Rex Libris: I, Librarian.
Slave Labor Graphics Publishing
PO Box 26427, San Jose, CA 95159
9781593620622, $14.95 www.slgcomic.com
Rex Libris: I, Librarian is a black-and-white graphic novel collection of the time-and-space spanning adventures of Rex Libris, librarian extraordinaire. Originally a librarian of ancient Rome, Rex has devoted himself to protecting books throughout millennia; his present-day librarian duties include preventing patrons from straying to their deaths amid nigh-endless bookshelves, stopping demon-possessed samurai from taking books without a library card, and reclaiming overdue books held by mad galactic overlords. Aided by a telekinetic songbird with a thirst for world conquest, Rex's latest challenge begins by accidentally teleporting into freefall and only gets harder! The over-the-top two-fisted action combined with fiendishly overwrought narration and tongue-in-cheek lampshading of comic genre conventions make for an exhilaratingly funny read cover to cover. Highly recommended.
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|Date:||May 1, 2008|
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