Super Sons: The Polarshield Project by Ridley Pearson My rating: 4 of 5 stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 This book is evidently not aimed at me or my peers, however, I still managed to enjoy the fun, face-paced storytelling and my previous experience with the Super Sons filled in a lot of information gaps that […]
Justice League, Vol. 1: The Totality by Scott Snyder My rating: 2 of 5 stars 🌟 🌟 I liked the unique and interesting character interactions that come out of the main plot but, honestly, I didn’t enjoy the book that much overall. Quite complex, nuanced and overly-convoluted concepts are thrown at you in quick succession, […]
Batman and the Justice League Vol. 1 by Shiori Teshirogi – Comic Book Review Not a great deal stuck with me following my finishing of this one. I was originally quite excited by the idea of the Justice League interpreted in the manga style, after all Marvel’s Manga-verse went down pretty well within my purview, however, […]
Justice League: The Darkseid War by Geoff Johns – Comic Book Review This review contains spoilers. As a new comic book reader, I hear a lot about DC’s various ‘crises’ and their world-altering (and most definitely not publication driven) effects on the wider DC universe. As a very process-driven person, this all seemed messy to me, […]
Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 2 by Grant Morrison – Comic Book Review I enjoyed the interesting and modern take on Wonder Woman this book presented, in particular on some of Diana’s most iconic villains. Dr Leon Zeiko (Dr Psycho) in particular was a very interesting and clever choice, presented more as a reality-based, troll sharing […]
First, a thank you to Edelweiss and DC Comics for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Review This book was utterly captivating. As the description states, this book contemplates the ramifications of a ‘cured’ (read: sane) Joker who portrays (and quite possibly believes) Batman to be the true terror […]
Hello all! So, I’m here with another collaboration with Irina @ I Drink And Watch Anime. This would have happened sooner but my creative juices just cannot compete with Irina’s. After many drafts, re-drafts and re-thinking on my part, we settled on a semi-list, semi-discussion post on a topic I’ve been giving a great deal of […]
First, a thank you to Edelweiss and DC Comics for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Review This book introduces a new character to the DC mythology, one Mr Ethan “Elvis” Avery who for one hour every day turns into a hulking, huge, living weapon of mass destruction controlled […]
First, a thank you to the author, Jason Pittman for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Review The War for Kaleb is a brilliant and heartfelt snapshot into the mind and life of someone who suffers with an anxiety disorder. This book explores anxiety as a mental illness and […]
Hello! So today I want to tell you about the brand new, exclusive comic book called Science! by Jason Inman & Ashley Victoria Robinson and how you can get it because let’s be honest, just knowing it’s exclusive makes you want it already, right? Right. Some of you may already know but Jason & Ashley […]
First, a thank you to Edelweiss and DC Comics for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Disclaimers I have read the issue in Dark Days: Road to Metal with Duke Thomas in, and had heard a lot about him from his episode on the Geek History Lesson podcast, but […]
First, a thank you to Edelweiss and DC Comics for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Disclaimers I have never read any of Archie Comics before, though I’m somewhat familiar with the characters through the TV adaptions Sabrina & Riverdale. I have also never read and Harley & Ivy stories […]
You may notice that I have changed my Comic Book Review layout. I found that reading back on them, that layout turned out longer reviews than really needed, and gave too much away for my taste (well, present/future me, past me thought it was a great idea). The headings, which I know work great for […]
This is a tag formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and now hosted by Sam at Taking On A World of Words and answers three questions. I’m back with is What are you currently reading? I’m nearly finished reading Vox by Christina Dalcher, a brilliant novel about a world where the US government has been […]
This is a tag formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and now hosted by Sam at Taking On A World of Words and answers three questions. I know I missed last week again, but I write this post usually on the day, and last week, of course, was my Media Blackout so I […]
“…full of action and adventure and it was well paced over the 5 issues with some nail-biting cliff-hangers that made me grateful I had waited for the trade paperback and didn’t have to wait for the next one to come out!”
I received this book from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Minor spoilers, just to do with character appearances but if you read the list of creators, it kind of spoils them anyway? Disclaimers I haven’t read the first four volumes of this series or any Wonder Woman in general, but I’ve been wanting […]
Okay, I’ll admit I adored this book. It’s not perfect for sure, but nothing is – and there were parts even I had to cringe a smidge at the cheesy superhero/villain dialogue but I feel like if you’re going to go into the superhero genre, you’ve got to go all in.
My advice for picking up this book:
If you already enjoy comic books/superheroes and know you don’t mind the tropes/dialogue then you will enjoy this for the fun read it is. P.S. Nova is totally a Batman (but less gritty).
If you’re not overly familiar or a big reader of comics/heroes etc, but enjoy YA then you will enjoy it if you go into it prepared for the odd cheesy superhero lines. But honestly, you need to go into it with an open mind and just with the intention of having a bit of a fun ride, but don’t expect a dark gritty twisted tale because this isn’t it, the darkest parts are at the start and they still have a metaphorical nightlight if you catch my meaning.
I did pretty much predict most of the main plot points but I don’t mind it if they’re good ones. I’m a firm believer that clichés are clichés for a reason and they just work with this concept. More than anything I just want them to adapt it into a beautiful graphic novel. That’s all I want. More than I want a sequel.
Minor spoliers ahead.
The love arc, whilst also totally foreordained didn’t actually feel forced and I think will lead to interesting places in future installments. I’m kind of hoping ‘Archenemies’ (the recently announced title) means it’s leading to where I want it too.
Admittedly, I wasn’t all for the big reveal because I was really rooting for Nova to get Ace’s helmet for herself and being all …
Hello, So I got a surprise when I was away on holiday – I got tagged in another bloggers post. This actually astounded me since I’ve had this blog for just over a month and I can’t even put into words how excited this made me. I’ve seen a few posts like this but I’m not really up on how […]