Monday, 25 May 2015

Akira

Akira
Katsuhiro Otomo

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Animorphs #1 The Invasion



Animorphs
Animorphs
#1 The Invasion
K.A. Applegate
 "Sometimes weird things happen to people. Ask Jake. He may tell you about the night he and his friends saw the strange light in the sky. He may even tell you about what happened when they realized the "light" was only a plan -- from another planet. Here's where Jake's story gets a little weird. It's where they're told that the human race is under attack -- and given the chance to fight back.

Now Jake, Rachel, Cassie, Tobias, and Marco have the power to morph into any animal they choose. And they must use that power to outsmart an evil that is greater than anything the world has ever seen..."

All the Pretty Horses



All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy
 "The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself.  With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood"

The Maximortal



The Maximortal
The Maximortal
Rick Veitch
 "Seven years before The Amazing Adventures of Kavelier and Clay, Rick Veitch married the larcenous history of the comics business to the outrageous themes and characters of his infamous Brat Pack universe, creating one of the most startling and uncompromising visions of the super-hero archetype ever put to paper."

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Transmetropolitan



Transmetropolitan
Transmetropolitan
Warren Ellis
& Darrick Robertson

   A warning up front, this review is an overview of the entirety of Transmetropolitan and contains minor spoilers and plot points from throughout the series’ run. If you don’t want to have the series spoiled I’ll leave you here with my basic thoughts.
   Transmetropolitan is a fantastic piece of work. With hilarious characters and a wild, anarchic sense of humour but also a lot of genuine heart.
   It’s sleazy cyberpunk style is given substance by an intelligent politically fueled narrative that any comics fan should check out some time.
  
   Now, if you’re already familiar with the series or aren’t too concerned about spoilers, we can continue to the main review…

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Felix the Cat: The Great Comic Book Tails



Felix the Cat The Great Comic Book Tails
Felix the Cat
The Great Comic Book Tails
 Edited by Craig Yoe 
& Don Oriolo
 "Well over two-hundred pages showcase Felix's magic carpet trips to surreal lands, time's past, and into Toy Land, as well as his hilarious domestic adventures."