All-Star Superman

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4/5} “I know I promised I wouldn’t waste my intellect on kryptonite robots and elaborate super-death traps… But three months ago, I looked in the mirror at those nasty little spiderwebs of lines around my eyes, and I realized something… I’m getting older and… and he isn’t… So, if I want to die happy, it’s […]

Superman: Earth One

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{4.5/5} “But there are things you can do that nobody else can. Important things. Things that can mean the difference between life and death for a whole lot of people.” Clark Kent has been struggling with what to do with his life — his parents always wanted him to do what makes him happy. He’s […]

Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes

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{4.5/5} “There was something inside of man that made him want to destroy what he built. Alone among God’s primates he kills for sport or lust or greed. With each passing season, men found new ways to kill more of each other. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. And yet […]

Batman: Cacophony

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{4/5} “My whole life… all of this. It’s all because I never want to see death first-hand again.” A villain who kills superheroes (those who are normal humans) is after Batman. This mysterious person only speaks the sounds of fighting like “pow” and “blam” — one might call him Onomatopoeia. He breaks the Joker out […]

Planet of the Apes: The Long War

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{4.5/5} “Let me tell you what does make us different. The Lawgiver’s dream. The finest ape that ever lived — my friend — believed that apes and men should live in harmony. I believe in that dream. The problem is that humans don’t. Down deep each man believes that he is superior to you stinking […]

Battlestar Galactica: Complete Omnibus V.1

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{5/5} “We have to be strong. They know our weaknesses. And they’ll do anything to exploit them.” The Galactica comes across a ship with humans on it asking for help. But the people on the ship can’t be who they say they are, because they’re all dead — including Zak, Commander Adama’s son. Some suspect […]

Angel & Faith 1: Live Through This

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{4.5/5} “Now I get it. We get punched so many times our faces are one big bruise, so we blend in with the night. Best plan ever.” Angel and Faith are working together, helping the helpless. Angel is trying to bring you-know-who (I don’t want to spoil it if you don’t know) back from the […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1: Freefall

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{4.5/5} “This is what I’m talking about, Buffy. You don’t realize how the destruction of the seed affected everyone. You only think about how it affected you. All the Slayers, even the demons with magical mojo. You all got to keep your power because it was inside of you. But everyone else got cut off […]


Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

I’m always reading something, and most of what I read is science fiction or fantasy. I find if I read a book that’s not science fiction or fantasy I’m often vaguely unsatisfied at the end. In the last couple of years I’ve been filling in some gaps in my reading by reading books on the […]