Friday, 27 February 2015

SHE-HULK #12 by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido & Mutsa Vicente


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She-Hulk #12 by Charles Soule
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well, here it is. The last instalment in this very cool, exciting, action-packed, fun series.

I love how this ends. So much chaos came with the revelation, but I knew Shulkie & Co. would be able to deal with the evil guy who was so desperate to be good. Too bad he was still rotten to the core, huh?

Anyway, I loved this series! The stories were great, the artwork was awesome--asides from those two issues that were awful--and I loved the characters. Not just all the cameos, but the main guys. Jennifer/She-Hulk was awesome all the way through, Patsy/Hellcat really grew on me as the series moved along, and I loved Angie/Paralegal and her winged monkey Hei Hei. They were a great cast, and I imagine that with a new case on their desk, they'll continue to kick butt!

Loved it.

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SHE-HULK #11 by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido & Mutsa Vicente


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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Whoa!

Seriously.

That got off to a flying start.

Seriously.

So, Titania was waiting for She-Hulk in her office. Holding the Blue File! And she starts a wicked fight that takes them out of the building and into the wilderness. Where Titania tells Shulkie that someone wants her to stop poking around the file, and in storms Volcana. The two of them are going to kill her, but then... Hei Hei arrives.

OMG.

And Hellcat. And Angie. So the secret is out.

Angie knows who's responsible for the Blue File and all the trouble it brings with it. But will Jennifer listen to reason?

Guess we'll find out in the last issue...

Another great action-packed, pretty instalment.

SHE-HULK #10 by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido & Mutsa Vicente


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She-Hulk #10 by Charles Soule
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ah, this issue is the conclusion to the Captain America Courtroom Saga. And I really, really enjoyed it! That Steve Rogers sure is a clever chap, no matter how old he is. BTW, I found out that he (somehow) lost his super soldier serum and that's why he aged. Ouch. Don't know if he will eventually get it back, but this little side story was super cool and interesting.

Everything wasn't as it seemed, and Fogler's deathbed confession wasn't exactly accurate. It was fun to see the Cap's past catch up with him. Someone's trying to tarnish his legacy, but I'm sure She-Hulk and Daredevil made sure that doesn't happen. ;)

Anyway, another great issue!

I just hope we get back to that Blue File now...

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SHE-HULK #9 by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido & Mutsa Vicente


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She Hulk #9 by Charles Soule
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You know, I usually find courtroom dramas to be a little boring, but this one kept me very interested. I mean, come on, it's...

Jennifer Walters versus Matt Murdock in a civil case against Steve Rogers.

I'm really enjoying where this is going, and some very cool revelations occurred in this issue. So I'm not going to chat about any of it. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I reckon Captain America has something up his sleeve. That sneaky old man. ;)

I must admit that I love the interaction between She-Hulk and Daredevil. They always get up to some crazy acrobatic stuff that translates beautifully to comic books. I'm still loving Pulido's artwork, and when he does those two-page spreads--wow!

I'm looking forward to finding out how this court case ends...

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SHE-HULK #8 by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido & Mutsa Vicente


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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was another awesome issue, and the artwork is back to being lovely. :)

So, Jennifer has a new client: Captain America. And for some reason--I still don't know why--he now looks as old as he is, which makes him 90-something. Yikes! Anyway, he needs her help because he's being sued in California for wrongful death. Don't know all the details yet, but it looks like it's an old case that goes back to the 1940s.

Jennifer, Steve, Patsy, Angie and her monkey (his name is Hei Hei, I really should start using it) head to Cali. In Tony Stark's plane. Except, she can't practice there so she asks her friend Matt Murdock if he'll let her use his practice so she can go to court. He says no, so she finds someone else. And when she reaches the courtroom, she figures out exactly why Matt turned her down!

I really enjoyed this one. It was fun, informative, and... it has Captain America. I'm also starting to really like Patsy--who I thought was super annoying at first--and Angie--who I was immediately suspicious of. I think Shulkie has a great team.

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

BREAKABLE by Tammara Webber


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Breakable by Tammara Webber
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read EASY last year and absolutely loved it. So of course I was interested in reading a book written in Lucas/Landon's POV. He was a great character, and the chemistry between him and Jacqueline is scorching.

Having said that, I was positive that I would love it... but I didn't. While his POV is well written and interesting, the going from Landon to Lucas put me off balance. Not to mention that reading about his wild past and sexual exploits was meh. And kinda annoying when he's falling for someone in the present.

I don't know. It just didn't work for me.

Sure, his tragic past is awful and I felt bad for him because when he lost his mother, he pretty much ended losing both parents, but the effect wasn't as strong. That might just be because I've read all this before.

Also, the fact he knew so much about Jacqueline before officially meeting her kinda bugged me. I think I preferred it when he was a mystery.

Anyway, in the end I'm glad I read it, but it was just okay for me. Nowhere near as good as EASY.

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SHE-HULK #7 by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido & Mutsa Vicente


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She-Hulk #7 by Charles Soule
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hallelujah! That other artist is gone and Pulido's back. Phew.

