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)”
When it comes to my reading choices I usually stick to fiction. I am not prejudiced in any way, it is just a residue from many sleepless nights which I spent as a child with a fantasy novel in one hand a flash light in the other. Yet sometimes I manage to break the mold. I am glad I did it for this book. Continue reading ““The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story” by Hyeonseo Lee”
A huge shared comic universes like those of Marvel and DC give a unique feeling of being part of something greater. The crossovers and guest appearances of other characters are always a lot of fun. Unfortunately it also limits the creative freedom of the artists. You can’t get too quirky or experimental with flagship characters, too much relies on them. Of course every now and then we get our Hydra Cap and Superior Spider-Man, but at the core they are still classical super hero stories. That is why I love it so much when lesser characters are given a more independent spin. Continue reading ““The Vision: Vol. 1 Little Worse Than A Man” by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta (A)”