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November comics

2003
Sandman IV: Season of Mists, Neil Gaiman

2005
Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-95, by Joe Sacco

2006
Preacher [#2]: Until the End of the World, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

2008
Burma Chronicles, by Guy Delisle
Alias vol 4: The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones, by Brian Michael Bendis

2009
Summer Blonde, by Adrian Tomine

2010
Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (Scott Pilgrim #4), by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall, by Bill Willingham

2011
The Crab With The Golden Claws, by Hergé
The Secret of the Unicorn, by Hergé
Red Rackham's Treasure, by Hergé

For other categories of book I have been choosing five to remember out of those I have read since I started bookblogging. With so few comics on the list, I think it's better to just pick two or three, especially because here more than in any other category the part may stand for the whole. So, with that caveat and without too much prejudice to authors whose most significant works I will cover in other months, the ones I'd particularly recommend from this lot are:

Safe Area Goražde, by Joe Sacco - Sacco's visceral yet compassionate take on conflict is generally excellent, and here he rises beyond the usual narrative to give a searing account of life in a forgotten Bosnian enclave during the war.

Alias vol 4: The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones, by Brian Michael Bendis - I'm not a big fan of superhero comics in general, but this sequence about an embittered former costumed crime-fighter turned private investigator really grabbed me. The fourth and final volume takes us throughher personal background, and is a good conclusion to the series.

Red Rackham's Treasure, by Hergé - Can't not include a Tintin book somewhere, but I have written up rather few, and that mostly the bad ones, since I started bookblogging. But I am happy to flag up this, the conclusion of the first two-album story, which introduces Professor Calculus and is apparently the best-selling of the Tintin books.

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duck2ducks
Nov. 29th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC)
Alias is amazing. I may have gotten tired of Bendis's other work over the past few years, but his Alias will always hold a special place for me.
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