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Review Round-up 8/9/11

Here is a collection of reviews of some recent Archaia releases.

Title: Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes
Reviewed by: Chris Delloiacono, The Trades
Sample Quote: “‘Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes’ is an illustrated novel. To call this illustrated is actually underselling the amount and quality of the images contained within. There are more than 30 full page illustrations by some of the finest artists in the world. The book kicks off with a Jim Steranko cover and features work from Joe Jusko, Dave Dorman, Mark Texeira, Brian Rood, and plenty more. The book looks like a graphic novel, but it’s actually nearly 270 pages of prose mixed in with these brilliant images. I love comic books, but this format works best to explore the characters in depth with an amazing clarity. The images that are mixed in cement the prose indelibly upon the mind.”

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Title: An Elegy for Amelia Johnson
Reviewed by:
Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading
Sample Quote:
“…this is an admirable book, especially for a young creator. I read graphic novels to see these kinds of unusual stories, and the core messages — about enjoying the time you have and living without fear and recognizing the importance of faith and love — are always welcome reminders.”

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Title: The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury: Time Runs Out
Reviewed by: Marc Mason, Comics Waiting Room
Sample Quote: “Writer Brandon Thomas and artist Lee Ferguson have come together to create a marvelous heroine in Miranda, one that readers can identify with and emulate. She’s brave, honest, and moral, yet she has her own flaws that keep her from being perfect. The world she inhabits is colorful and interesting. The stories are fun and present their own unique challenges for both the character and the reader. In short: I was head over heels for this book. Can’t wait to put it in the hands of a fifteen-year old girl.”

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