Archive for Graphic Novel

Superman/Batman: Finest Worlds Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by getbent57

SupermanBatmanFinestWorldsFinished reading Superman/Batman: Finest Worlds last night so it is time for a review.  Picked this hard cover graphic novel up a few weeks ago while I was in Halifax.  This book is a collection of three Superman/Batman stories.  The first one is very interesting.  It has both their fathers meeting up before Superman comes to earth and Batman (Bruce Wayne) was born.  The second story is a bit weird.  In the comic book world any thing can happen.  This story has “the Li’l League” a miniature version of the Justice League coming into Superman’s and Batman’s world causing all kinds of trouble.  The third and last story is the best.  It has Batman getting Superman’s powers and Superman becoming an average person.  The main plot of the story is how Batman comes to use and get out of hand with Superman’s powers.  How is tries to stop all the worlds crime not just in Gotham City.

Enjoyed reading this very much.  The art is super clean and sharp.  While the second story is a bit silly compared to the other two.  It is still a great graphic novel to add to my small but growing collection.

5 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

Batman Versus Bane

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2012 by getbent57

BatmanVSBane Was in Wal-Mart yesterday.  Decided to got by the book section to see what was there.  Thinking there might be some short of book/graphic novel tie in with the movie The Dark Knight Rises.  I was right there kind of was.  Picked up the graphic novel Batman Versus Bane.  This is a collation of two stories. The first one is Batman: Vengeance of Bane.  The second is Batman: Bane of the Demon.  Parts one through four.

This was a quick but good read.  The first story is a telling of how Bane came to be.  I am guessing this is the official story since it is a bit different in some of the cartoons I have seen and in the latest movie.   The second story has Bane on a “quest” to find out about the secrets of the Order of Saint Dumas.  Which lends him to have a run in with Ra’s Al Ghul.

Liked this graphic novel.  It seemed like it was missing something in-between the two stories.  After looking into it.  Turns out this is story line where Bane breaks Batman’s back.   That story line was Knightfall.    Think I will look into getting that one.

5 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

Batman: The Long Halloween

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2012 by getbent57

BatmanTheLongHalloween Got my hands on a copy of the trade paper back or graphic novel (what ever you call them) Batman: The Long Halloween.  Have heard from a few people that it was really good and it is good.  It first came out it was a 13 issues run.  That why these TPB are good, you get the whole story in one shoot.

As I said it is good and I will tell you while.  The story use a whole bunch of bad guys mixed in the the Falcone mob stuff. All so see how Two-Face came to be.  But the bet part is you can see that this story has influenced the movies Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.  After reading the first part it really stands out what stuff they used from this comic.  Now I am on a bit of a comic book kick.  Think I am going to have to go and buy some.

Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2012 by getbent57

GameOfThronesGraphicNovel Was doing a search on Game of Thrones merchandise to see what was out there.  Found our there is a graphic novel out now > here.  What it is, is the first six issues of the comic book version of the books.  Looked on Wikipedia to find out more.  The comic is planed to have 24 issues.  So if I do my math right there should be three more graphic novels to come out.  It does look interesting.  Not sure if I will buy it since I am still only part way into the first book.  But will keep it in mind since I love the book so far and a huge fan of the TV show.

Wanted Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by getbent57

This is a review of the graphic novel Wanted not the movie what was based off it.  When I first started to read it.  It seemed like it was trying too hard to be cured and harsh.   As the story moved along it made more sense.  They very core of the story is what has happened when all the super villains won the battle against the hero’s who no longer exists.

This trade is for an adult audiences.  The stuff in there it is pretty brutally if you are only used to superhero comics.  Really like this.  Something different to read.  They say the movie is based of this book but very little of it.

5 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Times)

Green Lantern: Secret Origin Review

Posted in Review's with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2011 by getbent57

A few posts ago I talked about picking the the graphic novel Green Lantern: Secret Origin.  Finished reading it.  Really like it.  Have seen this story played out in the DC cartoons and animated movie.  How ever this went into more detail on Hal Jordan.  Stuff I did not know.  Only thing I didn’t like was the some what cliff-hanger ending.  Left me wanting more.   Now I have to look up what book or books come after it to get the full story.

Really like this book.  The art is awesome.  Well written.  Started to get really good at that end then it stopped.  What was the only down side.  Left me wanting to know more.  Well worth the price.  Another great deal at Wal-mart.  The cover price is $16.99, I paid $11.89.

5 out of 5 GT (GT = Good Time)

Wanted Graphic Novel

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on August 18, 2011 by getbent57

Wanted Back when the Wanted the movie came out I all ways wanted (no pun intended) to read the graphic novel it was loosely based off.  So yesterday I picked up the Wanted graphic novel.  Didn’t read it let, just flipped though the pages.  Looks pretty good. This is the third trade I bought this month.  Just might have to make a spot for then on my shelf.  Will have a review at some point.

Green Lantern: Secret Origin

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , on August 13, 2011 by getbent57

GreenLanternSecretOrigin Picked up a new graphic novel today, Green Lantern: Secret Origin.  Well it is the new edition that was re-released for a movie tie in.  It has an introduction by and cover of Ryan Reynolds.  Read the first part of the book.  Pretty good so far.  As you can guess from the title it is the origin story of how Hal Jordan becomes a Green Lantern.  I am sure  there is more to the story but that is far as I got.  Will have a review once I am done reading it.