I’ve no objection to the term ‘graphic novel,’ as long as what it is talking about is actually some sort of graphic work that could conceivably be described as a novel. My main objection to the term is that usually it means a collection of six issues…or something that does not have the structure or any of the qualities of a novel, but is perhaps roughly the same size.
One of the most universally reviled chapters in the Punisher’s history is the incredibly brief (8 issues) he spent as some sort of angelic avenger. The Punisher is pretty much synonymous with vigilante-ism. He has no powers, just lots of guns and a mission to put criminals down for good. He rarely interacts with the rest of the Marvel universe so it seems incredibly strange that they’d somehow decide to completely pull the rug out from under the character and intertwine him so heavily with the metaphysical. Continue reading The Punisher by Chris Golden ( aka the angelic Punisher)
So my first post after years and years and it’s to share my thoughts on a novel. I’m as surprised as anybody! It’s not that I don’t like reading, quite the opposite in fact, I love it. Unfortunately I don’t really set aside the time for reading, preferring to spend it playing games or watching a movie. Still, I pick up books quite often, hoping to some day get back into a rhythm where I could finish one regularly. That has happened to a certain degree now at work when I can use my scheduled work breaks to read a few pages of a book. I started with comics, which will surely make an appearance on this blog in the near future, but I figured I should try throwing a novel into the wood chipper to see if it would blend. I’m glad to say that I’ve finished my first book since 2009’s Pirate Latitudes. Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Symbol