Superman: American Alien starts with a younger Clark Kent realizing for the first time that he can fly. T
"Who needs normal? Maybe weird is better.
Superman: American Alien starts with a younger Clark Kent realizing for the first time that he can fly. The bad thing about it was, he had no idea how he does it, how he can control it, and how to land with both his two feet on the ground.
I can't really tell you much about it yet (i've only read the first issue), but all I can say is that I enjoyed reading this. The only other origin story I've read from Superman was Earth One (I think), and that story didn't really focus on a much younger Superman. Here, on issue 1 at least, you get to see Clark discovering his abilities, then freaking out because he had no idea how it works. Being a kid, you think the most important thing in the world is to fit in, and with Clark being what he is, that would prove to be really hard, especially now that all his abilities start to manifest itself. I thought Landis did a great job showing us that.
The writing, I really liked. There was a bit of humor in it, which is always a plus for me. While Clark was discovering the stuff that he can do, his parents were also discovering things about their son that they did not know. So while we see Clark's character developing, we also see the development in the character of those people around him.
Looking forward to starting the other issues. I believe, so far, we only have 7 issues of this, so I'm definitely reading the rest. ...more
I think, my taste just changed over the years. I've read the first book in this series a long time ago. I can't even remember most of what ha
DNF @ 20%
I think, my taste just changed over the years. I've read the first book in this series a long time ago. I can't even remember most of what happened. I did remember liking the first book, though. After reading up to 20% of the book, it seems that this series doesn't interest me anymore. The appeal it had when I read it a few years before is no longer there, unfortunately.
PS: Is it just me, or is Alex in this book really annoying? ...more
I love myself a good detective story, and this one, is a good one. For a short 19 or so pages, it was able to tell me a lot aboTHIS WAS INTERESTING.
I love myself a good detective story, and this one, is a good one. For a short 19 or so pages, it was able to tell me a lot about our protagonist, Detective Richard Fell, and what brought him to Snowtown.We also got to know a little bit about the twisted people living in Snowtown. What's even more interesting about this is the fact that the place, Snowtown, seem to be it's own person. It has its own personality, which is really cool.
I'll be reading the rest of the issues, since I think, there are only 8 issues in this run. I read a few comments that they stopped making this after the 8th issue, for whatever reason. It's a shame, really, because I found this to be quite good....more
I really liked this. From what I saw so far, which isn't a lot, because hello, it only has like 30 something pages. But I really liked where this waI really liked this. From what I saw so far, which isn't a lot, because hello, it only has like 30 something pages. But I really liked where this was going.
The subject of death has always been an interesting subject for me. When we die, do we really either go heaven or hell? Or is there really even an afterlife.
Bonnie Black is getting old and she's expecting that her end is near. She knows it. She could feel it looming around the corner. And yes, she did die. She was expecting for the lights to just turn off when she does, but that isn't exactly what happened.
That's really as much as I can tell you guys without spoiling you. For a first issue, it was a great one. I felt it set the character of Bonnie well. You get to, somewhat, empathize with her fear of death. You get to see a little bit of who she was prior to the aged Bonnie we first see and the other Bonnie we'd see before the issue ends.
I'm familiar with both Millar and Capullo's work. It's one of the reasons why I decided to check this one out.
I thought Mark Millar did a fantastic job with his Civil War run. With Reborn though, I feel that it's too early to tell if his writing is as good as previous works, because come on, it's only the first issue. But it was a good first issue, in my opinion. Greg Capullo's illustrations were great as usual.
Overall, I'm interested to seeing more of this. I want to know what happens next, because I have to warn you, this ended in a cliffhanger. Sort of.
I'm trying to form words to describe how I felt about this because… I really have no words.
On one hand, I liked it how different it was from the t…
I'm trying to form words to describe how I felt about this because… I really have no words.
On one hand, I liked it how different it was from the typical comic book outline, but on another hand, I found the difference unnecessary at times.
I did get what the story was trying to accomplish. I really do. But the illustrations, the weird transition from past to present, took me out of the reading experience quite a lot of times. I started this a few months ago, and I only finished it now. While I appreciate their attempt to provide a unique storytelling technique, it just didn't work for me.
- The story was interesting enough that it got me reading. We, actually, follow two storylines here. One is in the present, with Batman, and the other one is set in the past, wherein we meet Amadeus Arhkam, the founder of Arkham Asylum, and there, we see how and why lost his marbles.
