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I remember reading these issues years ago when they were first published and it felt so good to re-read them in this most excellent collection. Miller's writing is fantastic. Matt Murdock goes thru hell and then redemption. I need to read this again in a few years. I never get tired of this story.
I have always been very fond of Daredevil in all his evershifting personalities. He was the first Marvel character that really became known and read in my country Sweden and he outdistanced Spiderman and Fantastic Four that made it for real much later even though they appeared at about the same time. Here we have a classic story-line from rather long time ago where the demons of his life are pushing very hard and breaking him. A theme which has been used quite a lot of times aferwards. This classical collection is very nice but I feel the age and the punch of the story is no longer that strong as it (probably) was when the story was new.
I had heard a lot about Daredevil: Born Again and how amazing it was, and I didn't doubt it. I'm a huge fan of Frank Miller's run on Daredevil, but I always put off buying this book because I'm really cheap like that. So when I finally got the nerve to pony up and buy it, I was little worried it wouldn't live up to the hype. I'm here to tell you, believe the BLOWS AWAY Frank Miller's previous work on Daredevil, and in my opinion even tops Batman: Year One or Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. I've read hundreds of Marvel comics, from the 60's to the present day, but none come close to being as epic as Daredevil: Born Again. It is really that good. Miller's writes drama and tension as good as the best Hollywood films. and Miller summarizes David Mazzucchelli's art in a blurb at the end of the story quite nicely:"It's almost criminal how easy David makes it to write a script. He makes a three-dimensional stage of the individual panel, complete in authentic detail, nonetheless uncluttered and utterly readable. He creates actors whose dramatic range is startling, whose best and most compelling moments are wordless. He's talked of writing his own comics. Keep your eye out for them. I will. - Frank Miller, 1987"(Incidentally, Mazzucchelli did in fact write and draw his own graphic novel, Asterios Polyp, which was released in 2009 to stellar reviews. Although I wouldn't know since I haven't read it yet... again, I'm very cheap.)The hardcover is of good quality too. The only problem I have is how Marvel collected the issues. This book contains Daredevil #226-233, which were all done by Miller and Mazzucchelli. But since Born Again starts in issue #227, Marvel decided to stick issue #226 all the way at the end of the book, which doesn't make sense to me. Although not officially part of the story, #226 works as a prelude to Born Again, introducing some characters and elements that play a pretty big role. So I highly recommend going to the back of the book and reading that issue first. Be careful not to spoil yourself by coming across the last few pages of the main story. This is the only problem I have with an otherwise amazing final advice: if and when you buy this book, read it all at once. You can thank me later.
I bought this book not really knowing how it would turn out. I love the character of Daredevil and I loved Frank Millers Batman titles so I figured I'd give this a go because it got good reviews. This is the best comic I've had the pleasure of owning, I personally think it's even better than Dark Knight Returns. What you're getting here is less of Daredevil and more of Matt Murdock. If you only like action in comics don't buy this it's a very plot and character development based book. The presentation of the book is also very nice although the coloring is not always consistent but the pencils were very good and very much 80s-like artwork which I appreciated. The ending, although it was short and sweet and a little ambiguous I thought was satisfying. On top of all that it's got an additional story in the back. If you're a fan of Miller or Daredevil this is a must buy
I've been a fan and reader of comics for well over 40 years. Daredevil Born Again is arguably the most seamless blend of a writer and artist coming together as a single artist belongs alongside Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen as one of the greatest comic book stories of all time.
This is a great Matt Murdoch story! This particular arc is focused more on who Matt is when he isn't Daredevil and how he deals with a life changing series of events. The writing is true to the character and helps you realize just how strong a personality Matt is. Recommended for any DD fan. The review is short to avoid any potential spoilers. You should know nothing going in and just be swept away by the great story telling.
Just like it says in the title of the review, the story is astounsing, as is part for the course with Frank Miller, but the ending is very limp, with almost no impact or feeling of "Yeah, Matt got the Kingpin!", which is not necessarily a bad rhing, but the ending is a lot more like "What? All the Kingpin gets is a couple of criminal charges that probably won't stick?"
What a great release from Marvel, it's just a shame that we have to wait so long for e hardcover book comes a little bit oversized from your regular monthly comics. The paper is also a lot nicer that comes in a smooth shiny type, It looks really classy. As you can see I'm not very good at describing things so please go to other reviewers who do this in a much better way.I'm new to comics, only got into them a few years ago so I can't compare this Daredevil series to the ones in the past but all I can say is that this is a great release, a wonderful story in a great package. I missed out on the first 24 or so issues of Mark Waids run so this was a perfect edition for me. If only they could release these Hardcover editions a lot quicker, just like the standard trade edition.If time is not an issue than I highly endorse this Hardcover edition over the standard trades. And what if you have all the issues that are included in this release? Well.....that's a hard one and and it's something that you have to think about hard. There are special features in this release that aren't included in the individual issues, but then again you do lose the Letters page.But if you don't have any issues then it's a no brainier. Get it.
