• Uncas007 wrote a review of Book Six.
    The Meaning of Man

    And finally the great journey is over, a journey that consisted mostly of sidetracks and flashbacks and social commentary and religious antagonism. But first ... another mostly ancillary flashback who...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Book Five.
    Back on Track ... 6 Months Later

    Saying this is better than book four is somewhat akin to saying "throwing up at home is better than throwing up at work": this is better than book four. Instead of dealing with his expectations, assum...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Book Four.
    Recycled Ideas and Meaningless Melodrama

    And the downward slide into boringness continues. Continuing what now seems to be a trend of wholly extraneous backstories, we have not one, not two, but three "back when they were young" extended fla...

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    Back at it! 8 reviews in as many days.
  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Book Three.
    Before there was Twilight there was ... Vampire 90210

    We seem to be heading for a bit of a slump. After a pair of lengthy, unnecessary backstories, most of which we have already figured out from having read the other issues, the story devolves into what ...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Book Two.
    Oh, look, a story!

    Hey, back on track - there's some story here, which is nice. The opening tale is a rather ludicrous compilation of new supporting characters who collide with our main trio at a Jay Gatsby party direct...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume Two.
    Expected Emotional Moment Arriving in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...

    Despite the extraneous nonsense, concerning which Mr. Vaughan is among the more generous in the industry today, this entry moved the story (such as it is) along nicely. One gets the impression Mr. Vau...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Book 3: Bound.
    Homeward Bound

    Our heroes have split up for diverse reasons, and we benefit greatly from the different directions their personalities and the story travels. Becky has to start to make her own decisions, while also l...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Book 2: Crossroads.
    More of the Right Stuff

    Crossroads is a much simpler story than vol. 1 (it's hard to top having your heroes achieve 5/6 of their goal in the opening storyline), but it gives us something more important than spectacle: depth....

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Book 1: Cold Dead Fingers.
    This Is Your Huckleberry

    Despite the somewhat stilted narrative style for much of this initial volume, The Sixth Gun is basically "my kind of horror" - and since "my kind of horror" consists mainly of Abbot and Costello Meet ...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Book One.
    1 part Ideas, 6 parts Violence and Language

    I'm pretty sure I get it, so before you teach me a verbal lesson, let's just acknowledge up front I'm pretty sure I get what Mr. Ennis was about. Considering I'm in the opposite camp of his intended a...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume One.
    Romeo and Juliet in Space

    I'll say one thing for Mr. Vaughan: he can come up with some pretty engaging ideas. His execution of them, though, leaves for me much to be desired - though, perhaps more accurately, "much less" to be...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 4.
    Sigh...bore. (Get it? Get it?)

    Well, that wasn't much good. After a decent effort from Mr. Lobdell in volume three, trying to give some sense of direction and stability to a title that seems to exist simply because DC wants it to e...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 2.
    Game Over, indeed. Please.

    I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but this series would have been more successful if it ended at the conclusion of the first collection. This series continue to make no sense, riding solely on the di...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 5.
    A Little of This, a Little of That

    Some moments are pretty good, especially in contrast to most of the other New 52 palaver, but on the whole that isn't saying much. This collection has potential, especially with so much Lana Lang invo...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Vol. 4.
    Arkham: Unrelated

    It's been a little while since I've played Arkham City, I admit, but I'm pretty sure this story has nothing to do with the game except for like one poster on some side street that mentions the Bookbin...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 5.
    If the choice is buying this or a flashlight, make sure you have the right batteries, too.

    Yup. That went as fast to Nowhere Meaningful as we all imagined it would. The soul-crushing Man-Bat saga gets yet another painfully incompetent entry; hopefully this will be the last. Apparently takin...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 4.
    The usual. Unfortunately.

    Out from the glow of Grant Morrison's arc comes what's next: a totally new direction, which is obviously the way to go. Unfortunately, the direction chosen was Confusion. Sure, Morrison's timeline is ...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 1.
    Pointless World

    As Tom or Crow might say, "there was a writer?" I don't mean any personal effrontery to Mr. Pak; I'm sure as a human being he is swell. However, this was some fairy-tale art supported by no story wha...

  • Uncas007 wrote a review of Volume 4.
    The Dull

    This really isn't what you could call "good." Mr. Layman (whose credentials are immediate grounds for trepidancy) does at least wrap up the earlier storyline before branching out on his own, but his w...