2018 · Review

Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 3: League of Shadows


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Synopsis:

The sweeping new chapter in writer James Tynion IV’s acclaimed saga—featuring a league of talented artists including Marcio Takara (THE FLASH) and Christian Duce (BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL)—is here, in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS.

Batwoman, an accomplished crime-fighter who’s overcome the darkest of betrayals. Clayface, a reformed villain whose potential is eclipsed only by his astonishing powers. New heroes like Azrael, an avenging angel, and Batwing, whose incredible armor makes him a true dark knight. Led by the Batman himself, this team of guardians stands ready to protect Gotham City.

But the secrets of the team’s most mysterious member, Cassandra Cain, are about to come to light. And that light will cast a shadow darker than anything they’ve ever seen before.

They thought the League of Shadows was just a rumor—a secret society of nihilistic killers often whispered about but never seen. But now the League is here, in Gotham. They’re destroying Batman’s team one by one. And their sinister leader, Lady Shiva, has come to reclaim her daughter—or destroy her.

Can even Batman’s arch-enemy Ra’s al Ghul and his League of Assassins stop the onslaught? Or have the Shadows come to stay?

Find out in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS. 

Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #950-956.

My Thoughts:

This was the best one yet, I have no idea what is coming but I’m excited.

The fact that this volume focused on my favorite girl, Cassandra I was hooked from the first page. This volume had some of the most beautiful pages in terms of writing and artwork.

The team feels like an actual team now, they work with each other and interact with fondness, it’s amazing to see how they have evolved from the first volume.

The storyline was pretty amazing, the antagonists in this volume were perfect and did a great job at setting the stage for what is to come and I’m hyped!

Like can you guys tell I loved this volume??

Side Notes:

I really liked that Stephanie wasn’t in this volume

Tim Drake, yikes.

Clayface is such a sweetheart!

Ballet❤️

Psycho moms

All I want is for Cass to be happy and loved.

There is going to be magic! Which is great because I love just about every magic user in DC

Basil Karlo deserves love, rainbows, and sunshine. He deserves a chance, and infinite hugs and snuggles.

Kate Kane, is so bland. She’s like cardboard.

Bruce Wayne is a bad dad. But ya’ll should know that.

 

4 stars

sam

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2018 · Review

The Lily Dale Series by Wendy Corsi Staub


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Synopsis:

 Just days after her mother’s sudden death in a freak accident, Calla is sent to spend the rest of the summer with her grandmother in Lily Dale, a mysterious town of psychics where nothing is really as it seems.  But to unlock the secrets behind her mother’s death, Calla must first accept her newfound gift.

The longer Calla stays, the stranger things become and as her own senses begin to awaken, she wonders if her mother’s hidden past could explain her death. Calla must find out the truth, even if it means trusting the spirits she never knew she could see.

My Thoughts:

So, this is one of my all time favorite series! I read this series for the first time when I was 15, I actually remember buying the first book at a book fair. It was a series that I loved with my whole heart when I was younger and has managed to stay with all these years later, like I mean I thought about this series frequent;y, like all the damn time. Anyway, I recently re-read this series for the first time, and I didn’t think it was possible but I love it even more now.

The series follows 16-year-old Calla as she moves across the country after the tragic death of her mother. Calla is leaving everything she knows behind in California, to spend the summer with her grandmother in Lily Dale, New York. The crazy thing about this is that she hasn’t seen her grandmother since she was a small child and when she finally makes it there she realizes that Lily Dale is nothing like the neighborhood she left in California, because just about every single person in Lily Dale is a psychic. The more time that Calla spends in Lily Dale, the more her life changes. Some of those some changes are good, some bad, and some are life-altering.

If I’m being completely honest the first book, Awakening is the weakest book in the series. Calla is a grieving 16-year-old, some of the things she does/says can be pretty annoying, but for me easily forgivable because I understand where she is coming from. I really couldn’t imagine losing my mother in such a tragic way, and then have to leave absolutely everything behind, to stay with someone barely know. But at the same time, though at a time she could definitely be annoying, I loved seeing everything through her mind’s eye, and I was thoroughly entertained by her unwavering skepticism while being surrounded on all sides by psychics. Watching her growing relationship with her grandmother, Ophelia was amazing to me, I just loved seeing them connect especially after losing someone that was so important to them.

