Daily Archives August 19, 2017

The Power of the Dark Crystal #5

While Jen and Kira deal with the chaos the Skeksis have wrought on the castle, Thurma and Kensho are out in the wilds of Thra on the run from the Crystal Guard, unaware that something far more treacherous followed their trail: the Chamberlain.

There are few occasions where I’ve felt the need to start off in atypical fashion and immediately speak of the cover of a book. Had this been the first thing I ever saw from this series, I’d have been pulled in just because of the wonderful outer artwork. Fortunately, this fifth issue of The Power of the Dark Crystal is far from the first thing and hopefully far from the last.

Almost nearing the halfway mark of this welcomed continuation, the story appropriately begins to really pick up...

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Sherlock: The Great Game #1

Writer: Mark Gatiss
Artist: Jay.

After solving a series of murders known as “A Study in Pink”, Sherlock and Watson must figure out the pattern behind an explosion before it happens again.

So, a bit of a disclaimer before I get into this review. I have never watched BBC’s Sherlock, and I’m not all that familiar with manga in general. Jumping into the middle of a manga based on BBC’s Sherlock, I was confused with the story, characters, and style in which it was presented. I found Sherlock: The Great Game #1 to be unengaging, but that very may well be because of how unfamiliar I am with the style and content of this manga.

Another disclaimer, I’m not certain if this is a true manga, i.e. written in Japanese, translated to English, or an English comic styled as a manga...

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