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review 2018-04-20 18:30
SHOCK Anthology edited by Joe Pruett
SHOCK Anthology - Joe Pruitt

 

SHOCK Anthology is a collection of short stories told via comics. Being a lover of short stories, and taking into consideration that super cool cover, how could I resist? As with any anthology, some of the stories worked for me and some did not. One thing I learned was that I needed to go through this volume slowly, otherwise moving from comic to comic, each being totally different in writing and artwork styles, was too jarring.

 

That said, these are the tales that stood out for me:

 

THE LAST DANCE WITH YOU: was a beautifully told story and even though the clues were there, I didn't catch on to where the story was going until we arrived.

 

DUMB BITCH: Don't you touch that dog!

 

ISTANBUL: I loved this one because the art work was gorgeous and evocative, even with no words.

 

THE DEAD CITY AWOKE: This tale was super short and had few words, but the art was simply breathtaking. (Probably my favorite graphics in this collection.)

 

LIVE OR DIE: A spooky story taking place in the middle of a war battle.

 

DEVOLUTION: I loved this dystopian tale of caution even if it was a bit implausible. I see seeds of this in our day to day living right now and I often wonder where it's going to end up. DEVOLUTION presents its own ideas as to how things will turn out.

 

MOMENTS: With tongue firmly in cheek, this tale about social media and how far it could, (will?), go was hilarious and disturbing all at once. With so many people paying way too much attention to their online lives and so little to their actual lives, I thought this tale was a fun and unsettling way to look at what the future might bring.

 

Overall, I enjoyed the concept of this book and the book itself. With lots of variety and something for everyone, I recommend this fun volume to fans of short stories,comics and graphic novels!

 

*Thanks to NetGalley for the e-ARC in exchange for my honest opinion. This is it.*

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review 2018-04-19 01:30
Am I still in this only for Prince Robot IV?
Saga Vol. 8 - Brian Vaughan,Fiona Staples

Yes, yes, I am.   His storyline keeps getting better and better, and so does he.   Just as a character, I love him more than ever.  

 

If he ever dies, this series will be dead to me. 

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review 2018-04-19 01:27
Still in it for Prince Robot
Saga, Volume 6 - Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples

And I don't care; I'm shameless about it.   I love him the most and I'm in it for him - still.   I resent when the story veers away from him, even though it's really mostly not about him.   I don't care. 

 

I would read the shit out of a Prince Robot IV series, though!

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review 2018-04-19 01:20
Prince Robot IV
Saga Book One: Deluxe Edition - Fiona Staples,Brian K. Vaughan

I am 100% in this for Prince Robot, and if he dies, I will be out so quickly it'll make everyone's head spin. 

 

I mean, yes, this has everything else.   It's the most wonderful series for all the reasons - but I tend to obsess over one thing. 

 

Prince Robot IV.   He's pretty much all I care about in this series. 

 

 

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