Legendary Star Lord Vol 1 Review

Legendary star-lord

from Goodreads

Title: Legendary Star-Lord Vol 1

Author: Sam Humphries

Artist: Paco Medina and Freddie Williams

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Genre: Marvel superhero, comics, SCI-FI

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23017960-legendary-star-lord-vol-1?ac=1&from_search=true

Rating: 5/5 stars

Synopsis:

This comic follows Legendary Star-Lord on an adventure through space. It follows his revenge mission for Thanos and how he plans to rid the world of him. But will his revenge work to his advantage?

Here is my spoiler free review:

https://youtu.be/i_Y8xinoW8U

SPOILER ALERT!!

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this comic it was fun, witty with a curious story. It was a great starting point to a comic series it built up the story really well with a slight altercation with Thanos but the promise of more. It also had a great use of other characters introductions and storylines to develop the plot. I really enjoyed the fact that the plot had all the components of a great story with romance, rivalry and drama.

Artwork:

I loved the artwork it was not too busy but still had a lot going on on most pages which kept the pace going at a steady pace. The palette of colours used is so pretty and space agey with the blues and purples which made me love it even more. Not only that but I really enjoyed the people and monster designs they were very classic marvel with an updated look.

Dialogue:

I really loved the dialogue it was very witty with jokes that were very relatable to real life. The dialogue also gave us a good amount of background to understand the situation a bit as like everything in Marvel its all interconnected so starting new series can be confusing. There wasn’t a lot of dialogue which was an advantage as it kept the superhero pace.

Favourite Characters:

I really loved Star-Lord partly because he was quite like Chris Pratt’s version. Also he had this great mixture of kindness and charm to him. I also really enjoyed Captain Victoria although a small part and would liked to have seen more of her because she is a badass confident woman.

Hated Characters:

I didn’t like Thanos he is an arrogant villain but it was interesting that they made him more humane in the sense of his conscious in a conversation with Legendary Star-Lord. I also didn’t like Kitty the girlfriend of Legendary Star-Lord as she was too whinny and didn’t have enough of a part in this volume to develop her character I assume she will develop later in the volumes.

Overall:

Awesome comic with witty dialogue and beautiful art and the promise of lots of interesting drama in later volumes.

If you have read this comic or are planning to feel free to leave a comment below I would love to know your thoughts!

Lazarus Vol 1 Review

18259637

from Goodreads

Title: Lazarus Vol 1

Author: Greg Rucka

Illustrator: Michael Lark

Publisher: Image Comics

Genre: Action, Thriller, Dystopian, Comics

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18259637-lazarus-vol-1?ac=1&from_search=true

Rating: 4/5 stars

Synopsis:

Lazarus is about a women Forever who is a robot in the service of the Carlyle family. The Carlyle family has a rival family in this dystopian world who is the Morray family. There is an attack at the Carlyle base but who is really behind the attack?

Here is my Spoiler free review:

https://youtu.be/Eyrl98gIFlQ

SPOILERS NOW!

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this comic it is a high energy action comic with twists and turns that will keep wondering where the mystery lies. The plot was intense and a great pace for an action comic. The concept of a dystopian was interesting that we would revert to family that holds us together I would think it would be violence but I’m a synic. It was a bit of a anticlimatic start but so good by the middle.

Artwork:

It is mostly a dark palette which shows the dystopian side to the story with lots of black outlining that gave a serious tone to the comic. I feel like Lazarus could have been slightly brighter only because I would have liked to have some hope but its dystopian so. I really liked the use of purple in the chapter 3 and 4 it made it look beautiful.

Dialogue:

There is not much dialogue in the comic which is good because the storyline centres on violence attached to this world. The dialogue between the family is very typical and relatable with lots of drama which I love.

Favourite Character:

Forever is badass and interesting character because she has empathy like a real person and her connection to the family intrigues me. Also she has this relationship with the other family’s robot which interesting see how different they are and how much humanity influences them as characters. I really like her history and want to know and about her purpose to the family.

Hate Character:

Jonah mainly because he is such an ignorant asshole and such a typical son wants to take over the business but there was a lot of characters are like that but that might change. Another reason I didn’t like him is his conspiracy with his other sister it was creepy and made me hate me more.

If you have read Lazarus or want to read it please feel free to comment below I would love to know your thoughts!

