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RUviews #10 - Holiday Special

Written by GHERU on Monday, November 30 2009 and posted in Podcasts
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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About the Author - GHERU

RU, or as he’s known in the writers’ room: the cute one, is relatively unappreciated in his time.  RU’s YouTube show, RUviews is watched by literally multiple people every month and his Outhouse articles have helped line many a bird cage.  Before you send RU a message, he knows that there are misspelled words in this article, and probably in this bio he was asked to write.  RU wants everyone to know that after 25+ years of collecting he still loves comic books and can’t believe how seriously fanboys take them.  RU lives in Akron Ohio (unfortunately) with WIFE, ‘lilRuRu, and the @DogGodThor.  You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, & even Google+ (if anyone still uses that).


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