Category Archives: Graphic Novels

Comic Book Reviews: The Hypernaturals

Comic Book Reviews: The Hyper­nat­u­rals Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's The Hyper­nat­u­rals deserved a longer run than the 12 issues it got. On the plus side however, those 12 issues essen­tially tell a single story so the result is a maxi-series. To put this comic in context, thing Legion of Super­heroes only with a bit more edge and just … Read More… Share on Tumblrvar dd_offset_from_content = 40;var dd_top_offset_from_content = 20;var dd_override_start_anchor_id = "";var dd_override_top_offset = ""; jQuery(document).ready(function($) { window.setTimeout('loadPinterest_111921()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadTwitter_111921()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadReddit_111921()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadGoogle1_111921()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadTumblr_111921()',1000); }); func­tion loadPinterest_111921(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $.getScript('http://assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js'); }); } func­tion loadTwitter_111921(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-twitter-111921').remove();$.getScript('http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js'); }); } func­tion loadReddit_111921(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-reddit-111921').remove();$('.DD_REDDIT_AJAX_111921').attr('width','51');$('.DD_REDDIT_AJAX_111921').attr('height','69');$('.DD_REDDIT_AJAX_111921').attr('src','http://www.reddit.com/static/button/button2.html?width=51&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eoghann.com%2Freviews%2Fgraphic-novels&title=Graphic%20Novels&newwindow=1'); }); } func­tion loadGoogle1_111921(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-google1-111921').remove();$.getScript('https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js'); }); } func­tion loadTumblr_111921(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-pocket-111921').remove();$.getScript('http://platform.tumblr.com/v1/share.js'); }); }

Comicbook Review: Ms Marvel #1

So having finally promoted Ms. Marvel to Captain Marvel a year or so back, Marvel have decided it's time to intro­duce a new Ms Marvel to the Marvel Universe. There were a lot of Marvel's in the sentence. And as part of a concerted effort to widen the scope of their char­ac­ters beyond white and 90% male, this time they went with a teenage muslim Ms. Marvel.

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Comics Review: Captain Marvel

If you're looking for a largely tradi­tional super­hero comic with a female lead then the current iter­a­tion of Captain Marvel is well worth a look. Written by Kelly Sue Decon­nick and drawn by assorted artists this is a book that features a super­hero doing the sort of things you expect Marvel super­heroes to do (no not fighting each other, the first 12 issues are actu­ally largely free of crossover). Captain Marvel was of course orig­i­nally a male char­acter but he died (and has surpris­ingly stayed dead). What we have here is Ms. Marvel/Warbird/Binary finally taking on the title that she clearly should have.

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Graphic Novel Review: Kill Shakespeare Vol 3: The Tide Of Blood

If I wanted to give a comic book reader a quick idea of Kill Shake­speare I'd prob­ably say it's like Fables only with you know… Shake­spearian char­ac­ters. Because, well, it is. Which is cool, because I like Fables. Pulling this off with char­ac­ters and settings from prob­ably the best known name in western liter­a­ture is a bit more diffi­cult than … Read More…