Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian

Rex Libris Volume I I Librarian Librarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ISBN The astonishing story of the incomparable Rex Libris Head Librarian at Middleton Public Library and his unending struggle aga

  • Title: Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian
  • Author: James Turner
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  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • Librarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ISBN 13 9781593620622The astonishing story of the incomparable Rex Libris, Head Librarian at Middleton Public Library, and his unending struggle against the forces of ignorance and darkness Rex travels to the farthest reaches of the galaxy in search of overdue books Wearing his super thick bottle glasses, and armedLibrarian s Note this is an alternate cover edition ISBN 13 9781593620622The astonishing story of the incomparable Rex Libris, Head Librarian at Middleton Public Library, and his unending struggle against the forces of ignorance and darkness Rex travels to the farthest reaches of the galaxy in search of overdue books Wearing his super thick bottle glasses, and armed with an arsenal of high technology weapons, he strikes fear into recalcitrant borrowers, and can take on virtually any foe from zombies to renegade literary characters In this first collection of Librarian adventures, Rex must confront the powerful Space Warlord Vaglox and retrieve the overdue Principia Mathematica while an energy manifestation of blood thirsty Vandals attempt to burn down Middleton Library, and all within, to the ground.

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    1. This is my second in an unintentional series of unreadable books about the library. From now on only Jason Shiga is allowed to write library stories, especially comics.I cannot figure out why this book is even a comic. The drawing is incredibly dull and lifeless. The book is mostly long, boring exposition. If only there were some way via cartooning to avoid long, tedious, small font descriptions of characters, plot, and action. If only those details could somehow be shown instead of endlessly de [...]

    2. The best part of this wasn't the story or artwork, which was so-so, but the description of the Ordo Bibliotheca (the page right after the final panel of book one). Here's why:"Since at least the Sixth Century all librarians have received extensive training and are lethal with even the common toothpick."True."The veil of secrecy that has surrounded the Ordo Bibliotheca, the secret international Order of Librarians, has been so complete and well maintained that is has, unlike the cover stories of [...]

    3. This is one I really truly wanted to like, but couldn't. The book reads like a simultaneous parody of, and homage to, the classic Stan Lee stories of the 60's. Turner even goes so far as to include "Barry," the comic's publisher, who looks like Larry King, but talks in the frenetic hipster lingo of old Stan Lee editorial columns. This character is just as appalling as that description makes him sound.Sadly, the writing on Rex Libris is just not as clever as James Turner seems to think it is. It' [...]

    4. Who doesn't like the idea of a librarian super-hero? Mine would be called (um) "The Librarian!" And she would get library levies to pass -- even in difficult economic times -- and somehow (with super powers) inspire the men who sit on the computers all day to organize and run some small business that makes them feel useful and needed. She would install those new "MetroNap" chairs in the staff lounge and wash-down stations for bicycle commuters. Stuff like that.Rex is James Turner's idea of a sup [...]

    5. As a librarian I endorse this book wholeheartedly, it is intelligent, funny, interesting and oh-how-i-wish-i-could-get -overdue-books-back-like-Rex-fantastic. Rex and his band of librarians protect the world from evil and will do anything to retrieve an overdue book and fine. What a great story! This hardcover version covers Comics 1-5 and the rest of the remaining 7 comics have to bought individually if you want to see if Rex ever gets the Principia Mathematic from the now destroyed Vaglox. The [...]

    6. This book was just flat-out fun. Rex Libris is a galaxy-traveling, dimension-jumping librarian from Middleton Public Library. Although he carries a huge gun, he often simply uses his vast knowledge of history & the universe to get out of tough scrapes.The man has every fictional tool under his belt and works for the Egyptian god Thoth, which makes the story pretty funny. One of the best things about this book is pure imagination behind the writing. James Turner turns on the creative jets wit [...]

    7. Rex is the Head Librarian at Middleton Public library. But Middletonn't your average library. And Rex isn't your average librarian. Rex is an immortal librarian, beginning his training back in the great ancient Library of Alexandria. And Middleton serves patrons from all over the universe and all manner of creatures. Rex uses every resource at his disposal to get Warlords to return their overdue books and pay their fines. Joining him in his adventures are the Head of the Library Thoth (the ancie [...]

    8. My only disappointment with this series is that it ended with no apparent plans for more issues. I loved this so much. It's hilarious and a blast to read, although, obviously, you're going to need to be able to suspend your disbelief big time. Rex Libris reminds me a bit of a noir detective version of Dr. Who with a very literary bent. I love how he's constantly fighting evil - but only because he needs those books to be returned on time. Seriously, it doesn't get any better for me than over the [...]

    9. The latest in Librarian action! This concept is a good idea, a superhero librarian fighting for public library causes, but I didn't like the density of text and competing graphics in each panel. And, well, schucks I only saw one woman character in the book - how is that anything like the public library? (there are lots of monsters and alien creatures)

    10. I'm sorry to say I couldn't finish this (mostly because I got distracted by more interesting stories and I gave up) especially because I'm studying to be a librarian. I found it a bit more tedious than I was expecting, however the first scene was hilarious.

    11. A fun, slim volume that is more word dense than I expected. I like the artist’s use of angular, monochrome illustrations. Simonides is my favorite character despite (or perhaps because of) being a megalomaniacal telepathic bird.

    12. An adventure comic about a mythic interdimensional librarian traveling time and space to bring back overdue books. The style is sort of a blend of Fritz Lang and Red Meat. Not a bad read, not a great one, and probably has less appeal for non-librarians.

    13. The idea is really interesting, but I think Turner's execution leaves lot to be desired. There's entirely too much text for a medium like comic book, and the story doesn't "flow" as it does in good comics. Also, I think Barry is really, really annoying.

    14. The idea is funny and it’s a cute comic, but the lettering is hard to read because it is too densely packed and a book about a hero librarian should not contain nearly so many typos.

    15. Cool idea. I can totally get behind a bad-ass librarian! But the formatting (lots of words, small print) was a little problematic.

    16. This is not the GN for me. The illustrations really put me off-- very blocky and stark. The use of geometric shapes or patterns for people was interesting, different, and arty, but not easy to read. The plot was ok, but I tend not to love stuff that explores the fourth wall.

    17. This graphic novel collects the first five issues of the comic. Rex, a “two-fisted librarian”, will stop at nothing to maintain order in the library and get people to return overdue books. Along the way he must deal with fictional characters that come to life, old ladies lost in the aisles, and a Larry King-like publisher who likes to put his two-cents in at the beginning of every chapter.When I first heard of REX LIBRIS being a book about a librarian who traveled to other galaxies to retrie [...]

    18. I had read a smattering a good things about REX LIBRIS on the comic book websites I frequent, so when I saw the first volume of his adventures for $.50 (plus shipping) on eBay, I jumped at the offer. REX LIBRIS tells an entertaining story filled with sesquipedalian words, librarian jokes, and a bevy of fun mythological characters (some of Rex's co-workers include Circe the sorceress and the Egyptian god Thoth). The plot is so simple and instantly classic that it's amazing no one thought of it be [...]

    19. CyndiRex Libris: LibrarianWarning to all those in breach of library return policies, there's a new librarians in town, and he don't take kindly to overdue library materials. Rex Libris, Head Librarians of the Middleton Public does away with the old stereotype of the mousey, old maid librarian we have become accustomed to, giving us instead an ass-kicking, no nonsense, intergalactic, time traveling information professional, hell bent on keeping order in his center for public knowledge. Rex Libris [...]

    20. This book made me laugh so much. As a librarian in another life, I so appreciated all the little touches. The graphic novel takes us into the secret hidden society of the librarian superhero (and all librarians are superheros according to this book, who am I to disagree?).Rex Libris is the librarian at the Middleton public library, he reports to the library administrator, who happens to be Thoth. Yes, Thoth, the Ibis-headed god from ancient Egypt (in the mythology of ancient Egypt, Thoth was cre [...]

