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The Daughters of Merlin #1

Camelot has fallen to the dragons and all is lost. Merlin has no choice, but to escape with his charges. They are the last hope to salvage anything that remains of the once mighty kingdom. They are the daughters of Merlin. Number 1 of a four issue mini-series kicking off the Destiny of the Dragon series of books from Jester Press. 24 pages, full color.

The Fall of Camelot was just the beginning…

The Good
It’s hard to go wrong with a story involving Merlin.  I definitely enjoyed the first issue of Daughters of Merlin and its new approach to the land of Camelot.  It gave us a good amount of action and of course, plenty of magic which is always fun to see.  I particularly enjoyed the scenes where he displayed the immense magical powers that he possessed while fighting off foes.

The Bad
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Fairy Tale Knights Prelude

This 25 page book highlights concept and completed art from the highly anticipated comic book series “Fairy Tale Knights”!! It features a ten page mini story of the main characters Malia and Patrick, as they try to cross “the Bridge of gloom” guarded by the Troll and his Henchmen.

The Good
Even being a short prelude book, this was a good read.  The premise to the series provided at the beginning sounds great.  This art style is one I think only fits in certain books, and for Fairy Tale Knights it does.  I also appreciated the sketchbook section which you don’t often see.

The Bad
Without any text, the story was a little tough to follow through any of the panels without action that could speak for itself.

The Summary
As a preview type of book, it does its job in piquing your interest j...

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Serenade #10

After Jin Moon Kim’s rape attempt (issue #9), and still suffering the loss of her husband, Serena begins her dark, destructive journey of vengeance.  Vengeance on all those who have robbed her of happiness.

The Good
This classic story of revenge was very successful in getting you to connect with the main character. You could feel how fueled by intense emotions she was throughout each scene. The first person approach was well used for this and really helped bring you into the story.

The Bad
One thing that I would have liked was a bit more fill in the pages as far as the art goes, namely background.  The color splashed throughout almost felt out of place at times with it being sparse.

The Summary
Although I entered this well into the series, it actually held its own with not having any p...

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Irresistible #2

Irresistible continues…

Mr. Keeg is living it up with his new found bravado, but he will soon see what can happen when people love you to death.

So, things are finally starting to look up for Allen Keeg. No longer is he scoffed at by women, but is deeply desired by every single one he comes across.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be enough for Allen, which he realizes shortly before things take a turn for the worse.  This tale of heart-break and hot moments, slowly takes a turn towards a much darker tone, as many of Raven Gregory’s stories are akin to do.  This just goes to show that being woman’s deepest desire may not be all it’s cracked up to be.

Now, don’t get me wrong I really do enjoy the dark turns Raven’s stories tend to take...

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Uncanny Very Near Mint

Uncanny Very Near Mint is a tie-in series to the graphic novels. It features origins! Break-ups! And even more junk! 24+ pages of all new material not found anywhere else!

The Good
I definitely appreciated getting some history on the main characters of Very Near Mint.  The geeky humor and amusing character interaction I enjoyed in the first book is strong even in this short extra book.

The Bad
After reading Volume 1 of the main series, this one just left me itching for more.  But to be fair this is just a tie-in, so I can get past that by picking up Volume 2.

The Summary
This is a fun little supplement to the full graphic novels that’s worth grabbing for the quick read. It did its job well in giving some neat background info to characters I’ve already grown to love.

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