Ladies and Gentlemen, please stand up for the anthem!
I watch a lot of movies, both artsy ones and the summer blockbusters, however I never managed to power through the 2001 Space Odyssey. I did not know who’s fault it is: Kubrick’s, Clark’s or mine. With that in mind I was cautious to start reading Childhood’s End even though it was a well though-through gift from a friend. Continue reading ““Childhood’s End” by Arthur C. Clark”
Sadly, this is a conclusion of Gillen’s and McKelvie’s stellar run on Young Avengers. Our adolescent heroes finally confront the Mother and establish themselves as more than mere legacy characters in a metaphorical and literal battle of the generations. Continue reading ““Young Avengers, Vol. 3: Mic-Drop at the Edge of Time and Space” by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (A)”
In a nutshell: if you liked the previous one, welcome friend, come and have some more, at times it is even better. If you didn’t, there is plenty of other great books out there too.
Warning! Some medium-rare spoilers. Continue reading ““Young Avengers, Vol.2: Alternative Culture” by Kieron Gillen (W), Kate Brown (A), Jamie McKelvie (A) and Mike Norton (A)”
I would probably never read this if not for an article on Comic Books Resources last month. Reading abut teenage drama is not really my cup of tea and classical super-hero “should I use my power for good or not?” dilemma is already a boring cliche. When a friend gave me a promo code for Marvel Unlimited I decided to check it out. I am happy to say that my worries were unfounded, but it is not to say that this book doesn’t have its own set of problems. Continue reading ““Young Avengers, Vol.1: Style>Substance” by Kieron Gillen (W), Jamie McKelvie (A) and Mike Norton (A)”
Now this was a surprise!
Bryan Lee O’Malley stole my heart (and contents of my wallet) with Scott Pilgrim series, so I wasn’t going to walk past his new Image series indifferently.
Meet Lottie Person; she is young, chic, popular fashion blogger living in LA. She also suffers from really bad allergies. Also, she is a horrible human being. Continue reading ““Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don’t Care” by Bryan Lee O’Malley and Leslie Hung (A)”
Even the greatest nonbelievers in the power of the Force out there have to admit one thing; Star Wars sure has a talent for creating cult-classic characters that hardly have any screen time at all (I AM LOOKING AT YOU BOBA FETT!!!). The titular hero is exactly such a character. I am no saint; the lovable scoundrel from Bespin is one of my favorites as well, so I could not resist the chance to read his mini series, especially if it is written by THE MAN WHO KILLED WOLVERINE (I love this click-bait nick name). Continue reading ““Lando” by Charles Soule and Alex Maleev (A)”
As far as fantasy goes it is safe to say that the genre revolves around the same old clichés. It is difficult to go beyond the worn out standards of dwarves, elves and dragons. That is why Seven to Eternity is so refreshing. The fact that it is so beautiful doesn’t hurt either. Continue reading ““Seven to Eternity, Vol. 1: The God of Whispers” by Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña (A)”