Category: Comics


Comics: Thor: The Galactus Seed

Posted 8 March, 2019 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

The Mighty Thor: The Galactus Seed
By: Matt Fraction (Writer), Pasqual Ferry (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Hardback; my purchase

What is the Worldheart? Plucked by Thor and his companions from the deepest roots of Yggdrasil – the World Tree, split in twain – the cosmic seed is now the most coveted object in Odin’s possession. But the Silver Surfer – herald of Galactus, devourer of worlds – recognizes the Worldheart as the one object that could forever sate his master’s apocalyptic appetite. Now, the Surfer has come to Asgard to claim a prize Odin will not surrender without a fight – and Thor is caught in the middle. Will he entrust the Worldheart to the Surfer for the betterment of the universe, or choose instead to fight to the death for the glory of Odin?

COLLECTING: The Mighty Thor 1-6

I had been looking for something epic to read–I had forgotten my train of thought as to why I was thinking space opera in the Marvel universe–but one search led to another led to this title. Thor meets the Silver Surfer meets Galactus? Yeah, count me in! Took a while to get my hands on a copy of this comic but I finally did 🙂

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Comics: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

Posted 6 March, 2019 by Lianne in Comics / 1 Comment

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
By: Frank Miller (Writer/Illustrator), Lynn Varley (Colorist), Klaus Janson (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s purchase

Together with inker Klaus Janson and colorist Lynn Varley, writer/artist Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight’s retirement. This masterpiece of modern comics storytelling, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, brings to vivid life a dark world and an even darker man.

The Dark Knight returns in a blaze of fury, taking on a whole new generation of criminals and matching their level of violence. He is soon joined by a new Robin–a girl named Carrie Kelley, who proves to be just as invaluable as her predecessors.

But can Batman and Robin deal with the threat posed by their deadliest enemies, after years of incarceration have made them into perfect psychopaths? And more important, can anyone survive the coming fallout from an undeclared war between the superpowers — or the clash of what were once the world’s greatest heroes?

Celebrate thirty years of one of the most influential stories ever told in the comics medium with the undisputed classic Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, now with a new cover and introduction.

My brother is forever pushing DC titles my way so this was in the cue. I long heard of what a staple this title is to the Batman canon so here I am, finally reading it 🙂

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Comics: Justice League: A League of One

Posted 11 January, 2019 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Justice League: A League of One
By: Christopher Moeller
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s purchase

An ancient evil awakens, one so long forgotten by the modern world that even the Justice League of America is unprepared to meet it. When a prophecy foretells their deaths at the claws of the last dragon on Earth, Wonder Woman must tear apart the League she loves in order to save them. But will that be enough to thwart fate?

A shipwrecked alien on the JLA Watchtower lands the Justice League in the middle of a generations-long war between two civilizations. But the motives of both sides are shrouded in secrets, and when the League attempts to learn the truth, they instead uncover a danger that threatens to unmake reality itself!

Written and painted by master storyteller and artist CHRISTOPHER MOELLER, JLA: A LEAGUE OF ONE and JLA CLASSIFIED: COLD STEEL—collected together for the first time—reveal never-before-seen sides of the legendary Justice League of America, all presented in Moeller’s extraordinary artwork.

My brother bought this volume a while ago and was telling me for ages to read it. So here I am, reading it 😛

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Comics: Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight (Vol. 1)

Posted 9 January, 2019 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight (Vol. 1)
By: Kelly Sue DeConnick (Goodreads Author) (Writer), Dexter Soy (Illustrations), Emma Ríos (Illustrations), Richard Elson (Illustrator), Karl Kesel (Illustrator), Al Barrionuevo (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

The “Mightiest” of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is back!

Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. One hundred percent pure bad-@$$. Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission – and all the power she needs to make her own life a living hell. As the new Captain Marvel, Carol is forging from a challenge from her past!

It’s a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut – but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? And how does secret NASA training program Mercury 13 fit in? Witness Captain Marvel in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Avengers Time Travel Protocols: engage!

Collecting: Captain Marvel 1-6

I reckon that there will be a massive infux before the Captain Marvel movie is released in theatres later in March, but I couldn’t wait, I had to find a Captain Marvel comic beforehand. I heard a lot of good things about this particular volume and for the longest time the internet was telling me it was out of stock or not available. Well, thank you to secondhand bookstores, I managed to find a copy of this title 😀

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Review: Monstress (vol. 3)

Posted 13 November, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Monstress: the Blood (Vol. 3)
By: Marjorie M. Liu (Writer), Sana Takeda (Artist), Rus Wooton (Letterer, Designer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Maika has spent most of her life learning how to fight, but how will she fare when the only way to save her life…is to make friends?

Collects issues 13-18 of the Hugo Award and British Fantasy Award series.

I picked up this volume the minute it became available but then it languished on my bookshelf because of pesky school. Grrr…

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