Have you ever owned a cat. Do you miss that cat? I miss having cats but my allergies just won't let me have them. Good thing Jeffrey Brown loves cats...moreHave you ever owned a cat. Do you miss that cat? I miss having cats but my allergies just won't let me have them. Good thing Jeffrey Brown loves cats too. This graphic novel looks at cats and the little things they do. They are funny little stories strung together to make this novel. Brown's art on this graphic novel is the best I've seen it. He is able to make the cats have their own personalities and show their many moods. This book is a must for anyone who loves cats. I know I love them. This book is for good for all ages. I recommend picking it up.(less)
I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this book. It written for teenage girls not men. Yet I found this book to be very interesting. I did not know what...moreI wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this book. It written for teenage girls not men. Yet I found this book to be very interesting. I did not know what to except when the novel was about a teenage couple having sex for the first time. I thought it would be a lot of build up and bad romance, but it wasn't. The characters were real. They had a rounded personality which you don't always find in YA books. Judy Blume was able to bring so many different ideas into this book that it was amazing. I think the most amazing part of the book was the side characters. They were just as developed as the main characters and had even more interesting problems.
All and all I would say the book is amazing. Reading it you forget it was written in the 70s. It still feels fresh and original. They deal with issues that are still relevant today. I think any teenager should read this, not just girls. I think teenage boys could learn a lot from this book too.(less)
I can't help but think of Ellen Page as Bliss Cavendar as I read Whip it. I don't think I would want it to be any other way in my head. Shauna Cross b...moreI can't help but think of Ellen Page as Bliss Cavendar as I read Whip it. I don't think I would want it to be any other way in my head. Shauna Cross bring to life the small town girl's dream of wanting to be something other than a hick pageant queen. Bliss wants to be a rocker. She wants to have a rocker boyfriend, but the only thing in her town is hicks. Luckily her best friend Pash is a little hope in her small town. Both are just turning sixteen and ready to escape to the cultured city of Austin. Who can blame them.
In their adventure Bliss falls in love with Roller Derby and a boy. Neither of which Brooke her pageant crazy mother would agree with. Thus Bliss starts a double life. One as a good student to please her parents and get away with murder! The second as Babe Ruthless. A roller derby girl out for murder. If you love coming of age stories. This story is a great one. A story about first love and first true hurt. A story about finding some kind of peace with her mother during those years where no such thing seems possible. A story about finding out who you really are.
A good read. A fun read. The type of story that makes you want to be a little rebellious yourself.(less)
I thought this would be a fun little book to listen to on my Thanksgiving trip this year. The story is told from one of Doctor Who's companions . I’ve...moreI thought this would be a fun little book to listen to on my Thanksgiving trip this year. The story is told from one of Doctor Who's companions . I’ve always found the odd little Daleks and interesting story point. Only having watched the 2005 season so far I wanted to know more about the Daleks. This book gave a little glimpse into what the Daleks are, but not enough in my opinion. I have more questions about the Daleks now than I did before I listen to the book.
I did enjoy the book it was a lot of fun to listen to. It was narrated by the first Doctor, William Russell. His British accent made the story so much more fun. It was a fun listen, but not the greatest stories. I felt there were a few to many plot points that didn’t get explained. Like why the Doctor really took those two humans with him. His reasoning never made sense to me. Plus how does this story work with all the other Dalek stories.
So fun listen, but a little confusing if you have a little Doctor Who knowledge and not a lot. Probably be good for someone who hasn’t read too much Doctor Who. (less)
Chris Roberson has crafted a beautiful tale about a zombie. The second volume of IZombie is amazing. The story starts with a short story about Gwen be...moreChris Roberson has crafted a beautiful tale about a zombie. The second volume of IZombie is amazing. The story starts with a short story about Gwen before she dies. The cute little story is a fun little monster story about crossing a haunted lake. Then Spot(Scott)gets a highlight. We learn about his origin and who his grampa is. Plus we are introduced to a new character, Mr. Chimp. The next three comics in the collection is back to the regular story and following Gwen and her friends. Her budding interest in the monster hunter boy and the mystery behind Amon and his past. The last issue follows Ellie and her story before meeting Gwen.