"It has been a miserable last few years and every time I thought I'd finally hit bottom, God somehow found me a bigger shovel. All this pain and all this loss and...and I just can't bear the weight of it anymore and stay sane. I know that. So this is the way I've decided to be."Matt Murdock's speech to Foggy is perhaps Mark Waid's statement of intent with his run on Daredevil. Acknowledge the grimdark past of the comic, while offering a dramatic change of pace and tone. It's perhaps a soft reboot more than anything, with past events staying in continuity, even while there's a change of focus away from that type of storytelling.Waid's fresh approach to the title is in some ways a return to its silver age roots. Forgoing many trends of contemporary comics, Waid's Daredevil is a swashbuckling hero. His concerns are at a more human level, protecting the poor and disenfranchised, than with slugging it out with supervillains. The stories are shorter, punchier, and more self-contained. A reader doesn't need to know 50 years of Marvel continuity to understand the storyline. It feels fresh exciting and e art duties are split between Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin. Their simple clean lines reflect this reversion to silver age aesthetics visually. The colorists, Javier Rodriguez and Muntsa Vicente, only add to the throwback effect. Bold color choices, often themed in red and yellow (DD's colors, don't ya know). The overall effect is evocative of the pop art of the 1960s, the era of Daredevil's birth.I couldn't be more impressed with a contemporary comic. It has both the fun and energy of a silver age comics, but with the stylistic sophistication of a 21st century piece. Highly recommended for all ages.
For years now, Daredevil has been a dark character. I remember when Frank Miller took over the writing chores of the monthly book way back in the day. We’d never seen cinematic art like that, and we’d never seen Daredevil portrayed so … mean. I liked the change. Daredevil became a must-read book and he [email protected]#$%!&ing everyone’s radar (yep, that’s a joke!) almost overnight.I enjoyed the run for a while. I enjoyed Brian Michael Bendis’s time on the character, and Ed Brubaker’s run was a natural follow-up. Both Bendis and Brubaker went on to write other quality noir stuff, and Brubaker has pretty much made that flavor his standard.But I was, quite frankly, ready for a change. I didn’t go through the Shadowland premise, but I heard about it. I was kind of happy to hear Mark Waid picked up the title, but I just hadn’t gotten around to seeing what was going on till lately.If the first graphic novel is any indication, and I’m certain that it is, Daredevil is about to go through a whole new renovation that will leave the character drastically changed, yet true to his roots.Waid is one of those writers that I usually read and enjoy. I liked what he did on the Hulk and the Fantastic Four and Brave and the Bold, and there have been several other titles he’s written that I loved (Potter’s Field, Ruse, Unknown)! His run on Indestructible Hulk is a of the first things you notice immediately is the colorful brightness of the pages. Visually, the book is a lot different from what Alex Maleev did while working with Bendis. There’s a lot of WHITE on the pages, lots of open space that let the art breathe and allows the reader to relax and enjoy. I love the artwork and the visual feel of the pages. Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin do an outstanding job of moving the story along and giving dynamic perspectives to Daredevil’s action sequences. The battle with Captain America was delineated well.I like the fresh take on the series, that Matt Murdock is so high profile that he can’t practice law and ends up counseling clients on how to handle their own court cases. However, that’s unbelievable, especially when these cases involve such high stakes. On the other hand, that’s probably more believable than a blind man flipping across rooftops and zip-lining high above the city. So – okay, I’m all in with it.I wasn’t too happy with Klaw (or a facsimile thereof) being the first villain up in the roster. Likewise, I wasn’t overly fond of the confrontation between Daredevil and Captain America, but that was true to Marvel roots too. I remember when Daredevil took on Sub-Mariner way back in issue #7 or the original series (back when DD first broke out the red suit). That was how Marvel heroes got to know each other back in the day.I did like the way Daredevil took on the Spot at the opening of the first issue. The battle was pretty cool, filled with action and humor. The idea of Daredevil kissing the bride was a bit much, in my opinion. It was a great visual, but when you think about the act, you realize that Matt would know such a thing would be assault and actionable. Still, the art really makes that pop, so I excuse e Klaw arc plays out and leads into a case closer to Matt’s heart: a young blind man is wrongfully fired from a company where he’s been working. Of course, that initial incident leads to many others, and a showdown that ends up being both physical and cerebral, showing that Waid understands Matt is both hero and lawyer.I also quite enjoyed the Matt/Foggy sidebar story (see? Lawyer term! Bonus). The health food kick Matt is putting Foggy through is dynamite. I like it because it shows Matt cares about Foggy, and the two argue and fight like brothers. Or like two law school students who shared a residence back in the ere are other plot strings out there, like the assistant district attorney who’s interested in Matt/Daredevil, the fact that Captain America is keeping an eye on Matt, and the potential of all the world’s criminal organizations targeting Daredevil after the events in the graphic novel. I can’t wait to see what Waid does with them.And I just started reading this series in time for the location to be switched from New York to San Francisco. That’s an interesting curveball, and like Matt Murdock, I didn’t see it coming!
