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The Alchemyst: Book 1 (The Secrets of the Immortal&hellip by Michael Scott
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishingly Good, 28 Jun 2007
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott opens with Sophie Newman working in the Coffee Cup across the street from her twin brother, Josh, who is working in the book shop. Sophie is talking on the phone when a car pulls up out front and some unusual-looking men step out of it. They enter the bookshop and neither her, nor her brother's, life will ever be the same again. They enter the world of magic for the better or for the worse... They soon find out which.

I went into this novel with very high expectations. It had been highly praised in the media before its release, and they were not wrong to do so. It far exceeded my expectations. The writing is easy to focus on and very cleanly… Read more
Civil War: The Road To Civil War TPB (Graphic Nove&hellip by Alex Maleev
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth It, 24 April 2007
This collection preludes the superhuman civil war that engrossed the Marvel Universe for nearly a year. It includes the rise and fall of the Illuminati (the elite group of superhero leaders who make world-alterinig decisions behind the scenes), the legal fight on Registration, and just for good measure, the return of Doctor Doom (maybe)!

The comics are all quite well-written, and the art is all very readable. The Illuminati Special by Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev is spectacular. It's written nearly as a play. I love this as a prelude. The rest by Joeseph Straczinski is all very interesting. It shows a different side the upcoming brawl.

It's a good bargain.
Decimation: X-Men - The 198 TPB: Decimation 198 (G&hellip by Jim Muniz
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Well-Written X-Tale, 27 Oct 2006
David Hine is a noted indie-comics writer that Marvel Comics managed to snag a short while ago. He wrote some extremely disturbing comics, and continues the trend until this day.

This mini-series followed the mega-summer-cross-over-spectacular event that was House of M. The remaining, known, powered mutants are offered sanctuary in the sentinel-guarded Xavier Institute, home of the X-Men. However, it is soon revealed that the "sanctuary" is really just a way for the US government to imprison all of the mutants they could find.

The government's plan is going swimmingly, until an unexpected mutant shows up...

Hine manages to throw in a lot of nice references… Read more

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