Rex Libris

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Rex Libris
Cover to Rex Libris #1. Art by James Turner
Publication information
PublisherSlave Labor Graphics
Publication dateAug. 2005 - Oct. 2008
No. of issues13
Main character(s)Rex Libris
Creative team
Created byJames Turner
Written byJames Turner
Artist(s)James Turner

Rex Libris is a science fiction / humor comic book series written and illustrated by James Turner. It was published quarterly from 2005–2008 by Slave Labor Graphics.

Publication history[edit]

Thirteen issues were published from August 2005 to October 2008.

  • Rex Libris #1 (August 2005): "I, Librarian"
  • Rex Libris #2 (November 2005): "Labyrinth of Literature"
  • Rex Libris #3 (February 2006): "Leap of Faith"
  • Rex Libris #4 (May 2006): "Battle on Benzine!"
  • Rex Libris #5 (August 2006): "Tea with Vaglox"
  • Rex Libris #6 (November 2006): "Book of Monsters"
  • Rex Libris #7 (February 2007): "Monster Merry-go-Round!"
  • Rex Libris #8 (May 2007): "Escape From the Book of Monsters"
  • Rex Libris #9 (August 2007): "In the Grip of OGPU!"
  • Rex Libris #10 (January 2008): "A Cock and Bull Story"
  • Rex Libris #11 (April 2008): "R'lyeh Rising"
  • Rex Libris #12 (August 2008): "Space Balls... of Evil!"
  • Rex Libris #13 (October 2008): "Convergence of Chaos"

A trade paperback, Rex Libris: I, Librarian (ISBN 1593620624), was published in 2007. It collects the first five issues of the series, plus an unpublished short story, "Rex versus the Red Baron!" A second trade paperback, Rex Libris: Book of Monsters, was published in 2009. It collects the last eight issues.

Series overview[edit]

The series follows the adventures of Rex Libris, the Head Librarian at the Middleton Public Library. Unbeknownst to the general public, Rex is actually over a thousand years old, and was the original librarian at the Library of Alexandria. He is a member of the Ordo Biblioteca, a secret international society of librarians. With the aid of the ancient god Thoth, who lives beneath the Library, Rex travels to the farthest reaches of the universe to collect late book fees, and to fight the powers of ignorance and darkness.[1]

Film adaptation[edit]

In April, 2007, Warner Bros. announced that they had hired Mark Burton (Madagascar) to write the script for a film adaptation of Rex Libris. The producer of the film is Mosaic Media.[2] In 2012, Walden Media acquired the rights and hired Ben Zazove to write the script.[3]


  1. ^ "Rex Libris cast notes". James Turner website. Archived from the original on 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  2. ^ McClintock, Pamela (April 2, 2007). "WB booking a scribe for 'Rex Libris'". Variety. Retrieved 2007-07-12.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (February 23, 2012). "Walden Media makes book on 'Rex Libris'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-05-20.

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