This episode opens with the tale of how Mad Sweeney, the Leprechaun, came to America. He is brought to America by the faith of an Irish girl, who had grown up with tales of the fey folk and brought them with her. This Irish girl becomes an accomplished thief, all the while leaving offerings for … Continue reading American Gods Episode 7
This is the first issue in the aftermath of "The Button" crossover with the Flash. I picked it up primarily because I'd never purchased a Batman comic before, and the tag line of "The Strangest Team-Up in History" caught my eye. How does it stand up? Here we go! The Cover This one is kind … Continue reading Batman: The Brave and the Mold
This is the episode where everything starts to come together. We see the man who encountered the Djinn in episode 3(Salim) meet up with Laura and Mad Sweeney(the Leprechaun). Which is setting aside the one fear I had that things were happening for sensationalist purposes, with no thought to plot. I'm also enjoying the banter … Continue reading American Gods Episode 6
So I'm going to change-up how I review comics, to add a little more structure and flow, and to keep my ideas a little more organized. I'm going to break them down into cover, story, and art. I hope you all like it! Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #19 My second issue in this series, … Continue reading Moon Girl and Girl Moon
This episode picks up right where the last ended. Shadow walks into his hotel room to find his dead wife Laura waiting for him. It is thematically darker than the previous episode, albeit with far less gore or violence. It is less sexually charged as well. Shadow and Laura have a pretty interesting conversation. He's … Continue reading American Gods Episode 5
So I took the kids to the local comic shop today to look around. My son runs straight to the vintage arcade games and pretends to play(1943 is still awesome), and my daughter looks at all the comics, mostly for things like Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur and Wonder Woman, occasionally she'll ask about Batgirl … Continue reading Today was Wonder Woman Day. Who Knew?
I picked this one up primarily because it looked relatively kid friendly. I just wanted something to share with my kids. In a Groot based issue language isn't going to be an issue, and it likely won't have much in the way of a lot of violence or mature themes. I was pleasantly surprised! This … Continue reading This Blog is Groot: Guardians of the Galaxy 16
If you can't guess from the title, this episode is a prequel of sorts to the first episode. It begins with Shadow's wife Laura just before they met. She is working in a dead-end job as a dealer in the local casino, living a life with no meaning. Before meeting Shadow she even attempts suicide. … Continue reading American Gods Episode 4 – The Prequel Episode