Friday, October 29, 2010
The Comic Hunter Book Club 4
Every 4 Wednesdays, a group of us have been meeting for book clubs here at The Comic Hunter. Most Wednesdays we hang out and do the same, but we've decided to pick a book every month to focus on. If anyone is interested in joining, we meet Wednesday nights at 9pm!
I've told those who have come out for a while now that I'd post a general write up of our book club meetings. Haven't had a chance to do the first three, but here I am for the fourth!
Before I continue on, I'll recap what we've done up to now.
1st- Cowboy Ninja Viking Vol. 1 TP (not rated, most people enjoyed it, could get better once the series gets going(
2nd- Swamp Thing by Alan Moore Vol. 1 HC (8.8/10)
3rd- Invincible Vol. 1 HC (8.85/10)
Ok, now that this is out of the way, the plan for the Book Club review is that I'll be posting the average score for the books, as well as a commment from the highest rater, and lowest rater. Also, a general pros/cons from peoples takes on them.
On Oct. 27th, we met up for Chew Vol. 1 HC, chosen by Scott Wallace.
Our average score for the book ended up being 7.625/10, which is our lowest yet.
- Many people had trouble getting behind the concept/setting of the book
+ Although the story was original and fun for those that couple get by it.
+ Art is very well done, and suits the story
- Although the writer is young and stumbled a bit with the flow into the second story, and the characters could be more developed.
- First stories don't have the highest re-readability,
+ Although those who read it more than once said they noticed a lot of things they missed the first time,
+ And most who read it will be continuing with the story.
+ Packaging for the hardcover was very well put together.
Highest rating was by Jeff Wry (9.0) who said: "It's a completely original concept, witty writing, with art that works very well with the genre"
Lowest rating was by Brad Sheasgreen (5.5) who said: "Great concept, poor execution. It didn't grab me one bit, mostly because of it's mostly forgettable characters."
Future Book Clubs!
Nov. 24th - Starman Omnibus Vol. 1
Dec. 22nd - Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits
Jan. 19th - FreakAngels Vol. 1
Feb. 16th - Irredeemable Vol. 1-2
March 16th - Midnight Nation