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    Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.


Reviews

  • The four legendary kingdoms by Reilly, Matthew,
    ★★★★★

    Eight years between installments didn't help. I actually read the first few pages a couple times because the characters only felt passingly familiar and  I worried I couldn't follow the story, but powering through the first chapter brought the memories back and kept me from putting it down till I finished. Just as gonzo, gung-ho, over the top ridiculous as all of the other entries in the series, with the expected thin veneer of history that adds depth and shading to the tale.  Plus it sets up two if not three more entries. But hopefully with a less GRR Martin-esque delay between their publications.

    Reviewed by Robert N on Sep 25, 2017

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  • Suicide Squad. by Williams, Rob
    ★☆☆☆☆

    Inconsistent art is the least of the problems. Attempting to turn what was once an interesting character - the administrator who formed an unlikely team of misfits - into a badass fighter in her own right both disrespects the work of preceding authors and undermines the uniqueness of the figure. Cap it off by being a series of one-shot comics rather than an ongoing storyline and the result is a waste of time and money for the reader.  

    Reviewed by Robert N on Sep 25, 2017

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  • Deathstroke. by Priest, Christopher J.
    ★☆☆☆☆

    The interesting stylizations from the first volume are still present, but that's all that is present - Style. No substance, no story, nothing to tie together random pictures into a coherent tale. 

    Reviewed by Robert N on Sep 25, 2017

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  • Discovering vintage Philadelphia : a guide to…
    ★★★★☆

    Heavily concentrated on Center and South Philadelphia, but this is to be expected when dealing with long established businesses. Also heavily focused on restaurant and food supply, but again the subject mater dictates the content. A few surprises like the piano company and the violin shop are new to me, most of the entries will be at least passingly familiar to long-time Philadelphia residents. Favorite entries are for the competing Kielbasa companies in Port Richmond and it was surprisingly nice to see the Grey Lodge Pub mentioned. Also remarkable is that so many of the businesses are still 'cash only'  - a sound financial base built on cash rather than credit is an easy lesson far to many businesses today never learned. 

    Reviewed by Robert N on Sep 22, 2017

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  • WOLVERINE OLD MAN LOGAN 4. by Lemire, Jeff,
    ★☆☆☆☆

    Two separate stories jammed together, the first of which is so generic it doesn't matter if it's Old Man Logan or any of the other incarnations of the character; and the second jumps back and forth in its storyline and storytelling trying to build tension but it just comes off as incoherent. 

    Reviewed by Robert N on Sep 20, 2017

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  • Curse words. by Soule, Charles.
    ★★☆☆☆

    An interesting concept, but far to much is left unexplained  at the beginning and at the end for it to be really enjoyable. 

    Reviewed by Robert N on Sep 20, 2017

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