New books...(the mainly graphic novel/comics edition)

Here are some recent book purchases...

Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale
'Taking place during Batman's early days of crime fighting, this classic mystery tells the story of a mysterious killer who murders his prey only on holidays. Working with District Attorney Harvey Dent and Lieutenant James Gordon, Batman races against the calendar as he tries to discover who Holiday is before he claims his next victim each month. A mystery that has the reader continually guessing the identity of the killer, this story also ties into the events that transform Harvey Dent into Batman's deadly enemy, Two-Face.'
I managed to get a beautiful edition of this for an insanely cheap price from Forbidden Planet in the new year sale and am super chuffed as this was the next Batman book on my to read list after Hush (also written by loeb) which I LOVED!

Kill or be Killed Volume 1 by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips & Elizabeth Breitweiser
'The twisted story of a young man forced to kill bad people, and how he struggles to keep his secret from destroying his life. 
Both a thriller and a deconstruction of vigilantism, Kill or Be Killed is unlike anything Brubaker and Phillips have ever done.'
I love Brubakers work- especially his Catwoman stuff so this was a must read. I am always interested in comics within the thriller genre as it doesn't seem to be such a common thing. 

Adventure Time Volume 1 by Ryan North and Braden Lamb
'It's ADVENTURE TIME! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures through The Land of Ooo.
The totally algebraic adventures of Finn and Jake have come to the comic book page! The Lich, a super-lame, SUPER-SCARY skeleton dude, has returned to the the Land of Ooo, and he’s bent on total destruction! Luckily, Finn and Jake are on the case...but can they succeed against their most destructive foe yet? Featuring fan-favorite characters Marceline the Vampire Queen, Princess Bubblegum, Lumpy Space Princess and the Ice King!'
What can I say I love Adventure Time and this book is fun and colourful. I've read single issues for this series much later on as well as the Fiona and Cake spin off so I'm sure this will be just as amusing and visually appealing.

Sailor Moon: Pretty Guardian Volume 1 by Naoko Takeuchi
'Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!'
Confession: I've not read any Sailor Moon manga so decided this was a good place to start as it is supposed to be a direct translation from the Japanese. The book is beautiful and I'm sure this will be a quick and cute read. 

Batman: The Ultimate Guide to the Dark Knight by Scott Beatty
'Orphan Bruce Wayne swore to strike fear into the hearts of the criminals ruling the streets of Gotham City -- and the mysterious legend of Batman was born. This definitive celebration of one of the world's most popular fictional heroes contains full details of the extraordinary events and bizarre and sinister characters in Batman's thrilling career.'
I collect the DK Marvel and DC Comics books and finally have a new one to add to my collection. I've already had a flip through this and love it. It's packed full of information and artwork- I highly recommend these books if you are interested in the history of comic book characters and like fact packed visually pleasing books.

1001 Movies to See Before You Die by Steven Jay Schneider
'Expert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, have once again painstakingly revised this list of essential must see-movies, cut and added films to bring the must-watch list bang up to date for 2016. Illustrated with hundreds of stunning film stills, portraits and poster art 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die offers an incredible visual insight into the world of modern cinema. It puts together the most significant movies from all genres, from animation to Western, through action, comedy, documentary, musical, noir, romance, thriller, short and sci-fi.

Movies from over 30 different countries have been included, offering a truly wide multi-cultural perspective, and the time span includes more than a century of extraordinary cinematography. Packed with vital statistics, and a few facts that might surprise you, this is a collector's must for the bookshelf as well as an entertaining read for all those who love the world of film. Whether your passion lies with The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, from the films you shouldn't have missed the first time around, to the films you can see again and again, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is the definitive guide for all movie lovers
I love films and I love reading about them too. This is a nice coffee table type book that will give me some inspiration when looking for something new to watch. I also got this for the bargain price 1p so I'm pretty damn chuffed with that! 

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