Just in time for Halloween, a comic review about witches!! Heading the architects has been the Gabriel family. They want their revenge and they want to rid the world of witches. The ladies appear to be toeing the line in Stepford Wives style, but something is amiss… maybe everything is not as it seems??
Hungry Ghosts — Celebrity Chef and comic book aficionado Anthony Bourdain serves up another helping of food inspired storytelling. This time, he pairs his gastronomic art with history, and adds a drizzle of horror. On the menu is the game of Kaiden, a Samurai entertainment which was played in the Edo period between the years of until Butterfly Chase by Lana Crespin Molang: Spooky Halloween by Lauren Bisom Molang: Monkey Me and the Golden Monkey: Monkey Me and the School Ghost: A Read and Play Book!
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Mind you, I am completely biased here: The characters are not one-sided, and that's good. Some of the complexities of fighting revenge urges vs really trying to make a change come up. The art is vivid and good. But it still has a feel of revenge-wish fulfillment that I dislike. I don't like stuff like punisher, judge dread to the extent that I don't read it. It seems sad to, instead of producing change, "simply" revel in fantasies of revenge against the oppressors. In this context, my least favorite expression is "stick it to the man".
My favorite comes from a truly revolutionary band: I dislike what remindes me of conspiracy theories what man?
Let us become more human, less machine like. And, please, try to change ourselves first. Oct 06, Alan rated it liked it. I think I get what Gail Simone and the art team was trying for here. A rough look at the underside of the DCNew52, and using the formerly because really hasn't it died out Occupy Movement as a template for disenfranchised supers.
There are some plusses to this book. It is not overly poltical, but in keying off of the Occupy Movement some of the story has lost its forward thrust as has the movement an aside as an Oakland resident I am not a fan of what Occupy cost a lot of people in the city. Simone does not define the characters as sharply as she usually does, but I personally liked the little surprise we, as readers, get about Tremor.
The hinted at larger story could be interesting, as in the privatization of city services, but in the era of writing for trade that idea is not sufficiently defined in this installment. And, except for one character, points for introducing some new people int he DC Universe. So far it has been mostly re-treads so I want to acknowledge editorial and Simone for taking the non-tradtional route of the Big Two just constantly keep hauling re-boots of old characters and sometimes not very good re-boots.
In summation some good ideas, execution and story not quite solid enough. In many ways it is easy to see why in today's market it got canceled. Oct 24, Michael rated it really liked it Shelves: I loved the diverse cast and ethical quandaries here.
Not just one strong woman but more than half the team, which was very refreshing. The heroines mainly had outfits that emphasized their boobs, though, which was weird in such a gritty, cerebral storyline. Also, it was hard to focus on what the goals actually were, since there were so many different opinions about what to do, which I found kept it from resonating with me as much as it could have.
Sadly, it looks like this series continued for I loved the diverse cast and ethical quandaries here. Sadly, it looks like this series continued for only two more issues. Aug 24, Tamahome rated it liked it. A group of disenfranchised diverse young superheroes against some corrupt police and politicians, using both superpowers and technology to fight. I'm not sure how I feel about the art. It's definitely unique, kind of funky lines and slightly out of proportion characters, a la the Buffy comic.
Comic was cancelled after 12 issues or 2 volumes. It's eerie that the events in Missouri happened soon after. It kind of drives me crazy that they use a different artist for the co An interesting experiment. It kind of drives me crazy that they use a different artist for the cover Amanda Conner.
I wish they would use the same artist inside. Red Sonja is the same way Jenny Frison. Dec 16, Anna rated it it was amazing Shelves: I'm so upset there are only 2 volumes!! Apr 07, lujane rated it it was amazing. I never thought a comic book could be this good. Not only did it appeal to my emotions, the characters and graphics were amazing. Really glad I picked this one up. Apr 25, Ivy rated it liked it Shelves: I thought this was a very weird comic.
Coral City seems like an interesting place to live. Nov 16, Anna rated it did not like it. I'm not feeling this one at all, and based on certain descriptions I'd heard, I wanted to like it. The characters and story elements somehow didn't quite come together into a coherent or satisfying whole.
I didn't get a clear feel of why the whole neighborhood is basically locking off their block--it opens with two dirty cops being creeps, okay, but I didn't get any sense of there being a distinct systemic problem in this Force until like halfway through, so I did a lot of squinting trying to fi I'm not feeling this one at all, and based on certain descriptions I'd heard, I wanted to like it.
I didn't get a clear feel of why the whole neighborhood is basically locking off their block--it opens with two dirty cops being creeps, okay, but I didn't get any sense of there being a distinct systemic problem in this Force until like halfway through, so I did a lot of squinting trying to figure out why everyone is so up in arms. Was there one or two major event s that stood out and unified everyone? The serial killer angle gets lost in the general disorganized chaos of the story, so I can't point to that as a clear unifier.
I also didn't get a clear sense of how all these supers got together, or how this whole underground community came to be, or how the heck everyone in the neighborhood is in on it you're telling me EVERYONE is in on this? Also, who the hell is the Witch, and all the same questions about her and her group?
Don't just throw a half-formed idea at us to check off the 'obligatory mysterious wild-card character' box or try to look cool. I know we often roll our eyes or grit our teeth at how women in comics all have the same shape and they kinda do here: Like, "they must have a muscle-overdevelopment disorder" physique; they look like shaved gorillas stuffed awkwardly into ill-fitting clothes. It's a trainwreck of a team. Finally, the bad-guys are just too cartoonishly bad.
Yeah, yeah, I know this is a comic book, but it was just over-the-top moustache-twirling badness that I thought we grew out of sometime in the 50s. And are supers so common that you can just go out and hire a random assortment? I'll give this a second volume to see if they find their feet, but based on the first volume I can't really recommend it. Aug 16, Jeff rated it it was amazing.
It is amazing to me that I know Simone is a great writer, yet am constantly surprised everyone I pick up something new that she had done. This book surprised me in all the best ways. The writing is quick and clever without too much exposition. She is talented in understanding what the artist is capable of showing, so she doesn't work that in. Jul 11, Madison Young rated it liked it Shelves: About as good as I expected it to be.
Interesting story and the characters seem to be okay. Just wish the art was less gritty looking and the speech bubble context a tad more interesting at multiple points. Tremor and Rainmaker are my current favorites in this. Will be reading the second one. Aug 29, Joe rated it really liked it. We jump right in with no real background.
Still good even with those issues. The backstories unfold as flashbacks. Threads our set out. Waiting to see where we go May 21, Conor rated it liked it Shelves: This is pretty cool, but it's hard to imagine this anarchistic group of super heroes not being train-wrecked by the cliches of rebellion in later volumes.
My Hand Art Klutr Jr: Feb 06, Sesana rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 25, Cathy Gudger rated it really liked it. Christmas Angel Clifford's Puppy Days: A little girl gets a cookie also, but as I write I do this to remind myself of what's happened so far before I fall asleep.
Oct 10, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: Not Gail Simone's best work. The characters are good, but the plot isn't that exciting. Plus I think the last issue in this issue kills my favourite character off. Aug 19, Madeleine rated it really liked it. I'm always here for a rag-tag band of teen superhero misfits, and this group does not disappoint. Mar 06, Kim Dyer rated it did not like it Shelves: I wanted to like this because it's Simone, but unfortunately this wasn't the series for me.
It felt as though it was the embodiment of New 52, putting all of its efforts into being dark and edgy while forgoing story and characters. I didn't care about any of this ensemble - we didn't even get any origins stories until five issues in.