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review 2017-07-23 17:51
Things are coming to a head – and not before time
Descender Volume 4: Orbital Mechanics - ... Descender Volume 4: Orbital Mechanics - Jeff Lemire

This fourth volume deals with different characters as Tim-21, Tim-22, Effie, Driller all end up in situations which seem to be finally bringing this storyline to a close. The conflict between machines and lifeforms is reaching a climax as both sides flex their muscles, hopefully concluded in the next volume.

 

The characters are developed well and makes the whole experience enjoyable. The artwork can be frustrating some times but is generally work a look. Worth a look, especially if you've read the three previous volumes.

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review 2017-07-03 14:06
Just not into Thanos
Thanos (2016-) #1 - Jeff Lemire,Mike Deodato

And while I've gone into series about characters I'm not super interested in - or interested in at all, like Thanos here - I've read books that make me see them in a different light.   Not so much with this one.  

 

Rationale for reading it is that I got it free via the codes for Marvel, and I really enjoy Lemire's work, and I'd heard good things about this series.   It's a well constructed story that fits perfectly into the Marvel world.   

 

The problem I have remains with Thanos himself.   I just really don't care about him.   He's singleminded, cruel, and uber powerful.    And I still have zero interest in reading about him.

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review 2017-06-30 05:40
Hawkeye Vol 6
Hawkeye Vol. 6: Hawkeyes - Jeff Lemire,Ramon Perez

I enjoyed these two volumes of Hawkeye (5 and 6). They're not as good as Fraction's run, but I didn't expect them to be.

 

I'm guessing that Hawkeye is moving away from this storyline since these were published a year ago? I don't understand comics.

 

These volumes did introduce me to America Chavez, and I'm pretty sure I need to read her comics now. Also Kate Bishop has her own comic too. So I'm leaving dude Hawkeye behind for now to read more comics about those two.

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review 2017-06-19 15:58
Lost Dogs - Jeff Lemire

Lost Dogs is a brutal minimalist story about a simple man who loses everything to violence. The art is done in a very rough brush stroke style; white, black, and red the only colors. The main character looks like a cross between Popeye and Bluto. It is a bit reminiscent of the first Sin City collection, but with far cruder art.

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review 2017-06-04 01:34
Love this so much!
Moon Knight (2016-2017) #14 - Jeff Lemire,Greg Smallwood

Moon Knight has dealt with mental illness in the best possible way: Marc Spector knows there is no true cure, that he will continue to be in turmoil because of his condition, but he hasn't accepted or resigned himself to a living death.   In fact, the more he goes on,  the more he wants to live, and to live on his own terms.  There may not be a pill or surgery that can cure him, but he wants to be better.   Part of that is accepting his mental illness, and part of that is finding strength within himself rather than allowing Khonshu to manipulate him, and his multiple personalities, something he's been building up to in the past storyline. 

 

The way that he navigates the murky waters of having multiple personalities and a mental illness has become more and more nuanced.   Wanting to get better doesn't translate into getting better automatically.    Spector has an uphill battle ahead of him, and it's one that he not only takes seriously, but he is determined to fight until he can fight no longer.   

 

This series is changing lives, and changing them for the better.   It's changing the way I look at mental illness, and the way I treat myself when I'm depressed or anxious.   And I know that just because it works for me, it doesn't mean it works for anyone else: I can cling to something that helps me and ignore problematic issues or become willfully blind to save myself from having to acknowledge that and work out the dissonance.   But the thing is that I actually look at the letters column for this series, at least occasionally, and that means something because I ignore them in most series.    I'm not the only one.   People who suffer from all kinds of mental health issues write in to say that this series, and Spector's struggles, truly mean something to them.  

 

Having this stated, that he's suffering but wants to be better is a very, very strong, and positive message.   And while I don't like Marvel and what they're doing in general, I do hope Moon Knight is safe from those things.   Lemire is doing such good work here, and I'm afraid on two levels: that Hydra trying to gaslight Spector will set him back and that this will taint this series for me.   

 

And quite frankly, I'm feeling protective of Spector, more so than most superheroes right now.   I don't want to see anything threaten the progress he's making, especially since so many are looking towards this series to make an even more positive message to those who suffer from the same, or similar, conditions.   Your life is worthwhile, your life is worth fighting for, and even without a tried and true cure, yeah, you can work to make yourself - and your life - better. 

 

This writing makes me swoon to be honest. 

 

And the art has been, and continues to be, moody, atmospheric, and even cloying when needed.   It feels as suffocating as my own depression and anxiety do at times, and it just makes the writing resonate even more.   

 

Beautiful.   Writing and art, and especially these two together. 

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