The Rocketeer at War

The Rocketeer at War
The Rocketeer at War

This volume bundles together the first four single issues in the ongoing The Rocketeer at War storyline. It is actually the first to be released as a trade paperback, the previous ones, with exception of the short-story book Jet-Pack Adventures, have always been hardcover.

What is great about this issue is that they have kept the same writers and used only two different artists. Which is a vast improvement on past storylines and really helps with consistency. Continue reading “The Rocketeer at War”

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Let me start by saying that Big Thunder Mountain is one my favorite rides in Disneyland Paris, only narrowly beaten by Les Mystères du Nautilus. So, of course, when Marvel and Disney announced that the runaway train was being turned into a comic, I was excited.

Design-wise, it’s very pretty. Like all Disney Kingdom series books, it comes only in hardcover. Which is too bad, because it means a fragile flap and a higher price than what you would pay for a paperback edition. On the upside, once the flap is removed, you get a really nice sketch of the ride. Continue reading “Big Thunder Mountain Railroad”

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

It’s Regency England. Something has made water dangerous, turning its denizens into creatures of doom with one thing on their mind: the destruction of man. Giant lobsters, sharks, octopi, you can’t think of it or it’s out to kill people.

That’s the setting of this parody of Jane Austen’s acclaimed 1811 novel, Sense and Sensibility. Continue reading “Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters”

Poster Art of the Disney Parks

Poster Art of the Disney Parks
Poster Art of the Disney Parks

This amazing book of illustrations isn’t just a must-have for fans of the Disney parks, but also for those who love beautiful retro and vintage posters. That’s exactly what the many advertisements in Disney parks are famous for.

It’s a great way to get acquainted with beautiful art of parks you’ve never visited and get reacquainted with those you have. Continue reading “Poster Art of the Disney Parks”

The Dark Side of the Road

The Dark Side of the Road
The Dark Side of the Road

What do you get when you throw a snowstorm, a family Christmas dinner, a big old manor house, a murder mystery, horror and Simon R. Green’ss writing in a blender and hit the start button?

This book: The Dark Side of the Road.

Introducing all-new characters in this stand-alone (hopefully it won’t remain a stand-alone), Simon R. Green returns with his own particular, or possibly better peculiar, take on traditional British murder mystery novels. Continue reading “The Dark Side of the Road”

City Hall, Volume 6

City Hall, Volume 6
City Hall, Volume 6

With the sixth installment of the City Hall saga, we continue to regret that these manga are only available in French, as they are one of the best things around when it comes to steampunk graphics.

Every issue, or tomes as they are called by the creators, has been better than the one before and the story continues to unfold via masterful storytelling and fantastic art. Continue reading “City Hall, Volume 6”