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Blood Bowl by Matt Forbeck
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Sep 16, 10

bookshelves: graphic-novel-fantasy-sf
Read in September, 2010

Having read some of the similar ultra-violent British sports comics of the 1970s and 1980s, this one was more than a little disappointing. I picked it up because friends and acquaintances play the Blood Bowl miniatures game, and it seemed like a natural for a comic, especially from a company already doing things based on other games.
The writing wasn't bad, and I actually enjoyed the goofy byplay between the announcers. I didn't care for the artwork, though, and the flow of the games within the story felt more pointless than engaging.
For a story like this to be convincing, there has to be a sense that enough players survive and benefit that the game could continue to exist. That sense is missing here, for the sake of overwhelming mayhem. That may work well in a tabletop miniatures game, but not in a story.
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