So...a super villain becomes not a super villain becomes a file clerk becomes a superhero.
You know what? Fuck it - it's Brubaker & Ph So...a super villain becomes not a super villain becomes a file clerk becomes a superhero.
You know what? Fuck it - it's Brubaker & Phillips - I already knew going into it that it was gonna be good.
And it was. It's gritty, brutal and its deliciously superhero-noir (yes, I just made up a genre), the words and the art are wonderful, and, all in all, it's yet another great comic from a team that never ceases to put out work that I absolutely love....more
Terry Brooks, the master of fetch quest stories, continues on with the start of another Shannara trilogy, and once again, I am go 3.5 stars if I could.
Terry Brooks, the master of fetch quest stories, continues on with the start of another Shannara trilogy, and once again, I am gobbling it up like candy. I just can't help myself.
I have been reading Terry Brooks since...well...since I learned how to read books on my own. This man, this author, has been a part of my childhood and now a part of my adulthood my entire life. I have grown up with Shanarra and the Four Lands have always been there for me, because of this, these books will forever hold a very special, very magical, place in my heart.
That said, I have to admit that this first volume in The Dark legacy trilogy is pretty friggin generic. The villain(s) is bland and completely forgettable, most of the cast of characters are shallow and underdeveloped and overall the majority of the plotline is transparent and predictable.
Did I still enjoy it? HELL YEAH I DID! Despite all the obvious flaws, there is some real gold in here. There are some great action scenes and some pretty awesome environments. This is only the opening chapter in a three-part story structure and I have some very high hopes for the second book. Most importantly, however, is that this is a Shannara book in a traditional fantasy setting, and after the last handful of Brooks books (mostly post/pre-apocalyptic), it's really good to be back!
I know this isn't the most glowing review, but if you are reading this and have the same love for Shannara as I do, you would be doing yourself a disservice by ignoring this offering from an author who has, over the years, almost single-handedly shaped the fantasy genre that we all so love and adore.
Ugh. I get it, I get it. Can we please move on? It's like this whole volume exists so the students that should have been moved to the remedial class a Ugh. I get it, I get it. Can we please move on? It's like this whole volume exists so the students that should have been moved to the remedial class ages ago can catch up with the rest of us. Five issues and I don't feel like we've moved forward even a smidgen.
I do have to admit that the Doctor Strange stuff was cool but other than that...meh....more
Sooooo...this volume was pretty different than the first one. I was expecting a direct continuation...but this I'd give this one 3.5 stars if I could.
Sooooo...this volume was pretty different than the first one. I was expecting a direct continuation...but this one got all sidetracked and shit. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed the story, and the general plot still trickled along...but all in all I felt that this one was a little 'less' than where we had originally begun.
First off - Marvel played their little bullshit game of, 'if you wanna know the whole story, run out and buy this other comic, and this other one too while you are at it.'
I hate that shit! Marvel and DC are notorious for it and it's why I often get frustrated with them and walk away.
Still, that said, this was a pretty damn entertaining volume. Fury is badass as ever, his Secret Warriors are still pissing me off (freaking newb rookies), however, they are beginning to grow on me as they slowly come into their own.
And, of course, there's the whole God Of war and his son, God of Fear, thing going on - which I really dig.
I dunno. Everything is kind of a clusterfuck right now (in a mostly good way). You don't know who to trust and who is working for who, and all I really want is Fury and his Howling Commandos to kick some ass and yell a lot while their fists and bullets fly at the bad guys.
Basically, this volume felt like a cock tease. Hopefully I get some release in the next arc....more
This was a fun, solid, Sci-fi/western comic book. The first five issues wrap up nicely and serve as an excellent introduction to life on an alien fron This was a fun, solid, Sci-fi/western comic book. The first five issues wrap up nicely and serve as an excellent introduction to life on an alien frontier planet.
Art, color, panels were all nicely done.
