I always want to support a female driven series and although I have no previous knowledge of She-Hulk, I gave this title a shot.
I was delightfully surI always want to support a female driven series and although I have no previous knowledge of She-Hulk, I gave this title a shot.
I was delightfully surprised and quickly fell in love with this title which is definitely going for the same Hawkguy demographic as Matt Fraction's series.
Charles Soule has proven himself to be a solid writer. Apparently, he also has a legal background which helps for all the legal bits he has to write for the series. The first four issues have an artist whose style falls somewhere between the Allreds (from FF and Silver Surfer) and David Aja (from Hawkeye) which means that basically it is gorgeous and I love it!!! Sadly, the artist changes for the final two issues in this volume to Ronald Wimberly. He definitely commits to his own style, which I appreciate, but it falls a little closer to MTV's Aeon Flux if any of you remember that cartoon. It is a jarring transition and my first read thru, I was upset at him. Upon a second reading, I can appreciate a little more even though I'm still not in love with this style.
This series is definitely one of the highlights of each month for me. Well written and diverse female characters in character driven stories with fantastic coloring and enchanting art. I hope this series runs for a long time!
Pick up the first volume, it is definitely worth it!...more
Unfortunately, not as awesome as the previous volume for me but on par with the earlier volumes. I was a little bit thrown by the design of the NeutriUnfortunately, not as awesome as the previous volume for me but on par with the earlier volumes. I was a little bit thrown by the design of the Neutrino's as they felt REAL 80s to me, but I overlooked it by the cool Fugitoid plotline as well as the setting up of the epic City Fall arc!
Some times you have to acknowledge the fact that you are reading a series about turtles fighting a big brain and accept the character designs you are given;-)...more
Kevin Eastman is doing some interesting tricks with the narrative to kind of acknowledge the original TMNT sThis was as enjoyable as the first volume!
Kevin Eastman is doing some interesting tricks with the narrative to kind of acknowledge the original TMNT series that came before this reboot.
Familiar characters are getting set up: Casey Jones, April O'Neil, Baxter Stockman and the Mousers.
I will also say that he is doing a good job at establishing the dynamics of the turtles themselves as well as sowing the seeds of conflicts to come. I never realized the emotional truth of each turtle, and to be fair they may not have been as evident, but I'm really enjoying what Kevin Eastman is doing especially with the inherent conflict between Leonardo's blind faith in Splinter and Donatello's pragmatism and reliance on science. Michelangelo is developing into the heart of the team while Raphael hasn't really gotten to explore his issues yet.
I loved him as a kid when he appeared on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoon and I love him now! Stan SakaThis was fantastic!
I love Usagi Yojimbo!
I loved him as a kid when he appeared on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cartoon and I love him now! Stan Sakai does an incredible job with his art in that one panel, it is adorable and cutesy and in the next panel, Usagi is looking like a bad-ass cutting off villainous heads!
I had attempted to read Grasscutter before which is actually pretty late in the series and I think I felt a bit lost or at the very least, I know that I missed a lot of things that Sakai does with his world-building.
This volume starts from the beginning and it was AMAZING!!!
Even thought I've finished reading this gorgeous thick volume reprint of Elephantmen, it is hard for me to articulate exactly how it made me feel.
OnEven thought I've finished reading this gorgeous thick volume reprint of Elephantmen, it is hard for me to articulate exactly how it made me feel.
On one hand, the concept and commitment to the concept is incredibly audacious! The images of these large anthropomorphic animals is hypnotizing and I can't seem to get them out of my head. The actual story itself is engaging enough although all the reviews I've read suggest this first volume is essentially a warm-up to what is to come.
The only turn-offs for me are that the sexual aspects of the series makes me a tad uncomfortable. It wasn't actually anything more than implied but it still makes me scratch my head a bit.
I'm willing to give the series a try still because when Elephantmen is good, it is fantastic!...more
Reluctantly, I have to give this title another four star rating both for the continued absence of Chris Bachaol and the inclusion of a mutant named SnReluctantly, I have to give this title another four star rating both for the continued absence of Chris Bachaol and the inclusion of a mutant named Snot. I'll let you guess what his mutant power is.
While Jason Aaron has never been afraid to make this series a little wacky, this is certainly one of the wackiest volumes yet and while I enjoyed it...I didn't completely love it either.
We finally got some resolution to major plot points and for that I am happy and of course there is the awesome ending to this volume which leads directly into the current "Search for Nightcrawler" event that I've read the first two issues of and completely love!
I'm at a crossroads with this series and I'm considering not buying it outright anymore and just borrowing it from the library. We'll see...it has been a long time since I gave this title five stars and while that is mostly for the art (admittedly, the art in this volume was better than previous) I also don't know if I'm going to return to reading these volumes again.
Jack Joseph is 33 years old and he is about to be a father for the first time.
My name starts with a J, I wilThis story is eerily similar to my life...
Jack Joseph is 33 years old and he is about to be a father for the first time.
My name starts with a J, I will be 33 in March and am about to be a father for the first time.
Jack Joseph hates Halloween.
I hate Halloween.
His dad disappeared when he was 10.
My dad disappeared when I was 10.
Understandably, he has father issues.
I too have father issues.
This book felt very personal (for the above reasons) but at the same time, Jack Joseph and I are very different in how we've emotionally reacted to the situations.
He pushed away the people who loved and were there for him.
I brought those people closer to me.
He spends his entire life chasing after the ghost of his father.
I decide to start telling people that Jim Carrey was my father as a way to distance myself emotionally so that my father couldn't hurt me anymore. My friends and family actually supported me in this scheme and in some weird way...it actually worked.
Jack Joseph needs to resolve things with his father to move on with his life and become a father.
I worked that most of that shit a long time ago, although in truth...I suppose one never fully recovers from a broken relationship with one's parent. However, I am proud to say that I have taken great strides to not chase a ghost as Jack Joseph did but rather remained present and nurtured the relationships with people who loved and supported me.
I happened to find this book at Half Price and I have to say that I am becoming quite the Jeff Lemire fan. When I started to read it, I thought it was going to be a much more emotional experience for me since Jack Joseph and I share so many of the same experiences. Although it ended up that I did not actually have as much in common with Jack Joseph as I thought, I left the book feel very affirmed in the decisions I've made and the man I've become and the father I'll soon be.
Personal insights aside, I find Jeff Lemire's writing AND artwork incredibly evocative and comforting. I am entranced by this man's work and the emotion he pours into his stories.
Definitely recommend this, if only to experience his work. ...more