Now, when I first picked this series up I definitely was not expecting it to end the way it did. There was so much change, and unexpected twists and turns. The first book starts off as like a kind of watered down cozy mystery like you don’t even know that there is going to be a mystery until the last chapter of the first book. But, from then on the mystery is on full force and it takes you down so many different roads, it’s actually pretty crazy, but in a lowkey kind of way. The series as a whole is light, like not extremely heavy or sad, so when the author issues the first twist your like “whaaaaat” and it just gets crazier than that.

My favorite books in the series are the last two, Connecting and Discovering. Because they are my favorites I can’t tell you much, which sucks because I definitely want to. The last two are my favorites because they are strongest in the series. Calla in them has become stronger in every aspect and really finds her voice and purpose in this new world that she has been thrust into. The new relationships that she has built are so strong, and some, in particular, are just so beautiful. The the two chapters in the last book, make the series in my opinion. I cried so much, it was crazy. Everything wraps up so nicely, and there is a bittersweet end.

It’s just amazing guys, I honestly can’t recommend it enough!

5 stars

sam

2018 · Review

Salt & Nejma by Nayyirah Waheed


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Salt:
Sometimes, a book comes into your life and it changes your whole entire outlook and your life. For me that book was Salt. I read it for the first time in 2016, at a point In a time when I was struggling, with changing viewpoints, and me just changing as a whole.

I was struggling with the fact that I was not the same person I once was. I’ve since learned that change is a necessary part of life, and it shouldn’t be feared. But anyway, this book was everything I needed to hear, without even knowing I needed to hear it. This book is basically my heart laid bare. It’s hard for me to even explain it any more than that, I connected with this book in a way I’ve never before, and as a result, it changed my life. 

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Nejma:
Salt will always have a special place In my heart. As at the time I read it, it felt like every single poem was written just for me.

But Nejma doesn’t come close to Salt, unfortunately. This book had its moments, poems so beautiful and potent it blew my mind. But then those poems would be followed by poems that felt repetitive and where, and just didn’t make an impact at least not to me.

 

As a whole, I find that both books are beautiful, amazing collections of poetry that I would recommend to everyone. Waheed In her poems touches on a wide variety of issues, so I’m absolutely positive everybody will come across a poem that touches their heart.

Some of my favorites include:

put some honey and sea water by your bed. acknowledge. that your being needs sweetness and cleansing. that it is sore. that you are. soft.
— orishas

grieve. so that you can be free to feel something else.

be easy. take your time. you are coming home. to yourself.
— the becoming | wing

flower work is not easy. remaining soft in fire takes time.

she asked ‘you are in love what does love look like’ to which I replied ‘like everything I’ve ever lost come back to me.’

if I write what you may feel but cannot say. it does not make me a poet. it makes me a bridge. and I am humbled and I am grateful to assist your heart in speaking.
– grateful

Also, Nejma & Salt will be free to download through Kindle until July 28, 2018. I hope you guys decide to pick it up!

5 stars

sam

2018 · Review

Book vs. Movie| The Time Traveler’s Wife


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Synopsis

A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn’t stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.

Audrey Niffenegger’s innovative debut, The Time Traveler’s Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

The Time Traveler’s Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Clare’s marriage and their passionate love for each other as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals—steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

