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Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants: Exiled
Journey Into Mystery/New Mutants: Exiled
by Dan Abnett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Answers questions, 27 Jan 2013
All centred around an unattractive character, newly introduced as a previously unknown Asgardian. Thankfully he gets his eventual comeuppance.
The language and storytelling around the rest of the Asgardians can get a bit annoying to read.
Best part about the book is the real origin of the Disir and the completed details of why they were originally exiled. For this reason I think it is worth the read. An important story for Thor fans, to complete a piece of Asgardian history.
Oh, and New Mutants are okay... and the Devil gets reason to get even with Loki.


X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back TPB
X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back TPB
by Sara Pichelli
Edition: Paperback

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Expected little and got naff all., 1 Feb 2011
As a late 20s man I thought to stay away from a title so naff as: Pixie Strikes Back. Obviously made by Marvel to intice young female readers, I thought I would give it a chance for the simple reason that I am a big Marvel comics fan and wanted to expand my knowledge of the younger X-Men characters. Most of it wasn't worth the read.
I am going to name and shame writer Kathryn Immonen, who must have been high when she wrote this. The dialogue between characters is awfully hard to follow. I know she must have been trying to be 'hip' to reach a certain demographic of reader, but it was really hard to follow. This is a book where they have tried to cram so much 'attitude' into the dialogue that whatever the characters are trying to say gets lost and I started to heavily dislike the characters.
There's a lot more I could complain about, but as a longtime Marvel fan this book did contain some interesting character background as to the main characters origins.

Most of this book could have been condensed, especially as the first half was confusing and the end was dissapointing. Superior artwork would have helped greatly and transformed this book.

This book could have / should have been so much better. It could have been reworked into a substantial book, but I hate to say that Marvel really let its readers down. If this was a draft copy then fine, but this shouldn't have been let onto the shelves with other comics.


Secret Invasion: The Amazing Spider-Man TPB (Graphic Novel Pb)
Secret Invasion: The Amazing Spider-Man TPB (Graphic Novel Pb)
by Marco Santucci
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Jackpot makes good, 24 Nov 2010
As a Marvel fan who finds little interest in Spiderman , but collected this book for its Secret Invasion Crossover, the lack of Spiderman himself in most of the book didn't bother me. I found the books main heroine `Jackpot` interesting to a point and it was interesting to find out how she got to have her so called powers. It was refreshing to find out how she came to be a herione, because although a not very engaging character, she is likeable (apart from the name).


Invincible Iron Man Volume 1 HC (Oversized)
Invincible Iron Man Volume 1 HC (Oversized)
by Salvador Larroca
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Class, 14 Oct 2010
Better than any art gallery I'd ever want to see(quality through and through). This publication is a must see.


Astonishing X-Men Volume 5: Ghost Box TPB (Graphic Novel Pb)
Astonishing X-Men Volume 5: Ghost Box TPB (Graphic Novel Pb)
by Simone Bianchi
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Ace art., 10 Feb 2010
I think the level of the artwork in this book is the best I have come accross. A little dark, but with so much detail; these are some of the best artwork I have ever seen. I would love to see the pages of this book in a major gallery; you could really appreciate the beauty on a large scale.
I think the story is a lot less confusing than the other previous Astonishing X-Men titles and the writing is spot on.
I'm not one for making a big deal about things, but the composition and content really impressed me. I say: a must have.


Timewyrm: Exodus (The New Doctor Who Adventures)
Timewyrm: Exodus (The New Doctor Who Adventures)
by Terrance Dicks
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nazis won the war, 24 Dec 2009
You can imagine Sylvester McCoy impersonating a Nazi, as the Doctor. His character, as laid out in the tv series, with his dominating and sometimes shrill voice; lends its self to how sly the doctor has to be to survive in Nazi occupied England.

I loved the parts where the Doctor meets Hitler!


Timewyrm: Apocalypse (New Doctor Who Adventures)
Timewyrm: Apocalypse (New Doctor Who Adventures)
by Nigel Robinson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing, 24 Dec 2009
You don't know where this story is going to take you, until the very end. The interest is kept by wondering: what part do the overlords of the alien race have to hide?
The link to the Timewyrm its-self is only given at the end of the book, but the individual story in the interrim is worth the read.


Ladies of More Letters (BBC Audio)
Ladies of More Letters (BBC Audio)
by Prunella Scales
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £11.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mad and great for it., 24 Dec 2009
Worth the listen to hear what goes on in the trailer park, that Vera moves to.
This CD won't lose your attention. I have found you can listen all of the Ladies of Letters CD's at least three times over and find comedic lines that you never picked up on before.


"Doctor Who", Death Comes to Time (BBC Radio Collection)
"Doctor Who", Death Comes to Time (BBC Radio Collection)
by Sylvester McCoy
Edition: Audio CD

5.0 out of 5 stars Scary Sylvester, 24 Sep 2009
I loved the doctors previously untold ability to affect another timelord with power of his voice. Sylvester McCoy always comes across as having hidden talents, by giving me the feeling as though there is something dark and dangerous about the timelords in general, that is never allowed to be released, due to their rules and codes which have always been expressed.
All episodes show the chances, wit, courage, tenacity and knowledge, that the doctors use in their adventures. None of them show better the true dangers the timelords can incurr when they really meddle. I believe this story highlights, why the rules of the timelords are so important. This story makes the timelords feel like the real superpowers they are, instead of weak previous references and scenes from the tv series of highly dressed, squabbling politicians, who focus constantly on the rituals of their own past.


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