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Book Reviews III: Prisoner of Readkaban

This… Happened a lot sooner than I was expecting. Oops?

But, yes, this is the next batch of books that I’ve read this year! This time, taking it up to A HUNDRED WHOLE BOOKS! Considering that my original goal was fifty, I’m extremely pleased with this. For the past few years I’ve had very little time to read, and so I’m glad to finally get back into it this year. It really is one of my favourite hobbies, and I’ve ended up reading a hell of a lot of good stuff!

ONTO THE BOOKS! (And comics. Although there are slightly fewer comics this time):

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1: Squirrel Power

Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There's one hero that's beaten them all-and now she's got her own ongoing series! (Not that she's bragging.) That's right, you asked for it, you got it, it's SQUIRREL GIRL! (She's also starting college this semester.) It's the start of a brand-new set of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!

Ahhhhh, man, I loved this so much! It’s nothing profound, but it very much knows it and that’s one of its strengths. Basically it’s just a fun story about a girl in college, her friends and a variety of interesting squirrels. The supporting cast are fantastic, Doreen herself is a delight and I usually find myself incredibly fond of the plots. It probably isn’t everybody’s thing, it is basically a conga line of joyous crack, but if you’re looking for something fun I’d definitely give it a go! +

Atomic Robo Volume 6: The Ghost of Station X / Atomic Robo Volume 7: The Flying She-Devils of the Pacific / Atomic Robo Volume 8: The Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur

Invented by Nikola Tesla in 1923, Atomic Robo went on be a soldier, a scientist, an entrepreneur, and an explorer whose adventures span the globe.

A continuation of all the Atomic Robo in the last post! Anyway, I love Atomic Robo. It’s just a really fun, pulpy adventure that still has some really meaningful moments in it. I’m not really sure what else I can say about it that wouldn’t be repeating the last post, everything is about the same (including the modern day stories generally being better suited to my tastes), but I’d definitely recommend it if you like pulpy adventure stories or anything related to them. I mean: Robots! Evil computers! A VILLAIN WHO IS A DINOSAUR NAMED DOCTOR DINOSAUR!

…What else do you really need? :D +

Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside

Barbara Gordon is no stranger to dusting herself off when disaster strikes, so when a fire destroys everything she owns, she spots the opportunity for a new lease on life – and seizes it! Following the rest of Gotham City’s young adults to the hip border district of Burnside, Barbara sets about building an all-new Batgirl…and discovers new threats preying on her peers!

I really liked this! I picked it up in a sale, and wasn’t expecting to love it but found it surprisingly great. I’ve seen a few people on tumblr (I know, ew) complaining that it removes everything great about Babs, but I disagree. It feels very contemporary and perhaps a little more “girly”, but neither of those are bad things and are done in a way that really fits Babs’ character. She’s having fun, yes, but she’s still Barbara Gordon at her heart and the comic very much recognizes this.

…Also, the art is super pretty. If nothing else, buy it to stare at the super pretty art! :D +

Sinestro Vol. 1: The Demon Within

Thaal Sinestro has lost everything he's ever loved: his home, his family, his only friend. But no matter how desperate he becomes, Sinestro will never be without fear...a lesson his one-time ally, one-time enemy Lyssa Drak is eager to teach him! Can he take back the despicable Yellow Lantern Corps? Or does the universe have a new destiny in mind for Sinestro?

I… Mainly picked this up because of my slightly strange fondness for Sinestro. And I was pleasantly surprised! It’s not exactly a groundbreaking series, but it’s well written and is a fairly interesting look at the character. What I love about Sinestro is that he’s an utter and complete dick, but he always absolutely thinks that he’s in the right. I don’t usually sympathise with him, but he’s never really come across as a cackling villain in the stuff that I’ve read and that trend continues quite solidly here.

I probably wouldn’t recommend it unless you like Sinestro as much as I do, which I know some people do!, but it’s definitely a solid look at an incredibly interesting character.

(Also I love the implication, in the blurb, that he loved Hal. I’M BASICALLY REGARDING THEM AS CANON AT THIS POINT AND NOBODY CAN STOP ME.)

