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Carolus Rex ~ Sabaton
Carolus Rex ~ Sabaton
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I should start by saying that I really like Sabaton as a band. Their pompous, epic, power-metal is just on the right side of cheese-flavoured and, most importantly, they're good musicians in the classic heavy metal style. Essentially, they take the Iron Maiden formula of chugging riffs and dual guitar melodies and mix it up with some ear-worm synth riffs and whole choirs of backup vocals. Leading the charge is, in my opinion, one of the best lead vocalists in metal today. Unlike many of their power-metal contemporaries, Sabaton stay away from the Maiden-style high-pitched vocals, going instead with Joakim Broaden's distinctive low, melodic, growl. All-in-all, a winning formula… Read more
Age of Ultron by Brian Michael Bendis
Age of Ultron by Brian Michael Bendis
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Quite Pointless, 19 Oct 2013
I'm not a regular reader of The Avengers; I simply picked up this collected edition because I was intrigued and had a bit of spare cash in my wallet. All-in-all, it was a disappointment. I'm usually quite positive towards Brian Michael Bendis - sure, he takes a long time to get his stories moving, but he writes good dialogue and his Daredevil run was pretty excellent. In this case, however, the plotting was just a bunch of derivative cliches involving apocalyptic alternate timelines (always a good way to kill major characters without it affecting regular continuity) and time-travel. The "alternate timelines" thing has been repeated to the point of being boring and, indeed, even within this… Read more
Hawkeye - Volume 1: My Life As A Weapon by Matt Fraction
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Anyone who's read the previous collaboration between Matt Fraction and David Aja (Immortal Iron Fist (Volume 1): The Last Iron Fist Story) will pretty much know what to expect here. It could pretty much be a continuation of the same story, even down to the fact that Clint Barton looks very similar to Danny Rand and has the same "good-hearted sucker" character. The dialogue is funny, the stories are a bit silly, the art in David Aja's issues is, of course, wonderful.

However, it's very much worth noting that, despite this not being widely publicised in the promotional material, David Aja only draws three out of the five… Read more