I am getting into comics. Maybe I will just call this a comic review blog. I had difficulty concentratingdue to not having the appropriateenergy. So
I am getting into comics. Maybe I will just call this a comic review blog. I had difficulty concentrating due to not having the appropriate energy. So I decided to read this from Hoopla. My first impression was not that great. I looked at the artwork and was like meh, but it had good reviews, so I started reading, and by the second issue, I was blown away.
I understood that it was meant to give a campy old timey feel with a sort of space/alien thingie thrown in. I am a sucker for anything spacey, so when the aliens showed up, I was all I for this series. I am deaf, and I did not hear the sounds growing up, so that had English half whatever threw me off a little. Had to ask m mom to translate it into American Standard English. Heh oh well but other than that I loved the story line and the plot...mostly. The part I understood that is.
(view spoiler)[The book jumps right into the story line with almost no back story, so I felt like I was missing something. Then came the human-like aliens on flying dragons..ok. Can live with that. Then came the horribly disfigured dudes from the future with the Apple guy being the evil Grandfather? I am not sure. I know I could wrap my mind around it if I was stoned but it is illegal here in da hillz. I saw the machine on the disfigured teenagers and y'all know I have a machine stuck on me so that kinda pissed me off a little. I was like ya know SOME THINGS ARE GOOD!. Then there was the time travel. I was like umm so are we in the future or are we back in time now? My tiny little sober mind could not handle it. (hide spoiler)]
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Anyway, after I got through all the issues, I sat and tried to make my sober brain comprehend the what I know are some deep metaphors in this comic. I failed. I think everyone was stoned when they made this comic, and now I am totally making books that should be read stoned bookshelf on Goodreads. I am intrigued enough to continue the series. I hope it all comes together in Vol 2 in a way that sober people can wrap their tiny little minds around. I would recommend this to people..but you gotta bend your mind in ways that you normally wouldn't or it is probably best read along with a big bowl of Jamaican weed. coughsThis review was originally posted on Adventures in Never Never Land["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I have to admit that I had no idea this was part of a series. I saw it on NetGalley's read now and thought it looked interesting. I am getting into c
I have to admit that I had no idea this was part of a series. I saw it on NetGalley's read now and thought it looked interesting. I am getting into comics and graphic novels this year. I enjoyed this graphic novel. I had to read it on my Macbook, and the artwork was outstanding. It contributed to the story. The plot was on point. I read some reviews, and some people said they figured out who the killer was from the beginning but I am dumb when it comes to mysteries, so I did not figure it out. I hope I am not the only one this stupid. Is there anyone out there like me that can never figure out who the murderer is? I hope so. It would be sad to be the MOST dumb person. #plsdontletmebetheonlyone
Anyway, I enjoyed Charlene Harris's other work, and this one did not disappoint. I am always leery when a book is translated into a graphic novel, but this one is great. It kept the spirit of the original story. I always enjoy seeing the artist idea of what the people in the story looked like and this matched what I had in my head from the original story. I felt that the pacing was excellent. It did not drag out or anything it kept me engaged and turning the pages. Like I said, I had to read it on my computer, and I HATE reading stuff like that on my computer but with this novel it made me forget about that and I kept clicking on the pages anxious to see who the killer was. This book can be read as a stand alone. I read it as such and felt I had enough information to get the story.This review was originally posted on Adventures in Never Never Land...more