I've been a lifelong fan of superhero comic books and am excited to see the genre breakthrough into traditional literature arenas, but I feel that I'mI've been a lifelong fan of superhero comic books and am excited to see the genre breakthrough into traditional literature arenas, but I feel that I'm about to be sorely disappointed because nothing will reach the bar that this book has raised.
Not only were the best aspects of the superhero genre represented (the adventure, the ambitious sci-fi, and the no holds barred world building) they also brought what this publishing company was founded on, great stories featuring great representation of marginalized people. It was so exciting to read about my familiar superhero worlds with real people, people of different races and sexualities and genders.
I'd recommend this to not only people who like comic books, or romance, but people were looking for stories with realistic characters. You won't be disappointed....more
This book scared me like no other work of fiction has. Many reviewers are skeptical as to the likelihood of the premise but nothing presented in it isThis book scared me like no other work of fiction has. Many reviewers are skeptical as to the likelihood of the premise but nothing presented in it is something that hasn't been in Western socio-political policies at one point, and to those of us who live as the least privileged sect of women these things aren't imaginary, they just aren't ALL completely legal yet. The reason the book scared me so much is because it not only resonated with my fears but reflected my experiences even as I read it.
I set down the book to take a call from a friend who spent the night listening to her neighbor beat his girlfriend then found a trail of blood leading from his doorstep out into the street; the girlfriend couldn't be found and the police told my friend and the girl's family they simply weren't interested and refused to take the photos of the blood that my friend took before the boyfriend cleaned it up.
This is the safest story I can tell. Much worse happened to other friends during my reading and the fact that reviewers underplay the seriousness of this premise scares me as much as the book itself. ...more
Like most cops, Bigfoot kills a lot of innocent people, but unlike most cops, he means well.
And unlike most buddy cop stories this is so much more. IfLike most cops, Bigfoot kills a lot of innocent people, but unlike most cops, he means well.
And unlike most buddy cop stories this is so much more. If you want humor and fun, it's here, but as the story goes on it transcends the gimmick. It will outsmart you, so don't expect some bizarro beach read.
Shamel has an incredible talent that sets him apart from his peers: he can create a premise as outrageous or simply silly as any other weird fiction author but when you open his books you find so much heart you can damn near feel the pages beat in your hands....more
Rogue is an iconic figure to those of us who grew up with her and so I know it would be close to impossible to pleaseIn a word this book is insulting.
Rogue is an iconic figure to those of us who grew up with her and so I know it would be close to impossible to please a long time X-Men fan like myself, but comic book fans are notorious for being hard to please, so Woodward should have seen this coming and not so completely ruined what made Rogue's youth so compelling.
Not only are there no X-Men, Roque also doesn't have her adopted mothers Mystique and Destiny. Even if you didn't want to make this a "superhero" universe (which is ridiculous, all things considered) you could have at least given the fan's a long-awaited peek into their home life, or was it that this is a young adult book and you don't want children to read about lesbian mothers?
Like most other people, I was upset that instead of Gambit being the romantic interest it some original character, but the worst thing about this book is that he becomes the story. Not just their romance, but the whole plot is based around him.
Rogue is an unbelievably strong and independent woman and you make her book about some guy we don't care about and have never heard of?
It is not impossible for a story to be about a woman and not completely dependent on a man to advance the plot, even in the romance genre.
Unfortunately, Woodward is a good writer (when it comes to technique, at least) but this is just another piece of merchandise with as much substance as one of my Rogue action figures....more