This book consisting the the original mini series is suggested for Mature Readers so be sure to go through it yourself before allowing a younger persoThis book consisting the the original mini series is suggested for Mature Readers so be sure to go through it yourself before allowing a younger person to read it. At first looking at he kid in the book I found myself disturbed by him looking like a cross between Harry Potter and Napolean Dynamite but being a work of Neil Gaiman I decided to pick it up and give it a try anyway.
I was not dissapointed as the story is about 4 men in trenchcoats with amazing powers show a young man the ups and down sides of magic because he might be the next big thing...if he decided to pursue it. We get a trip into the past, present, and future reminescent of a Christmas Carol and even some nifty travel through other realms outside of the main DC Universe while young Tim Hunter learns many things all while meeting famous DC characters like Zatanna, Morpheus, Death, Doc Fate, Spectre, John Constantine, and Deadman(aslos know as Boston Brand.)
If you are interested in stories about magic or just want an interesting view into the history and future of the DC Universe then by all means jump in and and check out this book. Heck I just enjoyed all of the characters showing up even though their roles are not super huge in the book in total.
My favorite part of the book is when Tim and Zatanna are in a bit of a pickle when Constantine shows up and turns the whole situation around. What a reputation. :)...more
Another installment in the Olympians series of comics this book as I am sure you can tell is based on Ares, see god of chaotic war. Normally these booAnother installment in the Olympians series of comics this book as I am sure you can tell is based on Ares, see god of chaotic war. Normally these books focus primarily on the god or goddess the book is named after but in this one George O'Connor shows the conflict of the deities as seen in the story of the Iliad which was not a bad idea considering it would make sense Ares would be involved with influencing such a conflict but it just did not have the same feel of some of the other books I have already enjoyed in this fun comic series. :)
If I had to choose a favorite part of the book I would have to say it is when Athena basically punks Ares as he barrels down a mortal and creates an opening the man can use to pierce mighty Ares himself. There is not a lot of love between those too. Another part I like about these books is the note section in the back of the book giving us insight on the artist's thoughts and notes that influenced this fine series. If you like Greek Mythology and comics I would say you should get into this series. :)...more
This book is not suggested for anyone but mature audiences. It contains many scenes of violence and at least some indications of sexual encounters betThis book is not suggested for anyone but mature audiences. It contains many scenes of violence and at least some indications of sexual encounters between the lions including a flashback of one lioness being raped by lions from another tribe. If you are easily upset by animals getting hurt then I seriously suggest you avoid this book but if you can tolerate hand drawn creatures suffering through a hard hit place in a troubling time then you might enjoy this book even if just for the artwork.
My favorite part of Real Life - The Lion King Edition is when the pride is hunting fore food and experience horses for the first time and prepare to stalk them so they could eat well. It is a hurdle to over come the new challenges of the pride's new life and I really enjoyed the artwork for this scene more then many throughout the book(kinda sad considering the horses play a minor roll for the most.)...more
Sci-fi from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean come together as the good Doctor with his companions Amy and Rory find themselves on the Enterprise justSci-fi from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean come together as the good Doctor with his companions Amy and Rory find themselves on the Enterprise just in time to discover a large group of Borg and Cybermen ships. Soon the crew is hailed and the stuff of nightmares (a Cyber-Controller infused with Borg technology) sits between a Borg and a Cyberman telling the crew they have no means to stop them.
I really enjoyed this book in particular for its artwork (which changes for a ship log which is a good choice) but also for the scary idea that a Cyberman can become Borg and vice versa. Only time will tell how the situation is resolved since this is just the first book in the series but one thing you can count on which is when the Doctor shows up then things tend to work out and wit hthe Enterprise crew to assist I am sure things will work out in the end. :)...more
DC Comics gets a fantasy adventure in this book based in the popular Elseworld Series from writer Alan Grant. I for one have always been a fan of paroDC Comics gets a fantasy adventure in this book based in the popular Elseworld Series from writer Alan Grant. I for one have always been a fan of parody works and it is rare to see an Elseworld tale fail to impress me as comic book favorites are put into new environments depending on the imagination of the team. Not held to the real world story lines the imagination is the only limit these books are restricted by(and page counts unfortunately).
Riddle of the Beast is a tale of a young man thrown against impossible odds to unite the land against an evil once thought dead. While I imagine this story could have been more epic I still enjoyed the climax of the tale although it seemed a little flat. All that aside if you want to see classic DC characters as you have not seen them before then don't be shy in picking up this book.
My favorite part of the book would have to be the Jester(see Creeper by my guess) who sings tales of the legends the book is based on and still seems to have that subtle insanity I can really enjoy. :) ...more
The 6th in the Olympians comic book series by George O'Connor(A really nice guy according to librarian friends)and it continues impress me how he takeThe 6th in the Olympians comic book series by George O'Connor(A really nice guy according to librarian friends)and it continues impress me how he takes old myths from various sources and mixes them into a vibrant graphic format so a wide scale of people can understand the stories told in a bygone age. I also like the extra information they dd in the back end of each of the books in the series.
