Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Review: Judge Dredd Volume 3 by Duane Swierczynski & Various







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In this volume we get to see the creators version of The Cursed Earth, one of the most popular story arcs from 2000AD. Dredd is searching the Cursed Earth for the kidnapped Mega City one residents for the last story arc. The harsh desert takes its toll on Dredd . so much so that he falls victim to a mutant gang building a twisted amusement park in the middle of the Cursed Earth. Dredd kicks a lot of mutant but in this volume and the psycho circus theme was really cool.


Another solid story arc though Dredd doesn't get far with his kidnapping case, readers get a taste of the creepy lawlessness outside the mega cities.

I’m really enjoying this series. On to volume 4!  


This is my 62nd book for Coyer Summer Vacation



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Review: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix







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Part parody, Part thriller, Hendrix does a great job scaring readers of this book. A the heart of any successful parody is the knowledge and possibly respect for your subject. So readers who have visited an IKEA before will find humor in everything from the look of the book to the names of products that have a definite tip of the hat to the IKEA lifestyle.


Our guides through this story are Amy and Basil two Orsk employees who couldn't be more different. Amy’s life is in a financial and emotional rut. She is trying to keep her head down while a transfer comes through to another store. Basil is a responsible single dad who encompasses all the positive qualities of Orsk management.

While Amy thinks he is out to get her, Basil is just asking that she she be a responsible worker, which includes showing up to work on time and taking pride in her work.

Basil gives Amy a chance to redeem herself and make some extra money by working a secret night shift in the store. There have been various vandalisms to the store that need to be explained.

Their investigations lead to the discovery of a underground world called the beehive. This is a torturous place that holds the answer to all the missing employees and vandalism.


This book goes from humor to creepy really fast. The grim torture devices that grace some chapter  headings also add to the overall creepiness. A very solid read with a nice ending.



This is my 61st Book for Coyer Summer Vacation


Review: Queen & Country Volume 1




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I’ve heard great things about this series for a long time. Thanks to Comixology I got the first volume of the series for 1.99. I loved it! The focus of this volume is on British operative Tara Chace and  her mission to assassinate a Russian mafia dealer. It’s a fast paced game of Cat and Mouse after Tara completes her task and now needs to get out of the country. Rucka is a phenomenal writer and his female characters are always a joy to read.


The second part of this  volume focuses on the repercussions of Tara’s act. Their is a wonderful James Bond feel to this story with an awesome female protagonist. I’m really excited to read more of the volumes in the series.


This is my 53rd book for Coyer Summer Vacation