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review 2017-01-24 11:49
A-Force Presents Vol. 1 - G. Willow Wils... A-Force Presents Vol. 1 - G. Willow Wilson,Nathan Edmondson,Kelly Sue Deconnick,Jason Aaron,Phil Noto,David Lopez,Adrian Alphona,Russell Dauterman

Episode 1 of several Marvel Superheroines.  I had previously read Thor and Ms Marvel and found both quite good, this added some heroines to graphic novels I have to search out. She-Hulk looks very interesting but Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is not my type.

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review 2017-01-10 02:48
Thor Vol. 1: The Goddess of Thunder - Jason Aaron,Russell Dauterman,Jorge Molina

Seems like Thor has become unworthy to wield the hammer. A new Thor claims the hammer and is female. No one knows anything about her. She's not sure why the hammer has claimed her and she's off to fight the bad guys.

This is not a genre I read much. I felt like I dropped into the middle of the story although this is the first volume of Thor: The Goddess of Thunder. I know nothing of her past nor Asgard. It was confusing. This is not a stand alone. Read the early books for better understanding of what is happening. Without the understanding I was lost as to why Thor: The God of Thunder lost his worthiness. The ending is a cliffhanger.

The story is well told. The illustrations enhance the story. If you are into Thor you will enjoy it. It isn't my type of story so I'm not sure if I will finish the series or not.

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review 2017-01-06 02:43
Thor Volume 2: Who Holds the Hammer
Thor Volume 2: Who Holds the Hammer? (Thor: Marvel Now!) - Russell Dauterman,Jason Aaron

This volume had some great moments! This has been an interesting ride so far and I'm intrigued to see where this series goes.

Allow me to get the negative out of the way first. I did not particularly enjoy (and maybe didn't finish.....) the extra stuff in this voume. The annual was cute but unnecessary and the What If? was just meh. I was enjoying the series and then was abruptly interrupted with some random other stuff and I didn't really appreciate it.

Okay, getting to the good stuff.

There are few things that make my little feminist heart flutter more than badass women working together and having good male allies. The mystery is still on for most of the issue to find out who this new Thor is and why the hell some woman has Mjolnir. I love the progression as the man now known as Prince Odinson (former Thor) tries to figure it out, but the story isn't about him.

Thor is around and being generally awesome when she gets attacked by the Destroyer and that's when things really start to go in a fabulous and wonderful way, at least in my humble opinion. As the title suggests, the reader does finally find out who holds the Hammer.

Then there are lots of opinions about this choice of Mjolnir-wielder, not the least because she is a she but there are other reasons I've seen that people give to not like the decision. It's an interesting decision, to have a person such as she is be the one to wield the hammer, but after reading through more of some other titles, I feel pretty confident that they know what they're doing and have a longer plan. Especially given some of the Asgardian family drama that surrounds this volume.

While I appreciate that the Marvel Universe isn't handling a female Thor any better than the real world, I'm also glad to see the shift that happens here toward acceptance with some characters. It makes for a great moment that I'd rather not spoil with details. Suffice it to say that I wouldn't call anyone "over it" but I feel like the "who" and "why" are getting to be less important to some than the "what's she going to do with Mjolnir now that she has it".  Most of the volume was just kinda-good and meriting closer to 3 stars in my system, but then women working together and the good male ally that pushed it into the fourth star. It's a pretty awesome moment.

The cuts over to Malekith and his dealings are also very interesting in what is going on in this series and with these characters, but didn't grab my attention or focus as much as the royal family drama or the search for Thor's identity.

If you're curious, though, Prince Odinson's character does continue to have his own title, it's The Unworthy Thor. I've been trying to stick to women-written and/or women-titled comics, but I do plan to make an exception.

Has anyone else read this title or volume?

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review 2016-11-13 00:00
Zwarte lijst
Zwarte lijst - Brad Thor,Janet Limonard-... Zwarte lijst - Brad Thor,Janet Limonard-Harkink Een [b:1984|5470|1984|George Orwell|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1348990566s/5470.jpg|153313] "big brother is watching you" drama, en een (ex) Navy SEAL in de hoofdrol, is wat mij zo aansprak toen ik over dit boek las in het 'Meer boek voor mannen'.
Ik was zo enthousiast, dat ik meteen na het lezen van het artikel, dit boek heb besteld.

Helaas zijn termen zoals terrorisme en privacyschending tegenwoordig veel in het nieuws. Daarbij staan al onze gegevens online, en dus blootgesteld aan het gevaar van cyberaanvallen.
Auteur Brad Thor schrijft hier veel over, en heeft hier ook veel ervaring in opgedaan in zijn vorige beroep als analyticus bij Homeland Security.
[a:Brad Thor|5088|Brad Thor|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1201288917p2/5088.jpg] weet dan ook goed te vertellen (beter gezegd: te waarschuwen) hoe bedrijven inspelen op het online gedrag van consumenten. Dit vond ik interessant om te lezen.

Verder ben ik niet heel enthousiast over het boek.
Er werden veel termen gebruikt over hacken, de NSA of over wapens, waar ik totaal niet in thuis ben. Voor een 'leek' als ik, was dit dan ook moeilijk te begrijpen, waardoor ik ook een minder prettige leeservaring beleef.

In het boek wordt er geswitcht tussen POV's, wat ik normaal wel prettig vind, maar in dit boek alleen maar verwarrend. Ik wist in het begin nog echt niet wie nou de 'good guy' of de 'bad guy' was, en moest erg opletten tijdens het lezen, uit wiens oogpunt ik nu weer aan het lezen was.
Kortom: niet een boek dat je wil lezen, als je even wilt ontspannen.
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text 2016-11-12 13:29
Reading progress update: I've read 15 out of 136 pages.
Thor Volume 2: Who Holds the Hammer? (Thor: Marvel Now!) - Russell Dauterman,Jason Aaron


This whole panel!   When I finish this, I'll have a Marvel blackout, too, then moving onto either DC or general for the most part. 


Also, I need to reread stuff for Transformers. 


Also, there appears to be no Lord Thunder Britches fan art which how is that not a thing?

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