Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Lion by Frédéric Brrémaud, Federico Bertolucci (Illustrations)

I love these books. They portray a silent story with the use of expressive art that will have you smiling, tearing up and everything in between.

Rating 5 out of 5

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Sandman, Vol. 2: The Doll's House (The Sandman #2) by Neil Gaiman

A lot of things have changed since the Sandman was imprisoned, and a lot of things must be set right.

In volume 2 the Sandman must track down wayward nightmares and disarm with an emerging threat known as the Void.

We see a continuity of some of the characters we were introduced to in volume 1 and we meet some new characters and how their paths all intertwine with the dreamlord’s.

Rating 4 out of 5

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes (The Sandman #1) by Neil Gaiman

I love Neil Gaiman’s work; it’s always so bizarre and imaginative.

This book does not disappoint, it delivers a great story and amazing art.

Once upon a time, the Sandman was taken hostage but now that he has escaped his captors he must regain his throne and set right the realm of dream

Rating 5 out of 5

Thursday, January 19, 2017

All-Star Batman #1 by Scott Snyder

Well Snyder definitely came out of the gate running with this one.

Our main baddy in this one is none other than Two Face and he is out for some serious blood; placing a major bounty on Batman’s head and turning somewhat decent people into bad guys.

Without giving any spoilers, Snyder will have you at the edge of your seat and screaming for the next issue.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore, Brian Bolland

As a Joker backstory this book is amazing. I’m always team Batman, but in this book I was totally team Joker.

The same way Gotham created Batman, it created the Joker.

If there is one Joker book you read, make it this one.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Batman #6 by Tom King, David Finch

This issue really focuses more on Gotham Girl, whom I now 100% sure is officially a new lasting characters.

Here we’re still reeling from the shocking end of issue #5, but we get some really good teasers for the coming future.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Batman #1-5 by Tom King, David Finch

I was originally going to review each issue individually, however it’s a little hard to review a single issue on its own; they always end in cliffhangers and make you mad you have to wait a whole two weeks or so for the next issue.

The story begins with Bruce about to make the ultimate sacrifice to save all the people on a place Gotham. Just when things look their bleakest and you’re at the edge of your seat….BAM! Two heroes, with super strength and flight come along and help Bats save the day.

We get set up with two new heroes coming and the mystery of who they are and where they come from.

So were a little hooked now, plus Bruce donning a costume, not the Bat suit and actually going undercover has you like damn.

Things quickly take bad turn when we see Amanda Waller, because that woman is never good news.

The first act basically ends at issue #5 and let me just say “GO AND GRAB THEM.”
Rating 4 out of 5 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Batman: Rebirth by Tom King, Scott Snyder

I’m a huge Batman fan, I mean come on; how can he not be your #1? Unfortunately this rebirth issue fell a little flat for me. We are basically given this hint of things are going to change and then Bruce working out shirtless of the side of a building in an extremely hot day.

Either way, as this was a transition issue from New 52 to the current universe I will definitely be sticking with this series.

Rating 3 out of 5 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Biscuit Feeds the Pets by Alyssa Capucilli

Oh Biscuit! The adorable little pup is trying to help in his own special way.

The children really had a lot of fun with this one, they just find Biscuit too adorable.

Rating 5 out of 5

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Biscuit and the Little Pup by Alyssa Capucilli

Biscuit, always a very popular little fella with kids now has a little puppy following him around.

This was endearing story and the book was perfect for children learning how to read. The words were in relatively large font with simple sentence structures. I would definitely pick this one up for little readers.

Rating 4 out of 5