This is a short biography on one of the most influential men in American pop-culture, and a true American success story. The book tries to tie Stan Lee’s stories and ideas to Jewish culture and Jewish religious book, some of the passages are a stretch, but all of them are interesting and show an understanding of the author of the characters he created.
The art of this book is fantastic, absolutely gorgeous and moves the story forward in leap and bounds.
About: Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (The New 52) by Marc Andreyko (illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy) is a continuation of the story of Kate Kane, the new Batwoman who is not so much part of the Bat family. This graphic novel collects issues of Batwoman #25 – #34 as well as Batwoman Annual #1. 272 pages Publisher: DC Comics Language: English ISBN-10: 1401250823 My rating for Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs — 3 Buy Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs from Amazon.com* More Books by Marc Andreyko Thoughts: I was on my merry way to reading the graphic novels in this series and was very glad to borrow Batwoman Vol. 5: Webs (The New 52) by Marc Andreyko (illustrated by Jeremy Haun and Trevor McCarthy) from my friend. I noticed was that the creative team has changed, which could go either way – I’m always game. The first thing I noticed is that this Batwoman is not the same Batwoman that has been established in the previous graphic novels. She’s corny, has some cheesy lines and the stories seemed rushed. I liked the new villains and enjoyed the team that Batwoman surrounds herself with. I enjoyed the art, it was not as unique as the previous…
I was excited from the first time I head the plans to make a standalone Felix Leiter story. With all the trepidations and pre-judgements that came with the announcement, only one thought, and one thought only, was on my mind – about damn time!
About: Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule by Sam Humphries, Paco Medina (Illustrator), Freddie Williams (Illustrator) is a graphic novel about Star-Lord, star of the Guardians of the Galaxy. 112 pages Publisher: Marvel; 1 edition Language: English ISBN-10: 0785191593 My rating for Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule – 4 Buy Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule from Amazon.com* More Books by Sam Humphries More Books illustrated by Paco Medina More Books illustrated by Freddie Williams Thoughts: Legendary Star-Lord Vol. 1: Face It, I Rule by Sam Humphries. Paco Medina (Illustrator), Freddie Williams (Illustrator) is another comic my daughter brought home from school, which looked like fun. As I mentioned before, I try to read the books my kids get assigned at school, or read for pleasure (Twilight excluded), so we’ll be able to discuss and help with their school work. The creators of this comic had some work to do. Star-Lord, star of the live action movie (portrayed by Chris Pratt) is well known to ever fan, but the comic book version is different, yet has to have some similarities in case fans of the movie picked up the issue. The creators did a…
This is an enjoyable and fresh story with great artwork and interesting, new characters.
The book touches on many themes, such as the role Jewish writers and artists played in American pop culture (like it or not comics are American mythology). However, escapism is probably the most important theme, whether it is from Nazi occupied Europe or from one of the characters sexual identity or physical weakness.
I was hooked on the first few pages of the book, the art is wonderful, the story is told through a very personal point of view and the format is engaging