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review 2017-04-13 13:15
Love, but...
Motor Crush #5 - Brenden Fletcher,Cameron Stewart,Babs Tarr,Cameron Stewart,Babs Tarr

This is the end of volume one, and has been building up to what, and who, Domino Swift really is.  See, she can drown in Crush and be fine - in fact, better than fine.   Great.   Meanwhile, anyone else who drinks crush dies horribly.   Crush is, after all, an illegal drug of sorts - but it's only meant to power up bikes used for racing.   

 

I didn't want, I wasn't going to demand, a full reveal.   But it feels like an awful tease to build up to a reveal and give us... nothing.  I know nothing more than what I did, and even what I do know - she was found, and adopted, something is after her - feels so vague that I might as well know nothing.  And this is disappointing. 

 

The writing is otherwise fantastic: the relationships are layered, the characters are complex, and I love the rules of this new world, and the world itself.   The art is lush.   I also love that Domino is in love with  her ex - and ex-mechanic - Lola.   That whole relationship is amazing, because Lola realized it was unhealthy because Domino was lying and left, despite the fact that she loves Dom very much.   And even though they are working together again, Lola claims it's temporary, especially if Dom lies again.   She's also calls Dom on her current bullshit, so I feel like that's going to get more interesting - In August.   That's right, arc two starts in August :/

 

I want more now, though.

 

 

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review 2017-04-08 20:41
I kinda need issue five now...
Motor Crush #4 - Brenden Fletcher,Cameron Stewart,Babs Tarr,Cameron Stewart,Babs Tarr

Dom's mysterious benefactor shows her what happens when her kind drinks wild crush, she knows she has to do the same - and impress him enough that he'll tell her what she really is and what she was really made to do.   

 

Meanwhile, her digging into her past has angered her father, who's hiding the truth, supposedly for her own safety.   I'm not sure I don't believe him; he's very protective of her, but he also knows how talented she is.   That is, I don't feel he's normally overprotective of her, or else he wouldn't allow her  race.  

 

Still, she's his daughter, and he basically stole her.   If he's paranoid, if he's covering up for her own safety, I understand.  I especially understand because it seems like she was created, made to be owned, and I'm not sure the people who created her have good intentions.   In fact, I'm pretty sure they have bad things in store for her, so I'm kind of with her father on this. 

 

Still, she wants to know where she came from, why she needs crush, and how to deal with that whole issue.   So I also understand why she's so mad that he's hiding who she really is.   Basically, I love this whole series.  I really wish issue five was out, but it won't be until next Wednesday.   

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review 2017-04-08 19:52
Still in love!
Motor Crush #3 - Brenden Fletcher,Cameron Stewart,Babs Tarr,Cameron Stewart,Babs Tarr

The ISOLA prologue at the end is neat, especially since I have a signed, limited variant coming soon.   (I contacted Image and they're coming soon if you got the Humble Bundle. I thought they were coming out in March, but apparently I was wrong.)

 

But the main attraction for me is Domino, and her addiction to Crush, an illegal liquid that goes into machines - and kills humans when they drink it.   Which Dom does.   She promises Lola not to lie if she comes back as Dom's mechanic, but Dom isn't even sure how to explain why she needs to chug Crush.  

 

Meanwhile, she's running low on Crush - which means she's in pain while she has to ration Crush.   She can only get Crush by winning illegal races which she does on the side.  

 

And then there's the fact that if she doesn't win her next legal race, she's bet herself into a form of slavery, and her dad's shop will be handed over, as well.   But if she wins, Lola's debts are cleared.   

 

All of this is stressful enough, except that during an illegal race, she's pushed off her bike and the person whom she thinks is stalking over to kill her actually tells her she knows what she is.   

 

I'm overly eager to check out the next issue, and I may pay full price for five if I can get that on Comixology, too.   This is sexy in all the right ways: the art is slick, the writing is thrilling, and the bikes are just hot.   Onto issue four!

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review 2017-04-08 19:31
Love this series!
Motor Crush #2 - Brenden Fletcher,Cameron Stewart,Babs Tarr,Cameron Stewart,Babs Tarr

I bought the second through fourth issues a couple weeks ago and am just now getting to read this.   I've been having a little bit of a reading slump as I've been feeling tired and run down and anxious lately, so I'm encouraged by the fact that I'm able to read as of late.   That being said, I think I like this issue even better than the first: Lola, Domino's former mechanic and possibly lover, is in trouble.   Domino goes to see her about a new bike, and instead finds out just how much debt Lola has - and how close it is to killing her.   

 

Determined to save Lola, Domino makes an incredibly risky bet with an incredibly dangerous man.

 

Mostly, I loved Domino and Lola in this: they didn't work, because they were too different and Lola didn't want Domino running the cannonball, racing, or putting herself in danger anymore.   They both care deeply about each other even when they're sniping at each other.  

 

And I kinda ship them now.

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review 2017-03-17 23:33
Another weird 25 cent issue
Invincible #133 - Robert Kirkman,Ryan Ottley,Jean-Francois Beaulieu

I hadn't realized things like people had kids now.   Huh. 

 

So lost.   So want to catch up with this series now. 

 

So, so lost :/

 

Basically, this was excellent and would have gotten five stars if I had any &%$#ing clue what was going on right now.   So read this, just not before you read things that come before.   Especially not if you read earlier work, then skipped ahead like seventy five issues to this...

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