My 2015 Kirkus Round Up – everything I reviewed this year

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If you didn’t already know it, I write a twice monthly column on the Kirkus Reviews blog focused on graphic novels. This year, despite lots of stuff going on around casa de ATFMB, I managed to read and review 24 graphic novels! I figured I’d list them all here in the hopes you’ll go check them out (if you haven’t already).

I always try to find stuff that isn’t really about your usual superheroes, so you won’t find Batman or SpiderMan, for example, in my pieces. Tracking down other kinds of books used to be a lot harder, but with the explosion of indie and creator-owned comics out there these days, it’s getting a lot easier. And there are a lot of fantastic stories being told.

So, with that in mind, here are the 24 graphic novels I reviewed in 2015 for Kirkus:

  1. Halo UprisingHalo: Uprising – Not Your Standard Superhero Tale – on January 8, 2015
  2. The Illustrated Hobbit on January 22, 2015
  3. The Dresden Files: War Cry – Harry Dresden, Reporting for Duty on February 5, 2015
  4. Rai Volume One: Welcome to New Japan – Protecting New Japan on March 5, 2015
  5. Dark Engine Volume 1: The Art of Destruction – A Superpowered Lovecraft-ian Tale of Destruction on March 19, 2015
  6. Starlight: The Return of Duke McQueen – A Hero’s Second Round of Adventure on April 2, 2015
  7. Low Volume 1: The Delirium of Hope – Clinging to Hope on April 16, 2015
  8. C.O.W.L. Volume 1: Principles of Power – When Superpowers Meet Corruption on April 30, 2015
  9. Trees Volume 1: In Shadow – The Quiet Presence of Invasion on May 14, 2015
  10. Black Science Volume 1: How To Fall Forever – Falling Through Realities on May 28, 2015
  11. caliban_coverCaliban – Aliens in Hyperspace on June 11, 2015
  12. Birthright Volume 1: Homecoming – A Long Time Away on June 25, 2015
  13. Hinterkind Volume 1: The Waking World – Life After the World Ends on July 13, 2015
  14. Copperhead Volume 1: A New Sheriff in Town – Make Way for New Blood on July 23, 2015
  15. Jupiter’s Legacy: Book One – So Your Parents Are Superheroes on August 6, 2015
  16. JSA Strange Adventures & Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War – Live from the 73rd Annual WorldCon on August 21, 2015
  17. Dragon Age: The Silent Grove – Swords, Sorcery, and a Troubled King on September 3, 2015
  18. Wytches – The Horror in the Corner on September 17, 2015
  19. Descender Volume One: Tin Stars – It’s a Robot’s World on October 1, 2015
  20. Divinity – Cold War Cosmonaut on October 15, 2015
  21. JessicaJones_1_CoverThe Autumnlands Vol 1: Tooth and Claw – When the Magical Fall on November 2, 2015
  22. Jessica Jones: Alias – Giving Thanks for Jessica Jones on November 26, 2015
  23. Apocalyptigirl: An Aria for the End Times – A Girl and the Apocalypse on December 10, 2015
  24. The Dresden Files: Down Town – Christmas Eve in Down Town on December 24, 2015

I hope you take a moment to check all of these out both on Kirkus, and in your local book store or library.