 

Book Events May To June

I apologise about getting the Diana Galbadon event to you too late but it was last minute. Here are all the links for the events:

Cory Doctorow in Conversation with Laurie Penny:
https://www.waterstones.com/events/cory-doctorow-in-conversation-with-laurie-penny/london-tottenham-court-road

Politics or Play: Citizenship in Children’s Fiction:
https://www.waterstones.com/events/politics-or-play-citizenship-in-childrens-fiction/london-kensington

Bookpop Event! (Superwoman book not Supervillain SORRY!):
https://www.waterstones.com/events/bookpop-with-ashley-poston-hope-norton-and-sam-maggs/london-piccadilly

Maria Turtschaninoff and Laura Dockrill in Conversation:
https://www.waterstones.com/events/laura-dockrill-and-maria-turtschaninoff-in-conversation/london-islington

John Barrowman Signing:
http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Events/Detail.aspx?eventId=3326
An Evening with Alan Lee:
https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-alan-lee/london-piccadilly

An Evening with Adam Silvera:
https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-adam-silvera/london-piccadilly

Truth or Dare YA Event:
https://www.waterstones.com/events/truth-or-dare-the-teenage-years-with-non-pratt-lisa-williamson-and-hannah-witton/london-piccadilly

Middle Grade Magic:
https://www.waterstones.com/events/middle-grade-magic-with-peter-bunzl-maz-evans-mg-leonard-and-lara-williamson/london-kensington

Wine and Dine an Evening of Thriller Debuts:
https://www.waterstones.com/events/wine-and-die-an-evening-of-thriller-debuts/london-tottenham-court-road

Let me know if you going to any of these events and if you are please come say hello!
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Huge Paperback Haul

Continuing with my Haul posts here is my huge paperback haul which is from December to March. Let me know if you have read any of these books and your opinion of them but no spoilers please.

 

 

Here are the Goodreads links:

The Circle by Dave Eggers
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18302455-the-circle?ac=1&from_search=true

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30212107-days-without-end?ac=1&from_search=true

Firelight by Sophie Jordan
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6448470-firelight?ac=1&from_search=true

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19486412-big-little-lies?from_search=true

Lost Girls by Merrie Destefano
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29939399-lost-girls?ac=1&from_search=true

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15842439-warm-bodies?ac=1&from_search=true

The Burning World by Isaac Marion
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16148435-the-burning-world

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18081228-the-orphan-queen?ac=1&from_search=true

Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22082082-our-own-private-universe?ac=1&from_search=true

The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/250024.The_City_and_the_Stars?from_search=true

Everlost by Neal Shusterman (Skin Jacker 1)
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/688191.Everlost?ac=1&from_search=true

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15749186-to-all-the-boys-i-ve-loved-before?ac=1&from_search=true

Moondust by Gemma Fowler
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33360888-moondust?ac=1&from_search=true

Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27774717-jonathan-unleashed?ac=1&from_search=true

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25953369-hidden-figures?ac=1&from_search=true

Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33412061-beauty-and-the-beast?ac=1&from_search=true

Nice Work If You Can Get It by Celia Imrie
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28454578-nice-work?ac=1&from_search=true

Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32735550-who-let-the-gods-out?ac=1&from_search=true

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13576132-the-murder-complex?ac=1&from_search=true

Maresi by  Maria Turtschaninoff
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28818217-maresi?ac=1&from_search=true

Let me know what you think of my haul and feel free to comment below!

 

Harback Haul Part 1

I have accumulated a lot of books lately and when I mean a lot I mean a huge amount from December 2016 to March 2017 so I have decided to a Book Haul week of posts so here is the first video. It consists of the first part of the hardbacks I have acquired during this period. Here is the link to the video:

Hardback Haul Part 1

Here are the Goodreads links for all the books:

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21936937-blackhearts?ac=1&from_search=true

Starflight by Melissa Landers
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21793182-starflight?ac=1&from_search=true

Starfall by Melissa Landers
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25026403-starfall

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30304221-swimming-lessons?ac=1&from_search=true

Hold Back The Stars by Katie Khan
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26804769-hold-back-the-stars?ac=1&from_search=true

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28962906-stalking-jack-the-ripper?ac=1&from_search=true

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30555488-the-underground-railroad?ac=1&from_search=true

Jane Austen The Secret Radical by Helena Kelly
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32441705-jane-austen-the-secret-radical?ac=1&from_search=true

The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26594801-the-education-of-margot-sanchez?ac=1&from_search=true

Frogkisser by Garth Nix
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29736231-frogkisser?ac=1&from_search=true
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25310356-we-come-apart?ac=1&from_search=true

Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32953994-three-daughters-of-eve?ac=1&from_search=true

Let me know if you have read any these books and your opinions on them but no spoilers. I can not decide which to read in the month of May the one with the most votes I will read let me know in the comments below!

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