I'm a well read technosexual who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
So, they know about The Blue, that they live underwater, and Trish has weird power waters that they're like 'what is this????'
Clearly she's one of The Blue - or the Blue Elite, if not The Black. Given the powerful shit she's done, I'm guessing The Black, although Elite Blue wouldn't be out of the question.
This is getting unbelievable.
A quick read, but mostly because I really wanted to know what happens. Ivar, the Eternal Walker - or Timewalker - stops a Dr. Neela Seethi before she creates a time machine. Why slowly starts to unravel in this first volume, and it's more personal than I expected. And that's what I love about this: it doesn't shy away from paradoxes, and how to stop them, it doesn't take itself seriously, and at heart, it's about the connections people make and what they'll do to keep them.
Fun, funny, with loads of action, character development, and slick, beautiful art.
Another freebie. Another disappointment. While I liked this story a little bit better, I feel like the whole Phoenix thing is played out, and Jean still feels incredibly boring to me, so I didn't like this more than Iceman. It's just different elements balanced each other out.
Am I getting disillusioned with Marvel's practice of flooding the markets with titles, spin-offs, and events, leading up to Secret Empire? Maybe? But I'm enjoying the next title more, although the iPad was giving me migraines so I put Viv away and am working on Humble Bundle titles now.
Doesn't really go anywhere, and there's just unfortunately nothing really original here. I've seen the angst over dating done better in Midnighter, and with more humor, and I didn't find this nearly as clever as it thought it was.
I won't be buying more of these issues, and I'd been hoping to enjoy this far, far more. In fact, I was super excited about this series, and that it would be included in the freebies from Marvel, but I was disappointed.
I wasn't into this, not the first time I tried to read this, and not at the beginning. It's pretty typical in some ways: a DARPA scientist feels guilty about creating weapons and wants out. In fact, I've seen this time and again in sci-fi/comics. I didn't really see anything in the writing or art to make this original, but the second time around, I was just blown away by the art. I must have been in a really bad mood, or place, the first time around, because I can't come up with any other reason for me to dismiss this eventually.
The writing, and storyline, got much more interesting as we learn what the main character will choose to work on, and I suspect he'll try to use it to escape DARPA. But for now, I knocked off one star because I'm not incredibly into this.
The art, though? I would try anything else by this artist. Black and white, expressive, beautiful, I just can't get enough of this art. Honestly, this was going to be a three star review, and would have been, if I hadn't been so blown away by the art.
I'm really looking forward to this. My friend is on the board at Tower Hill, so she's taking me, and I've been there before: it's where my mom goes to her orchid shows each year!
Go to marvel.com/redeem and type in ICEMAN. Seven free comics? Score. They're also new comics, and I mean six months old or less.
Gorgeously written and illustrated issue about Willow set during season eight of Buffy. Won't make much sense without reading season eight first, but well worthwhile after.
This is getting far more interesting, but given the slow pacing leading up to this, I'm not likely to pick up more of this series unless it's at a library, a crossover with Transformers - because that crossover with Kup really worked for me - or it's in another Humble Bundle.
For now, I'm happy for this to be over, and I'm happy Barber got some interesting things in the last issue of what IDW gave through Humble Bundle.
I knocked down one half star for the art - which was actually quite good technically, but the style didn't match the story for me - and I knocked down one half star for trying to incorporate issues from the TV show. (A TV tie-in would work far better for that, and some of the ways that, say, Cat Grant was in this book? Just felt forced.) And while Cat is a character from the comics, so legitimately could be part of this without feeling like it's from the show, she's a doplleganger for the Cat on the show. (And again, I don't blame DC for trying to capitalize on the success of the show, but I'd rather have a tie-in. This Supergirl is a teenager - and a young adult on the show - is probably what makes Cat's appearance feel so forced.)
Still, making Supergirl a teen is a good way to deal with the alienation and anxiety and angst that comes with getting through those awkward, awkward years. And this takes full advantage of Kara being a Kryptonian, adding another level to that sense. Cyborg Superman is chilling in this volume, brining Kara part of her home - at an unbearable price. It pits the family she's born into against the family that raises her on Earth, asking for even more unbearable choices to be made.
And overall, that was kept me rapt, and makes me want to read more of this series. The tension kept ratcheting up, the pacing just divine, and while I do think there are minor, minor flaws, it's not enough to keep me from reading more or from enthusiastically recommending this series.
It's a parody of space opera romps, and there were a couple funny moments, but really nothing that made me think this was that original, or made me want to continue. Glad this was included in the Humble Bundle: I was happy to try this, and I was hoping I'd enjoy this more than I did, but I did not.
The art was also purposefully a little more rough, and that choice didn't really work for me in this case. (Possibly because of the colors: bright, but too bright, and without counterpoints, or balance, like Christian Ward's superb use of neon colors in ODY-C. It can be done, it just, again, didn't work for me here.)
My credit card may have broken a computer at Build-A-Bear yesterday. I joke, but the computer did crap out. It turns out I was charged twice, too, so the manager was super nice and said she wanted to wait and see if it went through the pending phase - because I pulled up my app and pointed it out - and if it does, she's said she'd reverse the charges. (It's right next to Newbury and I go there every week for comics, so it's not like it's a huge issue for me.)
I needed July 8th off to do something with a friend, didn't get it, and managed to get someone interested in the short shift. Yay! I'll be going to a botanical themed tattoo art show, now. Which sounds fun, and my friend is on the board of that group, so she's pretty excited to see it, too.
I also got the new Humble Bundle after talking to someone. I want the Funimation subscription for a month - which is having issues, but apparently Funimation is working on it right now - and I'd kind of like to try more Manga. $17 dollars for 45+ issues of Fairy Tale and the spin offs is a steal. (Plus, I'm like, well, I double paid for B-A-B and I'll get that back, right?)
I saw Girl on the Train. So boring at the beginning, so tense at the end.