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reviewed Vattu vol. 1 by Evan Dahm

Evan Dahm: Vattu vol. 1 (Paperback, 2013, Rice-Boy.com) 5 stars

The outer world knew it as year 855 of the Blue Age, but the nomads …

Vattu series review

5 stars

Vattu is an incredible fantasy webcomic (now sold as books) that has been ongoing for 12 years. I was lucky enough to only be aware of its existence after it ended earlier this year. I've just finished the series and will write this as a review of the entire thing.

Vattu tells the story of a nomadic tribe of people known as the Fluters that suddenly learn that the world is so much bigger than they thought, and get occupied by a Roman-esque empire. Vattu is then given as a child slave to said empire, which is pretty much where the story begins.

It's hard to explain why Vattu is such a compelling story. Vattu herself doesn't talk much, to the point where in some pages it feels like a wordless story. The story itself is slow paced, yet it's very interesting and nuanced. If you're expecting a fantasy epic …

finished reading Vattu vol. 1 by Evan Dahm

Evan Dahm: Vattu vol. 1 (Paperback, 2013, Rice-Boy.com) 5 stars

The outer world knew it as year 855 of the Blue Age, but the nomads …

Vattu is an incredible fantasy webcomic (now sold as books) that has been ongoing for 12 years. I was lucky enough to only be aware of its existence after it ended earlier this year. I've just finished the series and will write this as a review of the entire thing.

Vattu tells the story of a nomadic tribe of people known as the Fluters that suddenly learn that the world is so much bigger than they thought, and get occupied by a Roman-esque empire. Vattu is then given as a child slave to said empire, which is pretty much where the story begins.

It's hard to explain why Vattu is such a compelling story. Vattu herself doesn't talk much, to the point where in some pages it feels like a wordless story. The story itself is slow paced but it's very interesting and nuanced. If you're expecting a fantasy epic …

Rick Remender, André Lima Araújo, Chris O'Halloran: Righteous Thirst for Vengeance, Volume 2 (Paperback, 2022, Image Comics) 2 stars

A Righteous Thirst for Vengeance Review

2 stars

I honestly wasn't a fan of this series, it felt like a few good scenes scattered in a muddled story. On the outside it's a pretty simple plot about escaping murderers but the plot never develops from there. There's little dialogue and I never cared too much about the characters. The main villain is also barely there (though I understand this might be intentional).

The payoff wasn't satisfying either. The final chapter of the book felt very convenient and doesn't explain much. The best I could say is that the art is pretty good, but the story felt like a bland crime thriller we've seen many many times.

Naoki Urasawa, Takashi Nagasaki: Pluto, Vol. 1 (2009, Viz) 5 stars

In an ideal world where man and robots coexist, someone or something has destroyed the …

Pluto, Vol. 1 Review

5 stars

This was excellent, and I should've expected as much considering Naoki Urasawa also made Monster, another favorite of mine. Pluto is a sci-fi murder mystery where someone a human and a robot die with horns put on their heads, and it's up to detective Gesicht to find out the whos and whys.

Aside from the fact that the murder mystery is pretty interesting, the world here is refreshing compared to most sci-fi books. It's not about robots threatening humanity, or robots vs humans, or a robot revolution or any of that. The world feels very mature and surprisingly relevant today, there's even a chapter on "real art" vs "artificial art" which really couldn't be more relevant, and it's tackled in a nice and interesting way.

I read this volume before I realized the anime adaptation is coming in October. At this point I'm not sure if I should keep reading …

Ed Brubaker, Marcos Martin, Muntsa Vicente: Friday, Volume 1 (2021, Image Comics) 4 stars

Friday Book One Review

3 stars

Friday is a book about an occultist mystery happening in a small town, and two teenagers trying to solve what's happening. The tone and art is really good, and the characters are very down to earth. Unfortunately I didn't like how this book spends most of its energy talking about the awkward teen relationship of the two main characters rather than, you know, the fun occult stuff.

I'm interested to see how it goes though, so I'll pick up the next book for sure

Ram V, Anand RK: Blue in Green (Paperback, 2020, Image Comics) 3 stars

Blue in Green Review

4 stars

A bit slow paced and aimless at times, but a great book nonetheless. The art is great and although it's probably not intentional, Blue in Green reminded me so much of Disco Elysium. The art, the insane main character, the somewhat incoherent story about obsession is all so similar.

Keanu Reeves, Ron Garney, Matt Kindt: BRZRKR, Vol. 3 (Paperback, 2023, BOOM! Studios) 3 stars

The final chapter of the epic immortal saga by Keanu Reeves that’s sold over a …

Review of 'BRZRKR, Vol. 3' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

Yup, that sure was something. Keanu Reeves isn't really renowned for his writing anyways, this ending was incomprehensible and felt very random.