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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review: Batman- The Dark Knight III : Master Race


I really enjoyed Miller's original Dark Knight book and did not anticipate it going beyond the first book. I was pretty excited to see another book in this series. I mean an older, much more mature and angry Batman set in the future. Who doesn't want to see that? With this being said you cannot just jump into book 3 without having read the first 2 volumes of the trilogy. Trust me if you do you will be completely lost in who is who and what is going on. I have always enjoyed alternative storylines that change the heroes we all know and love and make them into something that sets them apart from the norm. 

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The third volume stayed true to the writing and story that Miller had originally created. Along with the signature art style that also makes these unique. It was fun revisiting this future what-if world where Batman and Superman still do not really trust each other but still work together to save the world and get the job done. So even though I did enjoy this I do feel it's time to let this have it's heyday and not continue on with the series. I feel that this tried to capture some of what made the prior 2 feel and look so great but it felt flat towards the ending. I enjoyed reading this and rated it 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, but really feel Miller should start another series or maybe focus on the DCU of this storyline versus continuing on with the Dark Knight. 

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: Lost Boys Vol.1

So I'm pretty sure like others who are fans of vampire fiction and the classic cult film of the same title ...I was super excited when I saw that Vertigo was publishing this. First off I have to say I loved the film. This not so much. The art was kinda blah. None of the characters looked like the people from the film. I mean didn't the artists reference the film this was based on??? But as if just the art was the only bad thing about this dream turned into stale reality. The plot was very rushed and just kind of felt dull. I do not know that I will rush out to read the next volume if this series continues. I was generous with my Goodreads rating and gave it a 3 out of 5 stars.


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Kill or Be Killed Vol. 1 Review

First off I want to say that I am no stranger to Ed Brubaker's writing. Honestly, he has written some of my favorite series. One of his most popular being Fatale, which was another story that blended the crime and supernatural to make a fantastic story that many enjoyed.
Kill or be Killed is also a blend of the same elements, but this time around it doesn't have a pulp fiction feel that Fatale had. This book starts out by getting into the thick of it, and then slowly back tracking so that the reader understands just what the main character has gotten himself into. So it's written from the point of view of the guy who is doing the killing. I found the character kind of relatable as he lives a hum drum life and his best friend, who should be with him is with his room mate. Being that his life kind of sucks he decides to commit suicide, but it doesn't work out the way he planned, and next thing you know he has unwittingly made a pact with a devil. In order to keep living, he must take the life of someone deserving of dying...someone bad.

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So sometimes due to the main character getting behind sometimes in the direction of the story, it helps for it to be serialized as a monthly comic. If you like action, and movies that have lots of guns, and shooting than this is right up your alley. I loved this book and rated it 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.  I have already started reading the second volume.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Huck: Comic Book Review

The cover alone and the fact that this was written by Mark Millar (writer of the Kick Ass series), had me wanting to read this. I didn't even know anything about this. I almost thought this was a Huckleberry Finn remake for a modern age. But nope that is not what this book is. Instead, this was its own thing. So what is this about you may ask....it's about a simple man named Huck who just wants to do good deeds. He does a good deed every day. I say,simple man because most think Huck is mentally retarded or slow. But I got the impression that he was just a caring person. So if doing good deeds were not an enough he has abilities, unlike a normal man.

I did enjoy this book but it just wasn't great like Kick Ass or Wanted. The art was good, but the story seemed kind of rushed and unbelievable. To be honest it wasn't a very original story either. I sometimes felt like the way people viewed this guy as if he were like Forrest Gump, and the ending part of the story was too alike other types of action movies I have seen. This was a fast read and one that might not be for everyone. I rated this 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.
 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Review: Escape From New York Vol. 1

Okay, I saw this new comics series, based on an old post-apocalyptic 80's movie. If you have never heard of Snake Pliskin then you are missing out on a cool action hero. SO I was like I must read this now!!!

I will admit that the first film which is the title of the comic series was not as good as it's sequel Escape From L.A. SO of course, I wanted to read this series once I found it. I have been kinda busy but just got some time over the Christmas holidays to read the first volume.This volume starts up immediately from the end of the L.A. film. This is cool and I am okay with that, but it then spirals out of control. This somewhat cool continuation starts to get corny real fast. The dialogue was not as genuine as the original film dialogues and felt phony and un-Snake like. Not to spoil it, but the villain in this book is a pair of twins....wait for it. Who are kids! Yeah, that's what the main villain was....HUGE let down, right?  So I liked that they chose to continue on the journey of this cool character, but the story was rushed and corny at times. So overall I rated this only 3 out of 5 stars. I am currently reading the second volume of this and yes it starts out rushed into yet another scenario...let's just hope it gets better.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Review: Trees Volume 1

So I know this isn't a trending book in booktube, but once I saw that Warren Ellis was the author I knew I wanted to read this. Let's just say that his writing has never let me down. I will admit that was the only reason I wanted to read this aside from the cover and title I had no idea what this was about.

Once I started reading this I discovered just what a gem this truly is. Let's set this up for those who do not know about this amazing series. These cylinders have arrived in the future. They just sort of chose to plant themselves in certain cities around the world. No one knows what they are. Some imagine that there are intelligent beings inside waiting to come out at some point, but they have stood silent for 10 years....just standing there. So of course, scientists are going to investigate these things, and this is where the fun begins. This had a really eerie sci-fi kinda feel like Prometheus, and some other dark sci-fi films.


What made this so enjoyable for me was just seeing the way humanity reacts to these behemoths and how culture changes in the shadows of them. The anticipation of what would happen also made this fun to read. If you are a fan of dark sci-fi then this is for you. I am already reading the second volume, as it was that good. I rated this 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.