Category: Review

  • Book Review – Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

    Book Review – Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

    Red Sister is the start of the latest series by Mark Lawrence, who I was previously aware of but hadn’t yet read.  When I saw this was book one of a series and available on Netgalley, I went for it.  What I found was a bloody story of revenge, bathed in the mysticism of a […]

  • TV Review – Iron Fist

    TV Review – Iron Fist

    I finished Marvel’s latest Netflix series, Iron Fist over the weekend, and I have a lot of mixed feelings.  I became a fan of Danny Rand fairly late, having read the Brubaker/Fraction/Swierczynski/Foreman Immortal Iron Fist series after loving Fraction/Aja’s Hawkeye and Brubaker’s Cap run.  That series pushed a lot of my buttons, since I loved […]

  • Batman: The Animated Series – Robin’s Reckoning

    Batman: The Animated Series – Robin’s Reckoning

    Batman: The Animated Series was an amazing show, and there are a bunch of episodes that frequently adorn “Top x B:TAS Episodes” lists.  Robin’s Reckoning (in two parts) often rates highly on those lists, and on the 24th anniversary of the primetime premier of part 1, I’d like to take a deeper look. Viewing the […]

  • Comic Book Review – Mockingbird, Volume 1:  I Can Explain

    Comic Book Review – Mockingbird, Volume 1: I Can Explain

    We’ve been over the controversy regarding the series and how much of a jerk some of comics fandom can be, but I really want to talk about the Mockingbird comic, too.  IT’S GREAT.  Snarky, action-filled, mysterious, fun.  Bobbi herself gets to shine – it’s not often she does, having been used quite often in the […]

  • TV Review – Voltron: Legendary Defender Season Two

    TV Review – Voltron: Legendary Defender Season Two

    If there was one thing that drove people nuts (in a good way) with season one of Voltron: Legendary Defender, it was the HUGE cliffhanger ending.  Surprise allies!  The lions scattered!  Everything is happening!  Thankfully, a second season just recently dropped that wastes no time in cleaning up the dangling threads. Season two, without spoiling too […]

  • Comic Book Reviews – Goldie Vance Volume 1, The Backstagers Volume 1

    BOOM! Studios recently joined NetGalley, giving reviewers access to a selection of their comics and graphic novels, and I immediately requested the first volumes of Goldie Vance and The Backstagers.  Goldie Vance because of the art – Brittney Williams, who you may know from her work on Patsy Walker, a. k. a. Hellcat!, is the […]

  • Book Review – Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond

    Book Review – Fallout (Lois Lane) by Gwenda Bond

    Now that Amazon has a selection of books available to read for free for Prime members, I’ve been going through the categories that interest me to find new material.  Obviously, a book about Lois Lane would do that.  In this case, Fallout is about a teenage Lois in high school, though her nosy reporter skills are […]

  • Book Review – The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes

    Book Review – The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes

    The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes (writer for Bioware on both the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises) is a somewhat shallow but action-packed novel set in a magical fantasy world.  Loch and Kail are former Scouts for the Republic who are planning to steal a priceless Elven manuscript back from the man who framed […]

  • Book Review – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

    Book Review – The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

    I got my latest read, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet as a gift, and had a great time reading it.  The first novel from Becky Chambers, it follows a young woman named Rosemary as she joins the crew of a tunneling ship (basically they make shortcuts through space) as they get a […]

  • Book Review – Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

    Book Review – Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Carrie Vaughn from friends who read her Kitty Norville series, so when NetGalley had a copy of her new book, Martians Abroad, available to read, I jumped at it.  I’m glad I did, though the book is not without it’s faults. The story takes place in a […]

  • Book Review – The Girl With All The Gifts

    Book Review – The Girl With All The Gifts

    I am not normally a zombie guy, but I had heard great things about comic writer Mike Carey’s (styled M. R. Carey here) novel The Girl with All the Gifts and when it went on sale, I gave it a shot.  I’m glad I did, as it’s an enjoyable spin on the nature of zombies and […]

  • Movie Review – Sing

    Movie Review – Sing

    Illumination’s latest movie, Sing, is a song and dance you’ve seen before.  Heck, the Muppets have done it twice at least.  Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey as a Koala) grew up loving the theater, and eventually (with financial help from his blue-collar dad) he buys a theater.  Buster’s not very good at running it, though, so […]