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JLaurenceCohen

JLaurenceCohen

Joined December 2018

Literary fiction in the streets, genre fiction in the sheets
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Goldenhand by Garth Nix
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Batman Beyond Vol. 4: Target: Batman | Dan Jurgens, Will Conrad, David Baron

Mass psychosis has struck Neo-Gotham, making everyone terrified of Batman.

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Batman is hunted by a figure from his past seeking revenge, with an appearance by the Royal Flush Gang.

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Justice League: No Justice | Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson, Francis Manapul

In a follow-up to Dark Nights: Metal, four teams of heroes and villains are thrust together to stop four cosmic beings--Wisdom, Entropy, Mystery, and Wonder--from consuming the universe. The art is really rad.

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Ends of the Earth feels like a dream sequence. Batman encounters Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Mad Hatter, and Ra's al Ghul in a meditation on what it would mean for the world to end.

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Green Arrow finally gets to team up with the Justice League as he criss-crosses the country trying to stop the Ninth Circle.

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Simon and Jessica train with other Green Lanterns in space, while the corrupted first lantern, Volthoom, possesses the body of Rami, the exiled Guardian, in an attempt to destroy the Green Lantern Corps.

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Simon and Jessica team up with Batman to stop Scarecrow. Then our rookie Green Lanterns face the misguided Dr. Polaris, who is trying to use his magnetic powers to heal his brother's cancer, but has a violent alter ego.

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Impossible Owls: Essays | Brian Phillips
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Brian Phillips is a terrific, eccentric, and insightful essayist.

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A rogue Guardian ends up on Earth with his craziest invention--the Phantom Ring--which can be wielded by anyone. Simon and Jessica must stop a wannabe Green Lantern, Frank Lamiski, after the Phantom Ring gives him powers he can't control.

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Rookie Green Lanterns Simon and Jessica are still figuring out how to master their power rings when the leader of the Red Lanterns, Atrocitus, schemes to transform Earth into an engine of anger.

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Downbelow Station | C. J. Cherryh

Although it moves pretty slowly for most of the novel, it really picks up at the end. More happens in terms of plot in the last 30 pages than in the first half of the book.

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Goldenhand | Garth Nix

Garth Nix is so good at pacing.

VioletBramble I love all the Abhorsen books. 10mo
Abby2 Me too! 10mo
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Terry uses an experimental Bat suit designed for extreme combat to fight the League of Assassins, but the suit's AI puts the mission above human life.

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Dan Jurgens is one of the rare comics writers who can write both Batman and Superman exceptionally well.

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When Luthor's Amazo Virus is accidentally released in Metropolis, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Luthor race against time to find a cure before the rest of the Justice League succumbs.

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After the events of Forever Evil, Lex Luthor enjoys the rush of being a hero so much that he convinces the Justice League to let him join. We also see how the Power Ring, a ring from another dimension that feeds on fear, claims Jessica Cruz, who will eventually become a Green Lantern.

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The new Batman Beyond is even better than the animated series that it's based on. Terry McGinnis has taken over as Batman in Neo-Gotham. He faces the rapidly proliferating Jokerz gang, which is trying to resurrect the original Joker.

KathyWheeler Oh! I loved the animated series! I‘ll have to check this out. 10mo
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Nightwing confronts the Judge, a mysterious figure who manipulates people into becoming murderers.

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Nightwing's nemesis, Raptor, tries to expose all of Bludhaven to a serum that dials up your rage.

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First, Nightwing has a fight with his girlfriend, Shawn, aka the Defacer. Then, Nightwing teams up with Huntress.

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Circe uses the Pandora Pits to possess Red Hood, Artemis, and Bizarro, sending them after Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. Batman enlists Constantine, Zatanna, and Dead Man to help stop their magical foes.

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I love the artwork in this one.

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Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have a trippy mind-control experience.

