David Doub tagged posts

Snotgirl #1

WHO IS LOTTIE PERSON? Is she a gorgeous, fun-loving social media star with a perfect life or a gross, allergy-ridden mess? Enter a world of snot, blood, and tears in this new ongoing series from New York Times Best Seller BRYAN LEE O’MALLEY (Scott Pilgrim) and dazzling newcomer LESLIE HUNG!

The easy way for me to explain how I like the book is this – When I picked up Scott Pilgrim, I read some of it but it didn’t catch me and I never finished it. When I got the review copy of Snotgirl, every time I opened the PDF I ended up reading the whole story.

I know it’s not exactly to be fair to compare O’Malley’s work to his Scott Pilgrim but that book hit a sort of a critical mass, it’s hard to not talk about O’Malley’s comics without some comparison to that looming shadow of that particula...

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Alterna AnniverSERIES: Lilith Dark

Lilith Dark’ is an all-ages dark fantasy adventure comic featuring Lilith Dark, a little girl with a wild imagination and a tree full of beasties in her backyard.

‘Lilith Dark’ is created, written & illustrated by award winning comic & fantasy artist CDowd. Follow Lilith’s adventures online at LilithDark.com

This a simple and fun little comic aimed more at kids as the description above says.  Also just like the description says it’s all about a little girl and her adventures real and imagined.

Now this book original came out in apparently 2012 so the art is at least 4 years old.  Looking at the creator’s website I can clearly see that his art has improved so I feel it’s a tad bit of a disservice to reprint his older work...

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Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man #1

A test flight ended in disaster, leaving Colonel Steve Austin shattered and on the verge of death. Scientists reconstructed him using bionic parts, making him better…stronger…faster. Since that day, he has been a secret agent for the Office of Secret Intelligence and has loyally served his country as The Six Million Dollar Man!

First off, all I remember of the Six Million Dollar Man is seeing it in reruns in syndication as a kid.  I thought it cool and would watch it but I’ve never had the urge to seek it out and rewatch it now.  So from that standpoint I’m sort of torn about the different tones this book seems to take.

First it does catch that more hokey 70s feel of a cybernetic man going on secret missions...

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Lone Ranger/Green Hornet #1

A tale of super-heroics and family that has taken eighty years to be told! This first chapter, entitled “Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear,” creates a world of carefully researched alternative history in 1936 as we learn whatever happened to The Lone Ranger and discover his familial link to the emergence of a man who is a modern day urban version of The Lone Ranger himself...

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The Dark #1

Steve Rankin is a writer researching regional myths for a book. He meets up with Fouke, Arkansas local, Karl Cooper to find out more about the local legend revolving around a Sasquatch. Steve discovers that some things are better lost to the unknown.

Spoiler Warning because this is horror story with a twist at the end.

I like how the creator plays and blends several myths and legends into a fun mix of horror and mystery. The main thrust of the story at first seems to be about a Sasquatch/Bigfoot. I think that is a good legend to open with so well openly because Bigfoot has been covered so recently in popular media...

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