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review 2017-06-22 04:39
Action-packed story
Escape From New York Vol. 1 - Diego Baretto,Christopher Sebela,Jordie Bellaire

And it's fun.   It was just the brain candy I needed to get through this insomnia.   Not much meat on this, and I get the feeling that the movie was that, too.   Slick brain candy.   Ultra violent, and a potentially ace main character, which makes me more interested in the movie and how, or if, that was dealt with at all. 

 

Florida is free, and when Snake Plissken is on the run again, he gets convinced to make a run for Florida.   The twins, two supposedly supernaturally talented boys, are supposed to run Florida - and they do, along with Meemaw, a souped up muscle woman who believes the boys came to her by divine providence.   The boys are odd: one kind and the other sadistic, both high on power, both lying about their powers. 

 

Snake finds that no place is truly free, and there is no place he can truly be free.  So I guess there's a bit to it, but this story focused more on slick action scenes instead of truly delving into things like the concept of freedom and what it means.   And it was pretty amazing, but I wish it had taken the time to occasionally really explore these concepts.  I missed having a little more going on, and that's the only reason this wasn't five stars. 

 

Lovely art, with coloring that matched the scene at hand: lush if needed, muted when called for, and bolstering the script and line art/inks.   I'm glad I have the sequel, but I'm going to try to sleep again.  If not, I'll move onto volume two.  I started Evil Empire volume one - I have two of those in the BOOM! Humble Bundle - but it's a little too deep for me to really grasp right now.  I have a feeling when I'm more awake, it'll be pretty spectacular. 

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review 2017-06-22 03:37
Well, that's over
Adventure Time Vol. 2 - Branden Lamb,Shelli Paroline,Mike Holmes,Ryan North

I can't sleep.  I napped lightly, but then woke up and finished this.   Best thing about this is I don't feel like I have to read more of these: I don't like them.  I do like this author's work in general, I simply don't like Adventure Time.

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review 2017-06-22 01:34
Eeeeh
Adventure Time Vol. 1 - Branden Lamb,Shelli Paroline,Ryan North

I just have this perverse need to read this since 1, I have it, and 2, I have to prove to myself that Adventure Time is not for me.   Sorry!

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review 2017-06-14 13:44
Lovely!
Transformers Animated Vol. 12 - Various,Various

I knew what I was getting into: I have physical books in this series before I got into digital comics, or knew they could be done properly online, and I loved this series when it was on.   This show said 'forget what you know about Transformers.   One Prime active at once?   We're going to have multiples, with more in training.   We'll have one Magnus at a time, instead.'   And it pretty much applied this to everything about the world.   

 

I knew I was getting into something AU, and I knew this comic is panels from the show.   The wording is straight from the show, with the exception of descriptions of actions.   But the dialogue is the same.  I also know that this tends to have horrid editing.   Words missing.   The is suddenly he.    And on and on.   I didn't give a fuck.   I love the episode about Blackaracnia being worshipped by the Dinobots.  With the sale, I got this for ninety-nine cents.   All I needed was that episode, but these have two.   I didn't pay much attention to the second issue, but I figured I'd enjoy reading this anyway.

 

And I did.  Scrapper and Mixmaster, two of the Constructicons, come back, and I have a thing for Devestator and the Constructicons and have since the revelation of what happened to them after Scrapper was killed in the Mike Costa run.   (I know that spoiler; it comes up a lot in the series RiD and was referenced repeatedly.  I need to buy and read that run, but I'm waiting to see how much I spend on physical comics this week and how much is coming in from work.)   I enjoy them less in this continuity, but I appreciate them for what they are, and what they're meant to be in this.   I can't help but wonder if the four other Constructicons would have eventually shown up in this show if it had continued on for more than three years, too.

 

I need to pick up my Allspark Almanac, the guide to this show again.  And rewatch it when I get home.  Man, I miss Animated.   Not my favorite of the continuities, but I definitely enjoyed it immensely. 

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review 2017-06-11 18:39
So. Much. Fun!
Rocket and Groot: Keep on Truckin'! (Marvel Middle Grade Novel) - Tom Angleberger,Tom Angleberger

And this was dirty.  I don't know how intentional that was, but I ended up snickering throughout this thing. 

 

I can easily see a child reading this and not picking up on anything, but, boy, as an adult reading this...  Man, that was fun!   I did enjoy this on a level it was meant to be enjoyed: as an innocent kids book.   It was fun, and Rocket not wanting to be hugged, and just wanting to blow things up was credible.  

 

It was fun, and funny, although there's no way to do a child's book about Rocket in his current incarnation - as opposed to how he originally appeared - without bending the word, and the characters, a bit. 

 

Angleberger did an excellent job of mixing that super adult world, and making Rocket as in character as possible, while also making him kid-friendly.   (Although I wish Marvel would put out more adult novels for the adult characters, and leave the kiddie books to the child-friendly characters, to be honest.)

 

I was going to give this four stars, but, man, that layer of potentially unintentional adult humor pushed it up into five.   Short break so I don't get a huge migraine from too much sun exposure.  I came in to snack, to get some more water, and to write this review.  I'm going to stay inside long enough to read a comic or two, then probably back outside.   (See, with the beach I would have given up long ago.   The porch is nice because I have an awning that I'm considering using, and even if I don't, I step inside to all the comforts inside the house, then go out again when I want.  I'm going to porch it up as much as possible this summer!)

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