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text 2017-03-26 17:04
Reading progress update: I've read 4 out of 216 pages.
Dark Entries - Ian Rankin,Werther Dell'Edera

this will be the first time I get a look at John Constantine as a main character in anything--certainly when it comes to graphic novels; he's shown up as a guest-star in at least one DC/Vertigo supernatural thing I've read, somewhere along the line. of course he seemed intriguing. now I'll put him in the spotlight...though I'm not sure where this story fits in with the main Hellblazer material. I'll learn--and hopefully enoy--as I go.

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text 2017-03-25 22:46
Reading progress update: I've read 60 out of 232 pages.
New Teen Titans Vol. 2 - Romeo Tanghal,Marv Wolfman,George Pérez

so much fun. the Terminator makes a strong, early impression; Raven will always be my favorite (every time she teleports and there's that big cloud billowing out all over everything, I'm in love); great development of Cyborg and Changeling, their personal lives; Starfire on fire, easily becoming a major DC force; now we just need a deeper focus on the underused Wonder Girl...ah! next plotline takes us amongst the Amazons on Paradise Island. best. timing. ever!

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text 2017-03-23 23:26
Reading progress update: I've read 5 out of 232 pages.
New Teen Titans Vol. 2 - Romeo Tanghal,Marv Wolfman,George Pérez

I truly feel that finally reading this classic Teen Titans run will be one of the highlights of my year. I live in awe of Mr. Wolfman; that's how I was when I was 12, and that's how it is today.

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text 2017-03-23 13:47
Reading progress update: I've read 110 out of 240 pages.
The Black Monday Murders Volume 1 - Jonathan Hickman

this reminds me a bit of The Names by Peter Milligan, except maybe even more condemnatory of the world's worship of money. greed tied to supernatural power and manipulation is a freaky, scary idea.

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review 2017-03-22 18:40
Batman, Volume 2: I Am Suicide by Tom King, Michael Janin and Mitch Gerads
Batman Vol. 2: I Am Suicide (Rebirth) - Mikel Janin,Tom King,David Finch

 

Tom King caught my eye with the Vision comics, so when I saw he was writing Batman Comics I immediately requested them from Net Galley. 

 

The first, Batman, Volume 1: I Am Gotham , was pretty good, so I was happy to try Batman, Volume 2: I am Suicide.  Unfortunately, I'm not enjoying these as much as I enjoyed Vision. Admittedly, this could be because I am not very familiar with DC Comics or superheroes, in general, so please keep this in mind.

 

The first story in this volume is I Am Suicide. I loved the artwork but the story seemed to be all over the place. Batman was trying to capture Psycho Pirate who is being kept by Bane, and he assembled a group of misfits, none of whom I'm familiar with, to do so. On the way there, he encounters resistance and repeats himself constantly. (He's trying to get to Psycho Pirate because something he has or can do can help Gotham Girl, who's still a mess from her experiences in I Am Gotham.) Bane is a super huge criminal dude being held in a prison called Santa Prisca. I thought that if I were more familiar with these characters things would make more sense, but from reading the other reviews here, that doesn't seem to be the case. Overall, this story was a 2.5 stars out of 5 for me, mostly because I thought the art was very cool.

 

Rooftops, which is the second story in this volume, was much better. It was a bit cheesy and predictable, but it had some humor and a nice connection between Batman and Catwoman. Again, the artwork in this story was excellent and conveyed the feelings the author was trying to get across. 4 out 5 stars.

 

 

I did enjoy this volume, just not as much as I expected to. I'm still interested in seeing where this series is going, because I love the idea of a dark Batman. He is developing as a complex character and I like that, it's just that this volume was a bit of a let down.

 

Available April 18th, you can pre-order a copy here: Batman Vol. 2: I Am Suicide (Rebirth)

 

*Thanks to Edelweiss for the free advance review copy in exchange for my honest feedback. This is it.*

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