Edward C. Williams

"Ted Williams"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (39 of 47)
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 418,542 - Total Helpful Votes: 39 of 47
Uncanny X-Men - Volume 1: Revolution (Marvel Now) by Brian M Bendis
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reboot ?, 13 Sep 2013
Overall it's great fun, not as enjoyable as All-New X-men, but still makes me want the next volume.
The art is lovely, and the story feels unencumbered by the over complex and tortuous x- continuity.
It's the first X-men I've read for a while, but it won't be the last.
Batman Earth One HC (Batman (DC Comics)) by Gary Frank
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Bat yet, 27 Sep 2012
I'm almost speechless after reading this, as it's a fantastic retelling of the origin story, and really does manage to make the story vibrant and fresh again.
I can't resist making comparisons with both Batman:Year One, and Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins as they both take a similarly 'realistic' take on the story and strangely Alfred even looks to my eyes, a little like Christian Bale in some panels.
To me Batman :Earth One exceeds both of these as it reinvents the characters in some truly interesting ways and gives new insights to their motivations, while keeping the core identities intact.
However, the real revelation came with Gary Frank's art, I've always liked his… Read more
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie BA
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie BA
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Stunning..., 11 Aug 2011
This is the Fifth novel I have read by Joe Abercrombie and I should start the review by saying it's my favourite by quite some way.
Essentially it's the story of a battle fought over three days, between the forces of the Union and the armies of the North led by Black Dow.
Normally a list of over fifty characters at the start of the book would probably make me close it and put it back on the shelf, but here Abercrombie uses it as an opportunity to sneak a joke or two in.
The narrative switches around quite a bit, but never feels disjointed or patchy.
I've read a couple of comments about the book taking a while to get started, and while it does take about 80 pages before… Read more

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