Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Wonder Woman: Her Greatest Battles by Greg Rucka

Wonder Woman: Her Greatest BattlesWonder Woman: Her Greatest Battles by Greg Rucka
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an anthology of Wonder Woman stories from the 80s to "The New 52".I just loved reading the '80s stories and then enjoyed them all very much even though I'd read the last two in recent years. A lot of different Wonder Woman through the ages, personality and costume changes but all of these stories show her as a warrior completely sure of herself. A fun and enjoyable retrospective of Wonder Woman.

Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (Rebirth), Volume 1: Sinestro's Law by Robert Venditti

Hal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps, Volume 1: Sinestro's LawHal Jordan & the Green Lantern Corps (Rebirth), Volume 1: Sinestro's Law by Robert Venditti
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was great! I've gotten to the point where I'm a bit more well-read in the Green Lanterns universe to not think of myself as a total noob, but I still have lots to learn and understand. This was a fantastic volume with tons of action and lots of backstory on Hal Jordan and Sinestro. The main story concerns the Green Lanterns fighting the Yellow Lanterns, otherwise known as Sinestro Corps. I was missing something as this volume is based on a previous event which is mentioned a lot and I haven't read. However, it was explained enough that I got the gist of it and want to read it. I wouldn't recommend this as an intro to the Green Lanterns, but it could work for someone Lantern literate who doesn't know Hal well yet. Mostly.I recommend it to established fans. The plot is detailed, the action constant, and the art excellent.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

All-Star Western, Volume 1: Guns and Gotham by Justin Gray

All-Star Western, Volume 1: Guns and GothamAll-Star Western, Volume 1: Guns and Gotham by Justin Gray
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've been looking forward to this one, and it didn't disappoint. I'm a fan of westerns and love them in any format. This is kind of an anthology of stories all taking place in the 1880s in western America. The first and longest story features Jonah Hex who takes up two different cases in Gotham City with Dr. Amadeus Arkham as his sidekick. Next up is El Diablo helping out a town under an Indian curse and finally, we meet The Barbary Ghost and her mission of vengeance against the man who killed almost her entire family. Of course, I enjoyed the stories taking place in Gotham the best which had famous last names popping up: Arkham, Wayne, and Cobblepot. The others were good too, though.

Harley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys by Jimmy Palmiotti

Harley Quinn and Her Gang of HarleysHarley Quinn and Her Gang of Harleys by Jimmy Palmiotti
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I wanted to like this more than I did. It started off as a fun, campy romp and had some good moments. However, it tried too hard to be a mature social commentary. I read superhero comics for action and good stories, not didacticism. There was too much gayness, sexual innuendo and political satire with Trump being a bad guy.On top of that, the main villain turned into someone we were supposed to feel sorry for because it was her bad childhood and terrible parents that really made her evil, not her own actions. I loved the characters in Harley's Gang, though, but just wished the story had more real depth.

Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion IV

Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the BatmenBatman: Detective Comics, Volume 1: Rise of the Batmen by James Tynion IV
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not terribly impressed. I got more into it as I went along and really like the ending which does make me want to see what happens next. However, the whole premise was not what I want from Batman.Batman heading up a new group? No.The members of this group are mostly either boring or ridiculous.Clayface as a good guy? No. And I do not like Batman's new costume, but I can get over that.Red Robin's new costume is good. Somewhat of a let down for me but I'm big on Batman, so I'll tune in next time.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Danganronpa: The Animation, Volume 3 by Takashi Tsukimi

Danganronpa: The Animation, Volume 3Danganronpa: The Animation, Volume 3 by Takashi Tsukimi
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the best volume yet! Picks up where we left off with the murderer unveiled. Then another murder and trial are completed.Meanwhile, a whole bunch of new information comes to light and puts an entirely new depth into everything that has been going on.

Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 10 by Sui Ishida

Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 10 (Tokyo Ghoul, #10)Tokyo Ghoul, Vol. 10 by Sui Ishida
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kaneki finds out the truth about himself,only it brings more questions than answers. Fantastic surprise ending and as always some fabulous art.