My Thoughts

 I read the book because the movie was coming out, so about 2008. And let me tell you it’s a brick of a book. Thick, heavy, and absolutely beautiful. It’s one of my all time favorite books, and though I read it for the first time seven years ago, it’s a book I find myself thinking about frequently. It’s a book that still lingers with me because I watched as Clare grew up, watched her fall in love with Henry, watched all their struggles, I know their past and I know their future. So it’s no surprise why I still carry their story with me, after all these years.
When it comes to what I like better I slightly like the movie more. The movie is an amazing adaption. The movie holds the same amount of charm as the book. The movie is a very close adaptation which in my eyes is amazing, I wish all movies did that. A lot of things were omitted, I mean A LOT. But remember when I said that the book was a brick, I wasn’t lying. The book has a lot of filler, it jumps around from before Clare finds Henry, to when she was a child, so when she is a teenager, and sometimes Henry is catapulted into the future, or his in the past and he’s standing with the child version of himself. It’s a constant back and forth, with a multitude of different Henry’s and Clare’s in different stages of life. With the movie, you get the main points, the points that really matter, the points that are the most linear. With the book you get all the nuances, you get the fights, past loves, struggles, heartbreak, the funny, the awkward, the quiet, and the loud, you get everything. I liked that when I watched the movie I could point out what lead to that moment. Every scene in the movie was so much more impactful to me because I knew all these little things; picnics, hideaways, adventures, poems, past loves, paper making, libraries, singing, shoeboxes.
I love both the book and movie, but I enjoy the movie slightly more because of the ending. Both ending are in equal parts heartbreaking and sad, but the movie’s ending is a little happier? Actually, I lied. The movie’s ending Isn’t happier by a long shot, because once you’ve read the book you just know, and it makes the ending 10x sadder. But I like the end of the movie because it’s because the book ending, seems so lonely. My heart breaks for Clare at the end of the book, in my mind’s eye its gray, gloomy, steeped in melancholy. But the movie ending is this bright, sunny moment that lasts only a minute but God, it’s beautiful and amazing such a contrast from the book.
I can’t talk about the movie without talking about the actors. I thought Rachel McAdams who plays Clare was amazing, but also I’ve been obsessed with her since the Notebook, so I’m extremely biased. But who really shined in this was Eric Bana, he was the absolute perfect Henry. He is exactly how I picture Henry, and he had him down pat, his personality, his reactions to his family and Clare was pretty much exactly how it was In the book.
Okay so in closing, I loved both the book and the movie. I’ve read and seen each over and over again and it never fails to make me cry. The books is phenomenal and the movie in my opinion was a great adaptation that captured the characters perfectly.
5 stars
sam
2018 · Review

Closed Doors by Pauline Albanese


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74 Pages

Published October 2nd 2015

 

Synopsis

This is a coming of age story. 
This is about closing your eyes, 
shedding your skin, 
finding yourself, 
and touching your soul. 

In the Underworld, Persephone looks her Death in the face. 

My Thoughts

A small fact about me is that I am obsessed with mythology, particularly Greek & Egyptian. One of my favorite myths has to be the Persephone & Hades one. This is a pretty popular one and has been retold and reimagined in many books. 

For those that don’t know about the myth, don’t worry cause I’m going to tell you about it! On one of the rare occasions that Hades leaves the underworld, he stumbled upon a girl who was picking flowers In a field and instantly fell in love with her. That girl was Persephone. Hades then told his brother Zeus about the girl he now finds himself in love with, and together they come up with a plan to trap Persephone. While she was playing in the field, Zeus and Hades caused the ground to split and so she fell down into Hades. At first she was against the marriage to Hades, but eventually grew to love her husband and they lived happily ever after.

That was a very simple and abridged version of the myth, and it’s just one variation. In some Persephone willing went to the Underworld, or that Hades tricked her with flowers and Jewels. Either way, Persephone ends up in the Underworld. And if I’m being completely honest I love the ones where she’s the one who craved the darkness and stepped boldly into Hades’ domain and became one of its rulers. 

Moving along, now.

I bring up this myth because it is the premise of this wonderful and amazing play. This short play Chronicles Persephone’s descent into the underworld and the chaos that came with it, and her relationship with the man who caused
It was beautifully written, it was honest and poetic, and sometimes funny.

Hades and Persephone were an interesting pair to watch and to observe how they interacted with each other.

Zeus was a horrible, and it was honestly amazing. He was written exactly how you’d imagine him to be.

Hades was a broken sweetheart, who I wanted to hug.

Persephone was stubborn and annoying, but she had fire, she wasn’t passive, and I loved her. I loved that she was determined to write her own story, and not go along with what others wanted her to be.

The stage directions were amazing as well, they were often poetic and did a great job of setting the scene. They weren’t typical exit and enter stage directions. 

I just wish Demeter was in the play because she sounded amazing (& like she wanted to tear Hades apart limb by limb) and I wanted to see her confrontation with Hades.

When I tell you that this book is beautiful, I truly, one hundred percent mean it. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking, retelling that flushes out Persephone and Hades gives them depth and meaning. While keeping them and the other goddess and gods true to what we’ve seen in other myths.

I highly recommend this play, it’s short but it leaves you wanting so much more. I truly wish I could share some of my favorite quotes, but they’re all spoilery. 