The artwork is back to being lovely, shiny, and the page spreads are beautiful. And She-Hulk is once again looking like the Green Goddess she is. :)

So, the story. Patsy and Jennifer are in Rufus's lab. He happens to be a guy whose business is located in the same building as Jennifer's. Anyway, he's showing them one of his creations: the Shrinko. A device that can make things small. Except, his partner's upset at the moment and decided to use it on himself. And if they don't find him soon, he'll blow up. At least that's what Hank Pym reckons. So with Ant-Man in tow, Hellcat accompanies She-Hulk into a treacherous backyard.

And that ending. Whoa.

I loved this story. It was fun and suspenseful, plus it look SO PRETTY! Only problem I had with it was cats becoming villains. Boo.

We're back to 5-star ratings, baby. ;)

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SHE-HULK #6 by Charles Soule & Ron Wimberly


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She Hulk #6 by Charles Soule
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

OMG. WTF is up with the artwork in this issue? It's EVEN WORSE than the one before it. Like, REALLY UGLY. This Wimberly's style is awful. It was so distracting, and... awful. This time I have to deduct from the rating because OMFG.

Let's get to the story. Nightwatch visits Jennifer in her office, but by now she knows not to say the trigger name--George Saywitz--because it'll drive the person crazy. Like it did to Tigra, who ended up putting Patsy in the hospital. While he's there, a bunch of demonic things attack the building and do something to She-Hulk. When it's over and done with, she decides she doesn't want to pursue this case any more. Even when Angie gets back from North Dakota, where she was shot and everything was stolen from her. Lucky for her, she's got a monkey. :P

Anyway, the story was still good but that artwork. It's terrifyingly ugly. Look at that cover, it's beautiful, but the inside. Ugh. Shulkie looks disgusting in this issue. So sad. :(

I hope they ditch this artist. Soon. No, now.

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SHE-HULK #5 by Charles Soule, Ron Wimberly & Rico Renzi


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She-Hulk #5 by Charles Soule
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Firstly, I just gotta say: Wow. That cliffhanger! Aaaahhhhhh.

I really LOVE the cover for this issue, but the artwork inside wasn't as good as the issues before it. I guess they changed artists, and I don't really like the way he draws She-Hulk. He's taken some of her femininity, and made her kinda butch. Which doesn't make sense because she's Jennifer all through the story.

Anyway, I was going to give a lower rating because of that... BUT the story is excellent. So, full marks again. ;)

Jennifer and Patsy are interviewing different people listed in the Blue File. Jennifer visits The Shocker and gets a few answers out of him. However, when Patsy broaches the subject with Tigra, she loses it. In the meantime, Angie is in North Dakota conducting her own research, and gets into a lot of trouble as well.

I really love how this story is shaping up. I just wish the artist wasn't so sharp edges and trying to make things ugly when they don't need to be. O_o

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SHE-HULK #4 by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido & Mutsa Vicente


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She-Hulk #4 by Charles Soule
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed the way this issue starts because it becomes very obvious that whatever sweet-talking power Angie has, it doesn't affect Jennifer.

Angie is trying really hard to convince her not to worry about Kristoff Vernard and the fact that although Jennifer won the case, Doctor Doom took his son back to Latveria.

But Jennifer refuses to give up, even if the money Kristoff paid her nearly got her into some trouble. What she needs is to go and see an old friend, a fellow lawyer. And so, she ends up in San Francisco with Daredevil! Super cool. I also loved it when they went out and had a blast, LOL.

Before heading home, she decides to go to Latveria to face Doom. That's where she encounters Gigantic Doom, which cracked me up.
 
Another beautifully drawn instalment, with a very cool story.

Can't wait to find out more about the Blue File!

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THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean


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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

My daughter's had this book for several years and really liked it, but I hadn't read it yet, so I borrowed it from her last night and got stuck into it...

What's a boy to do when he wants his friend's goldfish and nothing catches his friend's eye? Swap his Dad for the goldfish, of course. All Dad does is read the newspaper, so why not? :P And so begins a quirky adventure that sends a snickering brother and sister across town in order to swap their Dad back.

LOL.

This is a lovely little story with gorgeous and unique artwork. I also enjoyed the Afterword because I love reading about what sparks a story.

Great book! Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean sure make a great team.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

SHE-HULK #3 by Charles Soule, Javier Pulido & Mutsa Vicente


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She-Hulk #3 by Charles Soule
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ooooh. I love that cover!

Kristoff Vernard, who happens to be Victor Von Doom's son, wants Jennifer to help him get asylum in the USA. He doesn't want to eventually inherit the leadership of Latveria, and although he might be a little snotty and spoilt, he isn't like his father. So, she decides to help him.

But Doombots get in their way. Well, until Patsy makes an appearance and helps She-Hulk... but that's not The End, because Daddy Dear decides to pay the courthouse a visit. :/

OMG. I knew there was something about Angie. I'm pretty sure she's got some kind of mind control power where she can make you agree with her or do as she tells you. And that monkey, LOL.

This was another great issue. I really enjoyed it!

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