31.7.13

Review: Young Avengers - Volume 1: Style > Substance


Young Avengers - Volume 1: Style > Substance
Young Avengers - Volume 1: Style > Substance by Kieron Gillen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Surprising. I'm really kind of digging on this. The art style is great, the writing is fairly gripping. It's a bit like watching a CW series, but one of the good ones. Yes, I count Arrow and Supernatural among them, so use that to weigh my opinion).



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5.7.13

Review: All-Star Superman, Vol. 1


All-Star Superman, Vol. 1
All-Star Superman, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Well done. A few of the sub plots were a bit jumbled, but all in all, a very emotional, compelling Superman story.



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Review: Superman: Red Son


Superman: Red Son
Superman: Red Son by Mark Millar

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



A great what if story. And the twist at the end, f'n stellar. Read it.



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Review: Necessary Evil


Necessary Evil
Necessary Evil by Ian Tregillis

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Enjoyed the conclusion, though I'd anticipated some of it since the first novel. Did NOT like the treatment of Gretel.

Thought I would elaborate on this a bit. If were it not for the way they handled the Gretel character, I would have given this another star. Even understanding what she did, what was accomplished, the way she was treated was deplorable.

I get that the series is all about the repercussions of acts projected forward, but it just made Marsh a thoroughly unlikable character.



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Review: Superman: Birthright


Superman: Birthright
Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



What the Man of Steel should have been. Not in the sense that it needed Lex (he does fight other villans), but in the feel of it. It was a good series, and you can certainly feel Mark Waid's reverence for the material.



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