Graphic Novel Reviews!

So I’ve been reading Graphic Novels an comics the last couple of days, so I decided shortly review them in one mega post. Let me know if you have read some of these (or all of these) and whether you liked them and whatnot!

21524921 Title: Superman/Wonderwoman: Power Couple (Volume One) by Charles Soule (Writer) and Tony S. Daniel (Penciller)
Genre: Superhero
Length: 192 pages
Format: Graphic Novel
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Publisher: DC Comics
Rating – 4/5!

Beginning a bold new series that details the relationship between The Man of Steel and the Warrior Princess as writer Charles Soule (Swamp Thing) is joined by artist Tony S. Daniel (Batman) to tell the tale of a romance that will shake the stars themselves. These two super-beings love each other, but not everyone shares their joy. Some fear it, some test it-and some will try to kill for it. Some say love is a battlefield, but where Superman and Wonder Woman are concerned it spells Doomsday!

Collects Issues #1-7 of Superman/Wonder Woman.

 

A good friend of mine who is actually more like my brother than a friend got this for me for Christmas this year! Anyone who knows me knows that Superman is my favorite superhero so when I opened this I got really excited.

I gave this graphic novel a four star review, overall I enjoyed the story alot but I had very minor issues with it. The villains here are people that we have encountered in Superman’s past before which for me was a double edged sword  – I enjoyed that but at the same time, I was itching for something new. To me it just seemed like a safe way to go but I do like the angle they took on it – like Superman’s problems are now Wonderwoman’s problems and vice versa since they are now in a committed relationship. I just really liked seeing this pairing, it seems like an obvious pairing but it’s really nice to see them together, I think. I don’t think I could really see them not ending up together. It just had to happen. I do want to continue reading this series because I want to find out what happens with Doomsday and also with their relationship.

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18478261Title: Night of the Living Deadpool (The Living Deadpool #1) by Cullen Bunn (Writer) and Ramon Rosanas (Illustrator)
Genre: Superhero
Length: 96 pages
Format: Graphic Novel
Publication Date: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Rating – 5/5!

Deadpool awakes from a food coma to find…the zombie apocalypse has occurred! Now, can the Merc with a mouth avoid becoming the Merc in their mouths?! Thrill to the sight of a hideous, rotting-fleshed monster shambling about the landscape…and don’t forget all the zombies that he’s fighting! (Get it? That first one referred to Deadpool. Who says zombie horror comics can’t have a little humor?) Cullen Bunn, writer of the fan-favorite Deadpool Killogy, brings us one of Deadpool’s darkest tales ever…and we’re not just saying that because it’s in black and white (and red)! So ring the dinner bell and nail shut the door, as Deadpool takes on the undead! COLLECTING: Night of the Living Deadpool 1-4.

Night of the Living Deadpool was definitely an interesting read. Basically, Deadpool awakens in the midst of the zombie apocalypse and it’s basically his adventures during this time period as the last superhero.

I ended up enjoying this storyline. It’s definitely different and something that I never expected to even exist. It was just really fun and cool to see classic horror themes blended with the humor of Deadpool. It was a super fast, enjoyable read. I ended up giving this five stars! Now I need to go out and buy the next volume! This was bloody, interesting and funny – all things I have come to expect from a Deadpool arc.

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17724775Title: Deadpool Killustrated (Deadpool Killogy #2) by Cullen Bunn (Writer) and Matteo Lolli (Illustrator)
Genre: Superhero
Length: 96 pages
Format: Graphic Novel
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Rating – 5/5!

Deadpool has already killed every hero in the Marvel Universe, but he isn’t through. This time…Deadpool’s gonna take down the most famous characters in classic literature! Why read a book when you can watch a book die?! Tom Sawyer gets slashed in TWAIN! The Little Women’s throats MAY get ALL-CUT! Scrooge gets a visit from THREE BULLETS! Gulliver gets a SWIFT DEATH! The Three Musketeers are all for DONE! Sherlock Holmes gets to the bottom of HIS OWN GRAVE! And more book-related puns! Can Deadpool rid the universe of the scourge of classical literature? Throw away your library card and buy this book! You never knew how badly you needed this! COLLECTING:DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED #1-4.

When I saw this online I just couldn’t stop myself from checking it out. I bought it for my husband for his birthday (along with the one above) and had to steal it from him for a few hours because let’s be serious, I am probably more interested in this concept than he is. Deadpool slicing and dicing his way through classic literature…um yes please! I ended up giving this book, five stars. I will admit that the first issue had me scractching my head a little because 1) I didn’t read Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe (so that’s definitely on me) and 2) it just wasn’t quite living up to my pretty lofty expectations. But, by the second issue I was invested, I was behind the story one hundred percent.

I ended up REALLY enjoying this arc. I found it to be fun and funny. Towards the end it did live up to my expectations although I wish it were longer and more detailed, I wish he spent more time in the classic stories but what we got in this volume was super fun. I definitely recommend for people who like Deadpool and who are also fans of the classics. This is a mash up you won’t want to miss!

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3549688-04Title: Restless Souls (X-Men Fairy Tales #4) by C.B. Cebulski (Writer) and Kei Kobayashi (Artist)
Genre: Superhero
Length: 32 pages
Format: Single Issue Comic
Publication Date: October 1, 2006
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Rating – 4/5!

I have literally had this in my comic book collection for a couple of years now. I believe I found it while perusing random comics at my local comic book store. I love the X-Men and I love fairy tales so I figured that a mash up of the two was made just for me. Little did I know that I had stumbled upon the fourth issue in this limited series. I don’t remember seeing the former issues but I now will be looking for them so I can add them to my collection and read them. I can’t believe I read this without reading the ones that came before it (something I NEVER do) but I just couldn’t wait to dig into it. I’m not even sure that they are sequential but from my reading of this one, I don’t think they are. It seems like each one might be an story of it’s very own.

This issue has to do with Rogue (my favorite!) and Gambit. They meet, flirt, and he of course plays the part of the dashingly dangerous prince who is armed with true loves kiss. I gave it four stars. I enjoyed it. I wish I had loved it but I think to kick it up a notch for me it had to go way more romance-y than it was and just have alot more to it than where it stands now. I think this series is just a four issue series which disappoints me because I really feel like where it left off could be built upon but like I said, I did enjoy it. I love the concept and the art.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed my little mini reviews of these! I am hoping to read so many more graphic novels in 2016!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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