I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
Elvira continues to evade the monster after her, while chilling out with Stoker for a while. It's fascinating to see the present day horror icon meet up with past horror icons, without losing any of the flippant sensibility that Elvira has had since her conception.
Continues to be so much fun. This was the last issue in Humble Bundle and I've been so overwhelmed and quite frankly depressed that I haven't read past this, or even bought the other issues in this mini-series so far.
It's Poe up to bat. Elvira is pulled back into another time travel adventure as she tries to escape the horror hunting her. This time, she meets Poe. The gags continue to be fast and furious. This mini-series runs on gags, and refuses to take anything seriously, and it's charming.
Again, not pure horror, not very violent or gory, but it hit the spot because it was light in all the right ways.
I got the first three issues in a Humble Bundle, and so far this has been fun! Elvira's coffin turns into a time travel machine and she visits horror authors throughout time. But it's all not just fun-time shennanigans in the past: she's also being stalked by someone determined to have her.
Mary Shelley is up first, and the culture shock of present-meets-past is done in a tongue-in-cheek style, pairing up with a little meta of having Elvira speak directly to the audience, aware she's in a comic.
It's clever, and all the more fun for not taking itself seriously at all. It doesn't pretend to be anything but an Eivira comic: it's B-grade entertainment, aware of it, and in fact it revels in its status. Then again, it would come off as stiff, or even petty, if it wasn't - or worse yet tried to act as if it were more than it were.
I'd definitely suggest this for a horror fan, although it's equal parts comedy and not all that violent or gory for those who want that in their horror. (I do, sometimes. And sometimes I'm not in a horror mood at all. And I can certainly appreciate lighter horror, both in violent/gore content or in tone, so I do have a range that I enjoy.)
I have so many thoughts, and none of them are complimentary. Who's seen it? What did you think?
I think this was another Humble Bundle read. Anyway, it was a lot of fun. It was all about a hitman and a woman trapped in an abusive marriage, whose lives intersect in a completely unexpected way. I won't give away the end of this issue, but I found myself pulled in, as I most often am when Gail Simone is writing.
The details were sometimes painful, but not gratuitously so: they were painful because showed how hard it is to get out of an abusive relationship. The characters were well developed, and this was honestly almost all set up, but fascinating and necessary setup so I didn't feel cheated. Even though everything set up the last couple of pages, I was into it all.
Also, so behind on reviews just adding many books and only saying things about the books that moved me a great deal either way.
Too time consuming to take out the stickies. I also think they might still be meaningful after a couple years but boy did I read a lot into this book! Snickering a little at myself, too.
So the last time something was delayed and told me it was in transit, Amazon shipped the lego set to Virginia and then canceled it and went LOL, just pay $20 extra. I eventually got them to take away a useless refund and give me $20 on my credit card right back so it didn't cost me extra.
Now they're like LOL, we can't tell you where your graduation cap is. I'm so disillusioned by this. Most of the time it works great, and now they cut me off - or I cut myself off earlier - and the person on chat was like we can't find it. And no, they don't laugh out loud about it, but I kinda feel like it right now. I'm stressed, I'm near tears, and yes, they gave me a $15 dollar refund and offered to cancel this and order it again - oh, wait, it's SOLD OUT - but I'm just like well, maybe this doesn't come and they'll all be sold out.
What. The. Hell?
Amazon is convenient - until it isn't. Seeing as this was used with Student Prime and should have been here two days ago, yeah, I'm not happy with them.
New England Archivists.
First workshop/day? Presenter loves that I love comics, has a box in his car that his wife's been mad that he hasn't gotten rid of.
I now have a box of Vertigo and Dark Horse comics to organize and I'm too tired to finish homework...
And boy, does it! Between figuring out who Aphrodite V is, or trying to, and whose trying to kill off her new friend, things get better. It allows us to explore who Aphrodite V is and to figure out where she fits in this world, especially with the distrust Hui-Men shows for Aphrodite. Is Hui-Men correct? Her boss shows much more trust in Aphrodite, but he could just be putting himself in danger since he has no basic knowledge of who she is. Yes, she saved him once; does that mean she will again later on?
Things start to make sense, the plot starts really moving along, and this just gets better.
And I can say that, having read the whole thing. But it started out with what I felt was a whimper, and I wasn't really sure I'd continue immediately. In fact, I remember reading little of something else and then coming back to this. I'm glad I did: the setup is a little confusing here, but the character arc is worth wading through a less impressive first issue.
Not sure I felt it was fully resolved at the end, and the ending doesn't take away my feelings about this: I'd forgotten about who Aphrodite V was, and I wasn't sure when exactly this was taking place. I wasn't sure what her meeting and saving a super rich dude had to do with her greater storyline, from what little I did remember and from what I knew about Aphrodite IX.
I wasn't sure I was into the billionaire against billionaire intrigue that this promised to follow through on, but it was worthwhile. I especially like how they dealt with the rest of the world not knowing who, or what, Aphrodite V was.
It was okay, but not my favorite, certainly not even my favorite Image comic set in this particular world of theirs. Still, it was a decent read, although I was slightly confused because I hadn't really been keeping up, or probably even reading this in order.
I wish there had been a little more to settle the reading in, but the art was spectacular, and I wasn't so lost I couldn't follow along at all.
Okay, so I was obsessed with Red Tornado, an obsession that DC stopped fueling which is part of the reason I'm not as heavily into rebirth as I could be. (I know, I know, I'm in the minority and I'm not saying DC isn't right, just that it doesn't draw me in.)
But the plots, the dialogue, and the art are... not what I expect from comics anymore. Just way too juvenile. I mean everything. Would I suggest this series to someone? I mean, not even if they were obsessed with Red Tornado. I was craving more of him last month and tried to reread these and jus couldn't...
So my new Bumblebee blu-ray/digital combo has an exclusive paper/motion comic. But I don't know where to find sources on this. How do librarians on BL feel about me adding it?
My body feels like it's breaking in weird ways: dizzy, hot, temperature control on the fritz both ways but mostly hot, I can feel my heartbeat in my feet a lot, and am having migraines that give me visual symptoms, mostly my vision going for white while I sit up and then me feeling weak. I also am tired, like bone-weary it's hard to get up tired, so I spend more time than usual lying down. Interestingly enough, I can walk the forty minutes from my apartment to my school and back again sometimes, and sometimes walking out of the library and across the street stresses my body out to the point where I feel like I'll pass out.
I've been swimming a bit, but like one lap and then giving up. The water is too cold, or too warm, or my body just can't anymore.
So today I am lying down, clearing out some Humble Bundle comics. (PDFs, not 100% ideal, but I can't beat the price and I don't mind all that much, although it might drive some people up the wall!) I feel pathetic and I want to cry, so I've managed to go downstairs because I can't nap, turned on Monk on TV, and am reading. I figure I'll make the best of it today!
I own most everything in every format. I'm still considering it to get the things I don't own in some formats.