Hard up on what to ask for from non-comic book readers for the holidays? Trying to find that book that isn't Fables to get that person that you'd think would love comics? Well RU has all of your answers right here in the very first RUview Holiday Special!Reviewed this week: I Kill Giants, Unknown Soldier vol. 1: Haunted House, TMNT Collected Book vol. 1, X Omnibus 1& 2, Hatter M vol. 1 & 2, Tick: The Complete Edlund / Karma Tornado / Big Blue Destiny, Chew: vol. 1; Taster’s Choice, Dark Entries, Mouse Guard Fall 1152 / Winter 1152, Starman Omnibus
as usual, text RUViews are in the spoiler tags below
I Kill Giants – AWESOME
Unknown Soldier vol. 1: Haunted House – pretty good, would not mind of the spirit of the Unknown Soldier traveled more, kind of like what I remember of Grendel, but for $10 you really can't go wrong.
TMNT Collected Book vol. 1 – do not get this for any one, due to the Mirage bankruptcy and the purchase of TMNT by Nickelodeon, they will not be making future volumes
X Omnibus 1& 2 – 90s gore-tastic fun
Hatter M vol. 1 & 2 – really great art and story, but make sure they are reading the Looking glass War books as well. All make a great gift for teenager who likes fantasy books
Tick: The Complete Edlund / Karma Tornado / Big Blue Destiny – the first two were really fun reads, Big Blue Destiny – not so much
Chew: vol. 1; Taster’s Choice – holy crap, why did no one tell me about this book!?!?!?
Dark Entries – not only is this a good Hellblazer book, but it highlights how good a B&W book can be. One thing, get it at a discount from a LCS or Amazon, the $20 tag is too much.
Mouse Guard Fall 1152 / Winter 1152 – if you don’t know these books – shame on you
Starman Omnibus – I know that it seems that I rag on DC too much any more, but its just because they used to publish books like this! So far, from what I have read these books work for a non comic book reader as well as, maybe more than, Sandman. After only 4 issues (0-3) I was emotionally attached to this book and its characters, and that is about the highest complement I can give.
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