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I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Describing Archives: A Content Standard by Saa (2013-12-01)
Saa
Progress: 20/198pages
Murder of Crows
Anne Bishop
Progress: 121/354pages
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2017) #2
David Pilgrim, Chris Allen
West Coast Avengers (2018-) #1
Kelly Thompson, Stefano Caselli
Mr. and Mrs. X (2018-) #2
Oscar Bazaldua, Kelly Thompson, Terry Dodson
Daredevil (2015-) #606
Charles Soule, Phil Noto
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #34
Natacha Bustos, Brandon Montclare
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015-) #33
Natacha Bustos, Brandon Montclare
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude (2017) #1
David Pilgrim, Chris Allen
Raptor Red
Robert T. Bakker
Progress: 100/246pages

Great book - that I didn't enjoy

The Art of Archie: The Covers - Victor Gorelick, Helen Craig

I kinda knew I wouldn't, but I wanted to see how old school this was, and I had it, and I didn't have to think too much.   (Still visiting someone in the hospital, and it's mentally and emotionally exhausting enough that I needed something easy!)

 

It's beautifully published, the organization is excellent, and the art is lush and gorgeous as far as printing goes.  There are brief explanations of organization, or bios of particularly prominent cover artists, and the way the text is presented is logical and presented in a way that doesn't take attention away from the main attraction: the art. 

 

Buuuut... it's a bunch of creepy, beady eyed Archie-folk, and I found the humor to be juvenile, rather than amusing.   I simply don't like old-school Archie and anything New Riverdale wasn't here.   (Either published too early, or keeping the focus on old-school Archie.   There were some variants that I adored, but...)

 

Three stars for how well this was put together, knocking down two because I didn't like the art itself.  The book charmed me despite this because it was simply put together so well!