- The illustrations were atrocious. It was horrible. But that's because I have a particular taste in art, and this, was something that didn't appeal to me. For the story it was trying to tell, the weirdness or the illustrations draws you away from the story and not suck you in. It could work for some other story, but not for this. I don't care what their intent for this was. I really don't. It just didn't work.
- The Batman we see here, didn't interest me. I found he was a bit boring. Meeh. He made stupid and reckless decisions. That's all I can say.
I'm usually all for unique narrative styles, but the way this story was told was faaaar too much for me.
That would have do. I think it's the only word, right now, that I can use to describe it. The entire story, the illustrations feels like it's either or drugs or on marijuana. I can't really tell you, which is which, but you get what I mean. It's too artsy for my taste, and I consider myself an artsy person.
Archie, from the older version of the comics, has always been clumsy. The way they used his clumsiness in this issue was so over-theOh gosh! So funny!
Archie, from the older version of the comics, has always been clumsy. The way they used his clumsiness in this issue was so over-the-top and funny. I love it so much! Also, I loved Betty's quirk of wanting to fix things. It's her thing.
Before I started reading Superhero comic books, and any other type of comic books actually, I have been an avid reader of Archie. I had a small collecBefore I started reading Superhero comic books, and any other type of comic books actually, I have been an avid reader of Archie. I had a small collection of these before. They, unfortunately, got donated to charity because we didn't have enough space when we moved. But at that point, I thought I was outgrowing them anyways. I stopped reading them.
I know this new version of Archie has been out for a while. The reason why I haven't read it was because I was having a hard time getting a copy. It intrigues me because I want to know how close they're going to make it to the original story from the smaller version. Yeah. Sorry. I dunno how to call the previous Archie comics. Haha. I'll stick with the smaller version. Haha.
Okay so... to start, I absolutely loved this. Not only because the illustrations significantly changed, but also because it was told in a very interesting way.
ARCHIE IS BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL! AND ITS AWESOME!
In the original Archie run, there was always a love triangle/square involved. There was Archie, Betty, Veronica, and sometimes, Reggie. I always thought Archie liked Veronica more, but in this story, Betty and Archie was a thing since they were very young, being next door neighbors and all. Then an incident happened, which had them go their separate ways. I've only read this first issue, so I'm not exactly sure what caused the #LipstickIncident is (the cause of the breakup... which I'm thinking is because of a girl), but I'm going to read the next ones until I catch up.
If you have read Archie before, in the older run, you'd definitely enjoy this. I definitely did. So much nostalgia as I was reading it.
It does follow some of the things that transpired from Grayson, so I'd probably recommend reading the first volume of that first before delving into this. The Court of Owls, or as they call it here, the Parliament of Owls, I think would play a major role in this story line, which I liked. Someone really need to put a stop to that creepy secret society.
I wasn't really impressed with the story. I should like it because it had elements from graphic novels I've already read and loved, but for some reason, I just wasn't buying it. Maybe, it wasn't the story, but the dialogue that didn't work for me. I dunno.. I just didn't enjoy it as much....more
I was trying to get to more than half the book, but then I realized, nothing was really happening to these two cheatingWhat the f*ck did I just read?
I was trying to get to more than half the book, but then I realized, nothing was really happening to these two cheating love birds. Yes. They cheated, on both sides, although, one of them broke it off with the other person they were seeing, and for someone they have never even met.
The thing about this book is, it was so easy to read and get engrossed with.
But I have plenty of problems with this book, and they were major ones for me.
THE PROBLEMS I HAD WERE:
1. There is no fucking plot. Unless you would consider continuously fucking each other a plot, then I guess, there is a plot.
2. I hated the characters. Matt and... the girl (I forgot the girl's name, to be honest) were insufferable. None of what they're doing made sense. They were reckless and unbelievably shallow. There was no depths to their character, at all.
3. THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT "NOT" TO DO WHEN YOU MEET SOMEONE ONLINE. This book got me shaking my head after reading the first few pages. Holy fuck. I understand that they were writing partners, but how quickly it escalated to online sex partners was beyond me. I just did not get it. And come on, you didn't know you were sending an e-mail using your personal mail, really?????????
I really just cannot finish this anymore.
The only positive thing I can say about this book is the writing. It's addicting, but overall, I would not recommend this book. ...more