Friday, January 25, 2013
In this story, the Power Rangers Super Samurai are faced with a foe that initially seems quite easy to conquer: a bunch of toys. The Rangers soon discover things aren’t as they seem as the toys are actually nighlok in miniature form. The Ranger learn a lesson in mathematics as the toys exponentially multiply the closer they get to the source. The illustrations are colorful and rather simplistic. However, the panels aren’t always ordered sequentially, so they story can be difficult to follow at times. Also, unless you are a fan of the series, you probably won’t like the story with its mix of Asian spiritual themes and anime-inspired violence. Overall, this book is strictly for those who are fans of Power Rangers Super Samurai.
Saturday, January 05, 2013
Last year I completed the 2012 Graphic Novel Challenge. Below are the list of the graphic novels I read in regards to the challenge. Not all of these were books that I reviewed last year, however.
1. The Carl Banks Big Book of Barney Bear Ed. Craig Yoe
2. Spy Vs. Spy: The Top Secret Files by Peter Kuper
3. King Lear: The Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds & William Shakespeare
4. Around the World by Matt Phelan
5. American Vampire, Vol. 1 by Scott Snyder & Stephen King
6. Zig & Wikki in the Cow by Nadja Spiegelman & Trade Loeffler
7. Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder
8. Dante's Inferno: The Graphic Novel by Joseph Lanzara
9. Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur by Tony Lee & Sam Hart
10. The Walking Dead, Vol. 5: The Best Defense Robert Kirkman
11. Jurassic Park: Redemption by Bob Schreck, et al.
12. Smurfs #8: The Smurf Apprentice by Peyo
13. The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson
14. Eyewitness: Unknown God by Robert Luedke
15. American Vampire, Vol. 3 by Scott Snyder
16. Smurfs #10: The Return of Smurfette by Peyo
17. Animal Man, Vol. 1: The Hunt by Jeff Lemire, et al.
18. Smurfs #11: The Smurf Olympics by Peyo
19. Revolver by Matt Kindt
20. Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder, et al.
21. Tron: Betrayal by Jai Nitz, et al.
22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1: Change Is Constant by Kevin Eastman, et al.
23. Zombies Ed. Craig Yoe & Steve Banes
24. Green Arrow, Vol. 1: The Midas Touch by J.T. Kraul
25. Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games by Greg & Erik Bean
26. Maya Makes a Mess by Rutu Modan
27. Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Vol. 1: The War of Monsters by Jeff Lemire
28. Benny & Penny in Lights Out! by Geoffrey Hayes
29. The Secret of the Stone Frog by David Nytra
30. Ernest & Rebecca 3: Grandpa Bug by Guillaume Bianco & Antonelio Dalena
31. Power Rangers Super Samurai: Terrible Toys by Stefan Petrucha & Paulo Henriques
32. Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #1: Small Volcanoes by Sarah Kinney & Stefan Petrucha