Batman Eternal, vol 1 / Batman Eternal, vol 2

A new weekly Batman series that examines the relationship between the heroes, villains, and citizens of Gotham City!

In the wake of Forever Evil, the world looks at heroes in a different light, creating tension between Batman and his allies and the Gotham City Police Department. When a gang war breaks out and new villains arise, it's up to the Dark Knight, Batgirl, and more to turn the tides as best as they can—but will the GCPD be a help or a hinderance?

I really liked this! It started off a little slowly, at least for me, but built to something really interesting that I really enjoyed reading. It’s about what you’d expect from a weekly comic series, kind of pulpy and very fast paced, but done really well. I found a few plot decisions puzzling, APPARENTLY TIM AND HARPER MAY HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR AN ISSUE OR TWO WHO EVEN KNOWS, but it was really well written and quite compelling. I’m not going to recommend it, but it’s HUGE and requires a fair amount of background Batman knowledge, but I’d definitely pick it up if you have an interest in 75 years of history condensed into a hugely enjoyable plot!

(Also, I might as well mention here that the sequel series – Batman & Robin Eternal – is really good so far. The first two issues were legitimately brilliant, and the third one had great moments. I’d give it a look if you’ve read through this!)

What If? – Randall Munroe

Randall Munroe left NASA in 2005 to start up his hugely popular site XKCD 'a web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language' which offers a witty take on the world of science and geeks. It's had over a billion page hits to date. A year ago Munroe set up a new section - What If - where he tackles a series of impossible questions: If your cells suddenly lost the power to divide, how long would you survive? How dangerous is it, really, in a pool in a thunderstorm? If we hooked turbines to people exercising in gyms, how much power could we produce? What if everyone only had one soulmate? From what height would you need to drop a steak to ensure it was cooked by the time it reached the ground? What would happen if the moon went away? This book gathers together the best entries along with lots of new gems. From The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek and the songs of Tim Minchin, through chemistry, geography and physics, Munroe leaves no stone unturned in his quest for knowledge. And his answers are witty and memorable and studded with hilarious cartoons and infographics. Far more than a book for geeks, WHAT IF explains the laws of science in operation in a way that every intelligent reader will enjoy and feel the smarter for having read.

I’ve been following xkcd for YEARS now, although I frequently fall terribly behind, so this was a fun one to read! It’s basically what it says on the tin, serious scientific answers to questions that range from the absurd to the deeply worrying. I’m secretly a bit of a science geek, although in a way that you should possibly never let me near science for fear of things exploding, and this was basically written to appeal to that. All the fun concepts! All the interesting ideas! All the really simple and easy to understand explanations!

All in all, I’d definitely recommend it even if you only have a passing interest in science. It’s really just too fun to avoid +

The Martian – Andy Weir

I’m stranded on Mars.

I have no way to communicate with Earth.

I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.

If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I’m screwed.

I brought this book long before I even heard that there was going to be a film of it, and I still haven’t got around to seeing the film even now I’ve read it! Heh. Oops? I hear it’s very good. I really have to get over my current dislike of Matt Damon and drag P to go see it at some point!

But, yes, the book. I really liked this, which was nice because I wasn’t really expecting to! It’s mainly the story of this one guy who gets trapped on Mars (duh) and has to survive against the seemingly endless wrath of the universe. The main narrator was really endearing, and the amount of scientific accuracy was superb. I also really, really liked the message. It could’ve so easily been a “LONE WOLF SURVIVES ALONE” type book, but it wasn’t. It was a tribute to human determination, and how capable we all are of pulling together when times get tough. And, you know, I really liked how positive that was and how real it actually felt. +

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery / Rat Queens, Vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N'rygoth

Who are the Rat Queens?

A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit.

It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

This was SO MUCH FUN, seriously. I got into roleplaying games only last year, my first character was a troll who was obsessed with collecting eyes, and this is basically a love song to everything I love about this. It was fun, insane and with real moments of darkness in there. It was also absolutely fucking hilarious, with a whole set of running jokes and characters that made me howl with laughter every time they were on screen.

