Why I read this: I read this because, duh, it’s a fairy tale retelling. I love that stuff. I read fairly crappy stuff just to get at it. Fables, so faWhy I read this: I read this because, duh, it’s a fairy tale retelling. I love that stuff. I read fairly crappy stuff just to get at it. Fables, so far, has not been crappy at all. Of course, I’ll continue it.
Why I thought: The art was amazing as always and it was cool seeing an introduction of a slew of new characters, but it just didn’t feel like Fables. The problem? I miss Bigby and Snow. Snow and her pups had a couple of cameos but no Bigby. I know there has to be a reason for not even a glimpse but it doesn’t mean it still doesn’t hurt.
In this volume, we’re introduced to the Arabian Fables, Sinbad and his crew. It’s good to see new Fables and ultimately a new Fabletown. I think we’ll get a lot more out of the comic that way.
The art was amazing as always. I loved the panels but I also love the included covers. So pretty *_*
The problem with the book is that it felt like we were just dealing with repercussions from the past book and adding new characters for future books. In other words, it just felt like a book of transition with very little meat....more
Why I read this: I has a pretty cover and I was in the mood for some shoujo.
What I thought:Nothing really life changing in this book. But I didn’t reaWhy I read this: I has a pretty cover and I was in the mood for some shoujo.
What I thought:Nothing really life changing in this book. But I didn’t read it because I thought I was going to get much out of it. It’s fun fluff with tiny, cute monsters.
It’s standard fair for shoujo. There is a girl that lets herself get wrapped up into a weird situation by gorgeous boys. They boys each follow a type (sweet boy, reckless boy, and smart boy). The difference this time is that the girl is picking the sweet one. Thankfully!
All in all, it’s good for what it was. I wanted fluff and I got it. I’m going to continue reading it as well. The art is beautiful and I enjoyed all the traditional Japanese folklore that crept in....more
Why I read it:The number one reason why I picked it up is the art. Open to any page and bask in its beauty. The page I happened to turn to had a man (Why I read it:The number one reason why I picked it up is the art. Open to any page and bask in its beauty. The page I happened to turn to had a man (who turned out to be Hercules) in an Apollo clothing line ad. Myth combined with modern? Sign me up.
What I thought: Honestly, David Rubin could have told me anything with that sleek, clean art and I would have loved it. Barry Trotter, Harry Potter parody? Yeah. I still would have loved it.
David Rubin has such a unique and clean style. He uses a lot of bold lines and solid colors. I’ve seen his art before but this is the first story I’ve read and it was an amazing starting point for me. I’m going to devotedly follow his work after this.
As for the story itself, it’s pretty good. It’s a unique retelling of Hercules’s twelve labors. I really liked the tech aspect of it. It was just the right amount of monitors, cell phones, and motorcycles in ancient Greece to throw you off but not detract from the story.
If I take the art away from the story then this was just pretty good, nothing to write home about. But combined with the art, it’s really something special....more
What I knew about X-23 before this? Uh…? She has claws like Wolverine. Lives in the X-Men universe. The end.
What I thought? I saw Laura (that’s her naWhat I knew about X-23 before this? Uh…? She has claws like Wolverine. Lives in the X-Men universe. The end.
What I thought? I saw Laura (that’s her name, lol, I know now) in a Guardians of the Galaxy comic and I thought she seemed stoic, yet interesting. This brought me to grab X-23: The Killing Dream. I was expecting to find a complex girl with a cool character design. I got that…but…not how I wanted it.
Laura was complex. I translate that to complex shit happened to her but I don’t know what it was about. There were demons, Mr. Sinister, and Claudine all trying to get her and I kind of know why with Claudine but where did that demon come from!? There were so many events in this book that I didn’t understand. I thought with a book one I might get origin story or at least a little back story but noooo. They just throw you in and expect you to swim not sink.
As for her character design, along with all the other females of this book, they were just too sexy. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for sexy girls, but because their character is written that way. That’s their personality. Not in this book, nope. It’s midriff shirts all the way baby and legs for days!
The overall art was wonderful (not counting the super-sexy ladies) and I did enjoy it.
I wanted a character I could look up to and maybe find a little piece of myself in (like so many other current female characters) but I didn’t. Even though this is a story about a girl it’s not really written for girls despite the author being a woman.
I honestly had no intention of reading this. Nothing against the series but I hadn’t looked into it much and didn’t really know what it was about so iI honestly had no intention of reading this. Nothing against the series but I hadn’t looked into it much and didn’t really know what it was about so it just went under my radar. A friend of mine that just reads to read and doesn’t keep his comics just handed it to me one day. There the issues sat until today, the day I took off work for a headache. I’m trying to catch up on my backlog and these have been here since last winter so I just started reading them. I knew they were about Lewis and Clark but that’s it. I hadn’t flipped through them or looked at all the covers so I didn’t even know there was a supernatural element to these.
But then the Bull Minotaur (“working definition” lol) showed up. Really I was in at that point. I like history retellings especially if they have some supernatural element to them. Manifest Destiny is just that with a really good and unique way of telling the story. Besides Bull Minotaur there are also plants that take over people and animals essentially making them zombies. That’s cool shit right there. And who comes to save the day? Not George Washington but no one other then Sacagawea! Cool!
The art is pretty good. It definitely fits the story.
I like this and I recommend it to all you guys who like weird retellings. It’s cool....more