Tag: Comics: Review

Review: Lazarus (Vol. 1)

Posted 12 June, 2015 by Lianne in Comics / 4 Comments

Lazarus: Family (Vol. 1)
By: Greg Rucka (Writer), Michael Lark (Artist)
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. Shot dead defending the family home, Forever’s day goes downhill from there…

Collects LAZARUS #1-4 and previously only-available-online, four-page short, “Family: Prelude.”

I picked up this comic after reading somewhere online that it had been optioned as a television show or movie (I can’t recall which). The premise sounds really intersting and I heard the main character’s pretty bad ass, so why not? I picked it up to see for myself.

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Review: Fables: Wolves (vol. 8)

Posted 6 January, 2015 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

Fables: Wolves (vol. 8)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), Mark Buckingham (Illustrator), Shawn McManus (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

The community of Fables living undercover in our midst has endured plenty of suffering at the hands of their longtime antagonist, the Adversary. Now it’s time to return the favor and put the would-be conqueror on notice that the cost of subjugating this last stronghold of independent magic will be higher than even he can bear. The one Fable who can accomplish this mission, however, has hidden himself in the wild and will take some convincing—if he can ever be found. Luckily for Fabletown, there is something more than a trip behind enemy lines awaiting Bigby Wolf’s return…

Collects issues #48-51 in Bill Willingham’s Eisner Award-winning Vertigo series.

After developments in volume 7 of Fables (review), what else is there to do but to immediately read volume 8? The title alone is a bit spoilerish given developments in recent issues, but nonetheless made me even more excited 😉 Contains spoilers if you haven’t read the first 7 volumes of the series!

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Review: Fables: Arabian Nights (and Days) (Vol. 7)

Posted 5 January, 2015 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Fables: Arabian Nights (and Days) (vol. 7)
By: Bill Willingham (writer), Mark Buckingham (Pencils), Steve Leialoha (Inks), Jim Fern (Pencils), Jimmy Palmiotti (Inks), Andrew Pepoy (Inks)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Collecting issues #42-47 of writer Bill Willingham’s Eisner Award-winning creation, FABLES: ARABIAN NIGHTS (AND DAYS) opens a new front in the struggle between the Fables and the Adversary as the worlds of the Arabian Fables are invaded — leading to an unprecedented diplomatic mission to Fabletown and a bad case of culture shock! This seventh volume of the popular Vertigo series also includes “The Ballad of Rodney and June,” the 2-part story of forbidden love among the Adversary’s wooden soldiers, and features stellar Art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Jim Fern, Jimmy Palmiotti and Andrew Pepoy.

It’s been a few months since I’ve last read a collected volume of Fables, so here we are. We got volumes 7 and 8 recently, so I read them around Christmas time 😉 Contains spoilers if you haven’t read the first 6 volumes of the series!

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Review: Aquaman: Death of a King (vol. 4)

Posted 22 November, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Aquaman: Death of a King (vol. 4)
By: Geoff Johns (writer), Paul Pelletier (Illustrations), Sean Parsons (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my brother’s copy

Unfolding out of the events of “THRONE OF ATLANTIS” comes a mystery that sends Aquaman to the ends of the Earth to solve an ancient murder—one that will reveal a horrific truth about Arthur Curry and threaten those closest to him today.

Also, as the Scavenger compiles more Atlantean weaponry and artifacts, Aquaman enlists the aid of The Others to help find one missing relic in the Southwestern United States before his enemies can get to it and possess untold power.

Collects issues #17-23 of the monthly series.

Gah, what else can I say in this preamble before the review? Regular readers of my blog know that I’ve been reading and enjoying the New 52 run of Aquaman 😉

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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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