I’m not sure if it’s for everyone, it gets quite filthy at times, but I’d definitely recommend at least giving it a go! +

The Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson

This adventure brings the Mistborn epic fantasy trilogy to a dramatic and surprising climax as Sanderson's saga offers complex characters and a compelling plot, asking hard questions about loyalty, faith and responsibility.

I FINALLY FINISHED THIS BOOK! It only took me, what, half the year?

Anyway, do not take my delay as an insult towards this book. I’m not sure how much I can say without spoiling things, but it was BRILLIANT. I love fantasy, but often get tired of the tropes. This book thus held my attention by also loving fantasy, but deconstructing the tropes viciously to create a really fascinating story. It might take a while, all three books are HUGE, but I’d definitely recommend reading it if you can. It’s really, really good! :D +

Batman and Robin, vol 1: Born to Kill

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics--The New 52 event of September 2011, Batman begins battling evil with his son, Damian, at his side, Batman now realizes that the hardest part of the job may be trying to work together As Batman and Robin try to adjust to their new partnership, a figure emerges from Bruce Wayne's past: His name is NoBody, and he's not happy that Batman Incorporated is shining a light on his own shadowy war against evil...

I didn’t like this as much as I was expecting to.

Which isn’t really a slur against this comic, I probably read a few too many things that built it up, but… Yeah. It was definitely good, and had a lot of very interesting ideas, but I generally found myself comparing it to the Grant Morrison run and finding it lacking. The Damian and Bruce dynamic is interesting, but not as interesting as the Dick and Damian one for me.

IDK, though, a lot of that is probably personal preference. It was very well written. But, alas, didn’t entirely appeal to me.

The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury

Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor - of crystal pillars and fossil seas - where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn - first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars...and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race.

Continuing my apparent Martian theme of October…

This was beautiful. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from it, but what I got was absolutely lovely. The worldbuilding was amazing, the style was really enjoyable and I absolutely loved the tone of it. I think the best way to describe it would be… Kind of melancholy, but also hopeful at the same time? The blurb makes it sound quite depressing, but I didn’t find it to be so. Horrible things happen, but they’re told in such a way that you feel almost refreshed at the end of it.

Anyhow, I’d definitely recommend it. It’s really beautiful, and definitely worth losing yourself in for a few days. +

Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War

Sinestro -- Hal Jordan's former mentor and arch-nemesis -- has gathered an army of soldiers fueled by the fear they instill in others, consisting of Arkillo, Karu-Sil, the Cyborg-Superman, and hundreds more of the most terrifying villains the universe has ever seen! Former Green Lantern Kyle Rayner has been possessed by the entity known as Parallax and now assists the Sinestro Corps in cutting a swath of evil across the universe. Trapped in the depths of the Sinestro Corps' Citadel and face-to-face with the Guardian of Sinestro's army of fear, Hal Jordan must find the will-power to battle these terrible foes. And as one of the Book of Oa's prophecies comes true, the Green Lantern Corps makes a last stand that reveals the reincarnation of one of their fold!

This was EPIC.

I wasn’t expecting to love this so much, as I really liked Green Lantern: Rebirth but didn’t quite feel like recommending it, but this was so amazing that all doubts went out of the window. It was just really interesting, and dark, and yet hopeful and brilliant all at once.

And I think it really explained why superheroes are so important to me. As a lot of you probably know I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, which can frequently make life a lot more difficult than it needs to be. For me superhero stories are important not only because they show the difficulties in the world, but because they show that those difficulties can be beaten into the ground. That you don’t have to give in to fear, that you can live the life that you want no matter what.

..Er, anyhow, that’s enough philosophising for the moment. I’d definitely recommend this if you have any knowledge at all about Green Lantern! It was FANTASTIC.

(Do read Green Lantern: Rebirth first, though, as a LOT of plot points lead into this.) +

The Flash, Vol 1: Wonderland

The fastest man alive, The Flash, finds himself on s parallel Earth much like his own, but with one big difference... there is no Speed Force. Without the energy source that fuels all super speedsters, this world where Flash never existed has become dark habitat for anyone who wears a mask. Powerless and hunted by the law, the only way Wally West can survive and escape is to accept help from those he trust the least... his own Rogues Gallery.