    21. I was all excited to read a comic book about a super-powered librarian and then I opened it up to see a foreword by Dave Sim. Famous raging misogynist Dave Sim. I have to admit, this put me off the whole thing before I read a single word of the actual text. Then, in the context of a foreword by woman-hater Dave Sim, I started thinking about the fact that Rex Libris is about a male librarian. Why not a female librarian with superpowers? It's a female-dominated profession, after all.So I was pred [...]

    22. Wow, what a disappointment. I was expecting so much more from this, I thought a graphic novel about a librarian would be awesome, alas it was not. I have made a new year’s resolution that I would no longer waste my time with bad books. I read the first issue/chapter of this and could not bring myself to continue. First off, my hopes were that the stories would revolve around a normal librarian dealing with supernatural patrons. As in helping them with reference questions or just dealing with t [...]

    23. - I was hoping to dispose of you quietly, you insolent bookshelving usurper!- Book shelver? Book shelver!?! I'm an information professional, bucko! Now you gonna give me that book or does this have to get messy?Jos sarjakuva kertoo on kirjastonhoitajasta, joka matkaa halki ajan ja kaukaisten galaksien vain periäkseen takaisin myöhässä olevia kirjoja, niin voiko siihen olla tarttumatta? Ei missään tapauksessa - ainakaan jos satut työskentelemään itsekin alalla No, valitettavasti "Rex Lib [...]

    24. I read this review by Glen Weldon on NPR's culture blog Monkey See, and I just had to put it on my to-read list! Hehe, it sounds fantastic."Rex Libris, titular hero of James Turner's smart, stylish and breathlessly paced comic series, is a custodian of great and terrible secrets who must perforce do endless battle 'gainst those who would seek to corrupt, destroy or abscond with the collected lore of the ages.Which is to say: He's a public librarian. Rex has seen a lot over the years, and done a [...]

    25. Rex Libris Volume One: I, Librarian by Jame Turner is a compilation of issues 1-5 of Rex Libris comics, plus an unpublished story "Rex Libris vs. The Red Baron," and a few drawings by other artists. "In this first collection of librarian adventures, Rex must confront the powerful Space Warlord Vaglox and retrieve the overdue Principia Mathematica while his fellow librarians attempt to fend off a manifestation of blood-thirsty Vandals set on burning down the Middleton Library to the ground." The [...]

    26. I absolutely loved the idea of a secret society of librarians that kicks butt in the name of knowledge. I also liked the intentional self-deprecating humor and intentional camp making fun of the Western comic industry. However, in the end, I just didn't get too into this series, and, although I enjoyed the allusions to popular culture and history that I actually got, I'm sure there were several that passed right over my head. Although I got the impression that James Turner was actually intereste [...]

    27. Almost the last sentence of the Afterword goes: "The book is obviously not for everyone. It revels in boundless, untrammelled silliness, of which I'm sure Graham Chapman's admonishing army officer would not approve."The computer-drawn art is unremittingly brutalist and ugly.I've enjoyed things in the past despite ugliness and where the silliness was properly funny, and I had reasonable hopes that the extra twist of arcane erudition would put this right up my street. But whilst the learned detail [...]

    28. Very stylized pictures. Some sparkling dialog but mostly a shot'em up. One of the better quotes is the monologue Circe gives to the younger librarian Hypatia."I'm over 2000 years old. My trouble making days are long behind me. wreaking havoc and seducing adventuring heroes is for young people. These days I like to curl up with a good book and a hot cup of tea Destroying lives, seeking power it isn't very fulfilling. After the first few millennia, the sex gets a little boring. There are only so [...]

    29. Probably the geekiest, most erudite graphic novel I have ever read. Rex Libris is a librarian, see - this whole book is basically about his attempts to retrieve an overdue library book. Except that it was checked out by Supreme Warlord Vaglox of Planet Benzine Five. So really, all Rex has to do is travel across the galaxy, fight his way through Vaglox's minions, and snatch the book out of the tyrant's appendages. As you might gather from all this, there's plenty of action. The geeky part comes i [...]

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