Francis, our superhero, gets his powers from any type of stimulant and, after some disastrous episodes, is trying to come off drugs and redeem himself. Not as easy as it sounds and this develops into an interesting tale with well-formed characters, good illustrations and an engaging plot.
Recommended to all lovers of well-written comics.
This comic collection by Joe Harris, like Snowfall, is wordy as he obviously likes experimenting with language which is no bad thing but it makes reading the comics a bit more hard work. As I get older, I'm not always up to the task.
The series revolves around a rock fan looking into strange goings-on associated with rock bands, partnered up with an investigative journalist. Murder and satanic rituals become part of the plot as the supernatural plays a major part in the plot.
The artwork is reasonably clear and I look forward to the next volume to see how it develops but it's all a bit “clever-clever”
This superhero comic collection focusses on Butcher Baker, a retired superhero called the Righteous Maker, hired to get rid of imprisoned super-villains. Things do not exactly go as planned and the series contains many super-battles as well as raising a few moral questions.
The illustrations are reasonably clear and well-produced with a flowing style. The plot is OK without being particularly original nowadays. With a lot of nudity, sex and violence, this may not be for everyone.
Some people are born immortal and gather together throughout the years, fighting their way against others. The plot is fairly straight-forward, including betrayal, but it's engaging and well-constructed. The illustrations are reasonably clear if not detailed but the story is easy to follow. A lot of violence and death for those who enjoy that aspect of comic-reading. Greg Rucka promises more volumes so I'm looking forward to that. Recommended as I enjoyed it.
This book aimed at children and young adults is a fantasy novel in which Joe collects people's secrets in his Black Book of the title. In an imaginary world like our own, he enlists and encounters various characters, affecting their lives.
Quite entertaining but nothing particularly special for this adult reader, the book may suit many young people as an easy and engaging read. Certainly not too strenuous.
Bringing back the Magdalena character from the Image comics of last century, this collection is reasonably interesting as it deals with how the mantle of the Magdalena is passed on with an appropriate amount of demons involved.
Unfortunately the artwork is not as good nor clear as in previous incarnations and that sorted of spoilt the general end result. It's OK but nothing particularly special.
Maybe it's me but this comic collection is a bit hard to follow. A fair amount of patience is needed and perseverance although it is nicely-produced and quite interesting. It's about how our data is collected, owned and used – in the distant future.
Not sure about this as you may have gathered. I like my plots to be a bit more straight-forward and easier to follow – maybe I'm a bit thick for this one. Might be worth a shot for devoted comic readers.
Maybe it's me but this comic collection is a bit hard to follow. A fair amount of patience is needed and perseverance although it is nicely-produced and quite interesting. It's about crossing over from a dream world into ours with a heroine leading the way and deserting her world for ours.
Not sure about this as you may have gathered. I like my plots to be a bit more straight-forward and easier to follow. Might be worth a shot for devoted comic readers.
Taking place in middle America, a family are on holiday in their Winnebago and encounter a bunch of evil-worshippers with unsurprising deadly consequences.
Quite clearly illustrated, this works quite well although a bit too colourful for my liking. It's good enough without being anything particularly special in my opinion. Lovers of horror comics will probably enjoy it.
This comic collection deals with the world of wrestling and the fate of washed-up wrestlers at the end of their working life. It also looks at the underside of the profession as the main character, Danny, gets involved with drug dealers. Less disorganised than Volume 1 and with far fewer flashbacks, it makes better reading although I'm sure that the illustrations could be clearer. I'll read Volume 3 and hope that it continues to improve.
This comic collection deals with the world of wrestling and the fate of washed-up wrestlers at the end of their working life. It also looks at the underside of the profession. With numerous flashbacks which are unexplained and sporadic, this is an unsatisfying and confusing mess. If flashbacks are going to be used, at least label them as such. I'll read Volume 2 and hope that it's better organised and better-illustrated as well.