Rat Queens volume 2 is rated Mature and is not appropriate for children so if you are the type that thinks comics are all safe for kids I am suggestinRat Queens volume 2 is rated Mature and is not appropriate for children so if you are the type that thinks comics are all safe for kids I am suggesting you rethink that right now. This book contains cursing (both normal and magical types), violence, nudity, drinking, sexual content as well as 2 instances of vore as one of the rat Queens eats mushroom men and later tries eating her friend thinking she was made of peppermint. Just an average day in the life of a Rat Queen I suppose. :)
After the chaos of events in the first 5 volumes of the series everyone is waking up after the grand celebration and life is getting back to normal. However conflict is right around the corner as the Rat Queens think they are in trouble but the Mayor has a job for them instead. Meanwhile with old lady Bernadette is missing and Sawyer is on the case which will lead to a majority of the conflicts in volumes 6 to 10 of the comics and showing some nice background of some of the Queens as giant flying squids start forcing people to relive their lives to feed on the energy it creates. You'll just have to see it to take in the whole effect and how a handful of misfits can save Palisade from a terrifying future.
Probably one of my favorite parts of the volume would be after Betty ate some of the Mushroom men they slayed earlier and thinks Violet is a peppermint woman. It is a short scene but the reactions are so casual with the now feral Smidgen gnawing on Violet's hair I couldn't help but chuckle. Go ahead and look it up. The panels are out there on the internet. :)...more
Rat Queens is not for younger people just so you all know. From the first page introducing the"heroines" of the Rat Queens crew to the final page wherRat Queens is not for younger people just so you all know. From the first page introducing the"heroines" of the Rat Queens crew to the final page where not so good things are about to happen to someone that took matters in her own hand within the book you are coming along on a ride of dark fantasy, humor, and sexual innuendos. If bloody conflicts, drug references, and sexual references (particularly between females) don't bother you then by all mean hop into this not kid friendly romp in a world where a troll might attack your city for revenge after killing her boyfriend or any number of misadventures might occur just for making the wrong the person upset. :)
Apollo the Brilliant One is another fine example of George O'Connor's take on Greek mythology in comic form. I liked how the Muses share various talesApollo the Brilliant One is another fine example of George O'Connor's take on Greek mythology in comic form. I liked how the Muses share various tales of Apollo showing that even though he is one of the most popular deities he is also one of the most human as tales of longing, revenge, and jealousy unravel panel by panel in what I imagine is a ever difficult task of telling tales of specific gods without rehashing the same stories time and again in older books already released. Do be careful when dealing with immortals my friends. Things rarely turn out for the better when they show interest in you. :)...more
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