This comic collection deals with a world where the sun has become hot enough to burn and kill so, in New York, the people live underground during the day, only coming out at night. The forces of law and order try to protect their fellow citizens but someone immune to the sun's rays is out for justice and our hero “Bax” is out to stop him.
Quite a good yarn although the artwork does not always make it clear who each person is. This seems to be just the start of a series involving corruption in high places (there's a lot of it about!)
Still difficult to follow the story completely but getting the general gist. This is quite involved but interesting nonetheless. The character of Babylon is developed as he learns the skills to survive. The various powers form alliances but betrayal is also in the air. The Chosen gather together to hear the Message with dire consequences.
I find this series interesting and engaging even if I don't follow everything that's going on. It's well-written and the artwork is easy on the eye, clear and well-executed. At 400+ pages, this takes time to read. There is probably more volumes to come.
Yet another fun book aimed at adults based on children's novels
As one might expect, this short novel is an amusing take of the Famous Five in a modern context. It deals with the Five giving up alcohol for January when they realise the effect that it is having on them. Their resolve is severely tested especially with a wedding to attend.
Reasonably funny with as couple of laugh-out-loud moments, this is a pleasant enough experience and worth a visit. Quite enjoyable.
This third volume is mainly full of flashbacks tracking Andy's, Tim's, Effie's, Tesla's and Driller's backgrounds and origins and leading in each case up to “present-day” events as robots and scrappers clash. This volume does not have a lot of progress in the general plot but deals with these individuals.
The characters are developed well and makes the whole experience enjoyable. The artwork can be frustrating some times but is generally work a look. Worth a look, especially if you've read the two previous volumes.
This comic collection deals with demons and a secret cult called Novo. A policeman is “recruited” to bring down this organisation, killing everyone along the way – all this to protect and keep his family safe and healthy.
With the print a bit small in the digital edition, this was quite difficult to read. It's OK if that's your bag.
I'm not sure why I persist with this series: there's a lot of violence and bloodshed, the artwork is a little too simplistic for me and the plotlines are “silly” at times.
A freshman year starts at the school for killers and the volume concentrates on a small group of these as well as on Saya and her development. There's also a return to Maria's fate towards the end.
If you enjoyed the four [previous volumes, you'll undoubtedly like this one too.
The premise behind this omnibus compilation of Chew is that Tony Chu is a cibopath – by eating something, he learns its history and all about it. He is hired by the FDA at a time when all chicken is banned due to a disastrous outbreak of avian flu.
Many adventures ensue, introducing a plethora of other characters. The style is cartoony and the stories are inevitably silly but quite fun. Worthy of a look.
This is a book that is easy to dip into as it is a series of essays on a huge variety of topics. Many are entertaining and/or serious but they are worth a look. Caitlin Moran can be controversial (the point really) but I really enjoyed reading these with some laugh-out-loud moments. She covers a lot from feminist issues to other ways to change the world for the better: some are deeply personal, others less so. Worth a look and good for dipping into for a change from fiction reading (my main love).
This comic collection assumes that cannibalism (caused by a virus) is sweeping this area of Florida. The local characters are more involved in the disappearance of Jolene. There's a fair amount of violence and death.
In light-brown tones, the illustrations are well-conceived although I had difficulty keeping track of who is who and the plot moves along at a reasonable pace. The lettering in the digital edition is tight and therefore a bit hard to read. Good collection – more to come in another volume.
A young woman struggling to find a job eventually gets hired by a “mad” scientist. The plot again takes its time in this second volume as it ends as Elliott – our heroine – settles in and begins work at Dr Stein's lab and deals with her neuroses.
With humour and fine cartoony illustrations, this volume is entertaining and fun.
Some white lettering on black background which is not easy to read in the digital edition.