Tag: Comics: Review


Review: Fables: Storybook Love (vol. 3)

Posted 13 May, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Fables: Animal Farm (vol. 3)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Steve Leialoha (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

In the Fables’ world, there isn’t a lot of happily-ever-after to go around. As refugees from the lands of make-believe, the Fables have been driven from their storybook realms and forced to blend in with our gritty, mundane reality.

But that doesn’t mean they don’t have any room for romance—or the pain, betrayal and jealous rage that go along with it. In fact, love may be blooming between two of the most hard-bitten, no-nonsense Fables around. But are they destined for happiness— or a quick and untimely death?

Oh, it could not be helped, I just had to pick up the third volume of this series. As my reviews of volume one (review) and volume two (review) have pointed out, I’m really enjoying the series and the way it has re-imagined these fairy tale and fable characters in our modern world. May contain some spoilers if you haven’t read volume 1 and 2!

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Review: Fables: Animal Farm (vol. 2)

Posted 9 May, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Fables: Animal Farm (vol. 2)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Alex Maleev (illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Ever since they were driven from their homelands by the Adversary, the non-human Fables have been living on the Farm—a vast property in upstate New York that keeps them hidden from the prying eyes of the mundane world. But now, after hundreds of years of isolation, the Farm is seething with revolution, fanned by the inflammatory rhetoric of Goldilocks and the Three Little Pigs. And when Snow White and her sister Rose Red stumble upon their plan to liberate the Homelands, the commissars of the Farm are ready to silence them—by any means necessary!

I really enjoyed the first volume of the series (review) that I ended up picking up the next volume as part of my graduation gift to my brother =P Of course, I couldn’t contain my excitement that I ended up giving it a month earlier =P But anywho…May contain some spoilers if you haven’t read volume 1!

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Review: Fables: Legends in Exile (vol. 1)

Posted 2 May, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 4 Comments

Fables: Legends in Exile (vol. 1)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), James Jean (illustrations), Alex Maleev (illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the “mundys,” their name for normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters created their own secret society that they call Fabletown. From their exclusive luxury apartment buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these creatures of legend must fight for their survival in the new world.

I’ve heard of Fables for the longest time; it’s pretty much up there with classics like Sandman that’s enjoyed by comic readers and the like. I only got around to reading it at the recommendation of my brother, who picked up the first volume recently. Given the recent rise in fairytale retellings, I wounder if this series is enjoying a rejuvenation.

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Review: Hawkeye: Little Hits (vol 2)

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

Hakweye: Little Hits, vol. 2
By: Matt Fraction (writer), David Aja (Illustrations), Francesco Francavilla (Illustrator), Steve Lieber (Illustrator), Jesse Hamm (Illustrator), Matt Hollingsworth (Color Artist)
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

Artist David Aja returns to the most critically acclaimed comic of 2012, as ace archer Clint Barton faces the digital doomsday of – DVR-Mageddon! Then: Cherry’s got a gun. And she looks good in it. And Hawkeye gets very, very distracted. Plus: Valentine’s Day with the heartthrob of the Marvel Universe? This will be…confusing.

Marvel architect Matt Fraction continues his exciting, adventurous reinvention of the arrowed Avenger!

COLLECTING: Hawkeye 6-11

I’ve read the first volume of the series last year (review) and absolutely adored it so I just had to pick up the second volume 😀

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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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