Thursday, December 20, 2012
333. Battle Beasts by Bobby Curnow
US) - (Canada)
Finished: Dec. 10, 2012
First Published: Dec. 18, 2012
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
First sentence: "My father taught me many things."
Publisher's Summary: none available
Acquired: Received an egalley from the publisher through Netgalley.
Reason for Reading: This type of comic appeals to me.
After a linguist cracks the code to a language on an ancient scroll found with some otherworldly orbs she utters a phrase aloud and unleashes a horde of beasts upon earth. They have all been summoned by her, are looking for her, and the items she obviously must possess. But amongst these battle-happy war-like beast are three who are not like the others. They want the items, and others like them, powerful weapons, to remain out of the hands of their kind and possibly find a way themselves to use them for the purposes of peace.
I don't have much comment on this book. It was a quick fun read. The 3 beasts and Bliss, the linguist were interesting characters though their personalities have only been scratched, being rather stereotypical "types" at the moment. The book is too short to really get anywhere other than a cursory story going, though it does look promising. I won't be in a rush for the next volume but could easily try a few more when they are further down the road with the series.