Makeshift Miracle Volume 1: the Girl From Nowhere

story by Jim Zub

Art by Shun Hong Chan

Full Disclosure: Thank you NetGalley

Description from goodreads:

A young boy named Colby Reynolds searches for meaning in the world around him and discovers a place where dreams can come true – if he’s willing to pay the price! Along the way he’ll see sights he’s never fathomed and encounter hidden truths about himself he’ll wish he never knew. The hit online comic is now a beautiful, high-quality hardcover graphic novel, perfect for teen readers and manga fans with a durable, library-quality binding.

My Review: The art work is amazing

The plot is interesting but A) it’s hardly new and B) Colby and Iris fell a little flat. At first I really didn’t like Colby slowly he got more tolerable, but unfortunately Iris went in the opposite direction. We first meet Iris when she fell from the sky.

Iris lost her memories, so for me she gets a pass to be a little mary sue-ish and irritating, which actually she wasn’t, for the first half of the story. Then, she somehow managed to turn a person into tree? Or made a tree out of thin air in the middle of Colby’s Apartment. She acts like it’s nothing when Colby asks her about it. I don’t know about you but is I somehow grew a tree out of a person or nothing, I would be freaking out. I would probably call Colby while having a panic attack. She acts like a snotty jaded teenager which really turned me off of her unfortunately, and then only cries when Colby freaks out and asks her what happened. It seemed so fake, and completely lacked authentic human emotions that you would expect would arise in that particular situation.

Colby is at first annoyingly self involved and is completely overdramatic. I nearly put the book down because of his crappy attitude. Luckily the art work was so amazing that I felt compelled to at least see where it was going. It’s actually funny while Iris got seriously annoying he got more and more sympathetic. 

Overall I like the concept of this particular work and I would read the second volume to see if it got better. The start was slow but it got progressively better and even though Iris became annoying she can do pretty amazing things, and I want to give her the benefit of the doubt considering I thought she was awesome in the beginning of the book.

4/7 so far, but I really want to see volume 2 

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 Makeshift Miracle Volume 1: the Girl From Nowherestory

Title: The Massive: Vol. 1Author: Brian Wood, Illustrators: Kristian Donaldson and Garry BrownPublisher: Dark Horse ComicsStatus: Available on April 2nd 2013*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.Description:(by goodreads.com)What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world has already ended? For Callum Israel, leader of the Ninth Wave oceanic activist group, this is the question that cuts to the core of his identity. In a post-war, post-Crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, nothing is certain and ideologies are meaningless. But the mission remains: search this crumbling world for answers to the cause of the Crash, and keep up the hunt for their missing sister ship, The Massive, lost and adrift in the chaos. Brian Wood’s new, sprawling, post-apocalyptic epic takes the crew of the Kapital from the flooded remnants of Hong Kong to Unalaska, with stops in Antarctica and Mogadishu, as post-Crash ethics and economics are explored across a broken world.My Review: This was really slow to start. Really. Really. Slow. I tried to get into it but it just wasn’t doing anything for me. I didn’t care about their world. I didn’t really care about them. I will not be reading the sequel. It wasn’t terrible or anything, it even had some moments where I was gripped (albeit that was short-lived,) but I ultimately just didn’t careOverall Rating: 3.5-4/7 Meh**will repost review closer to the expected publication date.

 

Title: The Massive: Vol. 1

Author: Brian Wood, Illustrators: Kristian Donaldson and Garry Brown

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Status: Available on April 2nd 2013

*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.

Description:

(by goodreads.com)

What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world has already ended? For Callum Israel, leader of the Ninth Wave oceanic activist group, this is the question that cuts to the core of his identity. In a post-war, post-Crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, nothing is certain and ideologies are meaningless. But the mission remains: search this crumbling world for answers to the cause of the Crash, and keep up the hunt for their missing sister ship, The Massive, lost and adrift in the chaos. Brian Wood’s new, sprawling, post-apocalyptic epic takes the crew of the Kapital from the flooded remnants of Hong Kong to Unalaska, with stops in Antarctica and Mogadishu, as post-Crash ethics and economics are explored across a broken world.


My Review: 

This was really slow to start. Really. Really. Slow. I tried to get into it but it just wasn’t doing anything for me. I didn’t care about their world. I didn’t really care about them. I will not be reading the sequel. It wasn’t terrible or anything, it even had some moments where I was gripped (albeit that was short-lived,) but I ultimately just didn’t care

Overall Rating: 3.5-4/7 Meh

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 Title: The Massive: Vol. 1Author: Brian Wood, Illustrators: Kristian