Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Very Inappropriate Word by Jim Tobin, Dave Coverly (Illustrations)

This was a really creative story with good art.

What I loved most was how the small children in the reading group would share their stories of how parents would teach them about what was a “bad” word.

Because it encouraged a conversation and a sharing of stories, I say this was a great book.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Suicide Squad Special: War Crimes #1 by John Ostrander, Gabe Eltaeb (Illustrator), Juan Ferreyra (Illustrator), Gus Vazquez (Illustrator)

Suicide Squad stories are usually some random, let's go off and kill someone because Amanda said so.

This was just a mini-Amanda shows off what a big bad B** she is.

The “team” and I use that term so loosely, it’s basically falling apart; just has its usual antics.

Rating 3.5 out of 5

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Team Colors (Paw Patrol) by Nickelodeon

This little book based on the cute little doggies from a Nickelodeon cartoon, that although for the life of me I cannot name; but children can, teaches the little tikes the colors.

Being based on a cartoon aimed at children 0-4 was a real plus for this book’s ability to attract children.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Deathstroke: Rebirth #1 by Christopher Priest (Writer), Carlo Pagulayan (Illustrator)

Deathstroke is a really strong character, yet I personally felt that this Rebirth story didn't do the character justice.

I really hope that in upcoming issues they fix all this or at least make me like the new direction.

Rating 3 out of 5

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea by Jan Peck, Valeria Petrone (Illustrator)

When you were little bath time was the best, well, as long as you got to bring toys in. With the right toys you could be anything you wanted; a pirate, a mermaid, a scuba-dive; with your toys and imagination it could be so much fun.

Well, it’s bath time for out little protagonist and he’s decide to go explore the deep blue sea and see what creatures he can find.

A perfect read for the little ones, right before bed.

Rating 4 out of 5 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Rights of Man by Thomas Paine, Bernard Mayes (Narrator)

Thomas Paine has always been a favorite for me; a brilliant man well ahead of his times in ideology and thought.

While this work is predominantly a huge-slap to the face to Edmund Burke’s critique of the French Revolution; Mr. Paine made many good points that although aimed to reflect his times resonated strongly with the current standing of our government.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Green Lanterns #1-5 by Sam Humphries

Reviews Issues 1-5

The newest Earth Green Lantern’s (Earth must be really messed up if it needs that many GL’s) are about to have their first run in with the Red Lanterns and are about to learn so much about working as a team.

The art, especially for the baddies is amazing (no, I’m not rooting for the bad guys, I just love their art) and the story development is consistent enough that it engages the reader into the characters.

If you have a weakness for GL’s then checkout these guys. I’m loving the way we see these “normal” people really start coming into this whole hero business.

Rating 4 out of 5

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection by Edgar Allan Poe, Basil Rathbone (Read by), Vincent Price (Read by)

This collection of Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems will have any Poe lover in its grasp.

The collection includes many of the well known and popular works, as well as a couple of the less well known.

Rating 5 out of 5 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Instructions by Neil Gaiman

There is absolutely no story here. This read like poorly written shopping list.

Rating 1 out of 5 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Green Lanterns: Rebirth #1 by Geoff Johns, Sam Humphries, Ethan Van Sciver, Ed Benes

Umm, Hal in my opinion can generally do no wrong, but, what the hell man?

Hal goes off to do his hero stuff in outer space and he leaves Jessica and Sebastian in charge of protecting Earth. 

Cool, cool, they’re pretty okay. Except for the fact that Sebastian is a bit of a douche, Jessica spends half her time super afraid and oh yeah, can’t make constructs. Oh and let's not forget that Hal binds their Lanterns. Now they need each other to recharge, so yeah, not that great.

This was a pretty good start off for these new GL’s; definitely looking forward to what they will bring to the table.

Rating 4 out of 5