Thursday, February 20, 2014
Comic Adventures Issue #5
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 issue I talk about Batman and Robin Volume 3 Death of the Family, Teen Titans Volume 3 Death of the Family, Red Lanterns Volume 3 The Second Prophecy, and Road to Oz Marvel's Wizard of Oz graphic novels series. I am getting caught up in a lot of the DC series. Which is great! Of course volume 4s are starting to come out now so I can only stay ahead in the comics for so far.
Up first... Batman and Robin. For those that don't know this series is about Batman and his son Damion. There are several Robins but this one is my favorite. Damion is a dark character. Batman is trying to make him good... but it is hard since Damion was raised by the League of Shadows. This issue is the tie in for Death of the Family. Which is a large arc that encompasses most of the DC related Batman comics. I love to see the Joker as a villain in this. Such a fantastic and evil story. There is going to be a movie out this May based off this comic. It comes from the wonderful DC animated universe and you should for sure check it out .. I know I am!5 out of 5
Marvel's Oz comic book series. The art work is just amazing. The 5th book in the Oz series is odd. Baum wrote about Dorothy just walking along a road and meeting several people along the way. This book (not the comic) was apparently Baum's way of trying to add characters from his other books not related to Oz. Which is a little odd to me but the writer Shanower does a good job of not making it confusing for the comic readers. This is the first appearance of Toto since book 1 and I enjoy seeing the dog. We get to see the Tin Man's palace in this book too which is neat as well. I love the addition of the Rainbow's daughter in this book ... such a beautiful character. 3 out of 5 (only because this story of Baum's is a little boring)
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 18 books towards my Graphic Novel Reading Challenge!
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