Sunday, December 02, 2007

Final Four of the Past Week

Crossing Midnight 13
A new story starts, as apprentice magic assassin Toshi/Hasharito sets out on her first assignment, to kill Kai, in order to have her memories returned to her, while Kai closes in on his search for her. I hadn't had many expectations for this book, reading it out of curiosity, but it's been a delight, with dark magic mixed with Japanese culture. I can't wait to see how this arc resolves.

Crime Bible 2: Lust
Renee faces temptation in Elicia, in a sex club run by the evil crime cult. A good installment in this story, and the art was nice. With lesbian sex in the story, this could've been exploitive, but overall, I think it was handled nicely.

Jack of Fables 17
After many long days, Jack puts Humpty Dumpty back together again, and the gang heads out to retrieve the fortune HD knows about that's stashed in Americana. But they're not the only ones after the loot. What's not to love about this book?

Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters 3
The politics are creepy because they feel so real. Plus, a nice bit about Stormy's suicide attempt and fun with Red Bee. But it's Doll Man's narration that makes this issue stand out. I love this book.


  1. Anonymous9:37 PM EST

    I'm really liking Jack of fables. I picked it up on a whim about six months ago and I think it's been consistently fantastic. The Brian Bolland covers lately have been wonderful; particularly the beanstalk one from a few months back.

    I'm liking the writing on Uncle Sam, but I must admit that the lazy cut-and-paste job they call art is really ticking me off as a reader, and and artist myself. It's very distracting to try and read the story, only to realize that the entire page is just one panel repeated over and over again.


  2. You're right, Phil. The cut and paste style of art gets old real quick. I've been seeing it more and more lately. At first, it had some appeal and was effective, but now it's just, as you say, lazy.

  3. I have to admit that I've fallen, and fallen hard, for Babe, the Blue Ox, in Jack of Fables. He's adorable! Or should that be adora-BULL!


  4. LOL, Sally. And I agree. Babe is great.