join in the discussions and ask questions.