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Mark Lawrence
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Moon Knight Vol. 1: Lunatic
Greg Smallwood, Jeff Lemire
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I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After

I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After - Skottie Young Full review here: http://www.honkifyoulovejustice.com/2016/04/27/comic-book-review-i-hate-fairyland-volume-1

If you ever wondered what Deadpool would be like set in Oz, here you go. Demented fun.

Star Wars: Lando

Star Wars: Lando - Charles Soule, Alex Maleev All of the new Marvel Star Wars comics have been good to great, and I enjoyed this. If you don't like Lando for some reason, don't feel you need to check it out, but it's a great adventure for the scoundrel.

The City Stained Red

The City Stained Red - Sam Sykes Full review here: http://www.honkifyoulovejustice.com/2016/03/25/book-review-the-city-stained-red-bring-down-heaven-1-by-sam-sykes

A bit of an anti-climactic cliffhanger ending, but still very entertaining.

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! Vol. 1: Hooked On A Feline

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! Vol. 1: Hooked On A Feline - Kate Leth, Brittney Williams Full review here: http://www.honkifyoulovejustice.com/2016/02/21/comic-book-review-patsy-walker-a-k-a-hellcat-1

But it's fun and the art is cute.

Operation: S.I.N.: Agent Carter

Operation: S.I.N.: Agent Carter - Marvel Comics Fairly certain I read these during Marvel's Original Sin event last year, but I was paging through Marvel Unlimited and went through it again, because Agent Carter.

Javelin Rain: A Shadow Ops Novel

Javelin Rain: A Shadow Ops Novel - Myke Cole Definitely a middle novel of a trilogy. A few too many contrivances to get things and people where they need to be, but I still need to know what happens.

Archivist Wasp

Archivist Wasp - Nicole Kornher-Stace Seen also at http://www.honkifyoulovejustice.com/2016/01/05/book-review-archivist-wasp

For months, one of my online friends has been recommending Archivist Wasp to pretty much everybody. It was on my list to check out some day, but when it went on sale a few weeks back she decided to just gift the book to a few of us and be done with it. I’m very glad she did.

At first glance, the world seems like a typical fantasy realm, where you take a medieval setting and add something weird (ghosts, in this case). ‘Wasp’ – not her real name – is the Archivist, one of a group of young women marked at birth by a goddess, and taught to catch and study the ghosts that linger all around the landscape. It’s a brutal life, as the role of Archivist is won through, and held onto, via knife fights to the death versus ‘upstart’ challengers.

Even that life is turned upside down when Wasp meets a special ghost – one that has no problem communicating with her. He shows her worlds never glimpsed by normal people, and shakes the foundations of everything she was raised to believe.

Archivist Wasp is a quick read that you’ll want to finish in one sitting. If there’s one flaw, it’s that it relies a bit much on flashbacks to the ghost’s previous life. But I was dying for that information so it didn’t bother me. Felt like the flashbacks to the island on Arrow in that way. Anyway, check it out at Amazon, you’ll be glad you did.

Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex

Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: Black Vortex - Marvel Comics It was okay. I'm no fan of Bendis's take on the Guardians but I do like Star-Lord and Kitty together.

Airwolf Airstrikes, Volume 1

Airwolf Airstrikes, Volume 1 - Mike Baron, Barbara Randall Kesel, Rob Worley Reviewed at my site: Airwolf: Airstrikes

Disappointing as it's yet another tie-in comic that misses what was good and different about the show (realizing that yeah, it was a dopey 80s action show, but there were a few nuggets of depth that they completely ignore).

Knight Rider Volume 1

Knight Rider Volume 1 - Geoffrey Thorne, Shannon Eric Denton, Jason Johnson Meh. I'm not an anti-reboot guy but even so, this is a poor attempt. I would've enjoyed much more if it was done as a period piece to continue straight from the TV show. The dialogue was clunky, and the "Knight/Rook/Bishop" codenames just make you roll your eyes. The weirdest change is to KITT's origin and attitude. He has a 'mother' that he gets fixated on and its creepy.

Thanks to Netgalley for the copy to review.

Nextwave, Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 2: I Kick Your Face

Nextwave, Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 2: I Kick Your Face - Warren Ellis, Stewart Immonen, Stuart Immonen DEVIL DINOSAUR. Really all you need to know.

Firefight

Firefight - Brandon Sanderson Review posted at my website: http://wp.me/p4bs1I-1F7

A solid second entry in the series, deepens the world and has solid action.

Nextwave, Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 1: This is What They Want

Nextwave, Agents of H.A.T.E., Vol. 1: This is What They Want - Warren Ellis, Stuart Immonen I've been meaning to read this, and I never should've waited. It's hilarious and fun, like a rated R version of The Tick - superhero satire that still works as darn good superhero fare. Need some more Monica Rambeau in the world.

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi - Kevin Hearne Finished it a while ago, but all I remember is something about eating noodles being really important.

Gemini Cell

Gemini Cell - Myke Cole Very solid military fantasy, set in Cole's Shadow Ops universe. One cover blurb calls it "Blackhawk Down meets the X-Men", but more specifically, it's the X-Men without a Xavier (or even a Magneto) to protect the powered people's interests. This book is set before the previous series of Shadow Ops books, when magic wasn't yet common knowledge. A Navy SEAL stumbles on evidence while on a mission, and ends up dead. A sorcerer brings his spirit back, however, binding him in his own body with another spirit, of an ancient warrior-king thirsty for blood.

As a Navy brat I'm a sucker for authentic military stuff, and Cole's got the credentials. Knock a half-star off if that's not normally your bag.

Trees Volume 1

Trees Volume 1 - Warren Ellis, Jason  Howard Definitely a 'WTF did I just read?' comic, but in a good way.