I… Liked this but I didn’t love it? IDK, it had a lot of things that I REALLY liked – The Flash teaming up with his villains is basically my jam – but also a lot of things that I wasn’t really that keen on. And I suppose it also showed one of Johns’ less good tendencies, really, which is to reference comics from years back which nobody else has read. I mean, it was still very enjoyable! But… Not quite up to the level of passionate love that I’ve managed for other Flash comics.

(I mean, Evan is AMAZING though.) +

Gotham Academy, Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy

Welcome to Gotham Academy, the most prestigious school in Gotham City. Only the best and brightest students may enter its halls, study in its classrooms, explore its secret passages, summon its terrifying spirits...

Okay, so Gotham Academy isn't like other schools. But Olive Silverlock isn't like other students. After a mysterious incident over summer break, she's back at school with a bad case of amnesia, an even worse attitude...and an unexplained fear of bats.

Olive's supposed to show new student Maps Mizoguchi the ropes. Problem: Maps is the kid sister of Kyle, Olive's ex. Then there's the ghost haunting the campus...and the secret society conducting bizarre rituals.

Can Olive and Maps ace the biggest challenge of their lives? Or are they about to get schooled?

This is one of those comics that fell into the category of technically very good but not really my kind of thing.

I mean, the art was pretty and the story looked interesting! It just didn’t really… Grab me, as such. I couldn’t really connect with any of the characters, and the plots generally left me cold. The art was undeniably pretty, but couldn’t really hold my attention when I wasn’t that interested in anything else. I mean, if you think you’ll like it by all means take a look! It just… Wasn’t really for me.

All-New Captain America, Vol. 1: Hydra Ascendant

The spy-fi, high-flying adventures of Sam Wilson — the all-new Captain America — begin here! Hydra has infiltrated society completely, but why? Cap’s new partnership with Nomad is tested as they race to uncover the Sect of the Unknown, but Hydra gathers Steve Rogers’ old rogues’ gallery to take down the new heroes! The all-new Captain America battles Sin and Baron Blood, and uncovers the new Hydra’s ultimate goal — but is it too late? Millions of innocent souls hang in the balance — but broken and nearly dead from Hydra’s gauntlet, can Cap stop the Great Leveling? In the face of Zemo’s atrocities, Sam Wilson will earn his stripes — make the single greatest sacrifice of his life — and he will never be the same again. The stage is set for the Age of Hydra!

Another one that wasn’t for me!

IDK, I REALLY wanted to like this one but… It just really didn’t catch me. The plot was slow, the art wasn’t that pretty and I kept being confused by huge chunks of what was happening. I love the idea of Sam as Cap, but none of this really captured me. I was bored while reading it, and that isn’t really something that you want while reading a comic book.

American Vampire, Vol 1

From writers Scott Snyder and Stephen King, AMERICAN VAMPIRE introduces a new strain of vampire – a more vicious species – and traces the creatures' bloodline through decades of American history.

I picked this up in a sale, mainly because I saw Stephen King and vampire grouped together and immediately went OOOOOH.

…And then I much preferred the non-King story! So, uh, THAT WAS A SURPRISE. But, yeah. This was really good, but I liked one half of it significantly more than I liked the other. I found Pearl’s story really interesting and compelling, a wonderful revenge epic that also dealt really well with themes of victimization and personal growth. I found Skinner’s story a lot less interesting, mainly because he was such a horrible person. And, like, I can read things where the main character is a horrible person! But it just didn’t really work for me here.

I’m honestly not sure whether to recommend this or not, so I won’t provide an official ‘+’ sign but I will say that it is worth checking out if only for Pearl’s story. And I will also say that it’s a really interesting look at a genre, VAMPIRES, that is basically almost dead now.

Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street

After years of self-imposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job that he hates and a city that he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd Century surroundings. Combining black humor, life-threatening situations, and moral ambiguity, this book is the first look into the mind of an outlaw journalist and the world he seeks to destroy.

Another one that wasn’t for me!

This was probably good, I’ve heard good things about it, but it just didn’t really jive with me. It was too dark and cynical, and in the end I just had to go and pick up something a lot more optimistic. It isn’t that I don’t acknowledge that life can be horrible, look at the news, but I think that painting the entire world as grimdark is as unrealistic as painting it as all rainbows. Life is a mixture of the terrible and the amazing, and ignoring either one doesn’t do the sheer complexity of it any service. And I think, to end this overcomplicated spiel, that’s where this one lost me.

