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review 2017-04-16 00:35
What happened to Ghost Rider?
Gwenpool, The Unbelievable (2016-) #14 - Myisha Haynes,Paulina Ganucheau,Christopher Hastings

Kate Bishop, aka the real Hawkeye and Ghost Rider guest star.   See, when Gwen tries to get Cecil - a friend she may have gotten killed early on - his corporality back, she ends up finding something powered by a being with many names.   And one of them is Satan.   For some reason, the perfect way to get this is to catch a surprise ride in the trunk of Ghost Rider's car.   

 

And then Kate changes things up, and decides to help the girl afraid of the skeleton man - who's on fire.  Cecil touches the evil-dwarf crystal - and I don't mean the crystal is small.   Evil dwarves who are into dwarfish sacrifice - because they're from Asgard?   Other reasons?  - had the crystal and were doing something evil sounding with it, which was when the Rider crashed their party.   Rather literally.   And then Gwen and ghost-Cecil popped out of the trunk. 

 

Now crystal-Cecil - he's stuck in there but good - is in the Rider's trunk.   Can Kate and Gwen save him?    We should find out next month.   Hopefully GR will be more in character.   Kate was spot on and hilarious for it, and while the stiff, weird-taking Rider got in a couple chuckles, this would have been so much funnier if he'd been in character.   (It's even odder when everything else is just perfectly in character, and this one is speaking oddly.   Just really made it stand out.   I actually knocked a star off, it bugged me, and took me out of the story so much.)

 

Still, let's see what happens next month!

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review 2017-04-08 01:36
Last Bombshells I own
DC Comics: Bombshells (2015-) #18 - Marguerite Bennett,M.L. Sanapo

I like the later issues more than the earlier ones, to be honest .  More characters from the regular DC universe, and it really gets into resistance against the Nazi's.   Those from the ghetto in Berlin are almost killed, but find a haven in this issue.  

 

And I kinda cried a little at some of the speeches that Mera made in this issue, as her storyline and those of the Ghetto survivors intertwine.   The last page introduces a new character in this world, although she'll be familiar to those who read Justice League.   And I'm excited to see what happens with her.   Thinking of splurging on Comixology soon and getting more of this series.

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review 2017-03-31 19:36
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick - Joe Schreiber

Loved this book! The type of book that absolutely should become a movie, full of action and humor with a really good foundation and back story.

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review 2017-03-28 01:58
An AU of an AU!
Spider-Gwen (2015-) #18 - Jason Latour,Robbi Rodriguez

In comics, alternate universes tend to spawn other alternative universes.   After all, once you've opened that box of what ifs, it's too intriguing, too fun, to play around with what might have been and what might yet still be.   And in this case, it's a future in which Miles Morales and the Spider-Woman who is Gwen Stacy end up together.   There's enough inside jokes about trouble with multiverses - the very thing that almost destroyed the whole Marvel universe - for this to feel truly playful with the whole idea.   It's not quite meta, but it has that same cheeky flavor, and I like it.   

 

Once again, this takes a good, hard look at this character - and in this case what might be.   Even though we don't really see future Gwen, and really only see her children, and future Spider-Ham (who tells us about future Gwen), we get a feel for what she might be like.   She's beloved as she is because she has a big heart, and she seems to have not changed one bit: still beloved because her heart is as big as ever.   Some AUs are simply depressing, but this one is full of warmth and compassion, so it seems to fit Spider-Gwen's title very nicely. 

 

I got a little hung up on that aspect.   The story is as good as ever, but my two favorite aspects of this are Gwen herself and Matt Murdock, for the polar opposite reasons.   Gwen is a young woman who's searching on how to best do the right thing, but she's always full of hope and compassion and love for her fellow man.   Perhaps not all of them all the time, but in general.   She's smart, and is willing to put her ass on the line, even without her powers when need be.   And while she makes mistakes with horrible consequences, she tries to learn and always, always strives to do better when she makes those mistakes.   She's fallible, as her dealings with Murdock in particular prove: he knows how to use her father, her weak point, against her.   He's the only real family she has right now, and will do anything to protect him, even when she knows she's dirtying herself by allying herself with certain enemies - like Murdock. 

 

I like Murdock because he's not only her counterpoint, but a Matt Murdock run amok: without those strong sense of morals, what might he have done?   He'd have turned into this creepy bastard, most likely, and it's both chilling and thrilling to see him like this. 

 

Love, love, loooove!

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review 2017-03-21 02:49
Ink and Shadows (Ink and Shadows #1) by Rhys Ford
Ink and Shadows - Rhys Ford

UPDATE:
While reading the length of this book, one star. <----- That pretty much sums up the state of editing in this book. Hence the rating.

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I was sooooo looking froward to this book! This is pre-Kai Gracen universe, I was told. But the moment I dug in.... *sigh* I expected horror elements, of course, but not like this :/

This is a horror, alright. This. Is. Frigging terrible. Who "edited" this book? They really need to be fired. Like 3 years ago. Before this mess came out :/

Warning: Misplaced modifiers, POV ping-pong, adjectives (ab)used as nouns.

I lost the story behind this terror! :/ Sure, horror was never my poison, but it's on me, not the author. I still love Kai Gracen, but he certainly received much more attention from people who somewhat know how to apply English grammar to a written text. It wasn't perfect, but it was readable. Lack of editing in its entirety, however, I cannot forgive. Not where it comes to a published book. Not when that book costs you 7 bucks :/

I am beyond disappointed and this.... this close to DNF.


66% After acquiring a massive headache that not even sake can heal, I am DNF-ing. My brains says No. More!

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