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Friday, 27 April 2012

Top Shelf Comix digital sale - ends Sunday 29th April

In addition to our earlier post of recommended books, Top Shelf Comix are having a weekend sale on some of their digital books.
I have bought The Pterodactyl Hunters, Blue, Lost Dogs, Essex County, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, Too Cool To Be Forgotten and Underwired.  All for 5 dollars or less.

The sale ends Sunday 29th April, so get in there while you can!  Comics are available to read on the Top Shelf App, Comixology app or Comixology website (where I read them).

A few recommendations

Hi all.  There has been a noticeable lack of posts recently.  I can only apologise.  I think real life has overtaken many of us.  Speaking for myself, I have started a British Sign Language NVQ recently and it's leaving me with very little spare time, so I cannot write full length reviews (heck I can barely think of things I would like to write, let along putting fingers to keyboard).

So instead, I shall share with you books I have recently read that I particularly enjoyed.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Rocketeer: Jetpack Treasury Edition

Written and drawn by: Dave Stevens
Colored by: Laura Martin
Lettered by: Carrie Spiegle
Publisher: IDW Publishing

What’s it about?
The Rocketeer tells the story of Cliff Secord, a stunt pilot who used to race a plane around in a "circus act" during the 1930s'.

That is, until the day Cliff found a very strange package hidden inside his airplane.
Some gangsters left it behind while they were being chased by the police.
What Cliff found that day was actually a working jet pack prototype!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Penciller: Olivier Coipel
Inker: Mark Morales
Colourist: Laura Martin and Paul Mounts
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Publisher: Marvel

What's it about?
The Gods are dead.  Destroyed in the last great battle, Ragnarok, Thor exists in the void.  Called back to a shadowy dreamscape by Donald Blake, his human alter-ago, they consider their role in life, or even ifthey desire a life. To live, to return to earth, proves a sweet temptation for Thor and so he returns.  The other Gods are asleep, trapped in human bodies and Asgard has to be rebuilt.  As Thor travels the earth searching for his lost brethren he discovers the tragedies that have beset mankind in his absence, and comes across a few old enemies.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Wednesday Comics and Buffy comics for sale

Apologies for the slightly off topic post but it is (sort of) linked to the blog.

I'm having to free up shelf space so am sadly selling some of my comics.  One set is Wednesday Comics, the other is Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8, issues 1 to 32 with a few one shots.  the Buffy comics are being sold by story arc, for example, The Long Way Home is one listing.

We reviewed Wednesday Comics here.  There are some really, really great stories in there.  The Supergirl and Wonder Woman ones are my favourites, and are great for younger readers.

We talked about the Buffy season 8 issues here.  Again, there are some quality stories and quality issues in the run, and if you are a Buffy fan you will probably get a lot of enjoyment out of the issues.

The full ebay listings are here, they will be live for 7 days.  Please bid!

Thank you.

(EDIT: I've also added DC New52 titles to the ebay sale - Superman, Action Comics, Hawkman, Nightwing, Batgirl, Deadman and more. Please go check them out).

Monday, 9 April 2012

BSL posts

I've added a couple of BSL translations of old posts to the blog, they are:

Publishing Houses
Comic Art - the creative process

The video quality is a bit shoddy so apologies for that, but it's not so unclear you can't see anything.  I have an idea to translate every post on this blog, but it may take me some time...

Sorry for the lack of posting lately.  I have a Thor review ready to go, once I scan in art samples, but we're all a bit busy with life stuff here at New readers.  I've started a BSL level 3 course (hence the translations - it helps me practice) which is taking up most of my spare time.  So, if English reviews are few and far between for the next few months, please bear with us, or have a look through the archives.  We've got hundreds of great comics waiting to be discovered!

Thanks for reading.