Category: Comics

Review: Hawkeye: L.A. Woman (vol. 3)

Posted 27 October, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Hakweye: L.A. Woman, vol. 3
By: Matt Fraction (writer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

Kate Bishop heads to Los Angeles to get away from New York, life, and Clint Barton – but not away from trouble! Because Madame Masque is hanging out at poolside with the rich and famous as well! As Kate helps a reclusive and Sixties-damaged pop music genius find his lost masterpiece, Madame Masque finds Kate. By which we mean starts trying to kill her again. This one has it all! Characters! Plot! Story! Dialogue! Theme! Meaning! Message! Action! A little exposition! Fire! Arrows! Criminals! Neighbors! Large bodies of water! Clients! Cops who don’t care! A system that victimizes the victims! The dog! In a broken town where cynicism and apathy has its claws around the throat of the good and decent, Lady Hawkguy is the only hero you can trust!

Collecting: Hawkeye Annual 1, Hawkeye 14, 16-18, 20.

I have really been enjoying Matt Fraction’s run on Hawkeye, having read volume 1 (review) and volume 2 (review). I wasn’t in any particular rush to check out volume 3, but after having heard that Fraction’s run was ending with volume 4, I bumped it up the reading list 😉

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Review: Fables: Homelands (vol. 6)

Posted 19 September, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Fables: Homelands (vol. 6)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Steve Leialoha (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Collecting issues #34-41 of writer Bill Willingham’s Eisner Award-winning creation, Homelands follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary’s true identity! Plus, the two-part story of Jack’s adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli’s return to Fabletown.

It’s been a little while since I’ve read anything Fables-related! Surprised I didn’t self-combust or anything…Anyway, this issue sounds promising, in particular Boy Blue’s mission into the Homelands 🙂 May contain spoilers if you haven’t read the first 5 volumes of the series!

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (vol. 1)

Posted 3 September, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers
By: Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Steve McNiven (Illustrator), Yves Bigerel (Illustrator), Michael Avon Oeming (Illustrator), Sara Pichelli (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

There’s a new rule in the galaxy: No one touches Earth! But why has Earth suddenly become the most important planet in the galaxy? That’s what the Guardians of the Galaxy are going to find out! Join Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Groot and — wait for it — the Invincible Iron Man as they embark upon one of the most explosive and eye-opening chapters of Marvel NOW! The secrets these galactic Avengers discover will rattle Marvel readers for years to come! But while London deals with a brutal invasion by the Badoon, the fate of the Guardians may have already been decided millions of miles away! Why wait for the movie? It all starts here!


Leading up to the release of the movie (which I haven’t seen yet, so no spoilers please! *even though I was already slightly and unlooked-for spoiled thanks to the internet, but that’s beside the point*), Guardians of the Galaxy was just all over the place. I had been curious about the comics thanks to the free comic that was included in our package on Free Comic Book Day earlier this year and lo and behold before the movie came out Chapters Indigo had a promo where this comic & the prelude volume were on sale. So naturally I took advantage of this deal. And here we are 😉 Contains some spoilers ahead!

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Comics: Other Titles I’ve Checked Out

Posted 9 July, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

At the end of May I posted up a list of comics that are currently on my pull list. Today I’ll be focusing on the other comics that I’ve checked out or previously followed but later dropped (or put on hold to pick up at a later date via collected paperback):

Captain America (Marvel NOW!)
By: Rick Remender (writer), John Romita Jr. (art)

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!


This was one of the first comic books that I started collecting on my pull list; I had reviewed the Dimension Z storyline last year (review) and found it very interesting. It dragged a little bit towards the end of that arc, but after Captain America got out of Dimension Z, I was optimistic that the story would pick up. This was not the case. The story arc with Nuke was promising but it was over too quickly, and the prologue with the new bad guy (whose group I don’t even remember–suffice to say the parallels with present day politics continues) was too slow and uninteresting for me to bother continuing with the series. So sadly I dropped this title from the pull list.

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Review: Snowpiercer: The Escape (vol. 1)

Posted 8 July, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 3 Comments

Snowpiercer: The Escape (vol. 1)
By: Jacques Lob (writer), Jean-Marc Rochette (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

In a harsh, uncompromisingly cold future where Earth has succumbed to treacherously low temperatures, the last remaining members of humanity travel on a train while the outside world remains encased in ice.

The surviving community are not without a social hierarchy; those that travel at the front of the train live in relative luxury whilst those unfortunate enough to be at the rear remain clustered like cattle in claustrophobic darkness. Yet, things are about to change aboard the train as passengers become disgruntled…

Originally published in French, this marks the first time that Snowpiercer will be available in English.

I’ve been on the lookout for this comic ever since I saw the trailer to the movie starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. It was quite exciting to hear that they finally published the series (only 2 volumes long?) into English so I picked up a copy 🙂

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