Monthly Archives March 2017

Cryptocracy TPB

For time beyond memory, the Nine Families watched from the shadows, believing themselves shepherds and manipulating whole societies as they saw fit. Nothing happened that they didn’t observe or control. Outsiders knew naught of the Families, much less threatened them. Until now.

I have never been one to get into politics, but with current times it’s hard not to. You really have to wonder if there are higher powers pulling strings, and if so, what are they thinking right now? Now collecting the first half dozen issues, the Cryptocracy trade looks further into a world where that is the case.

Following the attack in issue one, the Elders of the nine Families gather to debate, or rather argue about the recent events...

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Dani and the Dragon

Coming of age isn’t easy for a homeless orphan girl. But when Mages, Kings, and Dragons all want to control her destiny, she must uncover her past to find her future.

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I’m not going to lie to you. This book has been sitting on my shelf for far too long. That’s what happens when you fall apart and have to put yourself back together. Things get set aside for far too long…but in some ways, it makes them that much more awesome when you pick them up again.

In this case, I had no idea what to expect from this book. I picked it at random from a stack when I knew I was going to be spending a lot of time sitting around while the youngest child performed with his steel drum band. Turns out that it was a really good random book choice!

All of the ch...

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World of Tanks TPB

An untested British crew inadvertently commands an unconventional Cromwell tank into France while hunted by a hardened German Panzer unit.

As far as war history goes, there’s always been a fascination more often with World War II. There are so many components that were involved, one of which in particular were tank crews. In the World of Tanks volume that collects the five book series we’ll see what it may have been like for one of these crews.

In this adaptation, we follow along with a British tank crew that finds itself in a cat and mouse game with its German counterpart. What makes them different though is that one of the tanks somehow ends up being a training tank. The lighter armor makes it riskier but also makes it the fastest tank on the ground...

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Super Sons #2

Welcome back to Dave’s continued journey down the modern DC Comics rabbit hole.  If you missed my review on issue #1 of Supersons I started with pointing out that I am not normally a DC Comics reader. While I would say my knowledge is above average, it is mostly from other forms of media and not strictly current.

The prologue for issue #2 starts similarly to issue #1, in the same fake house with the same family, but instead of insisting on group hugs, the teenage son is insisting they die. Also, there are three of him and he now calls himself Kid Amazo.

Meanwhile, our young heroes are eighty stories up the side of Lexcorp headquarters with an ‘S’ embossed caped silhouette floating behind them...

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Anno Dracula #1

It is 1895. Prince Dracula has ruled Great Britain for ten years, spreading vampirism through every level of society.

On the eve of Dracula’s Jubilee, radical forces gather to oppose the tyrant. Kate Reed, vampire journalist and free-thinker, takes a seat on the revolutionary Council of Seven Days, though she learns that the anarchist group harbours a traitor in its midst.

The Grey Men, Dracula’s dreaded secret police, have been ordered to quash all resistance to the rule of the arch-vampire.

With intrigue on all sides, the scene is set for an explosive addition to the Anno Dracula series.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – the Alan Moore series, not the execrable movie – casts a long shadow...

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