Sunday, October 18, 2009

Previews and Reviews with Gore Jones

Whaddup World,
"Welcome once again to the show that never ends, grab your drinks and find your places". Like that? I robbed it from a song my Dad wrote. This week was a smaller week than weeks past, some sweet stuff hit shelves and lets get to the smack talkin...

The Zombie Survival Guide; Recorded Attacks.

Max Brooks, author of "The Zombie Survival Guide" and "World War Z" brings to us this week a graphic novel of recorded events of Zombie attacks throughout time. I'll be honest, I was really looking forward to this book because I'm a fan of Brooks and I think his take on the realistic side of the Zombie outbreak / infection is a breath of fresh air to the already beaten to death genre but sadly I feel that this "graphic novel" was a little too short and was more a chance for him to give Ibraim Roberson time to shine. His illustrations really make the book pop, plain and simple. Brooks does a nice job of giving history the zombie twist but I feel it falls short of his mastery of creating fictional events in time like he does so well in World War Z. It's a cool book and worth the read and worth owning for your Zombie collection but in my opinion it could have been longer and a little more detailed. Sad to say but i was disappointed that I finished the book in 15 minutes and I took my time to look over the pictures and everything.

3 out of 5

Deadpool #900

i had to review this book. I loved every story in this book. I wish it was a prestige format book because I would just carry it in my book bag and read it all the time on trips or whenever I needed a good laugh. The book / issue is a handful of stories based around our favorite "Merc with a mouth" and goddamn do the writers know how to make you laugh. Fred Van Lente's story about D.P fighting three mimes and having that device that makes thought into reality...GENIUS! There's no dialogue and you still have to laugh at how they fight. That's writing at it's best, when you don't have any words but are still able to convey the message. My favorite part of the book was the cover gallery at the end where they show the "900" covers to Deadpool's books. Anyone try and look at them? They put in the 2nd and 3rd printing covers they've done for the 3 new series as well as thrown in issues of Spider-Man and the Avengers...hahaha..Oh Deadpool.

5 out of 5

Clive Barker's Seduth 3-D #1

Not only did his new movie come out this week; "Book of Blood" which by the way is amazing and any fan of his or ghost stories should definitely go and watch NOW! but he put out this creepy one shot this week in 3-D!! The book is really weird and I myself had to read it twice to really understand what the hell was going on. The basic premise is Harold Engle a wealthy man finds a diamond at one of the sites he's building a casino on. He becomes obsessed with it and spirals down into the most basic of human emotions GREED. The story becomes very skewed and almost loses the reader during the course of explaining what the hell is going on, hence why I had to read it twice. The artwork is beautiful, Gabriel Rodriguez (artist on Locke and Key) makes the trip to hell and beyond frightening and engrossing all at the same time. The 3-D just adds to the mystery and fear the book brings to the reader, I myself was waiting for something to jump out and get my while reading the book. It's a pricey book (5.99) but it's only a one shot and it's CLIVE BARKER IN 3-D!

4 out of 5

Blackest Night Batman #3

Green Lantern Corps #41

Skipping last week we've got two books this week dealing with "Blackest Night". First up is "Blackest Night Batman #3", In this final issue of the three issue miniseries, Batman, Robin, Red Robin and Deadman deal with The Black Lanterns in Gotham. Resurrected last issue The Graysons and The Drakes are looking for their children to feed on. We learn of a soon to become important fact, Hiding your emotions makes you almost invisible to The Black Lanterns and Fire is one way to deal with them, not for long but long enough to make a quick escape. I feel that this was a good mini series but another book that was too short for it's own good. I think it should have been a six issue and spread the story out a little further because this last issue solely deals with Dick and Tim dealing with their undead parents and fails to explain what happened to the everyone else that got killed and turned or came back. Jason Blood and Etrigan make a decent cameo and save the day in the end but really should've been given more insight into the story as a whole and how their magic can turn the tide of battle. I understand that it's not the Flagship book in the story and it's just a snack style story to involve Gotham, Batman and company into things but it just falls short of being overly significant in my eyes.

3 out of 5

Green Lantern Corps #41 is the second book this week in the still unfolding events of "Blackest Night". This issue is in the midst of battle on Oa with the remaining Green Lanterns battling for their lives, literally. We get more background on Arisia and her lineage in the Green Lantern Corps, Kilowog fights and proves his worth to taunting undead lanterns as Nantu fights to save the dead and wounded Lanterns from the coming onslaught. Not really a significant issue but a very well written and illustrated one at that. The Corps get thinned out even more and The Black Lanterns multiply making them a virtual army of the dead.

5 out of 5

That's all folks..
Now what I'm Jonesin for this week in Comics!


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