Digital Mini Reviews | When Violence is in Your Blood

Hi there!

Violence, violence, violence. We are bombarded by it in every sphere of our lives. Somehow, we even find entertainment through it! Sometimes, it’s also what you need to see how far one could go to make ends meet. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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20 thoughts on “Digital Mini Reviews | When Violence is in Your Blood

  1. I guess I never though about how violent comic books could be. The only one that calls to me is about the Lions in Baghdad, but perhaps it is also really violent. Nice concise reviews Lashaan.

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  2. You must be in quite a mood to pick all this voilent content, Lashaan. ๐Ÿ™‚ I still have an unread copy of The Boys vol 1 (not the omnibus, mine’s super short). Not sure why I bought it back then, long before there was a show. Probably because it was by Ennis. Too bad The Old Guard isn’t doing better. I do like much of what I’ve read of Rucka but haven’t yet tried this one. Pride sounded fascinating. Reminded me vaguely of We3 in regards to creatures that escape (though beyond that I suspect the stories are very different). But it’s unfortunate it didn’t quite live up to its potential. Not sure why but I’ve always avoided Deadpool, whether in comic or movie form. I remember when I first heard about Brzrkr. Couldn’t help but laugh, especially after seeing the cover. I guess that’s a bit rude, but it is how I reacted. I wonder if Spawn was a product of its time, where you really had to experience it when it came out to fully appreciate, especially if the hype was much less at the time. Though not sure how small the hype could have been considering the name who created it. I’ve yet to read any of the Spawn stories, and there’s a good chance I likely won’t, just too much else to read. Can’t wait to see what you have lined up for the next set of mini reviews.

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    1. Hahah! Violence doesn’t deter me from exploring it, hence my field of study in criminology! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I discovered The Boys through the show first and thought the show did a very good job in exploring Ennis’ character and world while giving it an overarching story that keeps things glued together, unlike the comic. I like Ennis’ violent and unforgiving exploration of humanity and still look forward to reading through his past stuff (Preacher was awesome but I haven’t made time to continue that series yet). I discovered The Old Guard because of the movie but I can’t say the comics got a lot going two volumes in… Maybe future movie sequels will draw me in better. Younger, I wasn’t much interested in Deadpool since he was a mockery of Deathstroke (DC Comics) and as DC fan, I didn’t care for Deadpool hahaha With the Deadpool movies and my open-mindedness (yes, I grew up hahaha), I checked out some of the comics so far and I can see why some enjoy his crude humour and violence. Hey, don’t worry, I too judged covers before anything else! BRZRKR just looked like Keanu Reeves fusing John Wick into an immortal modern spy warrior thing hahaha I do look forward to a future trailer of a live-action adaptation of it just to see who will play the protagonist (he looks too much like Wick for him to not play it on top of being a producer and whatnot). I too think Spawn is a product of its time… There’s a new live-action movie in the works for him where they plan to do a proper horror movie out of it so we’ll see more of him soon and we’ll see what the world thinks of the character today soon enough. Thanks for reading, Todd!

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  3. Brzrkr seems like John Wick in just another form. One is enough for me, thank you very much.

    Ennis has never struck me as actually talented as a story teller (from synopses, not actually reading him) so it doesn’t surprise me that he goes down all sorts of rabbit trails with The Boys instead of going for a big theme story. People like him seem to revel in the little pointless mediocre stuff that everyone instinctively knows to avoid in general.

    Finally, Spawn. Yeah, you’re not missing a thing. How you feel after 6 issues, it doesn’t change by issue 15 at all ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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    1. That’s what I thought too when BRZRKR first appeared on Kickstarted (which is a funny strategy considering how Keanu Reeves could probably pay the whole project easily). It just looked like a John Wick with immortality and in a covert operation team thing. There are already plans to make a live-action Netflix movie/series out of it, so we’ll see how that goes…

      It was indeed rough in The Boys. Then again, I tell myself that maybe the omnibus edition just highlights that issue better than smaller trades. I don’t know if I’ll take the time to read the next omnibus but it should give me a better idea of the origin of my issues. I did, however, enjoy his Preacher series but I also remember your big NOP on my review for it back in the day hahahahahaah

      Yep… I might try volume 2 someday because of how short and easy it is to read but for now, I’m in no rush, especially with what you’ve been sharing lately.

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  4. I really enjoyed the Boys, but I actually agree with your critique of it as well. I’ll keep your warning in mind since I’ve only read volume 1, I think… now I can’t remember lol.
    Deadpool Kills Marvel!! I wanna read that. I’ve only tried one Deadpool comic so far and would like to try another one.

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    1. I think I remember that you read and enjoyed the first volume (not sure if it was the trade paperback or the omnibus though). If it was only the first trade, I hope the 2nd volume won’t ruin it for you. I felt the pacing so slow and off in it (and soooo wordy to, if I remember correctly).

      I totally recommend it if you’re a fan of Deadpool. Then again, it’s a love or hate it type of deal. It’s crude in its premise and it really goes all out in concept. It’s a short one too (under 100 pages) but I think it’s a trilogy (haven’t read the other 2).

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      1. Ah, I was intrigued by the premise – and I like Ennis – so now after your review I will approach The Boys without any expectations whatsoever. Maybe this will do the trick! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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