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Re: Rate a book

Postby DarkFlux » Oct 22nd, 2015, 12:19 pm

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Fantastic Four/FF by Jonathan Hickman - 6/10

Sadly not as good as i was hoping for. Out of everything ive read from Hickman i think the usually criticism of him focusing too much on high concept ideas at the expense of characterisation and development applied to this run of his more than any other.
And its not like he's incapable of doing character stuff as I found the odd issue he'd do that was more in that wheelhouse to be some of the more enjoyable parts - Johnny and Peter as roommates for instance.
He writes a mean Doom though.

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Wormwood: Gentlemen's Corpse - The First Few Pints - 8/10

Really liked this. Templesmiths art just drips mood and atmosphere and he writes a funny if slightly disgusting yarn. Sort of a blend of BPRD and Hellblazer with emphasis of the Lovecraft-ian elements, whilst drunk.
Only complaint is id have liked a bit more material to flesh out the supporting cast and explore their background. As is, i felt it was kinda glossed over and i dont believe theres anymore content out there at present :(
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Re: Rate a book

Postby batman404 » Oct 31st, 2015, 3:06 am

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Re: Rate a book

Postby DatBat » Oct 31st, 2015, 3:09 am

The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire: 9/10

my only gripe is some of the writings are illegible and I wish they would have annotated them.
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Re: Rate a book

Postby Sandra_Insanity » Oct 31st, 2015, 7:27 pm

One of my favorite comics is Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On Serious Earth
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The entire thing is so creepy, but the art. Man, the art REALLY gives you a creepy vibe. Just look at the Joker.
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Perfect read for a Halloween night.
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Re: Rate a book

Postby DatBat » Oct 31st, 2015, 7:29 pm

^ that book is so spoopy
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Re: Rate a book

Postby Sandra_Insanity » Oct 31st, 2015, 7:34 pm

DatBat wrote:^ that book is so spoopy

As spoopy as me.
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Re: Rate a book

Postby Harvey Bullock » Dec 1st, 2015, 2:21 am

Star Wars: Shattered Empire - 8/10



Winter Soldier: The Bitter March - 9/10



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Classic Cold War caper with some emotionally pivotal moments involving Stucky. Highlights a fantastic if not forgotten era of Marvel and revitalises it for a whole new generation of comic fans everywhere.


Also the art is fab.
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Re: Rate a book

Postby The Oracle » Dec 15th, 2015, 8:13 am

Star Wars: Kanan Vol. 1 - 7.5/10
Star Wars: Lando - 9.5/10
Star Wars: Princess Leia - 8.5/10
Star Wars - Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes - 10/10
Darth Vader - Vol. 1: Vader - 10/10
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Re: Rate a book

Postby MaxSchreck » Dec 15th, 2015, 10:19 pm



I finished "Julian" by Gore Vidal today. Not quite as good as Umberto Eco, but easier to read. I enjoyed the writers biting criticism of Religion and Occultism. Sometimes the characters language sounds a bit too modern for fourth century Romans but this works in the books favor I think and makes it funnier.

9.1/10

By the way... how about a "literature" topic on this forum? Here talk about novels always feels kinda out of place and doesn´t get a lot of attention.
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Re: Rate a book

Postby DatBat » Dec 15th, 2015, 10:49 pm

MaxSchreck wrote:


I finished "Julian" by Gore Vidal today. Not quite as good as Umberto Eco, but easier to read. I enjoyed the writers biting criticism of Religion and Occultism. Sometimes the characters language sounds a bit too modern for fourth century Romans but at sometimes this even works in the books favor I think and makes it funnier.

9.1/10

By the way... how about a "literature" topic on this forum? Here talk about novels always feels kinda out of place and doesn´t get a lot of attention.

Yeah, pretty much. A literature topic would be good, as I read more novels than comics.
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Re: Rate a book

Postby The Oracle » Dec 16th, 2015, 6:45 am

Star Wars: Darth Vader - Vol 2: Shadows and Secrets - 10/10
Star Wars - Vol. 2: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon - 10/10
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Re: Rate a book

Postby MaxSchreck » Dec 16th, 2015, 4:08 pm

Yeah, pretty much. A literature topic would be good, as I read more novels than comics.

Here you go:

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Re: Rate a book

Postby The Oracle » Dec 18th, 2015, 6:05 am

Star Wars: Shattered Empire - 8/10
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Re: Rate a book

Postby MaxSchreck » Jan 2nd, 2016, 3:11 pm

Has anyone read Warren Ellis take on James Bond? Usually I don´t like spy stories or this character, but his book really blew me away. 9/10



Damn I think I just accidently made a pun...
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Re: Rate a book

Postby TheJester » Jan 5th, 2016, 11:27 pm

Fables: The Deluxe Edition - Book Two - 8/10

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Sin City: Family Values - 6/10

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Sin City: Booze, Broads, and Bullets - 8/10

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