(Although, really, it also kind of lost me at the introduction when it insulted superhero comics. Superheroes are the best thing ever, people who try to paint them as JUST NOT PROFOUND ENOUGH can go fuck themselves.)

Blackest Night

Throughout the decades, death has plagued the DC Universe and taken the lives of heroes and villains alike. But to what end? As the War between the different colored Lantern Corps rages on, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends and it's up to Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps to lead DC's greatest champions in a battle to save the Universe from an army of undead Black Lanterns made up of fallen Green Lanterns and DC's deceased heroes and villains.

And if you thought the Sinestro Corps War was epic…

Ah, man. I was waiting to read this one for months and it did not disappoint. The follow up to Green Lantern: Rebirth and the Sinestro Corps War, both of which you should read beforehand because holy shit, this is a pretty epic conclusion. It basically involves zombies, superpowers and Geoff Johns ripping out your emotions and stamping on them several times. It was so good and SO disturbing and I had to put my phone down to stare into space several times and… Yeah. I would DEFINITELY recommend this.

(Especially to people who say that comics aren’t profound enough, because HOLY SHIT.) +

The Hummingbird - Kati Hiekkapelto

Anna Fekete, who fled the Yugoslavian wars as a child, has just started working as a criminal investigator in a northern Finnish coastal town, when she is thrust into a rolling murder investigation. It doesn t help that her middle-aged new partner, Esko, doesn t bother hiding his racist prejudices. Anna s work as a criminal investigator barely gets off the ground before she is thrust into a high-profile, seemingly unsolvable case that has riveted the nation. A young woman has been killed on a running trail, and a pendant depicting an Aztec god has been found in her possession. Another murder soon follows. All signs point to a serial killer, but can Anna catch the Hummingbird before he or she strikes again?

Another book that I didn’t quite get along with! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

This was another one that was good, but not really for me. I read it for the “translation” square on my unofficial reading list, and maybe it was better in its original language but it just didn’t really capture me that much. It had a good enough plot, and likable enough characters, but… It was just a bit too dark for my tastes? Everything was terrible and continued to be terrible, and all the characters were miserable and there were no bright spots EVER and yeah. On the plus side it was a very accurate picture of somebody struggling with depression, on the minus side it was just a bit too much of a slog to really like that much.

Batman Incorporated

Grant Morrison continues his earth-shattering run on the Batman titles with this exciting new series illustrated by hot artist Yanick Paquette that features the next stage of evolution of the Dark Knight. Bruce Wayne publicly announces that he is the financial backer of Batman and establishes a worldwide franchise of Batmen that will protect the entire globe. This is the beginning of a stunning direction for the world's greatest detective that will team him with Catwoman, Batwoman and Batman Inc representatives on international crime fighting missions against Lord Death Man in Japan, South America and Argentina.

This… Was something that I read?

Actually, that’s probably doing it a bit of a disservice. I did quite like this, it was just quite weird a lot of the time and I wasn’t quite sure I got a lot of the logic behind it. There were some great moments, but a lot of it was a bit too confusing to be enjoyable for me. It was fun and international, but possibly not something to read when you’re tired or ill or actually want something to relax with.

It does, however, contain Batman dancing the Tango as a major plot point. So, uh, if that sort of thing interests you it may well be for you…?

Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running

Exploding out from no man's land -- the all-new batgirl! In the midst of No Man's Land, Batman gave a nameless girl with a violent past the costume and title of Batgirl. Exceeding his expectations, the new, silent Batgirl quickly made the role her own, earning the trust of the Dark Knight's allies, including the first Batgirl, Oracle. Now, in post-No Man's Land Gotham, Batgirl struggles to learn the lessons of how to live a normal life, lessons she never learned from her mentor, the deadly assassin known as Cain. And when a mercenary from her past resurfaces, bent on revenge, can Batgirl bury her own violent tendencies and break the cycle of death and destruction that has dogged her since childhood?

