*this one already had a kinda sorta review, so i am adding my form-letter review and pictures to the end, but i’m keeping the squawking at the top because i still feel this pain.*
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???
i don’t know how you comic book people do it, writing consistently interesting reviews of these things without getting either bogged down or burned out. i still haven’t reviewed volumes 2-5 of this because i never know what to say and i’d rather keep reading ’em to see what happens next than to slow down and try to discuss a part of a story that’s still happening. but THIS one, something definitely needs to be said…
i just read a bunch of reviews of this on here and – was there a memo? DID WE AGREE TO JUST NOT TALK ABOUT IT?? OR EVEN FREAKING ALLUDE TO IT??? AM I THE ONLY ONE FREAKING OUT HERE???
i guess so. suffice it to say, something happens in this one that surprised me.
and this is exactly why i’ve tried to make sure i have one volume on deck in-house before reading one of these. and this is – naturally – the one time i failed. and now i have to wait until wednesday to buy the next one (next few – i learn from my mistakes) to see what is going to happen now.
as promised, this again:
i burned through all ten published volumes of this series in a matter of months, and while i managed a fairly coherent review of the first volume, i am overwhelmed by the thought of going back and reviewing volumes 2-10, trying to recapture that innocent mindset that didn’t know what happened in subsequent volumes and trying to stay within the lines of the volume i’d be reviewing.
my hat is off to you serial comic book/graphic novel reviewers who are able to consistently churn out smart, comprehensive, and entertaining reviews that manage to discuss the book itself as well as its place within the larger universe of the series or character’s existence.
i can’t do that. i read these so compulsively and so quickly – like jamming cookies into a mouth that was already crammed with cookies – that it’s just too much road to backtrack and too many metaphors to mix and since i have so many other books that i have to review, i’m going to take a totally cheap opt-out review path and just post pictures from each book that i enjoy for reasons pertaining to the plot, or just cuz i like the damn pictures.
and maybe now that i have to wait a couple of months until volume 11 comes out, i’ll be able to do that one proper review-style, but right now – too full of stress and anxiety and just wanting to make this stack of books needing reviews go down LGM.
all leading up to this
which is the sound of my heart breaking