BB Alternative Review Group #53 - Ordinary Victories: What Is Precious (spoilers)
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This week we are reading: Ordinary Victories: What Is Precious by Manu Larcenet (NBM/ComicsLit, 06/25)
Our reviewers this week are:
Next week we are reading: Coraline HC by Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell (HarperCollins, 07/09)
This week's companion thread: BB Review Group week 205 - Fables #77 (DC/Vertigo, 10/15) by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha
Upcoming: Disappearance Diary by Azuma Hideo (Fanfare/Ponent Mon, 08/13), *NOVEMBER* Berlin Book Two: City of Smoke by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly, 09/04), Red Colored Elegy HC by Seiichi Hayashi (Drawn & Quarterly, 07/23), *new* Slow Storm by Danica Novgorodoff (:01 First Second, 09/04), Jamilti and Other Stories HC by Rutu Modan (Drawn & Quarterly, 10/15) & How To Love HC by Atticus (Top Shelf, 07/23), *DECEMBER* *new* Sammy the Mouse #2 by Zak Sally (Fantagraphics/Ignatz), Kramers Ergot 7 ed. by Sammy Harkham (Buenaventura Press), Displaced Persons by Derek McCulloch & Rantz A. Hoseley (Image), *new* Essex County Vol. 3: Country Nurse (Top Shelf), *new* The Lagoon HC by Lilli Carré (Fantagraphics), The Troublemakers HC by Gilbert Hernandez (Fantagraphics),...
Our previous reviews:
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 books that provide an alternative to the superhero books 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.
Last edited by Andreas; 12-08-2008 at 09:35 AM.