5 stars

sam

2018 · Review

Rogue & Gambit by Kelley Thompson


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Kelly Thompson & Pere Pérez 

Paperback, 112 pages
Expected publication: July 17th 2018 by Marvel

Synopsis:

Everybody’s favorite X-couple is reunited! And boy, are they not happy about that… Kitty Pryde must send Rogue and Gambit on an undercover mission to find a group of kidnapped mutants. What they discover on this mission will shock them. But will it also bring them closer together…? It’s a high-stakes adventure caper that only the two hottest X-Men can deliver!
COLLECTING: ROGUE & GAMBIT 1-5

My Thoughts: 

Okay, I read this trade in single issues and while reading I wrote mini-reviews for each issue, the trade paperback will be out later this month. 

Issue #1: 

It started off really good. I loved that it felt like the cartoon from the 90s, there is so much history between these two and I haven’t read it all, so having it feel reminiscent of the cartoon was fantastic. Anyway, this issue does a really good job of setting the couple up and exposing some of they’re baggage. And let me tell you, there was a conversation between the two, and the things Remy said made me want to cry. Ended with a bit of a cliffhanger but it was expected, so I’m interested to see how this storyline progresses. 

Issue #2:

It would seem that I’m destined to cry my way through this storyline. It’s an extended therapy session, and it comes equipped with so much emotion but also humor. With every issue, I find myself loving and rooting for this couple. I want them to have a happily ever after. 

Issue #3:

This issue was more focused on the plot. A lot of interesting this have come to light, and again I’m excited to see how all of this ends and what will be left, Rogue & Remy. Also, there was so many emotions and revelations. Omg, the emotions!!!!!

Issue #5:

Five issues and every single one made me cry!


As a whole I found this to be a deeply emotional story, and I enjoyed every second of it. These are characters I loved as a child, who’ve had a long and tumultuous relationship. Watching them talk about and work through their problems is the highlight of this story. The plot was secondary, and such it wasn’t memorable and I believe that was done intentionally. It isn’t about a mission it’s about these characters and trying to figure out of their is a future for them as a couple. While there is action and adventure, it’s as stated before, not the point of this trade. 

I won’t spoil you, but if you read Marvel comics you know what happened last month, and will know what going to happen in the future. And yes, I know my last statement was incredibly vague, but I just can’t spoil you. 

All in all, I highly recommend this trade if your fans of this lovely couple, and if you been rooting for them for decades, it won’t disappoint and it might bring some tears to your eyes. I also recommend X- Men Gold #30. If your looking for non-stop action and adventure with a solid story arc, maybe this isn’t for you. BUT of your looking for a couple therapy session equipped with lots and lots of emotion, THIS IS IT! 

5 stars

sam

2018 · Review

Co-Ed by Rachel Van Dyken


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 248 pages
Published April 22nd 2018 by Rachel Van Dyken

Synopsis:

Four guys. 
Constant moaning. 
And a revolving door across the college suite I somehow ended up in because my first name is Shawn. 
They don’t discriminate. Girls. Guys. Grandmas. Plants (okay maybe not plants) all walks of life stroll in stressed to the brim, and leave so satisfied I’m wondering what sort of talents lie behind that door. 
My roommate calls them the pleasure ponies. 
But the rest of the college campus? 
They just call them the new face of Wingmen Inc. A paid for relationship service that makes big promises. 
Breakup? They’ll glue you back together again. 
Depressed? They have the magic pill. 
Lonely? Just spend a few minutes while they rub you down and you’ll forget all about it. 
And broken hearts? Well, that’s their specialty. They’ll fix you. 
For a price… 
I swore I wouldn’t get involved. 
But apparently they like a challenge, and a girl who doesn’t put up with their BS is basically like waving a red flag in front of a bull. 
They. All. Charged. 
But one holds my attention above the rest. 
Knox Tate looks like a Viking — and getting pillaged is starting to look more appealing by the day. Though he’s hiding something — all of them are. And the closer I get. The more I realize that some things are left better in the past. 
You’ve read reverse harem books before — but you’ve never read one like this. It’s not what you think, or is it? Dive in and find out… 
Knox, Leo, Finn, and Slater are waiting, and they aren’t patient men. 
Welcome to the new face of Wingmen Inc — You’re welcome.