I got this in the mail today. While Im a die hard Spidey fan, Ive only read Daredevil on and off(Frank Miller Collections, Bendis' run, "The Return of the King") because it just wasnt....enough. Enough fun, enough story, enough action. It was so dark and noir-y that it just didnt work for me. Recently there was a Daredevil/Spidey crossover which required me to buy an issue of the current Waid/Rivera series and...wow. Just wow. I know that was Marvels plan in making the crossover, but it worked in a big way.I dont always like Mark Waid(Good on ASM, Okay on Hulk, bad at Avengers) but he has DD down. His take on Matt Murdock is the most enjoyable in years. Hes not grim and foreboding anymore.Or possessed by an actual demon, or running an international crime syndicate,yes these were real(and stupid) storylines past. Hes enjoying himself, and it shows. And I fell in love with Paolo Riveras artwork two years ago when he was a regular on Amazing Spider-Man. His lines are so clean and simple, yet his storytelling flows so fluently. And just look at the cool cover. He illustrates Daredevil's powers in a way I have never seen before(the radar sense especially, check out how DD sees the Spot). Plus the series is only at issue 9(8 was the Webhead/Black Cat crossover) and this collects 1-6 so its not to late to jump on. Highly recommend.
Frank Miller took Daredevil to a dark dark place, but since then its never really changed. The writers have been using that same dark formula for years, but finally Matt Murdock has been born again as a swashbuckling, vigilante/lawyer/superhero that he once was. Its much more interesting now that Daredevil has been through so much over the years. Its like he can be that guy again, yet he is much wiser and more s good to see Murdock enjoying life for once. I personally loved this book. It had a simple mystery story but with a lot of heart, humor and personality that is rare in comics these e artwork was interesting as well. It was pretty old school and was very nice. If you ever loved Daredevil, this is a must read/own book and I'm excited for whats next.
Fantastic take on Daredevil, that respects the character's past and is so different and refershing that what has come before it. Waid knows the history, knows what makes the characters tick. There is a history where Daredevil was more carefree, (the 60's) so it's not out of character for him to have some of that character back. I LOVED Bendis and Brubaker's runs, but this is very entertaining and interesting. He's exploring Daredevil's powers and world in ways that haven't really been touched upon. Waid always needs good artists. This reminds me of the Miller sensibility, that harkens back to Will Eisner, where the art is story telling as well. I'm glad I waited to read this. I look forward to a long so, Waid uses appropriate villians. Daredevil is fighting the mob. He's fighting a sound based enemy (Klaw.)I highly recommend this book.
Okay, it is this Daredevil series that started the daredevil craze. Nontheless, This is a wonderful story on its own merits and will surely deliver, and satisfy any reader, comic or novel alike. Mark Waid brings a new take on Daredevil, and its one I'm surprised no one ever thought of until now. Marcos Martin and Paulo Rivera are the two artist for this first story arc and they also contribute to the quality of the title. They both bring a nuance and almost reinvent the way to draw Daredevil is is a perfect jumping on point for all new readers.
Seriously guys, Bendis did a great thing with the wholly gritty noir style but it's time for a new DD. This is a very fun read and the "new" Matt Murdock is a pretty interesting character. And the art! Good god the artwork in this is nothing short of awesome! Daredevil is currently one of the best books that Marvel is publishing and after reading this first volume you will see why.
Daredevil has been through such gloom and doom over the past 10 years that it's nice to see Mark Waid come in an adventure it up a little bit. The stories aren't any less serious or adult oriented mind you, it's just that Waid has found a way to bring great comedic timing and a sense of fun to the book that had been missing for such a long time. If you're unsure about comics then this is one of the books that can win you over. I would recommend this and Matt Fraction's Hawkeye for anyone looking to jump into new comics.
This is a wonderful anthology by 4 great authors! They are all fabulous novellas, but today I’m leaving a review for Of Love and Legend is the continuation of a previous story Ms. LeVeque wrote earlier. There is so much potential in the expansion of the original story of a ring fabled to identify true love once found. Family traditions often do play a part in the establishment of a relationship between potential lovers. In this story, it happened to be a ring passed down through the ages from mother to eldest daughter or closest female relative. In my own family, it is also a family ring passed down through the generations but to the eldest son. I found this story to be refreshing in that yes, it was a romance, but with an unusual twist of reality incorporated into the plot. Sometimes small things we take for granted, turn out to effect our lives more than initially thought. A unique, quick read that reminds us that things are not always as they may seem and that life can be full of justifiable secrets.
My reviews are for OF LOVE AND LEGEND, by Kathryn Le Veque, and HIGHLAND SONG, by Tanya Anne CrosbyOF LOVE AND LEGENDKathryn Le Veque has woven together a spellbinding read with OF LOVE AND LEGEND! I loved our Heroine, Valeria. She carried so much weight on her shoulders, and I admired her strength and her resolve. Will Valeria find true love and happiness? Don't miss this story - It is riveting - from start to finish!HIGHLAND SONG, by Tanya Anne CrosbyWhat a tender and powerful read! HIGHLAND SONG features quite a unique, and mysterious Heroine, Catronia - I loved her, and how she was just want the Doctor ordered for our Hero, Gavin MacBrodie, who didn't realize just how much he needed love and companionship!Lovely reads for Valentines' Day - Five Stars!
