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 Fables Vol. 19 Snow White, Catwoman Race of Thieves DC, Fables Vol. 20 Camelot, and Batman Vol 6 Graveyard Shift.
Yeesh! You can tell that Catwoman comics are not doing well when there are no other reviews on goodreads for it except mine! A new writer took over and so the comic is all over the place now. Half the time when comics have different story arcs through out I always wonder if there is a comic out there I missed that had the story ahead of this one. For example, there is a story in here about Catwoman's fall from the head of the crime family in Gotham. When did she even become in charge of it???? I wasn't even sure if there was going to be a vol. 6 but I googled it and apparently there will be one. I think I am done with the Catwoman comics now though which is really too bad. 2 out of 5
Typically I don't review two of the same comics in a blog post. But Fables vol 20 came into the library and I had to read it. This comic really brings back what I love about Fables. A very good story!! The name of this comic is Camelot. I was super excited when I read that name! Though... it turns out the comic wasn't exactly about Camelot. It was about Rose Red trying to bring together Fables who needed second chances. These Fables would become the Knights of the Round Table. I am not exactly sure where that story line is going for the final issue. I just can't wait for that issue, though I am sad these comics are ending. It is just crazy to me! I like that this issue allows us to re-visit with some characters we haven't seen mentioned in the comics for a while now. I'll admit I skipped a short comic at the end.. all about music. I guess I am kind of tired of these little spin off stories (like the OZ one in the previous volume). I just want to read the main story line. Check out the cover on this issue! Great art work 5 out of 5
Finally let's chat about Batman Vol 6, Graveyard Shift. I received this from Edelweiss and DC Comics in exchange for an honest review. So this issue follows up what is going on with Batman after Damien dies. I didn't realize I hadn't read Vol 5 yet.. but I only have a few more days to read this on Edelweiss so I went ahead and read it. Vol. 5 I have on hold at the library and it is more about Batman's past so I think it was OK to read this one without reading Vol. 5 first. I think Volume 6 is a collection of stories from other comics. Including Batman Eternal. I had stopped reading all the Batman comics, I just felt like there were too many going on. So I am missing some of the story ARCs. We did get a story with Clayfact, and one with Superman. I liked the one with Superman because he is trying to help Batman deal with the death of Damien. Also... we are introduced to a new Robin.. a SHE! She called herself Bluebird. Which I liked. 4 out of 5.
This counts for 16 comics towards my 2015 Graphic Novels Challenge!!