All and all the second volume was packed full of new characters and new adventures. More mysteries are being made and that can't be a bad thing. Michael Allred's art is beautiful like normal. Just seeing his art is worth reading this comic, the fact that theres a good story to go with it is just awesome.
If you're a fan of Allred's art this book is for you. If you like zombies with a little bit of heart this is the book for you. If you like werewolvies, but not wish they were more cuddly this is the book for you.(less)
Willis Gidney can't stay out of trouble. If there is one thing that is appearent after two novels, Gidney attracts trouble like honey. His supporting...moreWillis Gidney can't stay out of trouble. If there is one thing that is appearent after two novels, Gidney attracts trouble like honey. His supporting cast is back too. Sarah, the baby he rescued last book and his girlfriend Lilly. Life is going good. He has a small office for his PI business. He is finishing up his classes for adapoting Sarah. To top it all off, he's still with Lilly. To bad the good times can't keep going perfect.
First he gets the worst case worker in DC for adopting. He gets rejected. He needs money now, lots of money to hire an attoreny. The only job on his table right now is from Rush Gemelli and he wants Gidney to break into a warehouse. It's all down hill from there as Rush blackmails Gidney into other jobs. Then Gidney runs into gang trouble. Trouble, trouble, trouble. That should be Gidney name.
I really enjoyed this novel. Thomas Kaufman is an excellent writer and weaves us through many different events to bring a mystery that must be answered.(less)
This is not the best Daredevil story I've ever read, but it was okay. This book ends the dark reign of Daredevil while working with the Hand. You need...moreThis is not the best Daredevil story I've ever read, but it was okay. This book ends the dark reign of Daredevil while working with the Hand. You need to read a few volumes of Daredevil to understand what's doing on in this series. The best place to start is back with Bendis run and work through Burbank to Diggle.
If you wanted to see Daredevil as a bad guy this is the comic. One thing the story does have going for it, is the beautiful art work. Billy Tan can draw great characters. Another thing this book has going for it is the fact that it's all street level super heroes. I like that a lot. You've got Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Shang-Chi, Punisher, Ghost Rider, and Elektra going up against Daredevil. My favorite part in the comic is Ghost Rider. He is such a presence on the page. The flaming skull, his quest for vengeance. It's beautiful. There's one scene near the end when Ghost Rider is fighting Daredevil and bame. I won't give it away, but Tan draws a beautiful fight scene there.
So if you like Daredevil this is up your ally. If you're new to Daredevil I wouldn't recommend this book without a lot of back reading. At least four or five other tradebacks.(less)
I really wanted to hate this comic. It's Archie and he still hasn't made a decission on who to be with. He's with Betty in one universe and with Veron...moreI really wanted to hate this comic. It's Archie and he still hasn't made a decission on who to be with. He's with Betty in one universe and with Veronica in a different universe. I should so hate this comic if it wasn't the Fringe of comics. Yes, I'm waiting for Peter Bishop to show up and fringe events to start happening. Let's just start by saying this comic is nothing like Fringe the show other than the two universes.
The one thing I really like about this comic is that Archie did choose. Depending on the universe you are in Archie is completely devoted to one of his girls. The character are no longer teenagers either. I would asy they are even growing. Sometimes it hard to remember which universe a character has grown in though. Like Reggie is the perfect example. In the Veronica universe he's grown so much since he was a teenager. Yet in the Betty universe Reggie is just making his first steps to grow as a person by the end of the first trade, but he's growing.
Another awesome aspect of the two is that they are happening at the same time. You read Veronica and then the next issue picks up right were you left off but in the Betty universe. No overlap. It really awesome seeing how the characters are growing but are so the same in both universes. There are little changes in both universes. There is even a villian in both universe, Mr. Lodge. He's is evil in both universes. He's like Walter-net, but no good Walter Bishop in him.
To make this easy, this book is suprisingly good in my eyes. It's not the best comic ever, but well done. It's almost a sci-fi comic without telling anyone. I love the secret sci-fi elements that are never adressed and really don't need to. Everyone really needsd to show some love to this comic. It's so awesome that no one should really know it.(less)
Habibi was a beautiful graphic novel. The lines and art were amazing. Craig Thompson is a master at his craft. He can bring life to the most amazing s...moreHabibi was a beautiful graphic novel. The lines and art were amazing. Craig Thompson is a master at his craft. He can bring life to the most amazing stories. The problem with this GN is I didn't like the story. It's an okay story. I'm sure some people love it, but I did not. I wasn't sure when the comic took place. At first I thought it was from long ago. Then I started to see cars and skyscrapers. I felt very uneasy about the subject matter too. What countries still have open slave trades in their cities? Is this suppose to take place in the recent past? The last country to have open slave trade was in 1981.
