Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review: Star Wars Omnibus Tales of the Jedi Volume 1

5000 years BBY the Star Wars Universe was very different.

The exploration of the Galaxy was a place for pioneers only, Light Sabers still had a external power cell and the Jedi and the Sith were very different than the ones we came to know and love in the Luke Skywalker era.

Learn of the corruption of Naga Sadow and the recreation of the Sith species, the rise of Ulic Qel-Droma and the origin of Nomi Sunrider.

Tales of the Jedi details the stories that first defined one of the most exciting eras of the Star Wars expanded Universe, and it all starts with this first volume.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Review: Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 2

Kitty Pride seems to to pregnant. How did this happen and will she be brave enough to tell Peter about it?

The funding for the school runs out after just a couple of weeks after opening the doors. How did this came to be and what will the Headmaster do to solve the problem.

Beast is shrinking kids and taking them for a joy ride in somebody's well... body. Don't ask.

And what does the Hellfire Club do to piss off the Beast?

All this and more in this second volume.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review: Joe the Barbarian

Joe the Barbarian is all about Joe, a 15 year old diabetic boy that suffers a diabetic shock while home alone. To survive Joe has to journey from his room to the kitchen in search of a soda to fix his blood sugar. In the way Joe finds himself in the middle of a war between the Kingdom and King Death.

The Kingdom is generated by Joe's hallucination and is populated by all the toys, pets and all sort of aspects of Joe's daily life. Its a rich environment with a geography that mimics Joe's house and is filled with all sort of perils and a vast array of inhabitants.

Its a fantasy story with more to it than it seems at first glance.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Review: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

We all know the story of Dorothy and her journey to find the mighty Wizard of Oz. The faithful pooch Toto, the brave Cowardly Lion, the smart Scarecrow and the gentile Tin Woodman will be Dorothy's party has she walks the lands of Oz in search of the mighty Wizard that can lead her home.

From Kansas to the Emerald City,through the yellow brick road and back again, Dorothy adventures through the land of Oz in the hope she'll be able to return no Kansas.

In 2009 Marvel started to publish Eric Shanower's adaptation of  L. Frank Baum's Oz books to comic book format. Logically this was the first.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review: Off Road

Sean Murphy brings us the story of a group of friends that need to overcome some recent bad luck and personal issues.

Trent the art student that's never had much luck in the love department, Greg the rich boy of the group but with a empty life and Brad the tough guy with family problems reunite after Trent is dumped again.

When they get together what better way to lift their spirits than to go off-roading in Greg's brand new yellow Jeep?

And this will be a day they will never forget.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Review: Demon Knights Volume 1 - Seven Against the Dark

Set in the dark ages, Demon Knights Volume one - Seven Against the Dark is a book about how seven very different characters banded together to fight a evil force bent on destroying everything in its path.

A demon bound to a human, a sorcerer  an amazon, a knight, a engineer, a archer and a immortal will come together to overcome a common threat, treason and bash a lot of heads in.

And thus the Demon Knights are born.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: Orbiter

Look up at the sky, admire the stars and imagine what is out there.

NASA's manned space program is but a memory, Mankind has seen better days. Suddenly the lost spaceship Venture returns home after 10 years in outer space. Of the original crew only captain John Cost returned but something is not right.

How did the Venture survive for 10 years in outer space? Here did it travel to? Ho
A team of specialists is gathered to investigate the returning ship and get answers to how did the ship survive 10 years in space, where did it travel to and what happened to the crew.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Review: Wolverine and the X-Men Volume 1


Its the first day of school at the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
To add to natural fuss and chaos of the first day of school, the New York State Department of Education inspectors are knocking at Wolverine's door.

Everything that can go wrong does go wrong.
Lava on the walls, the ground tries to swallow the school, Bamfs running around causing misfit and mutant teenagers.

Seems like Logan, Marvel tougher badass, is finally faced with a tasked that is more than he can handle.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Review: I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants tells us the story of giants, magic hammers and Barbara Thorson the killer of giants.

Barbara is a fifth grader that, unlike normal fifth graders, knows exactly what her place in the world is, exactly how the world is and what she must do when the evil giants arrive.
This is a coming-of-age story that takes a interesting little girl with a overactive imagination, obsessed with killing giants and helps her come to terms with some of the harsher facts of life.

With the help of her magic hammer Covaleski Barbara doesn't fear anything and will face any giant that crosses her path. However, some obstacles in life are harder to overcome than killing giants.