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Red Sister
Mark Lawrence
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Karnak Vol. 1: The Flaw in All Things
Gerardo Zaffino, Warren Ellis
Moon Knight Vol. 1: Lunatic
Greg Smallwood, Jeff Lemire
Progress: 80 %

Strange Dogs

Strange Dogs - James S.A. Corey A quirky little story that shows just how interesting the world of the Expanse can be.

James Bond: Kill Chain

James Bond: Kill Chain - Andy Diggle Pretty much what you'd expect from a comic version of 007.

Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 2: Pilgrimage

Voltron Legendary Defender Vol. 2: Pilgrimage - Hedrick Smith Probably more of a 3.5, but honestly want to offset the 1 star rating down the page that seems to have no idea what the show is like. Good Hunk moments, the Trump stand-in is a bit overdone, but if you like the show, you'll likely enjoy this.

Crosswind Volume 1

Crosswind Volume 1 - Gail Simone Vulgar, violent fun, as you'd expect from Gail Simone.

http://www.honkifyoulovejustice.com/2018/03/09/comic-book-review-crosswind-vol-1

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1

Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 - Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brian Stelfreeze It's as wordy as classic Claremont-era X-Men, but well drawn and deeply interesting, if you enjoyed the movie, you'll see that some of the bones of that are here.

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo Adventure (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: the Force Awakens)

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smuggler's Run: A Han Solo Adventure (Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: the Force Awakens) - Greg Rucka, Phil Noto A simple, fun Star Wars adventure.

Mississippi Roll

Mississippi Roll - George R.R. Martin A solid series of intermixed tales all set on a riverboat. A fun cast of characters, some intrigue, murder mysteries, a ghost made of steam, and a lot of interesting takes on the Jokers of the Wild Cards universe.

Mighty Thor Vol. 1

Mighty Thor Vol. 1 - Russell Dauterman, Jason Aaron Jane Foster Thor is great.

Black Bolt, Vol. 1: Hard Time

Black Bolt, Vol. 1: Hard Time - Saladin Ahmed Full review at my site.

Gorgeously drawn, with a interesting story that weaves in thoughts on who we jail and loneliness and life with a kickass prison break.

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! Vol. 2: Don't Stop Me-Ow

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! Vol. 2: Don't Stop Me-Ow - Kate Leth, Brittney L. Williams Cliffhanger ending!

The Totally Awesome Hulk Vol. 1: Cho Time

The Totally Awesome Hulk Vol. 1: Cho Time - Greg Pak, Frank Cho I like Cho better not as the Hulk, but still fun.

Thor/Iron Man: God Complex

Thor/Iron Man: God Complex - Dan Abnett, Scot Eaton, Andy Lanning Not the best Abnett and Lanning effort, but that's still better than a good amount of books.

X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills

X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills - Chris Claremont, Brent Eric Anderson Note: uses the N-word and has dead children. This is not X-Men for little kids.

God Loves, Man Kills is a storyline that the X-Men movies have mined for material, even if it hasn't directly been adapted. Reverend William Stryker whips the non-mutant populace up into an anti-mutant furor, and Professor X and the X-Men are caught in the middle.

It's very much a product of it's time - Chris Claremont is in full form here, with word balloons and thought balloons all over. That does mean some amazing Magneto speeches, though. Brett Anderson does an admirable job with the art, fitting in with the other artists drawing these books at the time. It's brutal and while a bit dated, the message still resonates all too well today.

Artemis

Artemis - Andy Weir Reviewed at my website.

I enjoyed this book.  I haven't read The Martian, but I enjoyed the movie (it is one of my son's favorites).  Jazz is perhaps not as likable as Mark Watney, but there's still plenty of plausible space science (and space welding, which at least one of my followers will enjoy) and intrigue to go around.  Artemis is a quick read that should satisfy people who can deal with Jazz's smart-ass-ness and enjoyed The Martian.  Thanks to NetGalley for the advanced copy.

Thor Volume 1: Goddess of Thunder

Thor Volume 1: Goddess of Thunder - Russell Dauterman, Jason Aaron Jason Aaron is always solid, and the art (Russel Dauterman for most, and Jorge Molina) is really great as well. They took one of the most inexplicable moments from Original Sins and made something fun out of it.

Terminal Alliance

Terminal Alliance - Jim C. Hines This was fun! Will write a full review when I'm at a real keyboard.