Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Comic Adventures Issue #3
I read a lot of comics and rarely review them here on the blog. That's because I really don't have a lot to say for an entire post. So I thought I would review several comics on one post. I will still review graphic novels on their own now and then, but this is where I will talk about super-hero type comics (DC/Marvel) or sequels to some that I have already reviewed.
This time around I've read a few great graphic novels. One I received from Netgalley for free for an honest review, Mass Effect Foundation Volume 1 , Justice League Volume 3 The New 52 Throne of Atlantis, Jack of Fables Volume 2 Jack of Hearts, and Nightwing Volume 2 The New 52 Night of Owls.
Mass Effect games. I played all three and just really had a good time. So when I saw Mass Effect Foundation Volume 1 (by Marc Walters, Tony Parker, Omar Francia) on Netgalley I totally requested it. Looks like the volume includes issues 1-4 from a 13 issue arc. I thought this comic was OK. I think if you are not a Mass Effect video game player you won't like it at all. You will probably be confused about the universe. This is supposed to be an origins story I think but so far we really haven't seen a lot of characters yet. Maybe if Volume 1 had collected more then just 4 of the comics it would've sucked me in more. I thought it was a really short volume. I really liked the art so that is a plus! 2 out of 5 stars
volume 3 of the Justice League New 52 Throne of Atlantis by Johns. I really enjoy the Justice League comics that have come from the New 52. I love the artwork in this one as usually. So amazing to see. Superman and Wonder Woman still have a relationship going on which is fun to read about. I do think you need to read the Aquaman comics before reading this volume. You don't have to... but it will add to your enjoyment of the story since the main villains in this are from those comics. I also really love the interaction between Batman and Aquaman in this as each deals with wanting to lead the Justice League. We also get a story of a Wonder Woman villain Cheetah which I remember loving as a little girl. Great comic! 5 out of 5.
Well that's it for comics this time around... can't wait to read what comics come into the library next!!
I am now up to 9 books towards my Graphic Novel Reading Challenge!