Review: Deathmatch by Paul Jenkins

Deathmatch Vol. 1Deathmatch Vol. 1 by Paul Jenkins
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

***Note: To be fair, I didn’t finish this one. That being said, read enough of my reviews and you’ll see I almost NEVER leave a comic unread. That’s testament enough.***

This one sucked goat boners.

Total ripoff of Avengers Arena, which I didn’t really think was amazeballs (as the kids like Kat say) as others did.

Yawn. Boring facsimilies of real characters, fighting, mysterious badguys, supposed relationships being destroyed…been there, done that…much better as well thank you very much.

Don’t waste your time.

Sam did a perfectly splendid job on telling you why this book is utter tripe, so there’s no point in me rehashing, other than to agree, ’tis Shite!


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Review: Demon Knights, Vol. 2: The Avalon Trap by Paul Cornell , Diogenes Neves (Illustrations), Bernard Chang (Illustrator), Robson Rocha (Illustrator)

Demon Knights, Vol. 2: The Avalon TrapDemon Knights, Vol. 2: The Avalon Trap by Paul Cornell

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I was absolutely in love with volume one of Demon Knights. I gushed, I cooed, I yammered on…like I do.
So.
Yeah. This bullshit was pretty disappointing.
And maybe I’m just being a pissy little bitch because I’m bloated from all the turkey I ate, but I don’t think so.
I don’t even know what the fuck this was about…

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What the hell is that?!
Is the sea dragon wearing a box of pirates on his head?
Why, yes. Apparently it is.
And that is just the tip of the stupidity!
Nothing about how this story was told made sense. It just kind of rambled around, never really going anywhere.
I’m not sure why this group was still together, I’m not sure what they were hoping to accomplish, and I’m still not sure about who half of them are.
Best part?
I don’t care!
I mean, how could they cancel a title with amazing characters such as:
Horsewoman!
As in, a woman…who must LIVE on her horse!
Question: What does she so when she needs to pee?
Or what about the Shining Knight? Or Random Amazon (can’t remember her name)? Or Inventor Dude (again…can’t remember his name)?
None of these guys played any kind of an important role in the story. And I’m not really sure there was a real story that happened here anyway.

Ugh. Not worth it.

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Review: Thor – God of Thunder: Godbomb – by Jason Aaron

Thor: God of Thunder, Vol. 2: GodbombThor: God of Thunder, Vol. 2: Godbomb by Jason Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is Thor at his Hulking best (for lack of a better explanation/an easy reference). Though I haven’t read Vol. 1 (my library does this very odd thing of ordering books out of sequence…GRRRRRR) I found that I was able to pick this right up and not be lacking for much info.

Gorr is a man who questions the Gods, and when bad shit befalls him, like any sane person would, he loses faith, and takes it to the extreme. He wants to kill all the Gods so men can and will stand on their own. I actually found this to be a very acceptable idea, even if not a very original one.

Thor has to stop Gorr from building his God-bomb, which is exactly what it sounds like…a bomb made by a God to kill all the Gods…silly, but OK, serves the purpose.

Thor isn’t quite up to the challenge, but ThorS are. Yes that’s right…not one, not 2, but THREE THORS! (and no I don’t have a lisp/speech impediment)
The holy trinity of past, present and future Thors (Young Thor of Scandinavian days, a rage-fueled warrior who hasn’t yet proved himself worthy to carry Mjolnir; Thor the Avenger (“our” Thor from present days) and King Thor (Future, who looks just like Odin, but is in fact, a much older Thor).

So you have the best of what Thor was, is, and will be. I like this idea very much. As much as a battle against Gorr, this is just as much about Thor, and who he is, and needing to figure that out.

The wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey travel-y stuff is made fun of properly, especially by King Thor, who’s quite a funny old man for all the bad shit that’s befallen him. Either way, the 3 of them have to go defeat Gorr.

We also get a glimpse at King Thor’s granddaughters, who end up working alongside Young Thor (and in a funny section, one of them has the hots for him, only to realize it’s a younger version of her Grandad! HA INCEST! ZING!).

This is nice to have some humour inserted into what could otherwise be far to heavy/dark/New 52ish of a book.

I won’t get into the specifics of what goes down and any more stuff, but I understand what some people think Gorr is lacking as a character/motivations/originality. I also think maybe I saw it more as a reflection on Thor. That being said, it’s also got some kick ass God of Thunder reigning down from the Heavens.

This tome doth rock verily.

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