Aaaaand back to the things I really enjoyed. Because I really, REALLY enjoyed this. :D

I think I picked up the first Cass issue in a sale, and have been quickly working my way through them ever since. This is the first storyline that I finished! And I really, really enjoyed it. The plot was great and I really loved all the characters involved. Especially Cass! Considering that she doesn’t – and, indeed, can’t - really speak for the first six issues she is an incredibly well developed character that I really enjoy exploring.

The only thing I’d say against this run is that the art can look a little… Messy sometimes. But that’s really an incredibly minor thing, and doesn’t distract from the rest of it. Overall it’s super enjoyable, and I’d definitely recommend giving it a go. +

The Evolution Man – Roy Lewis

Lewis's hilarious tale of one Stone Age family offers highly-revised accounts of the invention of fire, the origins of courtship, and much more. Charles Darwin may turn over in his grave.

This… Is a strange one.

I mean, I enjoyed it! There were a lot of super funny parts, and it was very well told. It was just… Well, very much of its time and not in a very good way. A lot of the reason why I felt a bit uncomfortable with it was for gender reasons. It seemed to be written by somebody who was rather dubious on the idea of women having individual characters, and as a result became a little alienating at times.

So… Yeah. It was good and funny, but made me a little too uncomfortable too often for me to really feel comfortable recommending it.

So, yes, that should be up to 100 books (or thereabouts)! I’m not sure when I’ll do the next one, but it’ll probably either be when I reach 125 books or the end of the year. Whichever one comes first! I’d quite like to reach 125 books, but I’m not absolutely set on that. I’ve already read a lot more this year than I expected, so I’m fairly pleased with where I am!

What am I going to read next, though? Well, I’m currently reading Superman – Action Comics, Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel which I’m enjoying quite a lot so far. I also should be getting into the second volume of the nu52 Green Lantern soon, which should be fun, and have My Animals and Other Family by Claire Balding to get onto fairly soon.

Should be fun! :D


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Oct. 24th, 2015 12:52 am (UTC)
Wait wait like they were dating? Did I miss something?

I felt similarly about Gotham Academy--the art is really really pretty, but the story really didn't draw me in.

This… Was something that I read?
Hahaha that was pretty much my reaction to Batman Incorporated as well. I had no idea what was going on in that book. Catwoman was fun in it, though.

The art towards the beginning of Cass' Batgirl run is very stylized--some people really like it because it's kinetic and that suits her character, but I wasn't a fan of it. It looked messy and ugly to me, and I had a really hard time following what was happening.
Oct. 26th, 2015 11:30 am (UTC)
Wait wait like they were dating? Did I miss something?

It was more an implication than anything else, a brief bit of Jason teasing Tim, but it still super confused me. It was literally only in one issue, though? And they seemed pretty annoyed by each other for the rest of it? IDK.

Hahaha that was pretty much my reaction to Batman Incorporated as well. I had no idea what was going on in that book. Catwoman was fun in it, though.

I really enjoyed Selina in it! It's just... The rest of it left me a little confused. Especially the bit where the first Batwoman started dancing the tango. I had to put my phone down and stare worriedly into space for a while after that.

Yeaaaaah. I very much enjoyed the story, but I really didn't get the art so much. It just made things look a little too ridiculous for my liking, and really did keep being distracting! Ah well, hopefully it shall become less distracting over time. Because Cass! I love Cass. ^^
Oct. 26th, 2015 11:20 pm (UTC)
Ahh, okay, that makes sense.

They do eventually get some different artists on Batgirl, but I think it takes them a while. Phil Noto drew an issue one time! And whoever was drawing when Andersen Gabrych was writing was pretty good.
Oct. 24th, 2015 01:53 pm (UTC)
Hi! I wanted to message you but for some reason I couldn't

I just wanted to say that I love you Flash/Rouges ficlets and hope that you keep writing them *coughs and points toward comment_fic where she left a prompt* anyway your a great writer just wanted to let you know!
Oct. 26th, 2015 11:37 am (UTC)
I think that'd be because I don't allow messages from non-friends! Precaution from a few years ago. :)

And thank you so much! I'm really glad you're enjoying. :D
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