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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope by Berkeley Breathed

Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope Bloom County Episode XI: A New Hope by Berkeley Breathed
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The reappearance of Opus & Co was one of the highlights of 2015 for me. I faithfully read Bloom County, Outland, and Opus (even when my local paper didn't carry the strips, my uncle would send them to me from his local paper), and didn't realize how much I missed Breathed's humor and heart until he brought his characters back to us. This is a perfect collection of the new series, and gives my hope for future editions.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Book Release: Vial Things by Leah Clifford

Leah Clifford has released the first book in her new Resurrectionist Novel series, Vial Things. I, myself, haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I enjoyed her Touch Trilogy, so I thought I'd let everybody know about her new book. Right now, it's only available as an ebook, so just click on the link below to check it out!

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Haunt, Vol 1 by Robert Kirkman and Todd McFarlane

Haunt, Volume 1 Haunt, Volume 1 by Robert Kirkman
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I think it's safe to say now that I don't like Robert Kirkman's storytelling. The Walking Dead left me cold (no pun intended), Outcast could have potential but not enough to keep me coming back for more, and this... Well, this is just bad. The pacing is wildly fast and sporadic, to the point that I felt I had missed huge chunks of story; none of the characters are all that fleshed out; Haunt feels like the love child of 90s Spawn and Venom. Basically, what this really feels like to me is all the terrible aspects of McFarlane's writing and character development with Kirkman valiantly trying to shine it up a bit, and it does not work. Needless to say, I will not be pursuing this series further, nor much else by Kirkman.

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