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Flex Mentallo - Man of Muscle Mystery (Deluxe Edition)
Flex Mentallo - Man of Muscle Mystery (Deluxe Edition)
by Grant Morrison
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely Mentallo!, 19 May 2012
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If you are a fan of Morrison and Quitely's All Star Superman or We3 be aware that you are not getting more of the same. I bought the comics when they originally came out (in about 1996) and was beaten into submission by the ferocious stream of ideas and images. 15 years later, with larger page size and high quality packaging, the effect is much the same. I'm not sure I really understood Flex Mentallo but I enjoyed it. The basic story can be summed up as 'Flex goes looking for a lost member of his old superteam'. However this is similar to saying The Matrix is about a war between man and machine, there are layers within layers within layers of meaning. I had read elsewhere that Flex was a comment on the state of comics with each chapter representing a different age, silver etc. Damed if I can see it. Buy it and be boggled.


The Martian Chronicles (Flamingo Modern Classic)
The Martian Chronicles (Flamingo Modern Classic)
by Ray Bradbury
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unlike anything else, 1 Mar 2012
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I came to this with a vague recollection of the early 80's TV version and had expectations based upon a 60 years of good reviews. The novel is unlike any other I have read, there is only a hint of a plot, no re-occurring characters and no real narrative. Basically the novel tells a series of loosely connected vignettes on the theme of 'humans go to Mars'. Told over the course of 25 years the stories move from the initial lift off of the first rockets to the arrival of the last. The descriptive passages in the book bear repeated reading and interpretation as Mr Bradbury examines race, religion, family and what it means to be human (or martian). I cannot recommend this book highly enough, just be prepared for something a little different.


Death of the New Gods
Death of the New Gods
by Jim Starlin
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Death of Good comics, 4 April 2009
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This review is from: Death of the New Gods (Hardcover)
Where to start? This covers similar ground to Grant Morrison's demeted Final Crisis however DC demonstrate a complete lack of editorial oversight by having the (allegedly monumental) stories conflict with each other. Morrison has Orion shot through time by Darkside, Starlin has him killed in a fight with Darkside and the Source. Starlin's writing is hopelessly mired in the 80s including the shoehorning of Superman into the story. Why? By the time I got to the end I wasn't bothered who was killing the New Gods, I just wished they would get it over with. My copy is going straight in the charity pile. Avoid.
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The Ultimates volume 1: Super-human TPB
The Ultimates volume 1: Super-human TPB
by Mark Millar
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Look no further, 24 Jun 2003
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There is no need for you to look any further in your quest for a good read. Millar and Hitch have created the finest superhero comic around (possibly ever). Yes it's the Avengers. No it doesn't matter if you've never read the Avengers before. Yes it is fabulously illustrated and yes that is the Hulk destroying most of Manhattan in an attempt to kill Freddie Prinz Junior. Go Hulk!
Buy it or die trying.


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