This was…a bit odd.
Overall it was an interesting story. But it was almost more interesting as a slice of life – the whole supernatural element seemed like it was shoehorned in. I got caught up in the story of these people’s lives, but the chapters seemed a bit disconnected.
Listening to the Elastica album Elastica was a good choice – but again, for following these people’s lives.
Of course, it didn’t help that it put me off at the beginning by using “gay” as a pejorative. And using a bus of kids with disabilities for laughs. I didn’t know if this was just a sign of the times, or if it had a point.
Recommended, maybe, if you like weird, and maybe if you like following people’s lives.
Thanks to NetGalley and Dover Publications for a copy in return for an honest review.
Fantastic storytelling with a minimal use of words!
And the art is great – with little swatches of color.
I’ve always enjoyed retellings – it’s fun to see how writers (and artists) interpret familiar characters in a new world. Everyone you know about Snow White is here. But it’s 1920s America.
Thanks to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for a copy in return for an honest review.
Tons of weird short stories. Some better than others. Only slightly disturbing. Worth reading if you like different. Definitely worth it if you like odd.
All the stories have pretty non-traditional art and lettering.
I think the idea behind the dragon hunter story was creative – but the art was confusing and the story could have been fleshed out.
And I don’t know why, but I found the Katzenjammer Cats story interesting.
Space Night Sonata made me laugh.
I think the stories got weirder as they went along. Almost like the authors tried to one-up themselves on weirdness.
Thanks to NetGalley, Diamond Distributors, and IDW Publishing for a copy in return for an honest review.
OMG. I can’t remember when I’ve laughed so hard!
Jacky Fleming is spot on with her portrayal of how women have been treated – historically, and in history.
A light read with a heavy subject matter. A hilarious take on some not-so-funny trends in history.
I highly recommend this.
Thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for a copy in return for an honest review.
I think that what happened was that the author had a list of weird notes, quotes, and ideas. None of them fully formed but each bearing out a story in this volume.
These stories are just weird. Not bizarro weird – but kinda borderline.
But they’re short, and they’re fun.
And they’re mostly about superheroes and superheroines and super powers. What could be better?!?
Radioactive Jerk was freaking hilarious. Or at least it cracked me up.
Clitfingers was amusing. And a tad weirder than the others.
I can’t help but think the Wonder Woman story is out of character.
But the Superman story? Heavy.
Thanks to NetGalley and Spineless Wonders for a copy in return for an honest review.
A cute story starring Ellie Ultra, a little girl of color (!) that has trouble fitting in. Who can’t relate to that? (Aside – I considered naming my daughter Ellie – my grandmother’s name is Eleanor and Ellie would be a cute way to shorten it.)
This would be a great book for the young superhero-loving kid in your life. I’m thinking it’s about a first to second grade read?
(Also, I wish I had an Ultra Flavor Booster. It makes broccoli taste like chocolate cake.)
Thanks to NetGalley and Capstone for a copy in return for an honest review.
Well, I guess he is licensed to kill.
After reading so many comics about heroes who don’t kill it does seem a bit unusual to read one about a hero that does. And has absolutely no qualms about it.
This was an interesting story – but be sure to read it in one sitting. Is it just me or is it too complicated to remember what’s going on from issue to issue if you don’t?
Or maybe the story was decent – but not memorable enough to remember from ish to ish. (I read it in trade but had to put it down a couple times and had to go back and start from the beginning each time to remember what happened.)
But I love this alternate cover that looks like an old Ian Fleming bond novel.
Thanks to NetGalley, Diamond Distributors, and Dynamite Entertainment for a copy in return for an honest review.