My Thoughts:

This the first Romance novel I’ve read since 2014. I used read them like crazy, but eventually, I just got tired of them. Majority of the books all have the same setup, the main characters meet, fall in lust that then turns into love, they break up get back together, and then at the end, they are either engaged, married, or pregnant. Or they are married and pregnant. I got tired of reading the same thing over and over, and eventually found myself wanting to immerse myself in novels that were steeped in action and adventure, books that had lots of character development and valued platonic and familial relationships.

An important fact about this book that I have to share is that the author states this is her take on a  “reverse harem” if you are unfamiliar with the term it’s basically a poly-relationship in which the woman has one or more partners. If that turns you off, don’t worry because there is only one love interest, the rest of the guys are just friends. really, really, flirty friends.

Anyways, when I saw this book in my recommended books section on my Kindle, I found myself immediately buying it, and let me tell you… I loved it. This book follows Shawn in her first semester of college after transferring, and because of her boyish name (which I love btw) finds herself in a dorm with four men. Men that just so happen to have a very interesting job, who also find themselves enamored with our girl Shawn.

I actually read this book in one sitting, because it was just so entertaining to me. There are definitely some moments in this book that are completely unrealistic, and that definitely needs to be checked because they just unbelievable but I found myself not caring about that and really only caring about the characters and the relationships that they shared. I loved that Shawn was a honest to God sweetheart, and how sweet her roommates were. My favorite moments were seeing them interact and watching them pretty dote on her, and how flustered she would get when they talked about their job. Knox, Finn, Slater, and Leo all have different relationships with Shawn that I found adorable when they were with her, and absolutely hilarious when it was just the guys.

I loved that this book was so different from all of the New Adult novels I’ve read before. They were college students, who actually acted like students. They went to class, they partied, they lived on campus, Shawn was an athlete. The college experience that Dyken created was relatable and definitely my favorite part. Also to make it even better, the book didn’t end with a marriage, a proposal, or a baby. Though I have to say it had a twist that I honestly never, never saw coming.

All in all, was it the best romance novel I’ve ever read? No, it wasn’t. But it was pretty darn spectacular and I’m glad I read it, and definitely recommend it.

4 stars

sam

 

2018 · Review

The Flash Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded


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Joshua Williamson & Carmine Di Giandomenico

163 pages

Published August 1st 2017 by DC Comics

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

 

Synopsis:

The Flash’s old foes, the Rogues, have abandoned Central City, pulled off that big score they’ve been after for years and are living it up in a beachside mansion. The only problem? They ripped off the wrong people–and now, some truly evil people are out for revenge. If the Rogues are going to have any chance of surviving, they’ll need the help of their least favorite person alive: the Flash.
From up-and-coming writer Joshua Williamson (IlluminatiRed Skull) and illustrator Carmine Di Giandomenico comes The Flash, Volume 3: Rogues Reloaded!

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My Thoughts:

Right off the bat, this has been my favorite volume thus far. I really enjoyed watching the rogues give ol’ boy Barry a run for his money, and I really loved that he was in full investigative mode and I wasn’t subjected to panels and panels dedicated to his feelings.
 
While I love Barry, listening to his problems it isn’t fun. Especially since they are pretty easily solved, If he was just HONEST, but whatever.
 
What made this volume so interesting was that it focuses less on Barry and more on the people who occupy his life namely, Wally & Iris. I adored them both in this volume, Iris herself was also in full Investigative mode and it was cool to be in her head if only for a bit, and she was pretty bad*ss!
 
But It was the sweet summer child Wallace West that stole my heart and in my eyes the show. His mission was so sad, and I was so hoping that he would get the answers he so desperately wanted/needed. His moment with Barry brought tears to my eyes, god I’m so happy that he is getting more development!!
 
All in all, this was a pretty good installation, if I’m being honest it’s more of a 3 overall, but it had some amazing panels and a lot of development so I had to give it a 4.
 
 
Side notes:
 
I want Wally to stay mad at Barry.
 
Bartholomew Allen Is very annoying
 
I want more bad*ss Iris West
 
THE ROGUES NEEED THEIR OWN SERIES
 
Captain Cold will be back, and I’m excited to see how it turns out
 
I wanted the rogues to get a HEA, but Bartholomew Allen RUINED IT.
 
Also, I’m going to need Barry to stop saying he’s the Fastest Man Alive until he races redhead Wally.
 
Iris is definitely going to kick Barry’s butt, and (young) Wally is going to
help. On second thought maybe both Wally’s will help.
 
