Sunday, 18 July 2010

Graphic Novel: Wasteland + New Fire Lord Winner

 Wasteland: the apocalyptic edition by Antony Johnston, ill: Chris Mitten
volume 1

Published:2009
Genre: Graphic Novel, apocalyptic
Pages: 384

The Harvey-nominated, critically acclaimed ongoing series gets the deluxe hardcover treatment with this new massive collection! Reprinting the first 1...more The Harvey-nominated, critically acclaimed ongoing series gets the deluxe hardcover treatment with this new massive collection! Reprinting the first 13 issues of Wasteland, including the fan-favorite "Walking the Dust" prose shorts, this impressive tome chronicles the opening adventures of Michael, a mysterious wanderer struggling to find the answers to both his past and his future.

100 years after the Big Wet, Earth has been left a broken, infertile world of rock and sand. The town of Providens is like many others on the post-Big Wet planet-small, mostly illiterate, and struggling for survival. When the town welcomes a stranger named Michael into its midst, will the quiet man lead them to a brave new world or shatter what little order still exists?


I liked and disliked this book. I liked this whole apocalyptic story, where something had happened and now people were scattered and broken. I liked the pictures and how the story was told, all in all a very good graphic novel, in a style I enjoy.

But then there was the dislike part that really ruined it for me. I reached a point where I saw this women and thought oh she looks like this other woman, and I totally didn't get the story. Then I realized they were the same and tracked back. It seems that suddenly a flashback had started, and even though I read it again I was confused by it all. The story was suddenly very confusing. It made me want it all written down in a book, that would have been great. Not so great now.



And since I never heard from one of the winners of The Fire Lord's Lover I had to go back to RG and the new winner is:


VampFanGirl

Congrats :)


11 comments:

  1. Too bad this one was confusing...I often have to ask my son for help when I'm reading a graphic novel!! :)

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  2. Great review! hmmm, sounds like this one was pretty confusing.

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  3. Staci
    I sure wished I had had someone, I tried to google, but nah, some things I didn't get.

    I hope you enjoy it VFG ;)

    Carrie
    It sure was, too bad really

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  4. Congrats to the winner!

    Wasteland sounds confusing. It is a shame b/c I would like to read another graphic novel (I just finished The Impostor's Daughter).

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  5. Congrats to VFG.

    Yikes, this does sound like a confusing story B.. I don't like it either when I can't distinguish one character from another in a book.

    Sorry this one didn't work for you.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Congrats to VampFanGirl!

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  7. Well this one definitely wouldn't be for me. I don't like being confused plus I just can't see the attraction of graphic novels and yet so many like them.

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  8. DC
    Heard good things about that one, but yes this one, confusing. So i had a talk with a friend who read a lot of graphic novels, and she assured me she gets confused now and again too

    Lea
    I need to know who is who, and now confusion, then when I knew, I got confused about the plot.

    Darlene
    Truth be told, I will rather stick to books, sure I will read some now and again, but I am not in love

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