Thursday, 31 March 2016

Comics Wrap Up - Better the Devil You Know

Graphic Novels

Golem graphic novel

This week I read Golem (UK here - US here) by Lorenzo Ceccotti (also known as LRNZ) in its recent English translation - this is a dystopian manga with a blending of Eastern and Western styles.

I had mixed feelings about it - but can't deny the beauty of some of the artwork. Review to follow within the next few weeks. :)

(Is it me, or is there a lot of dystopia in graphic novels lately? ...Maybe it's just the ones that I read.)

Single Issues

Daredevil Yellow #1 Daredevil: Yellow #1 (UK here - US here) is the beginning of a retelling of Daredevil's origins (not the being blind bit, the deciding to fight crime as a vigilante in a yellow and red suit with lil horns bit - after all, it takes more than a blinding to incite you to beat up gangsters in the middle of New York. Takes a bit more motivation, and all that.)

The Daredevil costume only really comes in at the very end here, and is in its original jaunty yellow and red form, instead of totally red.

Still, it's better than a lot of early superhero costumes (the Green Arrow originally looked like he was a reject from Robin Hood: Men in Tights.)

It was an entertaining comic, adequately illustrated, and to-the-point, though it didn't really wow me. But then, it was a first issue, plenty of warming-up to do.

Other Stuff

Smirking Revenge over at Confessions of a Book Whore gave us her take on the Civil War trailer. (And if you're interested, you can read my take on the same here.)

I read Episode 1: A Young Maiden's Curse of the uber-talented Jessi Sheron's webcomic The Evil Queen.
I highly recommend that you check it out - Sheron is definitely one to watch.

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  1. HAVE YOU HEARD? Random House is publishing novels based on the DC heroes written by new york times bestsellers! I am SO excited to read them. Superheros and my love for reading combined <3

    1. No, I hadn't heard! (TBR list gets bigger, because it clearly wasn't long enough already) :)


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