I've never read a comic book before. I've never been interested in them; but since I've been trying out a few new genres (crime and YA, mostly) just to see if my pre-conceived prejudices of these genre-types are accurate, I thought I'd just dive in.
Always been a stalwart fan of the TV series, and didn't think Whedon could go wrong, but I saw the Avengers and Comic Book Superheroes are not my thing, but where else should I have started my journey in to Comic Book land? Or should that be Graphic Novel? Is there really a difference? I'm sure you'll tell me if there is.
The things I usually comment on in regards to a book review were pretty much not present here. There was dialogue and that's it. So, the dialogue: I didn't get a lot of it. I suppose it takes time to figure out which speech bubbles you have to read first, but most of what they were saying was just... I dunno, it felt cheesy and only there because it had to be. They just mumbled stuff and the plot moved along in the pictures. Sometimes it was humorous, sometimes it was obvious. I detest the "thwack" and "oomph" action words dotted about the place. It made it feel really childish and pathetic.
The artwork was lovely, though. Sometimes it felt a bit too sexy, like I need to see some underboob to like what I was looking at: I suppose comic books are still little teenaged hormonal boy territory? Isn't that why they made Thor and Spiderman women?
I don't really know how I feel about it. I wasn't blown away, captivated or pleasured, but neither was it boring, hard to get through or terrible. It was just pictures and words, that's it. I've got the next three to read, so hopefully my feelings with become clearer with those.