Every month, we choose a few outstanding product reviewers and send them free stuff as part of the Product Review Contest. It took awhile for us to wade through all of last month’s great product reviews, but we finally got through them. Without further ado:
Jonathan from St. Petersburg, FL wanted to let other Mignola fans know what he thought of The Black Goddess TPB.
B.P.R.D. has been building up to a thunderous explosion in the latest volume. The Black Goddess sees Abe and company tracking down and confronting the elusive Memnan Saa. Character moments shines with Abe’s anger over Liz’s kidnapping, Kate’s curiosity over Saa’s history and Johan being manipulated by an old enemy of Memnan Saa’s.
I find myself more interested in B.P.R.D. than Hellboy lately due to the fact that the story seems to be going somewhere. Over in the Hellboy comic we find out Hellboy is related to King Arthur, that’s great. I’m seeing Dragons attack frog monsters in the B.P.R.D. world and crazy cultists manipulating characters while others fight back. John Arcudi seems to really help Mignolia in the writing department. As always Guy Davis artwork is awesome. I hope these guys continue to tell more stories together.
Tamara from Oklahoma took the time to write reviews of a bunch of stationery sets. If you’re in the market, check a few out and see what she had to say.
Last, but certainly not least, Ryan from New Jersey had some pretty well-written reviews for us last month, one of which was for Aliens Vs. Predator #1.
I don’t know how much more you can hype up this AVP series. A story line which I though was dead for close to two decades is brought back.
Stradley is back to bring you a third chapter of AVP and if it’s anything like the first two (which are both contained in Aliens Vs Predator Omnibus 1 (if you haven’t read them, you should)) then it’s going to be one of the best comics of the year.
And Also coming back is Machiko Noguchi, a character I thought was long forgotten about. And Machiko is bringing in something I’ve always wanted in a AVP series, CONTINUITY!
The story in this first issue jumps right in, it slows for a bit to reintroduce the main character, and then sets the story up for the rest of the series. I have absolutely no complaints, this is great!
The art is also very good, it definitely shows the artist’s style. It’s something new, it’s like a step aside from what has now become common and it pulls it off in a way that isn’t artsy and hard to look at. At first it was a bit off putting but every time I come back to it I appreciate it more and more.
And the final thing is the covers, these are the best covers I have ever seen! I’m astounded that it’s just one artist doing them all. Raymond Swanland is definitely going to be a name I remember from this series. I really wish that there was a poster for one of these comics.
This series has the line up to make a great limited series. It has everything a fan of AVP could want and for new comers it fills in all the gaps to make it nice and easy to read. I’d still recommend reading the first AVP and AVP: War but it isn’t necessary to enjoy this story.
If you want a comic with action and a good story, this is it.
There’s hunters, there’s killers, and everything in between them so it’s best if you just check this out and see what I mean.
All three of this month’s winners will get $25 TFAW gift certificates to pick up anything they want! Thank you to everybody who submitted product reviews last month and congratulations to the winners.
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