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review 2015-11-30 19:54
Prometheus: The Complete Fire and Stone
Prometheus: The Complete Fire and Stone - Paul Tobin,Kelly Sue DeConnick

I've put off reviewing this graphic novel because I honestly didn't know how to sum up this almost 500 pages volume of pure Alien extravaganza. For any Alien fan is this a must to read! 

 

In this tome you get: Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1-#4, Aliens: Fire and Stone #1-#4, Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1-#4, Predator: Fire and Stone #1-#4, Prometheus: Fire and Stone–Omega one shot

 

 

The stories are great and adventurers. I came to enjoy the art in all the different stories though it took some time to get used to the new art when one storyline was finished and the next started.

 

 

 

There was a drawback with the volume; there were a lot of people in the beginning and it was hard to keep track of who was who, it got much easier when people started to die. Which sounds crazy I know, but that's just the way it was for me when I read it. Also, because there were so many people in the beginning was it hard to feel sorry for them getting killed because you didn't get to know them that well. 

 

 

 

I enjoyed reading it, it wasn't scary in any way, but I didn't expect it to be scary. The Aliens are just not as scary when they are drawn as they are on the telly when you are watching the movies alone in a dark apartment with only your cat as company...

 

 

Thanks to Dark Horse Books and Edelweiss for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2015-09-21 08:58
The Joker: Endgame
The Joker: Endgame - Dustin Nguyen,Scott Snyder,Brenden Fletcher,James Tynion

I actually thought for a moment I was reading Batman: Endgame while I was reading this graphic novel. I blame it on that I read reviews of Batman: Endgame and I could have sworn that Batman: Endgame took up the same stories as this one or similar. And, apparently it did. Frankly that doesn't make me all that keen to read Batman: Endgame since now I have read this one instead and it was well let's say not perfect. At least I didn't find it that good, it got better towards the end when the different stories from different comics (BATMAN ANNUAL #3, back-ups from BATMAN #35-39, GOTHAM ACADEMY: ENDGAME#1, BATGIRL ENDGAME #1, DETECTIVE COMICS: ENDGAME #1, BATMAN AND ROBIN ENDGAME #1, ARKHAM MANOR ENDGAME #1) finally started to make sense and everything was leading towards the grand finale. And, since I have read reviews for Batman: Endgame have I also read what's happened in the end when Batman and Joker finally confront each other. So that wasn't a big surprise or anything.


In the end it got 3 stars because I quite liked the beginning and the last 100 pages, but I found the story to be a bit disjoint in the middle and that made me stop reading the graphic novel for a while because I just found it frankly boring and a bit incomprehensible. One moment there was one story and then it was another comic with another story and then another and then back to the first one and then to another. I did not like that one bit. Thankfully it got better at least.

 

I received this copy from DC Comics through Edelweiss in return for an honest review! Thank you!

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review 2015-09-20 09:55
The Complete Love Hurts by Kim Anderrson
The Complete Love Hurts - Kim Anderrson

Uhura: Oh, but they do give us something, Mr. Spock. They give us love. Well, Cyrano Jones says that a tribble is the only love that money can buy.

Capt. Kirk: Too much of anything, Lieutenant, even love, isn't necessarily a good thing.

 

Wise words Captain! For some reason that quote came to me when I read this graphic novel. Can't for my life understand why...lol

 

This is a really cool and entertaining graphic novel, I would say it's really a perfect gift to an ex or an expectant ex hehe.

 

It's a wonderful collection of love stories, but with twists. A mix of zombies, astronauts, monsters, superheros, “ordinary couples” etc. It's hard to stop reading since they are all so short and often very amusing to read...in a sick and twisted way.

 

Sometimes not even death can give you the peace you seek:

 

  

Never break up during an ice skating competition!

 

 

Never talk during a movie!

 

 

And for love of God never ever dump you kosmonaut boyfriend in space to be with your kosmonaut girlfriend...

 

 

I received this copy from Dark Horse Books through Edelweiss in return for an honest review! Thank you!

 

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review 2015-09-13 19:40
The Fox by Frédéric Brrémaud
LOVE volume 2: THE FOX - Frédéric Brrémaud,Federico Bertolucci

I liked the first book in this series, the Tiger, very much, but the story in this one was even better. We get to follow a fox and several other animals during a volcano eruption.  It's a game of survival; it doesn't matter if you are big and strong like a bear, there is always something bigger than you that want to eat you and the volcano itself consume everything in its way. It's an absolutely fantastic story, no dialog or any text except the short text before and after the story. And, the art is marvelous. It's just so breathtaking beautiful.

I received this copy from the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review! Thank you!

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review 2015-09-13 08:07
Lady Killer by Joëlle Jones
Lady Killer - Jamie S. Rich,Joëlle Jones

Josie Schuller is not your ordinary housewife, she is also an efficient killer for hire! But it's not easy having to juggle family and work and having a distrustful mother-in-law. And, things gets even worse when Josie's boss decides that it's time for Josie to retire...for good!

 

This graphic novel combined humor and action and to top it all, really great art. I found myself quite engrossed in the story, this is like a 60s version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, without the Mr.

 

Josie Schuller is a dedicated wife and mother and now and then she has some work to do that her family and neighbors have no idea about.

 

Then everything goes wrong, her boss just thinks that her time is up, she fails to carry out an assignment and now she has to fend for herself and not let her family know anything...

 

 

Josie and her loving family

 

And, her mother-in-law...

 

 

Josie working

 

 

I received this copy from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review! Thank you!

 

 

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