Okay enough about that. One thing I really thought was great was the religious texts. I like learning about religions and thought the verses from the Quran were interesting. I also really liked the religious stories included. I don't know if this is really how the Islamic faith is based, but I like how it's set up in the GN. I would actually like to learn more about the Islamic faith after reading this.
One of the interesting views in the book is the growth from girl to woman and boy to man. The main characters are children when they meet in the slave trade. The characters are 9 and 3 when they first meet. The book spans the next nineteen years or so. The development of characters is interesting. Thompson is good at building his characters over long periods of time.
All and all the art is amazing. Parts of the book are great other parts I hated. If you like Craig Thompson this book is for you.(less)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are at it again. Henry Baskerville is coming into an inheritance, but something evil is going on in his new home. The l...moreSherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are at it again. Henry Baskerville is coming into an inheritance, but something evil is going on in his new home. The last owner of the home died! There is talk that the house Henry is inheriting is haunted by an evil hell hound. A hound from the Baskerville past. Watson is sent with Henry to investigate while Holmes stay back in London. Can Watson solve the case? Will Holmes join him in the mystery? Is the the hound really from hell?
So many questions that must be answered. This story is good. I really enjoyed reading it. It's a must read for anyone who likes Sherlock Holmes or mystery stories.(less)
Death follows Hickman as if he invites in. It has been a couple months since I read Vol. 4, but Vol. 5 jumps six months forward. The squad is out tryi...moreDeath follows Hickman as if he invites in. It has been a couple months since I read Vol. 4, but Vol. 5 jumps six months forward. The squad is out trying to win another battle for Fury. The war goes on against Hydra and Leviathan. Only now they Hydra and Leviathan have a truth, don't worry Fury has a plan. Heroes fall. Villains fall. Plus we find out what happens to Druid after being kicked off the team last volume. Plus another of Fury's strike team is given a spotlight.
All and all this was a really fun ride. It was a fast read. Lots of good action. There are some sad moments in the book when loved characters die, but there are also great reunions. Great read. If you haven't been reading Hickman you are missing out.(less)
A fun little Black Panther story. I've never been much of a Panther fan. The only other time I read the comic was when T'Challa wasn't in the suit. A...moreA fun little Black Panther story. I've never been much of a Panther fan. The only other time I read the comic was when T'Challa wasn't in the suit. A police officer in New York found it and was using it. This story reminds me a lot of that early 2000's comic. Panther is in New York fighting for the streets. He's not an Avenger fighting Kang. He doesn't have superpowers. He's just one man against the darkness of the city.
I like how the story picks up after shadowland. Matt is going to find himself after failing. Panther is looking to find himself too. He needs to know that he can still do good in the world, but by himself. He meets the new top crime boss of Hell Kitchen, Vlad the Impaler. Plus there's a serial killer in hell's kitchen. Luke Cage and Spider-Man are on Panther's back trying to get him admit he needs help. All Panther wants is a chance to prove himself. He was an Avenger long before either of these guys where. He fought tougher villains. He just needs sometime.(less)
A fast little Darth Vader Story. This story takes place after Revenge of the Sith but before New Hope. It's a fun little story with a bit of interesti...moreA fast little Darth Vader Story. This story takes place after Revenge of the Sith but before New Hope. It's a fun little story with a bit of interesting little moments. I think the story is more about the little moments than the over all story. The over all story is about Vader coming to terms with what has happened between him and Padme. The little moments are more between Vader and Tarkin. I like to see how Moff Tarkin became Grand Moff Tarkin. In this story you see little hints as to why the Emperor favors Tarkin and Vader doesn't.
Over all I liked the story. It had some interesting story points and great art. This story stays true to who Vader is in the orignal trilogy, but expands on how Ankin left behind his Skywalker past.(less)