This just in from CM: CANADIAN REVIEW OF MATERIALS:
- Review of “The War of the Apocalyptics”
- Lynx to Phantacea Mythos Search Engine and glossaries
- Review of “The Damnation Brigade” graphic novel
- Link to Review of “Nuclear Dragons”
“The main difficulties I found were that … the story appears to take for granted some knowledge of what has gone on before. There are an almost bewildering number of characters who pop into the story without any background and constant references to past occurrences. There are also several named events or words used that form part of the narrative but do not immediately bring to mind what is being talked about. Much of the tale is told in the form of streams of dialogue between the characters. It might have helped somewhat to have a detailed character reference bio provided at the end along with a glossary of the more uncommon words and phrases.”
Might I humbly recommend use of the Phantacea-peculiar Search Engine atop either the Phantacea Publications webpage or pH-Webworld as a backup plan to even more pages in a novel? There are also lynx to Phantacea-peculiar Glossary items here.
“The artwork is generally quite good. The problem lies with the details of the story being told.
“The arc of the story covers the battle between various superhumans (supras or supranormals) known as the Damnation Brigade and devils described on the back cover as “originally extraterrestrial Shining Ones.”
“Perhaps because this graphic novel is a collection of comic book sequences from previously published works, the material we have here appears to be lacking in continuity and detail. It is very difficult to follow. The author obviously knows his story and the universe where it is set, in great depth, but the reader is faced with a number of characters and situations where the background appears to be lacking. This makes for a very slow read as you must pause to try and figure out what is going on and how it connects to what was read previously.”
And this is a recommendation? Yep.