From the Author of Heart Shaped Box, writer of the popular comic series, Locke and Key. Joe Hill brings on another hilarious and gritty series
Alright alright. Let me get this clear, this is NOT the same ‘The Cape’ that was a tv show and had a cancellation for apparently, and I quote (not my words), “sucking ass”. Nope. Nein. Nyet.
So here’s my review of The Cape
So a couple months back or so, I was paying my weekly visit to the comic shop to pick up my monthly issues. I came across the cover of an issue shown above. I was intrigued and I do quite enjoy Locke and Key, so I figured “Hey, what the hell, let’s try this out.”
This issue was a Single Issue. Meaning this isn’t number 1 in a continuing series, it meant this is the first and ONLY issue of this story arc. What surprised me even more was the fact that this issue was already Eisner nominated for being a Single Issue.
ALSO BONUS INFO: This issue/story is based on Joe Hill’s actual short story he’s written. This short story is too included in the issue… all 20 something pages. Gotta check it out.
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It seems that making graphic novel/comic based films is a popular bandwagon even if the comic lacks in quality. When I saw the preview to Cowboys and Aliens a few weeks ago, I was intrigued and quite interested in watching it.
Today I decided to pick up the graphic novel and just read what it’s all about. Now the following information is solely based on the comic and my critique of it should not judge the film itself.
Cowboys and aliens is exactly what the title says, it’s just a battle between Cowboys… and aliens… This graphic novel is only a little over 100 pages, so I did not expect much out of the book, but it did disappoint me.
The novel had one reoccurring theme that they just keep shoving in your face: The fact that the aliens are like the Americans when we pushed the native Americans off their lands. They keep mentioning and hinting at this theme throughout the entire book to the point of it being kind of annoying and redundant. The concept is pretty cool and fun, but I didn’t think it made up for the story’s writing.
The conversations were extremely dull and lacked any character to the point of me actually being confused of which character was which. The story itself wasn’t too exciting, it was basically just a rebellion and minor skirmishes but I believe that just the concept alone is what drove me to finish reading.
It was just a terrible comic overall… The best part was the very beginning but I do not recommend anyone to read this, just wait for the film ;)
NOW the comic wasn’t so great BUT I won’t judge the film based on the comic. The comic wasn’t long enough for it to be perfectly translated into film, so I have faith that the story will be embellished and quite capturing. With a great cast consisting: Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Harrison Ford I know I will be entertained. I cannot not mention the fact that Jon Favreau is the director who in my opinion is not a disappointing choice for he has directed films such as Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and Zathura. So basically this film won’t really be a B-Film lol…
Ah well I can only hope that the film won’t be as disappointing, but we shall see.