NBM Review Round-Up!

We’re counting down the shopping days and we’ve had several of our titles show up in gift guides from The Comics Reporter and Forces of Geek, so we’re even more happy to share some great reviews that might also serve as holiday gift ideas.

Be sure to check out our site proper where you can order any of our titles.  After the jump, check out what reviewers are saying about several of our titles.

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Still Haven’t Read TAXES, THE TEA PARTY AND THOSE REVOLTING REBELS? Here’s Some Reviews To Convince You To Read It Right Now…

Media Post ran a fantastic interview with Stan Mack about his book, Taxes, The Tea Party and Those Revolting Rebels, that’s well worth a read.  Here’s what some other folks have been saying.

“A history of the nation’s birth that gets exactly the treatment it needs:  irreverent admiration for the pluck of visionaries, rueful honesty about the founding ideas that still shape our reality.”

– Teacher Librarian

“Accessible, thought -provoking , and highly discussable, this version of how the United States became independent of the British Crown may well inspire readers to see the relevant aspects of studying history as well as reading nonfiction comics.”

– School Library Journal

“An accurate but irreverent retelling of the American Revolution and the events that led up to it. Mack’s colonists talk like real people—with attitude—which helps bring the facts of history down to earth in a way modern readers can relate to.”

– School Library Journal

And finally, a rather conservative look at the book, which is certainly provocative, albeit not particularly accurate.

“Rather than an honest attempt at history, it comes off as a pro-liberal statement, where government corrupts those in charge, and that regular people are easily manipulated.”

Portland Book Review

 

Everybody is Talking About RICK GEARY

The Legendary Rick Geary

Last week we announced that Rick Geary’s latest volume of The Treasury of XXth Century Murder, Lover’s Lane: The Hall-Mills Mystery will be released this June.

Here’s what iFanboy said just about the solicitation:

“Each time Rick Geary releases a new comic on a historical murder, you can be sure that I’ll recommend it.”

Geary’s true crime books continue to attract readers and fans years after their release.

Check out what some folks have been saying recently:

A Treasury of Victorian Murder V.7: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln

“Rick Geary once again proves his artistic and story-telling chops in this volume. He packs an amazing number of historical references into this beautifully rendered tale while also making it compelling and suspenseful, even to readers familiar with the facts”

Graphic Novel Resources

A Treasury of XXth Century Murder The Terrible Axe-Man of New Orleans

“Geary’s artwork, as usual is wonderful.  No one does b&w like he does and his artwork is simply perfect for the mood and atmosphere of murder and the macabre.”

Back to Books

A Treasury of Victorian Murder V. 3: The Borden Tragedy

“Geary does his usual top-notch job of rendering historical scenes with great accuracy and detail as well as catching readers up in a tight plot.”

Graphic Novel Resources

Treasury of XXth Century Murder: The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti

“In short, The Lives of Sacco and Vanzetti details a court case that is so full of improper procedures, sketchy evidence, and outright tampering that reading Geary’s account makes you wonder how on earth this wasn’t declared a mistrial. That’s part of what makes Geary’s Treasury books so powerful; he has a gift of pulling you deep into these people’s stories and making you feel like you’re living alongside these news events. “

Read About Comics

“His meticulous art injects a sense of drama and intrigue into the proceedings.”

Graphic Novel Resources

For more details, be sure to visit Rick’s homepage at RickGeary.com!

More Thoughts On STARGAZING DOG

Sure, Takashi Murakami’s Stargazing Dog was well received when it first came out (making several “Best of 2011” Lists), but what are other reviewers thinking in regard to this title?

“Takashi Murakami’s Stargazing Dog will break your heart. I can’t emphasize that enough…The story sucked me in that hard. I’m a softie for this book, completely.”

Comic Book Resources

” It’s one of the sweetest, saddest stories you could pick up.”

Slightly Biased Manga

Stargazing Dog has been a best-seller in Japan since its release, and what’s charming and universally appealing about this little novel isn’t the pictures—it’s the story”

Newcity Lit

“This graphic novel strikes a resonating and emotional chord. It really gets at the heart of what makes us happy, what makes us human, and what makes us family.”

Kirkwood Public Library Staff Reads Blog

Stargazing Dog will make you despair at the unfairness of life and wonder at the power of love and loyalty.”

– The Star Online

Have you read Stargazing Dog yet?  What do you think?