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I like how writers like Tom King will write an issue with superheroes doing normal stuff, like Batman and Superman going on a double date to the county fair with Catwoman and Lois.

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The newly engaged Batman and Catwoman confront Talia al Ghul in her desert sanctuary.

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Batman Eternal, Volume 3 | Scott Snyder, James IV Tynion

It's a bit sluggish in the middle, but the finale is killer.

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Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons

Truly groundbreaking. Each character is deeply flawed, but profoundly human.

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Batman Eternal, Volume 3 | Scott Snyder, James IV Tynion

Julia Pennyworth's characterization is really good, though Batman himself makes some uncharacteristic mistakes throughout this series.

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Batman Eternal, Volume 3 | Scott Snyder, James IV Tynion

This part of the story is a series of bait-and-switches, as Batman tries to uncover who has been behind all the chaos in Gotham.

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Batman Eternal, Volume 3 | Scott Snyder, James IV Tynion

Surprisingly humanizing portrait of Killer Croc.

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Batman Eternal, Volume 3 | Scott Snyder, James IV Tynion

The set up here is a lot like in The Dark Knight Rises: Bruce Wayne's assets have been seized and Gotham has been devastated by coordinated bombings.

TheBookAddict It sounds like it‘s one you‘d enjoy @KennethTolesJr . 11mo
KennethTolesJr @TheBookAddict It most certainly is. Thanks! 11mo
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Batman Eternal Vol. 2 | Scott Snyder, Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins

There are a lot of subplots to keep track of: Batwing fighting demons beneath Arkham; Spoiler fighter her father, Cluemaster; Catwoman hunted by gangsters; Batgirl stalking Commissioner Bard.

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Batman Eternal Vol. 2 | Scott Snyder, Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins

Hush uses Batman's own secrets against him to terrorize Gotham.

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Krentz uses deafness as a lens to examine 19th century American literature, adapting Du Bois's concept of the "color line" into the "hearing line."

ColleenIsReading That sounds really interesting! 11mo
JLaurenceCohen @ColleenIsReading you might also check out David Bolt's The Metanarrative of Blindness and Rosemarie Garland Thomson's Extraordinary Bodies 11mo
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Michael Warner analyzes the connection between print culture and national identity in the early U.S.

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One of the most significant works of Faulkner criticism, dealing with novels from 1929 to 1932.

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Coleman explores representations of religious belief, whether Christian or hoodoo, in 20th century African American fiction.

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Slavery and Sin tells the story of how antebellum writers debated ideas about racial slavery through biblical concepts of sin.

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This is the best bio of the mixed-race Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen.

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Erica Edwards identifies the "charismatic scenario" as a flexible script for male religious leaders to claim authority.

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Gary Selby explicates how MLK drew on the Exodus story throughout his speeches.

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This edited collection includes essays by a range of brilliant scholars writing about religion and American literature.

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Dawn Coleman's excellent study shows how early American novelists incorporated rhetorical forms of sermons.

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Josef Sorett reveals how Afro-Protestantism has always played a critical role in 20th century African American literature.

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Mark 8-16 | Joel Marcus

Joel Marcus's commentary on the Gospel of Mark is phenomenal. He illuminates the weird, ironic elements of the narrative.

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The Transcendentalists | Barbara L. Packer

Barbara Packer is a leading scholar of Transcendentalism, and her narrative history is excellent.

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Batman Eternal Vol. 2 | Scott Snyder, Tim Seeley, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, Kyle Higgins

It's kind of weird how Cluemaster isn't the least conflicted about trying to kill his daughter, Spoiler.

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In the conclusion to the Black Fleet Crisis trilogy, Han is a prisoner of the Yevetha.

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While Leia tries to use diplomacy to diffuse the Yevethan threat, Luke visits the Fallanassi, whose version of the Force, the White Current, allows them to create illusions.

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Luke Skywalker goes on a quest to find out who his mother was, while a new menace rises to invade the New Republic.

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