This is often cited as being one of the best comic books (or graphic novels, whatever you want to to call it). I can understand why! It’s only 46 odd pages long and it really packs a punch. If the Joker gets much more disturbing than this I don’t want to know! You get an origin story for The Joker cut between his present day endeavour to drive Gordon insane, as Batman ponders that all this can only end one way… one of them will have to kill the other.
This is going to be a tough one to review I think, but I’ll try! I read Marvel Zombies a few months ago, but I don’t think I ever reviewed that. It enjoyed it; it’s gross and a fun novelty to see your favourite superheroes as zombies. I liked how Wolverine’s rotted arm fell off when he used his claws. Marvel Zombies 3 my boyfriend urged/forced me to read when I finally announced I’d read through the pile of comics he recommends this month. It was top of the pile! So I skipped out Marvel Zombies 2… But I believe this is a standalone that has nothing to do with that, so I was told I’m fine with that.
I feel a bit underwhelmed by this book, given the endless amounts of adoration that get heaped on it. I can see why it won The Kate Greenway Medal – I read the Jim Kay illustrated version – but the Carnegie? I’m not so sure. I mean it’s OK but I wasn’t blown away by it.. and if it wasn’t the context of its existence and the gorgeous illustrations it would be three rather than four stars. As a tribute to Siobhan Down – whose idea it originally was but she sadly passed of cancer before writing – there is another layer added to it. The poignancy in that regard works.. but the overall story I find kind of average. Nice.. but average.
I’m still completely obsessed with these books.. I really want to visit London again so I can see all the locations! So this is the fifth book in the series, and takes places at the same time as The Sacrifice, catching up at the end again. The focus in (finally) back on the Holloway kids and they link up with Brooke and Justin’s Natural History Museum kids.
Another AWESOME book. Things get even more intense.. and even weirder. I’m now a bit confused about the timeline but I think this book happens after the previous one. This time we focus on Small Sam and The Kid which is brilliant because I love those little boys. They’re like nine people, don’t forget that. The Kid is a nine-year old boy!