We’re back with another round of mini backlist reviews! I recently decided to go back and look at all of the smaller reviews that I posted on Goodreads and that I didn’t share here on the blog because they were either backlist titles or I didn’t necessarily have enough thoughts to write a full review! Hopefully you enjoy this different take on reviewing by yours truly!
Violent Love, Vol.1: Stay Dangerous by Frank J. Barbiere
I saw an ad for Violent Love at the end of another Image comic that I was reading via Comixology (I can’t recall which comic it was), and I’m not going to lie to you, this was a cover buy. I just loved the way the cover was designed and I knew I was going to buy/read this comic based on that alone. I then read the synopsis and I was even more excited to pick this one up. A Bonnie & Clyde-esque story? Yes please.
This first volume was more of an introduction into the backstory of Daisy (our Bonnie character) and how she eventually meets Rock (who I assume will end up becoming our Clyde character). I’m excited to see how their story develops, especially after reading this first volume.
Also…that ending though! I love a good cliffhanger and that was a good one! Can’t wait for volume 2!
Moon Knight, Vol.1: Lunatic by Jeff Lemire
Well that was interesting. I’m 100% a fan of stories/scenarios where you’re not entirely sure if what you’re reading/seeing is real. Think Mr. Robot or Fight Club. Moon Knight did exactly that for me. I’m still not sure what’s real and what isn’t after reading this first volume, but that doesn’t bother me. Yes, I want answers, but I’m okay with waiting for them if the story continues to be written as well as this one.
Psycho Pass: Inspector Shinya Kogami Vol.1
Okay, so first things first. Psycho-Pass is probably one of my favourite animes of all time. Also, I had no idea that they were creating a prequel manga.
I have personally never read a manga before. I know…*shame* *shame* *shame*
It took a hot minute to get used to reading backwards, but once I did, I was super happy to get back into the world of Psycho-Pass! However, as excited as I was to jump back into this amazing futuristic world, I found the storyline to be a tad confusing.
It took me a while to grasp what the hell was going on. Once it started to click I started to enjoy the story a lot more, but it took a while for me to get there.
I’m still looking forward to picking up the second volume though, I can’t turn down more Psycho-Pass! I’m totally willing to give the second volume a chance and I hope it’s a little easier to follow this time around!
I hope everyone is enjoying these mini reviews! It’s been interesting to go back and look at backlist reviews and to share them here with you!
Thank you for reading!