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review 2018-01-14 14:48
Steed and Mrs. Peel (Vol. 1 - 3)
Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 1: A Very Civil Armageddon - Caleb Monroe,Steve Bryant,Mark Waid
Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 2 (Steed and Mrs. Peel: Ongoing) - Yasmin Liang,Caleb Monroe
Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 3 (Steed and Mrs. Peel: Ongoing) - Yasmin Liang,Caleb Monroe

What a fun way to revisit The Avengers.

 

The first volume took some getting used to as the banter between Mrs. Peel and Steed could not quite make up for the very un-Avengers apocalyptic storyline. That just did not work for me. It felt very much like The Avengers were forcefully dragged into a different comic book universe - and one that seemed to have a penchant for depicting Mrs. Peel in the same scantily-clad or tight-fitting fashions as, say, Catwoman or Wonder Woman... That has little to do with Mrs. Peel.

 

Volume 2 did away with this nonsense and reinstated Mrs Peel as the scientist and kick-ass character that she is. The storyline was also more in line with the original series, which I thought was far more enjoyable than Volume 1. And there was some interesting content and discussion.

 

Volume 3 was fun as well but the reliance on people surviving death and wanting revenge on Steed and Peel for bringing down the Hellfire Club is wearing very thin. Throw in some completely unrelated storylines from the original series (neither the doppelgänger idea nor the Cybernauts have any connection to the Hellfire Club) and I was bored and a little annoyed with this volume. However, the banter between Mrs Peel and Steed was quite natural and that was something to look forward to throughout. 

 

Vol. 1 - 3*

Vol. 2 - 4*

Vol. 3 - 3*

 

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review 2018-01-06 13:35
Just like the Avengers
Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 1: A Very Civil Armageddon - Caleb Monroe,Steve Bryant,Mark Waid

The banter, the clever plots, the even more clever way Steed and Peel discover what's going on and how to counter it, the utter Britishness of it all, and the Hellfire club.   Martial arts and a bespoke, bulletproof umbrella.   All just too much fun.   Tigus and I ended up having a discussion about why they didn't use Avengers, and the Hellfire Club may be yet another reason. 

 

It's all too Marvel Avengers, between Waid - who's currently writing Marvel's Avengers and Champions, which has a huge Avengers feel with the Avengers characters, and ties to Avengers characters - so they may have just focused on Steed and Peel.  

 

Either way, it's so much fun, I'm immediately moving onto volume two.   The cover gallery in this is gorgeous, too, and I'm so glad I invested in this Humble Bundle for this alone: I probably wouldn't have picked it up as I haven't watched the old-school Peel and Steed Avengers in a while.  I have an urge to rewatch it now.

 

 

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text 2018-01-06 13:25
Reading progress update: I've read 90 out of 131 pages.
Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 1: A Very Civil Armageddon - Caleb Monroe,Steve Bryant,Mark Waid

 

This whole thing has been like this.   

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text 2018-01-06 13:01
Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 131 pages.
Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 1: A Very Civil Armageddon - Caleb Monroe,Steve Bryant,Mark Waid

So much fun.  I have like four of these.   Something like this reminds me why Waid gets so much work writing for amazing properties. 

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review 2017-11-03 12:02
Review For: Return to the House of Sin by Anabelle Bryant
Return to the House of Sin (Bastards of London, Book 4) - Anabelle Bryant

Return to the House of Sin by Anabelle Bryant is book Four in the "Bastards of London" series. This is the story of Crispin Daventry and Lady Amanda Beasley. I have read the previous book (LOVED THEM!) in this series but feel this is easily a standalone book.
Each time I read one of Ms Bryant's book I think this is my favorite one but then I read another one which takes its place. This book has everything you could want in a romance. The hurt hero looking to get his revenge while fighting to not love again...but then you meet a women who you can't resist. But you try to keep your walls up but each day you are with her she takes one down. The heroine is trying to prove that she is graceful and ladylike but keeps getting into one ungraceful situation after another. Then when her hero tries to help her he keeps telling her he isn't a good guy but she knows different. They each have been trying to be something they are not and fix what they think needs fixing within themselves. But then they learn what they have been trying to fix within themselves doesn't really need fixing when they are together.
I so loved Amanda and Crispin story....and the bonus was the secondary characters. They were great and I truly hope to see more of them soon!
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