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review 2018-11-26 01:27
Walking Dead Volume 30: Things Get Interesting
The Walking Dead, Vol. 30: New World Order - 'Robert Kirkman',Stefano Gaudiano,Cliff Rathburn,Charlie Adlard


In Volume 30, Eugene and a small contingent from his (and Rick's) community reach a contingent from the community of Stephanie--the person on the other end of the radio communications Eugene has been engaged in for a while.  Understandably, both groups are wary, and long-time readers can appreciate the risks inherent whenever the the characters encounter new groups.


I don't want to give away any surprises, but there is a doozy of a surprise awaiting one of the core characters, at the community Stephanie belongs to.  There is a big "Wow" moment.  It soon becomes clear that this large, complex community operates under a fundamental philosophy that is quite different from that of Rick and and his neighbors.  


Will those differences lead to more conflict, or is mutual benefit in the characters' not-too-distant future?  We will have to look to volume 31 and beyond to find out.

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text 2018-10-13 23:08
BOOKLIKES! WHY Did I need to ADD this!?!?!?
The Walking Dead, Vol. 30: New World Order - 'Robert Kirkman',Stefano Gaudiano,Cliff Rathburn,Charlie Adlard

Yes, I know it was published just over a month ago, on 9/11/2018.  But IT'S THE WALKING DEAD!  Just HAVE THINGS I WANT TO READ!  HAVE THEM!  THAT'D BE GREAT, THANKS!!!!

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review 2016-05-16 10:05
So what did happen to Monster Girl and Robot in the Flaxan dimension?
Invincible, Vol. 17: What's Happening - Ryan Ottley,Cory Walker,Cliff Rathburn,Robert Kirkman



Mark is badly hit by the Scourge virus and the other heroes rally round. We also learn what happened to Monster Girl and Robot in the Flaxan dimension to create the animosity between them. A Flaxan invasion ensues. Revelations also come into the story.


Quite engaging stuff with lots more character development.


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review 2016-05-06 09:27
Moral issues and unexpected conflict
Invincible, Vol. 16: Family Ties - Ryan Ottley,Cliff Rathburn,Corey Walker,Robert Kirkman



Allen is convinced that the remaining Viltrumites should be wiped out and takes drastic measures to achieve this. Mark's alliance with Dinosaurus makes him an outlaw and family member turns on family member. A lot of fighting ensues with tragic consequences.


This is an entertaining and exciting volume, well worth a read.


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review 2016-04-29 21:46
Got this for the Dinosaur
Invincible #91 - Ryan Ottley,Cliff Rathburn,Robert Kirkman

It was actually a dude who turns into a dinosaur, but I got it on sale.   And it's all in the middle of a story and suddenly there are brothers and new teammates and stuff I have no idea about so why did I do this?


Because dinosaur.   


It was a good story, although a little more serious than I'm used to from this series.   It also felt very comfortable this way, so I can only assume there was a slow shift somewhere.  Or maybe it just got more serious for a while and that's okay, too. 


I just really liked this because it was light - and I was hoping for something light after The Maxx.   It didn't quite hit that sweet spot for me - although, y'know, I'm eyeing The Invisibles and Hellblazer, so where exactly did the light go? - and I'm really confused about some things. 


It was, however, on sale.   And I liked it well enough, just not enough for it to be a five star favorite.   This was a little too convoluted, real life serious and that's not what was so charming about the beginning: yes, it was real life.  In that superheroes had jobs.   It didn't go into great detail about cheating and the angst that causes.   It was light and goofy fun.   I'm not sure this series is that anymore, but I also like that it's evolved.   I'd probably like it a lot better if I filled in the in between type knowledge, though.

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