Some vague spoilers follow as does a mention of WW2 and imagery related. Half of this was written on December 30th right after watching the film.
I just got out of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
I think my heart is broken.
I know my heart is broken.
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Writer: David Baillie
Art: Meghan Hetrick
Colorist: Steve Oliff
Letters: Todd Klein
Publisher: Vertigo Comics
Release Date: November 18, 2015
Red Thorn #1 combines three of my favorite things: mythology, pretty characters, and a twisty plot. Written by David Baillie (2000 AD) with art by Meghan Hetrick (Fairest, Batman Eternal) and colors by Steve Oliff (Image Firsts: Spawn, New Avengers) this new series focuses on a Isla Mackintosh, a young woman looking for answers after being drawn to Glasgow, the place where her older sister died before she was even born.
Told in a sort of flashback form, we start in Glasgow with Isla looking for information about her long-dead sister Lauren. One thing that stands out from the beginning is how Baillie sets up the mythology from the start. There are little hints dropped about how every town has a local legend or monster and with what we know of the book, we can tell that that reality won’t bode well for Isla.
Or any of the people around her, most likely.
The rest of this review can be read at Word of the Nerd!
Title: Next Big Thing
Word/Chapter Count: 283,112 words/231 chapters
Eames is certain that they will excel at being celebrity judges.
Arthur is not so sure.
But then, that’s usually how their relationship goes.
This story made me laugh until I started wheezing (which is a big deal because I woke up crying this morning before I started reading…)Read More »
This week’s Bond Girl post focuses on the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. Here’s an excerpt: For Your Eyes Only isn’t like that and that’s surprising. This is the twelfth Eon Productions Bond film and Roger Moore’s fifth. Like the two films before it, it pulls from different sources and doesn’t have one Fleming […]