This is a lovely collection written by four queens of romance. Can there be more than one queen for a genre? Absolutely. The only story I did not read in this collection yet is Tanya's story because it is the fifth in its series, so I will read it after I read the previous books. As for Stealing Moira's Heart, it was a lovely story, but it ends on a cliffhanger. You will want to purchase the second book in that series. Enjoy this lovely collection.
I read the story by Tanya Anne Crosby "Highland Song", it was great except the part that mentions potatoes. The story is set in the 1100's, potatoes did not reach Spain or Europe till the 1500's after Spain conquered Peru! Except for that, I really enjoyed the story. And yes, I am a history and trivia buff, plus I am 69 and have read thousands of books so far (I am a very fast reader). Kathryn Le Veque's books are good except for the fact that in more than one of her books she keeps writing about carriages in the Middle Ages. Before the fall of the Roman Empire, they existed, after that time period they did not exist till the 1500's. She keeps writing about carriages in the wrong time period! I stop reading the story if there is a historical mistake. I did let her know about the "carriage" mistake but I guess she can't be bothered! A lot of readers don't know their history as well as they should, this is why every writer should take the time to know what existed in the time period they write about. Another one of my pet peeves is anyone using a word that did not exist in that time period. I once read a story of someone in the Middle Ages "jogging", PLEASE, give me a break!
What a fantastic Valentine's Day release! My review is for Kathryn le Veque's "Of Love and Legend". Secrets abound in this sweet novella. Valeria has always loved Tyren, but with her father's illness and a family curse, she has been hesitant to show her feelings. Tyren has a secret of his own, which is ultimately revealed by Valeria's Aunt Cassia. Add the Lucius Ring into the mix of secrets and you have a classic love story. (A classic le Veque love story.) This is a great continuation of the Lucius Ring Curse/Legacy. Each of the stories are wonderful.
Enjoyed reading this story! The first part about the ring and why Theodosia had to leave her parents house. The legend of the ring continues through the years. Two houses holding dark secrets have been revealed to three people! Enjoy reading the story to find out what for Highland Song by Tanya Anne Crosby. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This story is about Family and how the men who say” I’m never going rry” and before the words get cold their married. One brother is left, Gavin is building a place where can live. It’s not easy living with two brothers and their new wives. Mysterious things start happening, and it started when a naked lady comes out of the woods. She has tattoos and painted blue. Now Gavin has a hard time trying to trying to focus . He goes home to eat with his family and hoping to see her the next day. This is a great book to read and find out who everyone is.
“Stolen Hearts” is a collection of four novellas, by four wonderful authors, who weave a stories about hunky highlanders and valiant knights.Each story is very engaging whether with magical nuances, humorous dialogue, passion or a protective hero who learns that he has more love in his heart than he ever thought possible.I enjoyed each story and while two of the authors I am familiar with and love to read, I also had the pleasure of sampling two new author’s writing.I won’t tell you my favorite story but I will say that this Anthology is well worth your time to read if you love romance and happy endings as much I do. This book is a wonderful way to step away from the everyday stress and enjoy a little romance.I received this book as an ARC copy and the review presented is my expressed opinion.
The Reiver Glynnis CampbellChristy is a young woman living in a clan who doesn’t feel as if she really belongs. Her parents are deceased and her uncle, the laird, is anything but loving, while her male cousins seem to merely tolerate her presence. One evening while attempting a prank of sorts to fit in with those cousins, she meets a woman who makes a strange ird Brochan is a widower with two five year old boys and a couple of older faithful servants. He has moved his small clan to a new place, left to him by a deceased relative, to escape the memories of the wife he loved and lost. His land is next to that of Christy’s clan, but the Moffats are not the welcoming sort. One evening he heads into the village for a drink and a woman he meets makes a strange e two are connected by these predictions, a blazing attraction to each other, five cows,and possibly fate. The story is one that is well worth the time and leaves you with a smile.Highland Song Tanya Anne CrosbyThis is a sweet novella about a man named Devan who has always thought of himself as a man of faith. A member of a large and loving family, he is now twenty four and the only unmarried sibling. Living in a house with all the other happily wed couples can be a bit , well, annoying. All that kissing and smiling, it can make a man want more than just his dog for company. So Devan builds a small cottage on the edge of his family’s land, determined to live alone. Until one day an unexpected thing happens- a woman appears out of nowhere. Not just any woman, but Cat, and she definitely has her own special charm. Is Cat a faerie or just a wanderer? Can a man like Devan even believe in faeries and all that magic?Readers will enjoy having these questions answered as this romance is a delight! It will leave you with a smile on your face.Lore of the Lucius Ring Kathryn Le VequeTheodosia is a suffering widow. Lucius, her deceased husband was the love of her life. She has mourned his death for two long years. Her wealthy, politically connected parents want her to remarry a man she finds e needs to make a decision for both herself and her child. She still wears the ring her husband gave her when they married, and the ring is telling her she has just so much time remaining to be rward into the future, nearly a century. Lord Tyren is in northern England, the head of his family. Lady Valeria lives in a neighboring estate, and at eighteen bears the burden of being in charge of her family’s holdings as well. The two have known each other since childhood and their fondness for each other has grown through the years. Both have secrets thought, and these secrets could lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. But, with the help of the Lucius ring, and a wise old aunt, these two young lovers may have that chance at a future together. The story of the ring and it’s history is an interesting premise. The lore and characters surrounding it make for lovely tales. Although it is of novella length, and I usually prefer the novel length stories, I thoroughly enjoyed ealing Moirra’s Heart Suzanne TisdaleIn this story Moirra needs a bit of cheap labor. She owns a small farm, has four daughters, but harvest time is just two months away. Moirra needs help around the house and land. So she walks three miles into the village to look for a husband, because her first three didn’t work out. It’s there she meets “John” in a rather unconventional way, and decides he’s the farmhand and husband, at least temporarily, for the is is a quirky, delightful, and sometimes poignant story that I thoroughly enjoyed. The daughters are funny, and there are secrets held by both main characters that affect their lives. This is the prequel to ‘Saving Moirra’s Heart’, which I have also read and can recommend as a terrific story too.I have read each of these stories as prior purchases, but it’s perfect to put these together for Valentine’s Day.
