I'm a well read technosexual who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
Man, this makes me want more Bloodshot.
Daddy's history sets up a new threat, as Daddy tries to right what he sees as a wrong with his brother Danny.
And although Bloodshot appears to be dead, Punk Mambo provides a connection - and surprising revelation as to where Bloodshot is. I kinda need issue five now. Although I guess I can wait until next Wednesday...
This gets more complex, more heartbreaking, as Bloodshot finds and confronts Daddy, Magic's father, and the leader of a cult. Bloodshot is furious over what Daddy's done to Magic, and how Daddy is trying to get Magic back, breaking up the family that Magic and Bloodshot have made.
No doubt Daddy wants Magic to bring her daughter, Jessie, to the cult, and although she has no plans to do this, the mere thought infuriates Bloodshot.
Bloodshot Salvation has become one of my favorite current series. I'm already sad this is only twelve issues long, especially since I finished three and four today. That means I only have eight issues left. What? No, that can't be!
Bloodshot, Magic, and their baby, Jessie, are trying to live their lives, but Magic's father, who calls himself Daddy, is the leader of cult, and abused Magic when she was a child, keeps calling. Ray/Bloodshot is determined to take care of Daddy, even though Magic says to let it go, that they're living their lives and they should ignore Daddy. Bloodshot can't: Daddy has abused Magic, is threatening Bloodshot's family, and Bloodshot simply can't live with these facts without at least trying to do something.
All three issues are bleeding together, so I'm going to leave it here. This series is beautiful, haunting, heartbreaking and hopeful. And I would expect no less from Jeff Lemire, the writer. The fact that the art is gorgeous is a bonus, but I was in this for Lemire and Bloodshot alone. I was hoping for gorgeous art, but it wasn't a deal breaker for me.
How could I not: Transformers written by the woman who brought us Kim and Kim? Still, it wasn't my favorite; it's fun, but MTMtE and LL manage to be fun - and also have a little extra, because they're not only smart, but so packed with jokes, and cleverness and foreshadowing...
That is to say: this is fun, and smart, but so far this series has a couple minor drawbacks. For example, it has to compete against Roberts' Transformers, and the best of Barber and Scott's work. And it focuses so much on the human factor. Most of the TF I like best have less humans, if any at all.
Magic versus science, and all on Cybertron. I didn't see how this happened, but I'm okay not knowing; anything too relevant is explained.
Looking forward to issue two.
I have to stop to go to work and I don't want to. I'd much rather be in the hospital, because I feel guilty not going, but someone else will be there. And of course I could get some reading done in the hospital.
I'll be taking my iPad and comics to work so I can catch up on Transformers, then some DC.
So, grumbles, off I go to get ready.
The banter, the clever plots, the even more clever way Steed and Peel discover what's going on and how to counter it, the utter Britishness of it all, and the Hellfire club. Martial arts and a bespoke, bulletproof umbrella. All just too much fun. Tigus and I ended up having a discussion about why they didn't use Avengers, and the Hellfire Club may be yet another reason.
It's all too Marvel Avengers, between Waid - who's currently writing Marvel's Avengers and Champions, which has a huge Avengers feel with the Avengers characters, and ties to Avengers characters - so they may have just focused on Steed and Peel.
Either way, it's so much fun, I'm immediately moving onto volume two. The cover gallery in this is gorgeous, too, and I'm so glad I invested in this Humble Bundle for this alone: I probably wouldn't have picked it up as I haven't watched the old-school Peel and Steed Avengers in a while. I have an urge to rewatch it now.
So much fun. I have like four of these. Something like this reminds me why Waid gets so much work writing for amazing properties.
So, yeah, I need a break from this again. I can't read these in one go, mostly because it's all pretty depressing. Each EA has a pretty shitty back story, full of gloom. Gonna see if I have something a little less depressing from the Humble Bundles for now!
Short stories that take place before and during the first season of Riverdale. Mostly they focus on one character, although some are a couple or duo, and then they conclude with the first issue of the New Riverdale Archie by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples.
Fun, but one star lost because the stories were too short and too one-dimensional for me to truly engage with this world or these characters.
It was so depressing and I'm feeling nervous today. I just wanted to finish it, and I was interested in the history of how Mega City One came about, so I kept with it. Very uneven for me; some parts were fascinating and some were less engaging for me.
The art wasn't my favorite, either.
Not sure what it was, but I didn't engage with this enough for it to be pure five stars. Maybe I was expecting things to go sideways after the Bumblebee miniseries, because same writer.
It was a nice mini-series that felt very much like an episode of the series. The characterizations felt just right, and the art was good, although occasionally things got wonky.
There are two factions, cultures, and peoples on a world, one that wants to become part of the Federation, and one that does not. They are both fighting on planet, and it becomes harder and harder to tell what the truth is as the story goes on.
Furthermore, both Picard and Worf are put in danger in different situations; Riker has to balance the needs of the peoples on planet, and also save his people as well.
This is the perfect ending: it all makes sense, and combines these two universes completely.
I love the art, I love the characterizations and I'm moving onto TNG: Ghosts, because I have the urge to read more TNG now.
Um, yes. So, so love this. And having the Borg hook up to - and with - the Cybermen make sense: both are cyborgs who want to assimilate all else into a perfect, emotionless, robot-type race.
It of course only makes sense for the Doctor and Picard to hook up, and their 'no, my enemy is worse' arguments are pretty hilarious. Basically, I feel like this feels perfectly in place in both universes, the characterization is nailed, love the plot, and it's funny and gorgeously illustrated to boot.
Love, love, love. And I have the second volume via Humble Bundle, too!
This is batshit. Crazytown bananpants.
Like I have no clue what to say except that this is hilarious and just what I needed; I'm still unsure of what to read now because nothing is working for me, but this? This did.
It's hilarious and brilliant, and I didn't have to think too hard, I just had to sit back, read, and have fun.