4 stars

sam

2018 · Review

Batman: Detective Comics, Vol. 2: The Victim Syndicate


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James Tynion & Eddy Barrows

Paperback, First, 168 pages

Published May 16th 2017 by DC Comics

Synopsis:

Innocent victims maimed or broken by Batman’s greatest enemies band together, and they blame Batman and his fellow vigilantes for what happened to them just as much as they blame the psychopaths who hurt them. 

Batman and his newly trained team of allies must take on these troubled souls, but one of Batman’s teammates can’t help but think they might have a point… 

From writer James Tynion (Batman/TMNT) comes the second volume of the return of Detective Comics

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My Thoughts:

This volume stumbled a bit, it wasn’t as good as the second one but at the same time, I enjoyed it more. They are actually doing things, it’s not training and lectures and whatever, they are working as a team, and that made it more enjoyable.
 
The whole victim’s syndicate, in theory, was very interesting, especially for me who always wonders what happens to the people who unintentionally get hurt, I blame Civil War. But it was boring and dragged on and we really didn’t even learn anything, at least nothing shocking, or even interesting in my opinion. Though I loved Clayface, he showed heart and I enjoyed that immensely.
 
I’m we got to see Harper, she’s a girl after my own heart. And Cassandra actually said something in this volume so that’s a plus. Also, Luke Fox, can’t wait to see more of him.
 
Tim is not my favorite Robin, and I highly doubt he ever will be as long as Jason and Damian are around. Actually even if they weren’t they would still be my favorites, but anyway, after the first volume, I assumed that there would be a gaping hole in the team because he wasn’t around and it wasn’t the case. If it weren’t for the fact he was brought up constantly I would have completely forgotten he was even apart of the team. Which is sad.
 
Overall, it was okay. It wasn’t spectacular, but the reason this is getting 3 stars and not 2 is because of two Batwoman issues at the end because let me tell you, it was great. Those two issues alone were way better than the Detective Comics, and it got me hyped for Batwoman rebirth.
 
Side note:
I’m so hoping Veronica + Kate become a thing.

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3 stars

sam

 

 
2017 · Review

Red Hood and the Outlaws, Vol. 1: Dark Trinity


Scott Lobdell & Dexter Soy

Paperback, First, 168 pages

Published May 2nd 2017 by DC Comics

My Rating: 5/5

Synopsis:

A part of DC Universe: Rebirth!

Jason Todd, a.k.a. Redd Hood, has been many things–a Robin, dead, the Red Hood–now he’s back and he’s embracing his bad side!

With his new status as a villain, Red Hood plans to take down Gotham’s underworld from the inside. Joined by a fallen Amazon named Artemis and a half-baked Superman clone named Bizarro, this dark trinity will soon discover that the line between hero and villain is harder to discern than they might think.

Collecting: Red Hood & the Outlaws 1-6

My Thoughts:

This trade was so good! Honestly, my love for Jason Todd is immense like all he has to do is breathe and I’m like

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I loved this trade because it showcased that there is so much more to Jason than just being the odd man out, the unwanted robin, or as Damian put it “the easy to kill robin” (Damian is my baby and he is my second favorite robin, Jason is my first obvs.) One reason why I enjoy Jason’s character so much is that he’s the least like Batman. He can go and do things that Batman can’t or won’t.

I thought the storyline was on point. It was interesting and did a great job at setting up the dynamic between the outlaws and forming bonds. Also, so love that Jason & Batman’s relationship was brought up and we all the feelings and stuff. Would love to see Jason’s relationship with Batman and the rest of the fam improve, but that he stays the same I don’t want him to change.

Also, Artemis & Jason

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Side notes:

Um, I’m going to need Batman to back the hell off and trust Jason. So, he killed a Nazi. And killed some drug dealers, who were selling drugs to children, might I add. And he blew up a city. It’s time to move on Bruce, like damn.  

Not Batman

Not Wonder Woman

Not Superman

The dark trinity – Honestly I DIE.

The relationship between Artemis and Jason is fantastic, all the banter and fighting is hilarious!

Jason and Bizarro? Yes GAWD!

Bizarro is my baby, I already know. I have to protect him.

Pup Pup – *cries*

Red him & Red Her

Jason bonding with Bizarro, had me crying. I just can’t. Jason going out of his way to show that Bizarro doesn’t have to be like Superman. And the parallels between them? This trade will be the death of me.

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