These alternate versions of the stories we know so well are entertaining and definitely worth a read for any Star Wars fan. It's fun to think "what if this didn't go right in the original story?" and see what the characters do and what the conclusion is. My only complaints are that you'd expect these alternate takes to end worse than they did and "The Star Wars" adaptation of George Lucas' rough draft, while interesting for fans, was definitely an unpolished story.
While marvel, under the auspices of Disney ownership has rereleased these, dark horse is the originator. The infinities stories are a what if of star wars, while the final story, based on the original screenplay for star wars, is fun, if this had been the released film, we might not have the juggernaut industry it became. Still, the star wars is fun. Many characters became one and many of the names are familiar. This tome is a must for any star wars fan.
It was an entertaining read. The what if? stories were better than I thought they would be. Yoda was great in one of them. The Star Wars based on the original draft from George Lucas, was a good read, but lets say I am happy Star Wars (the movie) turned out to be a lot different than this. The price for this collection is a bit too much, but if you can find it from a third seller for a good price, go for it.
Giving it four stars as I'm concerned how well the spine of this omnibus will hold up. It's a large volume. Otherwise, I'm thrilled to have the Infinities collection in TBP, as the first three stories at least are quite intriguing. I didn't know about the continued prequel-era storyline, and have yet to read the other half of the collection. I didn't pick up many Star Wars titles before the Lucasfilm buyout--had only started to read comics, had no money--but the Infinities stories are my favorite series.
bad quality paper is supposed to count as a gift to my broPleas read before you all get triggered and start a man hunt on me this is not a story or art review but a quality onei bought this as a gift to my bro all thought i am a manga fan i must say that the quality of the paper is absolutely discussingi opened up the the book the find that some of the pages look like they ben crumpled (but there not) if this was an old mass produced copy of shonen jump i could understand but this is absurd, my complete collection of sonic and mega man wolds collied had much better quality than think marvel wouldn't let themselves be upshoted by Archie but they would think they would make a product that was made to last......guess not.i warn you all who would buy this be careful when handling this book it just might rip if you turn the page to fast (exadration)maby you marvel fans should complain so you can get better quality paper
I must begin by saying that I heard of this stories back when they were released but I never bought them. I looked forward to buying them and luckily they were released in this format.I had a lot of fun reading them. There are 3 infinities stories. The first story is set during a new hope and deals with the ramifications of the death star not exploding. To me this story was great, it explores luke's character and the complete training that he receives from master yoda for 5 years. It does show that after the death star destroys Yavin IV the galaxy falls into a state of full peace. It was great to see that the story uses elements of the prequels, the jedi temple is shown. Overall I thought this first story was e second story deals with what IF luke has died frozen on hoth. I thought this story created a deep insight into han and leia. Leia finds out the truth about her parents and accepts her destiny and she trains with master yoda and she receives a full jedi training. This story was rich and just like the first story, it adds mace windu, young obi wan and padme. I liked this story but towards the end it had me wanting for e third stories is about han and the IF his rescue hadn't gone according to plan. His rescue was a very intricate part of the resolution of the main story and once that event change a lot of other events changed with it as well and the end results are very fascinating specially the story's finale.I enjoyed the 3 stories but unfortunately I dislike their overpriced cost, $26 is a lot of money for 3 stories. I also didn't like the fact that the story based on the original screenplay The Star Wars was added to this collection. The Star wars is an ok story but it doesn't deserve to be added this collection. One more thing that caught my attention was they didn't add the Dark Horse comics credit on this book. It has the Marvel logo and the Disney logo but not the logo of the ones who created this story.Overall, I like this book and i enjoy the stories and the way if scenarios that it showcases. As a word of advice if I were you i would definitely buy once it gets cheaper don't pay the $26 I paid.
