Wednesday, February 18, 2015

An Intro into Graphic Novels

I've recently started reading graphic novels and here's just a few.

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Outcast by Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta

Volume 1

4.5 stars

Outcast focuses on demons. Kyle Barnes has been surrounded by demonic possessions his whole life. He doesn’t know why or why he can get rid of demons with one touch, but he wants to find out. Basically this is a badass comic about demons similar to Sister Mary Eunice.

I don’t know about you but Sister Mary Eunice was one of my favorite things about Asylum and while demons freak me out and sometimes make me uncomfortable, I really enjoyed the plot behind this volume. Robert Kirkman is probably one of the best known comic artists of our time. (If you don’t know Kirkman is writer and creator of The Walking Dead.) This is my first taste of Kirkman in anything besides TWD TV show, but I definitely want to check out the comics now. The artwork in Outcast is complex and gripping. Outcast has an awesome plot and I’m curious to see where the storyline goes from where it left off. Here’s a taste of the art:



Cover Thoughts: I love the cover and I love the art on it. The colors are beautiful and I like the tone it sets.

Thank you, Netgalley and Image Comics for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Good-bye Geist by Ryo Hanada and Julianne Neville

2 stars

I’m honestly not sure how to describe the storyline of this manga. It’s not because I don’t want to spoil anything or because the storyline was so complex that I just don’t know how to word it. It’s because I didn’t know what the fuck was going on throughout all 176 pages of it.

I’m not sure what the purpose behind this manga was. The plot was confusing and convoluted. I wasn’t able to keep up with where the story was going with weird character breaks and storyline jumps. I used to be a huge manga lover. It was all I read at one point, but I’m honestly questioning my sanity it my manga tastes or if all manga I read was like this. Here’s the art (decide for yourself if you want to be tortured):



Cover Thoughts: This cover is weird. I like the pink, but the longer I look the cover the more I dislike it.

Thank you, Netgalley and Gen Manga Entertainment for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
 


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The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie

Volume 1

3.5 stars

Here’s one of those plots that I’m not a hundred percent sure how to explain so here goes: Basically this young girl gets involved with famous people who happen to be gods. There’s a lot of blood, great artwork, and high sarcasm levels from a character that was the best thing about this comic. The opening for this graphic novel is confusing, but don’t let that stop you from continuing on. The artwork is beautiful and once the story it gets going it gets good. There are a lot of moments where I was confused but it’s not hard to look past in times where it snags. In all honesty the best thing about the graphic novel was the storyline about Gods. It was pretty cool! Here’s some beautiful art:




Cover Thoughts: The reason I requested this graphic novel was because of the cover and the fact that I thought it would be one of the more entertaining graphic novels.
Thank you, Netgalley and Image Comics for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
 


Have you read any of these? Do you want to? Let me know down below in the comments.:D

6 comments:

  1. Ooh, all of these are new to me but I'm love the sound (and looks) of all of them! I tend to read more manga than graphic novels but I do want to check these out. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy them! They are all pretty different.:)

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  2. I don't often read graphic novels but Outcast looks and sounds good.

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    1. It is! And it's by Kirkman so it's definitely worth checking out.:)

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  3. I just put Outcast on hold at the library. The cover looks pretty interesting so I have to read it!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, Angela! It has amazing artwork inside.:D

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