Saturday, January 24, 2015

Review: KICK-ASS 3 by Millar and Romita Jr.

 

 

 

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This is the third and final journey with the Kick-Ass crew and it’s gut wrenching! Superheroes have been outlawed and Hit Girl is rotting away in jail. Add to that the Red Mist’s machination from a hospital bed and you have a whole lot of pins being set up only to be violently knocked down. Not only are law enforcement the enemy, but there are mob connections to the murder of a variety of heroes.

This is one of the most satisfying endings I’ve read to a series in a really long time. Millar delivers the action and violence you’ve come to expect from this series along wit some much need closure for Mindy and her mother. Romita’s art is off the charts good. He is a master, and gets better and better every year.

A bittersweet ending to one of my favorite series. I will miss it dearly but they are definitely going out on top!

Review: Gronk by Katie Cook





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This is a sweet little compilation of a monster that's too cute to he scary and the young woman who gives her a home.Gronk takes to human life very well. She loves cookies and Harry Potter, and learns about human holiday's. 

 I love Katie's art style and the pop culture refrences through the stories are really fun. A sweet read for all ages.

Review: Justice League Beyond by Fridolfs & Krul

 

 

 

 

 

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I picked this for GN  for the Panels Read Harder Comic Book Challenge. This is for the category:

” Pick a New to You Comic From the Library”

 

I’m familiar with the Justice League beyond Universe because of The Batman Beyond comic. This book is set in the future, where we see different versions of Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, Micron, The Flash, and more. What originally stood out to me about the story was the great diversity. Green Lantern is a young boy raised as a Monk and potential Dali Lama. The Flash is a young black female, and The Martian Manhunter is disguising himself as a Black private eye.

Each of the stories in the collection give the reader a glimpse at the characters origin story before showing them fighting against some of their greatest challenges. For Superman it’s facing the repercussions of an act of goodwill over 25 years ago, For The Flash it’s the burden of carrying forward a very beloved legacy and The Green Lantern finds him having to rely on his wits and skills learned at the monastery once he is separated from his ring.

A really enjoyable read. I’m hoping to read more about these characters soon.