Hello fellow comic junkies! This week the book club brings one of last years brightest to the table! The VISION!
After doing some research and looking into what books these days are labeled as "good" to "better", and "best", I was recommended this series by Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta called The Vision.
Highly recommended from Dave at Dr. Volt's comics connection (our new sponsor Yay!), he says the book just keeps coming back up and selling. As much as I love the classics, I think it's wise to balance our book club of what's currently considered a "great read" so we can parallel the influential origins and compare thoughts on why or why not.
Our opinions on Vision may bring a bunch of facts to light as well about the character, etc. . .
This story arc is 12 issues long so you'll need TPB 1 and 2 to complete the reading.
To quote Chase Magnett of Comicbook.com: "It is a story of incredible emotional depth and complexity. Its commentary on life in the suburbs, the struggles of raising a family, and what it means to be human are all potent and layered. These ideas are portrayed in a story that can be hilarious on one page and deeply disturbing in the next. ...some of the best “acting” in comics. ...this is a comic that really lives up to the hype. If you’re in need of a comic to be reminded of what comics are capable of, look no further than The Vision."
I'll see about building a radio button interface for the blog so the next books brought up can be voted for the next read. If we can keep a read to 1 - 2 weeks, that feels realistic. Thoughts?
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Oh and Lynn, I got my copy of Batman: EGO on the way... :)