I have a bit of a problem with Velvet issue 15.
The issue came out a few weeks ago, and after reading it I was left with a distinct sour impression that bugged me. For weeks.
Not in an all-consuming way. Not obsessively. But every now and then, in the quiet times while on my tablet browsing for something to read and I flipped through my Comixology app, I’d be reminded of my grumbling disappointment in the issue and the way the latest Velvet storyline, The Man Who Stole the World, concluded.
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The power of comic books is in the versatility of the format. The cliche stands; comic books have the advantages of prose and visual mediums without the bottleneck of a budget. In the hands of gifted storytellers, comic books can have every bit of depth and emotion resonance as the finest literature, while conveying images that can both delight and haunt in equal measure.
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Writing a review of Albion, the six issue mini-series plotted by Alan Moore and being released by Wildstorm Comics, is rather frustrating. I added Albion to my “pull” list at my local comic shop (the wonderful folks at (the now sadly defunct) Humungo Comics) simply on the strength of Alan Moore’s name. Once I began to read it, I saw that he plotted the book, but the scripting chores were handled by Leah Moore and John Reppion. Though a little disappointed, I decided to give the book a chance. Again, I knew nothing about the book.
And after reading the first issue, I still felt very much in the dark.
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I have been test driving a Surface RT tablet, and trying to use it as a tablet and laptop replacement. One of the things I use my tablet for is reading, such as Kindle eBooks or comic books through Comixology. I downloaded the latter for Windows RT. Unfortunately, it runs the worst of any platform I’ve used Comixology on.
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Multiversity is DC Comics’ latest ambitious event series, written by Grant Morrison. In typical Morrison style, this series is grand in scope. Some threat calling itself the Gentry is threatening to consume the Multiverse, and the greatest heroes from across reality must be gathered to confront this threat.
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Somehow, I missed (or maybe forgot, because getting old sucks) that Dark Horse and Dynamite Comics are releasing a crossover mini-series featuring the Shadow and Grendel (the original Hunter Rose incarnation).
Written and drawn by Matt Wagner.
I’ve loved both characters for a long time. Both would have a long-lasting influence on me.
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I’ve seriously fallen in love with digital comics in general, and specifically, comiXology. Lately, I tend to review comics either … Continue reading I Heart comiXology
Another week, another comic from DC’s new 52 to try out. This time, I’m giving Animal Man a shot. Not … Continue reading Animal Man #1
I have to be honest. I freaking loved Stormwatch #1. Stormwatch, by writer Paul Cornell and artist Miguel Sepulveda, relaunches this … Continue reading Stormwatch #1
I have been catching up on my comic book reading, having recently decided that I was pretty much sticking to … Continue reading Ultimate Comics Avengers: Blade Vs. the Avengers