Cats know how to steal your heart and in this book we find some very determined cats who wanted a home and ended up being very loving companions.I found these stories to be precious and filled with love. OK, there are two stories which are sad but have a good message.What is cute about this book is that after each story there are pictures of the cats. There is even a picture of a dog snuggling with three cats. So there are some stories about dogs too. I liked the story about a dog named Jayke who helped to take care of five kittens. You could really feel the emotions of the dogs and cats in that particular story was lol funny and some of the pictures like Juno's picture was pretty cute. I especially thought the story of the troubled author was very well written. In fact all the authors seemed very talented and creative. They seemed to focus on all the details that make a story be honest all the cats featured in this book have beautiful pictures. You almost wish they could jump out of the Kindle so you could pet if you are the type of person who rescues kittens you will love these stories a lot. I found them very heartwarming and beautiful. It reminded me of all the cats we've adopted from the humane society over the years. We also found one cat on the side of the road and nursed her back to health. She has ended up being our best kitten yet and is very loving. So I could really relate to these stories.~The Rebecca Review
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Rescue Kitties. There were so many wonderfully sweet and touching stories that it is hard to pick a favorite. There were stories that made me smile and a few that admittedly brought tears to my eyes. What I liked best about this collection was seeing the adorable pictures of the cats at the end of each story. The authors did a great job of describing the personalities of each cat and I really felt that I could see their traits coming out of their pictures as e book is an easy read and is the perfect book to pick up and read a story at a time. I, however, couldn't put it down and read it continually. I had just started reading it when my husband announced that he wanted to take the family to see a movie. Since we usually get to the movies early, I brought my Kindle to read while waiting in the theater. There were some technical difficulties with the movie and it did not start on time. While most of the audience was complaining, I thought, "Great, I can squeeze in another kitty story!"I highly recommend this book and hope that G.F. Klassen and L.G. Taylor publish another work of short stories.
This book has 15 stories of rescued kitties. Each story is a couple of pages (95 pages in the entire book).The stories are heartwarming. Each story is written by the owners hand and most include a picture of the cat in the storyI loved this book. It is short, but the stories are sweet. Good book to give to a cat friend.
I totally enjoyed this book! If you never read a pet book and think it would be boring please try this one. It will make you see cats in a different light. They are so reflective of people in their own way. They want love, attention, to exchange communication. They do this with body language and their 100s of ways of meowing! They can express happiness, sadness, want, love, caring and many more emotions. You just have to learn about them. These stories open a door to you understanding the different characters of cats.
Very sweet stories of cats rescued from abandonment and the love they provide to those who adopt them. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an alternative to all the horrible news of the world. A+++++++. It would be an excellent source of stories for children to help them understand the responsibilities associated with pet ownership and the unique personalities of cats. Very nice pictures of the cats as well.
Heartwarming is a good adjective for this book. The stories warmed my heart and made me wish I could adopt a nice kitten. I have two cats, already and don't want any more. I have taken in quite a few cats and dogs who found their way to my yard in terms last twenty years and enjoyed them until they passed away. If a cat or dog wanders into my yard, I will give it a home. These stories were all very good and I will be glad to recommend it to others to read.
I grabbed this book knowing nothing about the author or really what it was about and was pleasantly surprised. A mixture of magic and sci-fi with good characters and settings. I imagined this as a movie the entire time I was reading it. Some of the writing and dialog seemed a little odd and unrealistic, however didn't slow me down. I look forward to more from Dayne e Complete Dark Tide Trilogy: A Seven Stars Collection
I liked the different crises that eventually came together. The use of different kinds of super magic! But, please in the future get better reviewers of the grammar. There were too many places where a word was missing, or used incorrectly. This was a great disappointment and made me cringe way too often!
Good development of characters but the no-stop fighting wear a little thin after a bit. Some time is needed to develope all the characters so that the reader can keep them straight and know the good guys from the d Entertaining if you pace yourself.
I read this series before I realized there was another set of books before them. I would have understood a little more but it really didn't make a difference in how well I like the books. I have since read the first three books and really liked them too. Look forward to more books from Dayne Edmondson
I found this series to be e story kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put it down. I love the characters. I just hope that Dayne will continue with the story.If you like a great space opera then I think you will love this story.
Great set of books in one package! I loved them! A lot of action and never boring. I found myself wanting to turn the page before I finished it because I so into the books. Eager to get to the next thing going on. Well worth the time to read these books!
Mr. Malanowski has a wonderful way of bringing a person's story to life. He has certainly accomplished that in this book. Will Cushing is completely and fairly described to a degree that brings you back to the 1860s and allows us a unique glimpse into a life that many of us never knew of. The book is a captivating read from cover to cover and leaves you wanting more about our heroes of our past, be they Union or Confederate.
We loved the book, partly because we lived in North Carolina where much of it is set and could relate the Civil War history we knew of the area. It was very well written and encourages us to read more books by Jamie Malanowski.
Well written and enormously interesting. I live in the Cape Fear area (Oak Island) so I'm familiar with all the places the book is talked about. I would highly recommend this book. I would share it with friends except I worry about not getting it returned.!!
