At the End of Your Tether
Reviews / October 4, 2019

by V. V. Glass, Adam Smith There’s one word that perfectly summarizes my feelings towards this graphic novel, and that’s confusing. I have no idea what I just read, and despite giving it my best effort there was nothing that explained the complex plot in this book in a way that made it understandable. The idea is wonderful, the art it great, but the biggest problem here is that the dialogue doesn’t seem to fit with the images, there’s no natural flow between the different frames and it’s impossible to keep up with what’s happening. One moment we’re learning that Arlo has disappeared from her home, but the next frame jumps back in time and without explanation we’re given what appears to be a completely random scene from the past.  It all starts in the 1st chapter, and I didn’t understand a thing. There wasn’t anything cohesive about the chapter and I actually had to stop and make sure that it wasn’t a case of formatting gone crazy on my computer. The dialogue didn’t match up, and it seemed as if the characters answered the wrong questions. So odd. I still decided to keep reading and I had high hopes…

Reviews / August 29, 2016

by Ryan O’Sullivan & Plaid Klaus Turncoat is a somewhat humoristic riff of some of our most well known superheroes.  They are not exactly mentioned by name in this comic, but it isn’t hard to find characters that resemble Batman, Superman etc. This story is about a man called Duke, he’s part of a group of superhero assassins. Duke however really sucks at his job, but being completely unaware of this, he sets out to kill one of the biggest superheroes in the world. Kind of makes up for a great plot there. This comic has a lot of humor to it, but at the same time you can’t really say that the art is particularly “child friendly”. There is a lot of blood and a lot of splasher-like deaths and injuries pictured here, still done in a comic way though so no need to be grossed out. I think the art it amazing, not to mention the wonderful cover, and the plot is original and fun. The characters are well developed and you will find loads of twists and turns you probably didn’t see coming. This comic has everything a comic need and all pieces are placed exactly in…

Death Vigil
Reviews / October 11, 2015

by Stjepan Šejić Death Vigil volume 1 was a nicely put together graphic novel with an intriguing plot and interesting characters. It was fast paced and there was always something happening, which also made it hard to stop reading. It’s dark and humorous and the characters are well developed. I read this as an e-comic, and at time I found some of the dialogue to be a bit hard to read, but I have a feeling it might be because of the resolution of the e-copy. It may be a lot better in the hardcopy. I can say that I did feel like the ending was a bit rushed and I would have loved for the author to spend a few more pages there to really wrap up this great story, but overall I truly enjoyed it. It’s well worth checking out. You can pre-order it at Amazon

The Empty
Reviews / October 10, 2015

by Jimmie Robinson The Empty volume 1 was a really interesting graphic novel with beautiful art and a unique and very intriguing world with many strange creatures. The characters felt well developed and despite this being a rather short novel, I got a sense of who the main characters were and what their motivation was. The plot was in a sense to save the world, but it was done in a very unique way and the way the story developed made me unable to stop reading. I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t stop until I had finished it. The art was also great and I think it really showed the world and the creatures in a great way. I want to learn more about this place and these people and I hope there will be more volumes in this series where we get to see more. I can definitely recommend this too everyone who is interested in graphic novels because I truly enjoyed reading this.

Upside Down
Reviews / October 10, 2015

by Jess Smart Smiley When I picked this up I was in the mood for something fast and easy that didn’t require much thought and concentration. And this graphic novel really delivered. It was fun light read filled with humor and with a fun plot. It’s the second novel in a series and I think it’s recommended to read the first one before taking on this, even if it’s definitely not a must. This novel stands well on its own too. Being a very quick and fast novel with little dialog, the art does most of the talking and even if it’s a very simple art it still does the job very well. I can say that I would have wished for the young vampire Harold to have played a little more of a major role in the climax of the plot, he sort of got lost a bit in the end. He started out as a scared boy haunted by nightmares, and I wanted him to do something to really face those fears, but unfortunately I don’t think he did enough considering he was sort of the main character. Still, it didn’t really matter that much when this was…

Django / Zorro
Reviews / October 10, 2015

by Quentin Tarantino, Matt Wagner I got this graphic novel through NetGalley as an e-comic book to read and review. This story picks up years after the end of Django Unchained, and I’m glad to see that Django as a character is as special as I thought he was in Django Unchained. I also think the character development was done very nicely and this was indeed a good graphic novel. I did find the plot to borderline on confusing, but what else could I have anticipated from someone like Tarantino? At times it was a lot of dialogue, which for me made it a bit slow, but that it probably just a personal preference. I like it more when the art does most of the talking in a way. Still, the fonts are placed nicely throughout and even if they were a tad bit hard to read on the computer, I’m sure it would look much better in a physical copy of the novel. I can highly recommend this to anyone who’s a fan of Tarantino and/or Western comics. You can pre-order it at Amazon

Reviews / September 1, 2015

by Noelle Stevenson The first four chapters of this graphic novel made me want to put the book down and never pick it up again. It felt childish and just too “over the top” and I really struggled with it. So I put it down and thought I’d never again pick it up. But then I decided to push through after hearing a review that it would get better after the initial chapters. And I am happy to say that it did get a lot better and it really developed into a deep and interesting story. It was fast to read, and the characters had a lot of depth despite my initial feeling that they were just completely crazy. The plot was surprising and it was fun to read from the so called villains POV and learning that everything is not always as it seems. Reading this novel also kind of made me want to turn my own novel into a graphic novel, and I might have given it a try had I been able to draw. So I do recommend this as a read for those interested in graphic novels. For those, like me, who are completely new to…