Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Review: And the trees crept in

No matter what, don’t go into the forest or the Creeper man will find you. 

An abusive situation leads Silla to seek refuge at her aunt’s hidden manor in the forest with her kid sister Nori. Life is quiet at first, and might have remained so if Nori had followed the rules and stayed away from the forest. Now the manor is cursed. And everything in it is starting to rot. 

Although I got hooked by the premise and fast-paced beginning, I admit the story soon dragged on. I felt like an idle man running on the treadmill with a warm donut hanging in front. A glaze chocolate donut! It seemed that the more I read, the less the story made sense. Silla was going crazy and the romantic interest kept switching from prince charming to antagonist. 

Regardless of the drag, the end is worth it, so hang in there and watch it all make sense. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Graphic monday : Batwoman Elegy

What's up with all the bold?

I'm happy that the book covered Kate's a.k.a Batwoman childhood background, and how meeting Batman inspired her to find her calling. But sadly the story surrounding mad Alice and the werewolves seemed incomplete. The punch line could have hit harder.

As for the illustrations -- very well done. The distinction between the flashbacks and present were evident. And hey, the female breasts were not at all exaggerated.