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I'm a mild mannered comic reviewer by day and sometimes night. I also really like explosions and stuff.

Review: Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment by Roger Stern

Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom: Triumph and TormentDoctor Strange, Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment by Roger Stern

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

***This is the second of my “Green Theme” Buddy Reads with the Shallow Readers, criteria being: well Dr. Doom’s entire wardrobe is green.***

Firstly I got this only for Mike Mignola’s art but was pleasantly surprised with the wordsmithing Roger Stern provides. Speaking of the art it’s not quite as polished as his later Hellboy work but it’s still pretty great considering the time period (here’s a sample).

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Review: Rocket Girl Volume 1: Times Squared by Brandon Montclare

Rocket Girl Volume 1: Times SquaredRocket Girl Volume 1: Times Squared by Brandon Montclare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

**Super-Woman Buddy Read with the Shallow Readers, criteria being: Any comic featuring a female as the main or title character**

In a nutshell the future (2013) is controlled by a faceless evil mega-corp and our heroine is determined to go back in time (1986) to thwart said mega-corp and alter the future. Continue reading

Review: Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Lost at SeaLost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well another zany book from the master of zany storytelling Bryan Lee O’Malley although not quite as zantastic as his Scott Pilgrim series.

It starts with the main character Raleigh just brooding about her lost soul while road tripping with classmates. Lost soul you say well a cat has it or her mother sold it to the devil for success not really sure but it doesn’t really matter. Where this book shines is in the awkward conversations our introvert Raleigh has with her fellow classmates.  Continue reading

Review: FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics Vol. 2: Wish You Were Here by Simon Oliver

FBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics Vol. 2: Wish You Were HereFBP: Federal Bureau Of Physics Vol. 2: Wish You Were Here by Simon Oliver

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Thanks NetGalley for the digital copy!!

The first volume was a lot of fun so I was excited to give this a go but this one went way over my head with all the complex physics theories and alternate realities. I did enjoy the main characters and their snappy dialog so I’m mildly interested to see where it goes next.

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Review: Wonder Woman, Vol. 5 Flesh

Wonder Woman, Vol. 5: FleshWonder Woman, Vol. 5: Flesh by Brian Azzarello
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thank you NetGalley for a digital copy of this book!

Well it’s no surprise that I absolutely loved this volume as I was pretty vocal that I loved the previous volumes too. Azzarello and Chiang really carved out their own little pocket in the DCU and their not letting any of the usually DC heavies in. There must be a giant sign on the door saying “NO FUCKING CAPES ALLOWED”

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