My favorite part of the book was a contest toward the end. Poor old Zeus always having to keep on his toes. :)...more
The Merc with a mouth is back and he is bringing his friends(cohorts)for the fun. One of the first things I noticed with this book was the fat it starThe Merc with a mouth is back and he is bringing his friends(cohorts)for the fun. One of the first things I noticed with this book was the fat it started collecting a comic that started at issue 899 and counts backwards(good luck making it to number one Marvel.) The second thing I noticed was Deadpool teams up with Hercules from the word go and the possible drunken mayhem blossomed from my imagination making me want to see the real story. I was not disappointed.
There is something to be said about books collecting single shot stories in that the stories might not be epic and some might even feel rushed but it is nice to be able to knock out a whole story without going through a whole book.
It is hard to choose a favorite part of a Deadpool book though. Especially with so many stories but I would have to say the way he stopped Nightmare from influencing him was high on the list. You should read it. :)...more
One year after the Joker has left Gotham city(and his face behind) he is back with a vengeance as he reaffirms the connections between the Batman andOne year after the Joker has left Gotham city(and his face behind) he is back with a vengeance as he reaffirms the connections between the Batman and himself. A new addition to an already impressive Batman mythos this book is anything but boring as you can see how twisted the Joker has become after having time to reflect on the past. There will be blood and the past will come to life in this book.:)
Best part of the book in my opinion normally would be some kind of character development or fantastic artwork but I think I will go with the really neat see through cover with the Joker's face printed on it so when you take it off you can see Joker's meaty face under it and Batman's cowl on the back cover. It is very gross and yet a very neat way to see how dark the book is going to be....more
Being out of the comic scene for a while I was fascinated by this book when I discovered so many things seem to have changed including the fact that SBeing out of the comic scene for a while I was fascinated by this book when I discovered so many things seem to have changed including the fact that Sue Richard's daughter was alive(I remember a "What if" comic about if she survived and how she would affect the world from years ago.} All that aside I found the book to be a great read showing the conflict of Mr Fantastic and the accidental dimension hopping of the other team members. If that is not enough for you throw in "Home Alone" Fantastic Four edition as the children outsmart the adults trying to infiltrate the tower.
I have always been a fan of parody works so I would have to say my favorite part of the book was seeing normal characters in new scenarios like Iron Man and Captain America in plate mail....more
Reading this book brought me back to a time when I first started watching anime and the only stuff available was on a single shelf at the video store(Reading this book brought me back to a time when I first started watching anime and the only stuff available was on a single shelf at the video store(Anyone remember those.)The humor from the original anime was captured fantastically as the rivalry between A-ko and B-ko comes to life in this fast paced beat 'em up book.
With all that said best part in my opinion was not the spaceships, mechs, aliens, super powered high school girls, or the humor that seeps in even in the narration but toward the end when I see A-ko's parents who look nothing like the rest of the characters in the book. Let's just say they are definitely a spoof of a certain comic company many of us know. ;)...more
This is the first of the Marvel Now comics I have read having heard of some of interesting characters in it. Of course I had to research the characterThis is the first of the Marvel Now comics I have read having heard of some of interesting characters in it. Of course I had to research the characters to understand what was happening but once I got a better idea of what was happening I was able to enjoy the book much better(though I am still going to have to get used to the idea of Kid Loki). All in all it was well drawn and the story was solid so I have no complaints. :)...more
Based on the book of the same name by Author O. T. Nelson this book has scenes of violence, limited gore, and a glimpse of the apocalypse as a deadlyBased on the book of the same name by Author O. T. Nelson this book has scenes of violence, limited gore, and a glimpse of the apocalypse as a deadly virus specifically targets all the adults in the world leaving the children to fend for themselves. The character artwork seems to fluctuate a bit to me but I didn't mind altogether being able to enjoy the story and the character never change so much as to make them unrecognizable.
The story follows the life of 10 year old Lisa Nelson who originally is trying to keep her little brother Todd safe but ends up helping others as she learns the hardships and joys of building a community in a world where lawlessness is the rule of the land and you can only survive through smarts or brutality. If you don't mind a story where children fight and attempt to survive you might like to try this interesting story that was originally told in 1975. It definitely has potential for more books in the series if the author ever considers doing another book or if the fan community wants to continue the story through fan fiction. :)
My favorite part of the book would have to be when all the modifications to the newly dubbed Grandville was completed and everyone let their guards down to relax and celebrate just to come back to a burning husk. It sets the dark mood of the book perfectly as Lisa stands in the foreground of the burning building and must find a new place for her wards to survive. Welcome to the end of times. There is going to be a fight and you are invited....more
The book has some interesting ideas about how Wade does what he feels needs to be done. However It also felt very rushed which made sense since the plThe book has some interesting ideas about how Wade does what he feels needs to be done. However It also felt very rushed which made sense since the plot was rather simple and less important then the carnage to follow.
I did enjoy seeing so many characters from the Marvel Universe even though it turns into a big old death battle. I think with a title like "Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe" it is safe for me to say if not for Deadpool's unique introspective on the 4th wall he never would have known the important people to eliminate first or succeeded in goals....more