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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.