Category: Comics

Review: Aquaman: The Others (vol. 2)

Posted 1 March, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Aquaman: The Others, vol. 2
By: Geoff Johns (writer), Ivan Reis (Illustrations), Joe Prado (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Long before the King of the Seven Seas joined the Justice League, Aquaman was a part of another super-team: The Others. These young costumed adventurers traveled the globe, each trying to find their own individual road to redemption.

Six years later after a grisly murder, The Others are reunited. They know only one man could be responsible: Black Manta. Aquaman must lead the charge to stop his arch-nemesis, but will the years have fractured The Others just enough to keep them from bringing this villain to justice?

By the critically acclaimed creative team behind BLACKEST NIGHT Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis, AQUAMAN VOLUME 2: THE OTHERS is the heart-stopping heart stopping follow up to the #1 New York Times best-selling AQUAMAN VOLUME 1: THE TRENCH. This volume collects issues #7-13, as well as the special #0 issue.

I really enjoyed volume one of New 52’s Aquaman so naturally I was looking forward to the next issue 🙂

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Review: Huntress: Year One

Posted 24 February, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Huntress: Year One
By: Ivory Madison, Cliff Richards (Illustrator), Art Thibert (Illustrator), Norm Rapmund (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

As the last survivor of a crime family eliminated by bloody rivalries among the mobs of Gotham City, the orphaned Helena Bertinelli grew into the mysterious vigilante known as the Huntress.

New writer Ivory Madison shines a light on the dark underbelly of the mob world spanning from Gotham to Sicily, exploring exactly what led Helena away from a life in the Cosa Nostra criminal society and set her on a path of vigilantism. Also, find out more about Batman’s first meeting with the fledgling female crime-fighter and why, to this day, they struggle to see eye-to-eye.

My first Huntress comic that I read was Crossbow at the Crossroads. I was intrigued by her story, despite the fact that she has different origin stories and families depending on which story you read. This title was recommended by my brother–I forgot how he came across it–and I was curious to see how this author handled Huntress’ story.

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Review: Thanos Rising

Posted 4 September, 2013 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Thanos Rising
By: Jason Aaron (writer), Simone Bianchi (artist)
Format/Source: single issues 01 – 05; my copy

Thanos rises as the unrivaled rogue of wretchedness in this gripping tale of tragedy, deceit and destiny. Where did this demi-god of death and destruction come from and…more importantly what does he want?

Hmm, I was about to start off this entry by saying something that may or may not be a spoiler for movie-goers (hmmm, let’s leave it out, just in case, yes?). But anyways, Thanos is a curious villain and it was pretty interesting that Marvel went with a prequel series to introduce new readers to the villain (great for me!) as well as set him up for the Infinity series that’s started recently. I’m also pleased that they got Jason Issacs to write the story as I’ve been impressed with his storytelling for Thor: God of Thunder (review).

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Review: Captain America (Marvel Now! Issues 1 – 9)

Posted 6 August, 2013 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Captain America
By: Rick Remender (writer)
Format/Source: single issues 01 – 09; my copy

Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America is NOW! With no country and no allies, what’s left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? The Saga of Dimension Z begins here!

Continuing along on my reviews of some of the comics I’ve been following, Marvel Now!’s Captain America is also on my pull list right now at my local comic book store (along with Marvel Now!’s Thor: God of Thunder (review)). Unlike Thor, I actually haven’t read much from the Cap’s previous story arcs, save for the Winter Soldier collection (because a) I heard it’s one of the best stories and b) the second movie that’s coming out next year is based off that storyline). Otherwise, the only time I’ve encountered Captain America has been in Avengers volumes (which, now that I think about it, is only 2 of the graphic novels that I own, lol). Anyways, I was curious about what his story was like in the Now! series so here I am. May contain some spoilers ahead!

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Review: Thor: God of Thunder (Marvel Now! Issues 1 – 10)

Posted 24 July, 2013 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

Thor: God of Thunder
By: Jason Aaron (writer)
Format/Source: single issues 01 – 10; my copy

Throughout the ages, the gods of the Marvel Universe have been vanishing, their mortal worshippers left in chaos. NOW! the Mighty Thor follows a trail of blood that threatens to consume his past, present and future selves. The only hope for these ravaged worlds lies with the God of Thunder unraveling the gruesome mystery of the God Butcher!

In my first comics post here on this blog, I mentioned that my favourite comic book superhero was Thor. I loved the stories that his character is involved with, the Norse mythological elements, the sheer sense of epicness. So naturally I was very excited to check out Marvel Now’s series for Thor, which promised to be amazing (despite not knowing too much about what the story is about when I picked up the first single issue). Contains some spoilers ahead!

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