Monthly Archives: February 2013

Superboy Volume 1: Incubation by Scott Lobdell – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

Superboy Incubation

Bane of Kings reviews the first volume of Superboy from the New 52 Series, Incubation, written by Scott Lobdell and published by DC Comics.

“A title that whilst has a promising start is let down with its unlikable lead character, and a weak storyline that can only be fully understood when read with the much better first volume of the Teen Titans series.” ~The Founding Fields

Trials and Tribulations of Reviewing with Mieneke van der Salm


The second installment of TFF’s new guest post series on the demands of reviewing welcomes Mieneke van der Salm from A Fantastical Librarian.

“Mieneke is one of the few book bloggers that I follow quite regularly and look to for recommendations on what’s good and what’s bad. Her guest post today highlights a very different aspect of the hobby that I really appreciate and respect.” ~Shadowhawk

Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey – Book Review [Bane of Kings]

sandman slim

Bane of Kings reviews the first Sandman Slim novel by Richard Kadrey, entitled Sandman Slim.

“A fun, fast paced urban fantasy book, a great read for fans of the genre.” ~The Founding Fields

No Return by Zachary Jernigan – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]

Layout by Claudia Noble

Shadowhawk reviews Night Shade Books’ latest debut title.

“An awesome mix of Marvel-style space opera mixed in with lots of magic and a ton of action.” ~The Founding Fields

The Death of Antagonis by David Annandale – Book Review [Bellarius]


Bellarius reviews the latest installment of the Space Marine Battles series, The Death of Antagonis by David Annandale.

“Some decent ideas let down by truly horrible execution.” – The Founding Fields

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1: Gifted by Joss Whedon – Graphic Novel Review [Bane of Kings]

Astonishing X-Men Vol. 1 Gifted

Bane of Kings reviews the first volume in Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men series, entitled Giftedpublished by Marvel Comics.

“A wonderful read, proving that Whedon can master not only films and TV shows, but graphic novels as well. A must not just for X-Men fans, but for graphic novel readers in general.” ~The Founding Fields

Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey – Advance Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the first in a new post-apocalyptic fantasy series from Angry Robot Books.

“Spectacular is the word I’d use to describe the novel. Nothing else can capture the reading experience.” ~The Founding Fields

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs – Book Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews what could potentially be one of the best thriller debuts in 2013, Ghostman, written by Roger Hobbs and published in the UK by Transworld Books.

“An awesome novel. Action packed, fast paced, and a great character. Lee Child, watch your back.” ~The Founding Fields

In the Blood by Matt Burns – Short Story Review [Eroldren]

In the Blood - Mr. Jack

Eroldren give his thoughts on the first installment on the new wave of short stories for the upcoming StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm expansion.

“An entertaining comeback story to pull our attention back on the Koprulu Sector’s troubles by exploring a grity viewpoint among Deadman’s Port’s misfortunate.” – The Founding Fields

Comics Round-up 15.02.2013


Shadowhawk and Bane of Kings bring to you the second comics round-up for February.

“Excellence mixed in with a bit of disappointment.” ~Shadowhawk

“A thrilling set of comics that prove Marvel Now! is starting to kick off! ~Bane of Kings

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