The Cranky Old Reader

I'm a Goodreads refugee, looking for a new home. Old books for children, science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, and humor are my main areas of interest. I've little interest in books that were written after 1975 or so, and prefer books that are older still. There are, however, a few still-living authors that I respect.

JLA: The Tenth Circle

JLA, Vol. 15: The Tenth Circle - John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Jerry Ordway I'll keep it short and sweet: this "graphic novel" sucked.Ever read a comic book, and suddenly been embarrassed because you've suddenly realized that the writer(s) obviously never got the memo (released to the industry after Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns) that comic books are supposed to actually be intelligent, and that they're now written for adults and not for particularly dim-witted teens? Ever suddenly felt ashamed and amazed that you were actually READING a piece of sophomoric trash?Then you know exactly what I went through with this one. A painfully stupid and cheesy vampire enemy confounds the good guys. And apart from the bad writing, I have to say that the art was rather pathetic, too. The lead vampire looked like something from a third-rate comic in the early 1970s, by an untalented artist who had recently seen Nosferatu.Avoid.

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