This meticulously researched history is as compelling as the finest historical fiction.If you have ever wondered if the heroes we miss today ever existed, this book will set you straight.Will Cushing was a hero. As clever as he was fearless, Cushing sought dangerous assignments.And then he performed a union army known for drunks and fools, Cushing and his less fortunate--if no less courageous--brother,Redeem the officers whose army saved the c
Nice Punisher tale that takes place out of the US with a few minor Marvel guest stars. Abnett and Lanning were a good writing team for awhile, and I've read Abnett's Inquisitor Warhammer books. Quality stuff. There is also an issue of my favorite Punisher writer Chuck Dixon, where Punisher is caught up in a grocery store robbery while doing some late night shopping. The art is ok, I wasn't a fan of the way the main artist draws faces, you can see his cover art here to decide if that matters for you, but other then that little nitpick, a recommended Punisher story that takes him out of his usual toybox.
Great Punisher - Punisher: Eurohit by DnA, a very good Mike Baron OGN, and speaking frankly, there is one Chuck Dixon story in this collection which is amongst the all time best Punisher one shots ever produced. It's Punisher in a supermarket versus some thieves and its AWESOME. let's hope this is the start of Marvel re-releasing all the old Mike Baron & Chuck Dixon Punisher stories from the 80's and 90's in trade AT LAST!
This book contains some amazing material from the Lee/Kirby years - For starters the God of Thunder ventures to the Black Galaxy where he encounters the alien Rigellians and Ego the Living Planet - but that is just the tip of the iceberg -- included in this action-packed volume are a vast array of terrific characters - the High Evolutionary and his Knights of Wundagore, Replicus, Super Skrull, Ulik and the Rock Trolls - all the gang from Asgard - Odin, Loki, Sif, Heimdall, Warriors Three etc.. and the Destroyer!Its one thing to throw in all these characters into a single book, but to have them come to life and jump off the pages like they do is the real treat, thanks to the "King" Jack Kirby - Thor's other-worldly adventures are irresistible - this volume of the Epic Collection series and the one that follows - Vol 4, are two of my favorite books in my Marvel collection and both are a must for Thor fans
"A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."..."Darth Krayt is Not Pleased!"The above exclamation accompanied an extreme close up illustration depicting the masked face of the galaxy's dark Emperor by artist Dan Scott from the cover of "Star Wars: Legacy" comic issue #22. As Volume 2 of this hardcover reprinting of co-creators' John Ostrander's and Jan Duursema's "Future of Star Wars" begins, things are not going as planned for Sith Master Darth Krayt. While successful at seizing the throne of the galactic Empire, the Dark Lord is finding it difficult to achieve complete victory over those who oppose his rule. Gar Stazi, former admiral of the Galactic Alliance Fleet, is using the remains of his stellar armada to attack key strategic military centers of the new Sith Empire, to undermine its control of the galaxy. Meanwhile, Krayt has failed to achieve his desire to gain the rumored Force healing abilities of Cade Skywalker, direct descendant of the legendary Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, abilities the Sith Lord coveted in hope of staving off the lingering effects of Yuuzhan Vong torture on his body. But his response to these setbacks is typical of a Master of the Sith:"It is time...the entire galaxy learn what it costs to oppose me!""Star Wars: Legacy," Volume 2 recounts how millions of the galaxy's citizens become even more victimized by the merciless ambitions of the Dark Lord and his army, the One Sith. It also details Cade Skywalker's continuing quest to find his place in the troubled galaxy and whether his legacy in the Force will follow that of his ancestor, Luke Skywalker, a champion in the Light of the Force, or that of Anakin Skywalker, who fell to the Dark Side. A pair of Cade's companions, Kee and Jariah Syn, describe the commander of their shared ship, the Mynock, in a brief exchange during battle:"Captain Cade's gotten dangerous. Tell me, Syn--Don't all this Force stuff make you nervous?"..."I'm just glad the Captain is on our side! Mostly."This 424 paged hardcover collects the original "Legacy" comic issues #20 through #36, and issue #41, first published by Dark Horse Comics in 2008-2009. These single comics were later republished in trade paperback collections with the following titles:(Volume 4)Alliance (Issues #20-22 and 27)(Volume 5)The Hidden Temple (Issues #23-26)Star Wars: Vector, Volume 2 (Issues #28-31)Note: These particular "Star Wars: Legacy" comics were the concluding chapters to an ambitious 12 part story-arc called "Vector," which ran through all the Dark Horse Comics Star Wars titles through out 2008. For the sake of offering Star Wars fans complete information, the "Vector" story serial was premiered in: "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #25-28; continued in "Star Wars: Dark Times #11,12; then appeared in "Star Wars: Rebellion #15,16, and again climaxed in the above "Star Wars: Legacy" comics. The entire "Vector" saga was reprinted in a 2 volume trade paperback collection in 2009.(Volume 7)Storms (Issues #32-36)"Star Wars: Legacy" issue #41, "Rogue's End," was first reprinted in "Legacy" (Volume 8): y of the drawn or painted covers to the original comics are included in the book, used mostly as illustrated heralds to new chapters in the developing story. The contributing artists include: Adam Hughes (who created the cover to the tome's dustjacket), Doug Wheatley, Dan Scott, Omar Francia, Daniel Dos Santos, Sean Cooke, and series co-creator, Jan Duursema. The covers to "Legacy" issues #23,25,26,28-30,33 and 35 are regretably not reprinted in this collection."Star Wars: Legacy" continues to depict an epic struggle between the forces of good and evil in a war ravaged galaxy. Each side of the conflict plot and plan, hope and dream. Author John Ostrander further builds on his growing cast of interesting characters and deepening plot threads while collaborating with a wider range of pencil artists, like Omar Francia and Kajo Baldisimo. Still, Jan Duursema remains this reviewer's favorite artist on "Legacy," and one of my all time favorite "Star Wars" illustrators. Her detailed, non superhero style is perfect for this tale she helped bring to visual reality. As a creative whole, all the talented artists working on this distinctive "Star Wars" adventure have made it an exciting addition to this beloved is is a great comic series and comes with this Star Wars fan's highest recommendation!