And really that's all I have to say. I wasn't blown out of the water and wanting to run around like I had just found the world's first real-life working (just like it did in the movies) Lightsaber (Jedi powers not included).
But I was entertained for just under an hour, and really that's all that I was after.
So, a success! Enough that I'll check out the next trade when it's available anyway....more
I've always been a Nick Fury fan and have enjoyed all the various incarnations of Marvels favorite spymaster. One o Hot-diggity, this one was a gooder!
I've always been a Nick Fury fan and have enjoyed all the various incarnations of Marvels favorite spymaster. One of my earliest memories of books that I really liked as a kid were the S.H.I.E.L.D.: Nick Fury VS. S.H.I.E.L.D. comics. That six issue series captivated me and I fell in love with Fury and Shield and I soon found myself devouring all the Nick Fury stuff I could.
The six issues presented in this volume have managed to capture all those nostalgic feelings that I had so long ago as a little kid. SHIELD, HYDRA, the mother-fucking HOWLING COMMANDOS...its all here, and it's all freaking awesome! Got's ta say I'm pretty stoked to dig into Vol.2.
That's what it all boils down to. Katie is a successful restaurant owner and a train wreck in her own personal The moral of this story?
Don't be a dick.
That's what it all boils down to. Katie is a successful restaurant owner and a train wreck in her own personal life. Through circumstance, Katie discovers some magical mushrooms that let her time travel into the past and fix her mistakes.
Of course, time travel always has repercussions.
I particularly enjoyed how the narrator of the story and Katie interact with each other. It definitely added a certain charm to the story.
The art was wonderful, warm and cute - the colors and panel layouts pulled me in and really, the overall packaging and presentation of this story are most certainly on par with O'Malley's previous work, the Scott Pilgrim Bundle.
Definitely a nice break from all the 'normal' comics that I regularly read. Whatever normal means. I am more than happy to have this on my shelf and available to me to browse through whenever the mood strikes me.
So...Infinity spoilers galore in this volume. As well as this review, I suppose. So that's my warning.
In, Infinity, Black Bolt blows the hel So...Infinity spoilers galore in this volume. As well as this review, I suppose. So that's my warning.
In, Infinity, Black Bolt blows the hell outta the Inhumans city (Attilan), and in doing so he released all of their Terrigen Mist and it ends up spreading across the whole world.
this new series basically picks up right after that. There's a little two issue HC you can get - Inhumanity which will close the gap a bit more cleverly...but whatev.
All in all, I liked this book. It's not an Avengers book, it's not a mutant book, it's not a cosmic book. It's its own thing. It's an Inhumans book. The cool thing is, that with the Terrigen mist spreading everywhere we are getting all these cool new Inhumans for the writers to play with (alongside our already established cast of Inhumans).
The history and lore of the Inhumans are rich and deep - these new (and old)characters could make for some very interesting reading and I am looking forward to seeing where everything takes us. I'm not super well versed with the Inhumans to begin with - I just have the basics - but in 1 single volume I have become a fan and want to dig a little deeper. I want to learn a little more.
I'd probably give it three and a half stars if Goodreads wasn't super lame-o that way. ...more
Cap and some Avengers are flung forward in time because of the infinity gems and world Doo-Dee-Da! This one was a gooder!
It was all soo...timey wimey.
Cap and some Avengers are flung forward in time because of the infinity gems and worlds colliding and...well...if you haven't been keeping up...you probably shouldn't be starting here. Go back to the first volume and fill up the tank.
Hell...I AM caught up and this story hurts my brain.
I would have probably given this five full stars...but I'm taking one away because a good chunk of this volume is just Cap dealing with shit. This isn't a solo book...it's a team book. So yeah, I'm yoinking a star for that.
Still, there was some seriously cool stuff in this one. The arc is classic Hickman doing his thang and he's doing it well. It's pretty clear this far into the game how its all going to spiral into this summer's Secret War event.
It's getting me all antsy and shit. I'm excited!...more