Customer Reviews


2 Reviews
5 star:    (0)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arrrrr! A comic book treasure trove!
The excellent Scandinavian comics writer/artist Jason returns with another colourful and entertaining comic book for his expanding and increasingly fascinating canon, this time collaborating with comics writer Fabien Vehlmann, writer of the brilliant "Green Manor" series.

This "Treasure Island"-esque adventure sees a young girl finding a map in a bottle and...
Published on 4 July 2011 by Sam Quixote

versus
3.0 out of 5 stars Promising title - but not his best
Oooooo-er... I know I shouldn't have re-read 'Secret of the Unicorn' and 'Red Rackham's Treasure' before buying this... Whilst the colouring is lovely and Herge-esque, the graphic detail is (typically for Jason) muted, and a wee bit of a disappointment considering the scope available.
Also - is Jason suited to trying to fit in so many jokes and gags? We got off to a...
Published 4 months ago by N. PATERSON


Most Helpful First | Newest First

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Arrrrr! A comic book treasure trove!, 4 July 2011
By 
Sam Quixote - See all my reviews
(TOP 50 REVIEWER)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Isle of 100,000 Graves (Paperback)
The excellent Scandinavian comics writer/artist Jason returns with another colourful and entertaining comic book for his expanding and increasingly fascinating canon, this time collaborating with comics writer Fabien Vehlmann, writer of the brilliant "Green Manor" series.

This "Treasure Island"-esque adventure sees a young girl finding a map in a bottle and setting off with a pirate crew to find her missing father. She escapes with a one eyed pirate before the ship sights land, saving her life, and begins to explore the strange island of 100,000 graves. But is her father in one of those graves? And what are those odd masked people doing on the island?

The book kind of reminds me of "True Grit" in that the steely young girl and the one eyed gruff man setting out on this quest were similar to the two main characters in "True Grit", but the book isn't nearly as serious, focusing instead of a comedic "School of Executioners" on the island. The book is much wordier than the average Jason comic book and I put that down to Vehlmann's presence, adding some excellent dialogue to Jason's unique drawing style.

It's similar to Jason's 2008 book "The Last Musketeer" in terms of lightness of storytelling and focus on action/comedy and his longtime colourist Hubert does wonderful work too, adding to the book's fun tone. The book ends on a distinctly Jason-esque ending and, like all of his books, is over all too soon but I definitely enjoyed it like I do all of his books. If you're a Jason fan you won't be disappointed, and if you're into indie comics then you'll like this too. A great read!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


3.0 out of 5 stars Promising title - but not his best, 17 Nov. 2014
By 
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Isle of 100,000 Graves (Paperback)
Oooooo-er... I know I shouldn't have re-read 'Secret of the Unicorn' and 'Red Rackham's Treasure' before buying this... Whilst the colouring is lovely and Herge-esque, the graphic detail is (typically for Jason) muted, and a wee bit of a disappointment considering the scope available.
Also - is Jason suited to trying to fit in so many jokes and gags? We got off to a terrific start with the insane mother and the missing father - lovely and deep and Scandinavian - then got a bit lost in gags. It also moves horribly slowly.
I do have to ask myself - 'what was I expecting?' I think I was expecting something a bit more thoughtful and a bit better paced.
That said - I remain a fan of Jason's work - but might not buy one of his books so eagerly online without having a gander at it first.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Isle of 100,000 Graves
Isle of 100,000 Graves by Fabien Vehlmann Jason (Paperback - 30 Jun. 2011)
£10.98
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews