Well, Attack on Titan just isn’t doing it for me. I have one more volume checked out of the library, and after reading that, I am more than likely done with this series. The art is so painfully awkward and this installment was slow and dull. I don’t know how that’s possible, considering that the remaining humans are making a last stand against the Titans, but I just did not get caught up in the plot.
I received this review copy at a most opportune time – during my lunch break. I decided to read it because it’s been a long time since I’ve read a comic book, and because it’s a one shot. Complete in one gulp. My biggest problem with graphic novels and comics lately is the length. I find that I am lacking the patience for long, drawn out series that ever seem to end!
With the frigid temperatures and the high accumulation of snow, I haven’t been getting out much. My riding lessons have been canceled more than they’ve been run, so I have taken the opportunity the down time has presented to pack in more reading. A recent trip to the library yielded some graphic novel finds, and with The Walking Dead TV show resuming this week, I decided to take the time to get a better handle on the background of the series. I have seen the last three episodes of the show, in addition to bits and pieces of many others, and now that I’m hooked, I’m all over all things Walking Dead related.
Today I’m thrilled to be part of The Cute Girl Network blog tour. Check out what MK Reed has to say about the cover creation process for this graphic novel by Greg Means, MK Reed, and Joe Flood. I think the cover is so cute!
The Cover Design Process by MK Reed
Greg, Joe & I are pretty lucky to have an awesome friend in Colleen Venable, who is also our awesome cover designer. Granted, the process can be lengthy, but Colleen’s got a system that pushes way past "This is the first thing I thought of" to "Oh my god Colleen, if this isn’t it I’m going to punch a kitten in front of a baby and we’re all going to cry together." (It has not yet come to that.) And the end results usually end up working out pretty cool, but I didn’t really appreciate our cover until I started looking at some other romance covers.
Immediately after checking into the Kurosaki Clinic with a mysterious scar on his back, the muscle-bound Chad goes AWOL. Accompanying Chad is a talking parakeet imbued with the soul of a young boy named Y?ichi. It doesn’t take newbie Soul Reaper Ichigo Kurosaki long to surmise that a Hollow must be involved. By far the strongest spirit he’s faced to date, Ichigo is about to discover that not every soul is bound for the Soul Society, especially if it’s tainted with innocent blood
I loved this volume of Bleach! Picking up right where the first volume left off, Chad is in oodles of trouble because of a possessed parakeet. Housing the soul of the a young boy, Chad has promised to keep him safe, unaware that a Hallow is hot on their heels. It’s a good thing that Chad is a strong, sturdy fellow, because the evil spirit does its level best to thoroughly annihilate him. Rukia tries to race to the rescue, but without her Soul Reaper powers, she’s even more helpless than Chad and the parakeet! Ichigo is temporarily out of the picture. His sister Karin is very ill, and he’s been tasked with seeing her home safely. Will he get to Rukia and Chad in time to save the day?