A final edition I came to enjoy was Azlyn Rae, Cade Skywalker's former lover and a Jedi padawan who left their order to become an Imperial Knight. She is a reminder of the better times of Cade's life while also a person who inspires him to be better. The fact she's a strong female character who chooses to do what's right over what's practical also helps cement her place in my fanboy's heart. Plus she's a ginger and they're a superior species (at least according to my wife). Hehe.
This is the second in a set of three hardcovers collecting the Star Wars: Legacy comics storyline. The middle of the overall plot arc of the series, this book is basically the Empire Strikes Back part of Legacy. That includes Darth Krayt proving just how dangerous he is, and a family-relationship plot twist I didn't see coming the first time through. Ostrander and Duursema really knock it out of the park with Legacy.
The Artwork is Top Notch, the 3 Main stories were very engaging. Cade Skywalker is still my 2nd favorite Star Wars character overall right behind Kerra Holt, and before Jaxxon. This True Fan is out of here Excelsior, Shalom Y'all! Nuff said Hulk out.
"Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2" is part of a three book set that collects the 50 issue Star Wars Legacy comic book series, as such Volumes 1 and 3 are pretty much required reading to get the whole experience from this is series is set over a century after the events of Return of the Jedi, and makes numerous references to events that took place in other novels and comic books set after the movies. Due to this heavy amount of non-movie reference material it can be somewhat intimidating to jump into this series. Volume 1 of the set however contains a much needed summary section to give the highlights of who the cast is and what the state of the world is, so you can get away with only reading that e short version of what you need to know is that after the original movie trilogy the galaxy was split into the good Galactic Alliance and the evil Galactic Empire. Now a century later a war between the Alliance and Empire has broken out, and a new batch of bad guys, led by Darth Krayt emerge to seize control of the galaxy. Thus starts Legacy's three way struggle, with the broken Alliance reverting to rebellion era tactics and trying to restore peace and order, the exiled Emperor Roan Fel trying to retake his throne from Darth Krayt, and the Jedi Cade Skywalker trying to survive however he e first volume focused primarily on establishing Cade Skywalker and Darth Krayt, with a little time spent with Emperor Roan Fel and his daughter Marasiah. This volume sheds light on the situation the Galactic Alliance faces. This part of the story is interesting as it shows how the Alliance continues to fight the Sith Empire with their limited forces, but also delves into the consequences of those fights as Krayt choses to make an example of the Alliances allies. The second half of the book focuses on Cade trying to lay a trap for Krayt so that he doesn't have to keep running.Overall, as the middle of a three part story, this book feels a little slower the other two books. However it provides some much needed depth to what is going on in the world. It is easy to focus on just one main character, but that often comes at the expense of not showing how others are also contributing to the e art in this series tends to be fantastic overall, and there are many interesting characters that were introduced in this series. The overall big picture of the storyline is compelling and a fun read, but the individual arcs within vary wildly in quality with things transitioning suddenly from one scene to another and often feeling disjointed in the process. There were several times when I would flip back a page to see if I had missed something. Some sequences also feel totally unneeded, as if they were meant to tie into other material and as such feel unresolved. Its over reliance on continuity with other comics and novels also makes for a difficult read at times, as Legacy just assumes you have read the countless other material out there.Overall the story of this set is interesting, but with the extended universe being rendered non-canon by the upcoming Episode VII, this story is largely for hardcore fans only.
This is a Great Comic series! I love it. Like one reviewer stated, this book collection is a Jedi detective story in which the story takes the reader on a journey of whether the main character is going to clear himself and get through okay or are the forces after him going to succeed. This series takes us back to the city world of Taris introduced in the original KOTOR game. That is where the action begins and our story takes off from. You also get to see the political side of the Jedi and secret societies as the main character is pursued by a secret group of Jedi called the covenant and I won't say any more about them as to not spoil the story. All in all a great collection and I wish that Marvel would put a hustle on getting the other two volumes ready.
The first volume in this series is the best part. It is a Jedi Detective story wherein the main characters are pursued by interesting enemies and get into interesting situations. Conspiracies, plot twists, all of the good stuff.
Kotor has become my favorite Star Wars comic series thanks to this volume. It's a great volume with lots of content. I love the layout and the paper helps the art to stand out. A must read for any Star Wars fan! Thanks to John Jackson Miller you'll be laughing, crying and all around emotional within these pages. The only down side is that this volume only contains the first 18 issues of Kotor and if you want to read the rest of the series you have to buy the old Dark Horse Omnibus's which are pretty hard to find.