Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Booknote: Battle Pope, Volume 2

Robert Kirkman, Battle Pope, Volume 2: Mayhem. Berkeley, CA: Image Comics, 2010. ISBN: 978-1-58240-652-7.

Genre: graphic novels and comics
Subgenre: humor, heroes
Format: paperback
Source: I bought this (along with the next two volumes) at Half Price Books

The art is still good overall in this series. The story is fun with plenty of action and jokes. However, I did not find it as good as the first volume. The momentum from volume 1 seems to have gone down a bit.

Pope now is settling down as a local hero. He is also adapting to having Jesus H. Christ as a roommate. The problem is that Jesus can be quite an annoying roommate that keeps Pope from getting tail and does not keep up his half of the chores. In fact, for readers, at times Jesus can be a bit of annoying character as well. Meanwhile, Hellcorp may be in shambles, but they are not totally out. They want revenge against Pope, but it will not be easy.

Overall, this was a light and quick read, with emphasis on light. The plot is fun, but it is fairly thin. Still, it was fun enough to keep me reading the series. In the end, I liked it.

3 out of 5 stars.

This book qualifies for the following 2015 Reading Challenges:

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