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review 2016-09-13 17:14
The Autumnlands Tooth and Claw Volume 1
The Autumnlands Volume 1: Tooth and Claw - Benjamin Dewey,Jordie Bellaire,Kurt Busiek

5 Stars, buy it.



I've read up to issue 6 previously but need a refresher before going back to where I left off.  I still love the story and characters (except for the bad guys of course) and I still love the art.  I remember this from when I initially read the first 6 issues that I don’t like the long paragraphs that they stick on with the book covers. I’m not really sure what the book covers are supposed to be, maybe magical texts of theirs? The Autumnlands is highly original and should be read by anyone who likes comics. In anycase, for anyone who loves animals, in particular talking animals, I highly recommend this series.

 

My general Notes: The first issue you meet Dusty, Gharta and Sandhorst. Gharta tries a spell which is forbidden and she destroys the city but produces a champion. In issue two, the survivors are attacked by a bison herd. At that moment he champion is freed and to everyone's horror he's not an animal.in issue 3 we meet Goodfoot and Affa. Goodfoot shows her true colors and so does councilor Sandhorst. Issue four- Dusty, who is also the narrator goes out scouting with the champion while Goodfoot and Councilor Sandorst are up to no good.  In Issue 5 Dusty and some others go on a secret mission for the Champion. Anxiety skyrockets for me when Councillor Sandhorsts arrests Gharta and Affa. Affa and Gartha seem to have a relationship of some sort going on. The plots continue to thicken. In Issue 6:  The parley happens and Gharta is finally freed.  However we loose someone and I won’t spoil it for you.  The asshole Councillor Sandhorst comes out looking the hero.





List of characters for my reference.

 

Bhord- Pug dog who is grey

 

Councillor Sandorst- is the owl

Dunstan/Dusty- White dog/terrier

Gharta- is the warthog

Goodfoot- fox/coyote

Gutruk- walrus I think

Leahroyd- the champion (and only human)

Affa- Giraffe

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review 2015-07-16 17:34
The Autumnlands: Tooth + Claw #6
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #6 (MR) - Cool Image

5 Stars, Buy it

 

Self Purchase, Comixology Edition

 

Again with the weird book cover page after a page or two of comic. I don’t get these at all. Anyway, this is it. The parley with the Bison tribe.  7 Scars (head of Bison) meets with the Champion. The parley is broken and of course there is fighting. Gharta and the others imprisoned are rescued by Dusty. There are tons of fleeing characters and lots of chaos. I won’t say more than that as it’s a good issue and should be read.

 

Oh, incase I haven’t mentioned this before, this series isn’t meant for anyone younger than teens. It’s heavy on violence (though not gratuitously) and there is explicit cussing. But those things don’t bother me. Anyway, this is a seriously intense issue. I could feel my heart racing as I read it.  Arg I hate that damned Owl. And Poor Dusty. UGH! Great issue but it’s left with a huge cliffhanger as the end of story arc 1.  And I read the letter in the back, and like with Saga, this comic is taking a little bit of a break. NNNNOOOOOO!!! You can’t get me hooked on these stories and then take breaks. Sob. Not fair!!!

 

Overall fantastic and I’m dying to read more (in case you hadn’t noticed). I highly recommend this series to anyone who likes comic books.



List of characters for my reference.

 

Councillor Sandorst- is the owl

Dunstan/Dusty- White dog/terrier

Gharta- is the warthog

Goodfoot- fox/coyote

Leahroyd- the champion (and only human)

Affa- Giraffe

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review 2015-07-16 15:42
Mage Inc. #1
Mage Inc.: Issue 1 - Aris Aguiar,Ian Waryanto,C. Shon Bury

 

4 Stars, Buy it



Self Purchase, Comixology

 

I picked this up because I saw the 2nd issue in the new releases and thought it looked like it might be up my alley.  Keira is a young woman with pink hair who has just started her internship at Mage Inc. Albert Lamus is her boss and isn’t exactly thrilled to be there. (I’m impressed they have an African American Mage actually!) Albert has to go around collecting dues from Mages.  I like they have definitions of magical terms- though not really sure if they are made up or not.

Anyway, I really enjoyed this. I think the art is all computer generated (not a bad thing really) but I do tend to like hand drawn work better. The art is very good despite being computer generated and the story is pretty decent too. My only real complaint: It’s much too damn short!!!! At least there is another issue which I’ll pick up. Also, Comixology doesn’t have a way to subscribe to this series, so I’m just going to have to keep my eyes on the new comics section



Description (Comixology):The only thing Keira Zeleznovova wants is to be an apprentice at Mage, Inc., but her curmudgeon-y mentor always has one more Intent To Use Magic file to fill out. Through mishaps and trials as an unpaid intern, Keira quickly realizes that there’s more paperwork and near death experiences to magic than she could ever imagine. Maybe one day she'll become a powerful mage in her own right.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-07-06 17:07
The Autumnlands: Tooth + Claw #5
Autumnlands Tooth and Claw #5 - Kurt Busiek

4 Stars, buy it

 

Self Purchase, Comixology

 

Councillor Sandorst places Gharta and Affa under arrest.  Goodfoot is still plotting with the Bison. Meanwhile, the Champion is working on some secret stuff. Dusty seems to be the narrator most of the time and I like him a lot. Overall this is a decent issue but not as exciting as some of the previous ones.  The Owl (Councillor Sandorst) seriously makes me mad. But every comic needs a bad guy. But the anxiety he provokes! Anyway still a great series and I still recommend buying it.

 

Description (Comixology): The conspirators make their move, but the Champion has a few surprises for them.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2015-06-29 17:28
The Autumnlands: Tooth + Claw #4
Autumnlands Tooth and Claw #4 - N/A,Kurt Busiek

4.5 Stars, Buy it

 

Self Purchase, Comixology

 

I really love this series so far, but that being said, I still don’t get the opening pages of this series. In every issue it almost starts like a book. It’s a bit weird but so far it really is the only thing I don’t like much about the series.

 

The champion and the white dog go to investigate why the group was attacked by bats and also to see the Bison situation. Meanwhile Goodfoot is manipulating Councillor Sandorst and is plotting the destruction of the survivors or so it seems. The champion and Dusty return to the group and the champion is bargening with Goodfoot.  The issue pretty much ends there.

 

I like this issue, but not quite as much as the others. I realize not every issue can be jammed pack full of action so I feel a bit guilty for downgrading this issue.  But overall the art is still fantastic, and the writing is great.  This is a great comic, but recommend starting from the beginning. But still the plot did move and I still enjoyed this, so good effort but not the best issue.

 

Description (Comixology): With the Great Champion away, the city is vulnerable to Goodfoot's machinations.

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