April 9, 2019 – Finished Reading
My rating: 3
My rating: 3
As members of the legendary Greatcoats, Falcio, Kest, and Brasti once brought justice to a troubled kingdom with their knowledge of the king’s laws and their skills with a blade. But now the king is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded, and a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the most corrupt city in the world that could mean the ruin of everything Falcio, Kest and Brasti have fought for. If the trio want to unwind the conspiracy, save the innocents and reunite the Greatcoats, they’ll have to do it with nothing but the tattered leather coats on their backs and the swords in their hands, because these days every noble is a tyrant, every knight is a thug and the only thing you can really trust is a traitor’s blade.
Falcio Val Mond and fellow magistrates Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. Things could be worse – their employer could be lying dead on the floor while the three of them are forced to watch as the killer plants evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that’s exactly what’s happening . . .
Duke Thomas, a.k.a. the Signal, is back! After months of training, the Signal is ready to step out of the shadow of the Bat to become a hero for Gotham City’s daylight hours. But can he handle the challenge of Gnomon and his minions? And what key does Gnomon hold to Duke’s past? Find out in these stories from the three-issue miniseries, plus backup stories from ALL-STAR BATMAN #1-4 and 6-9.
In the year 2204, humanity is expanding into the wider galaxy in leaps and bounds. Cutting-edge technology of linked jump gates has rendered most forms of transportation—including starships—virtually obsolete. Every place on Earth, every distant planet humankind has settled, is now merely a step away from any other. All seems wonderful—until a crashed alien spaceship of unknown origin is found on a newly located world eighty-nine light-years from Earth, carrying a cargo as strange as it is horrifying. To assess the potential of the threat, a high-powered team is dispatched to investigate. But one of them may not be all they seem. . . .
Read as Single issues: ACTION COMICS 993-999 and a story from ACTION COMICS SPECIAL 1.
Superman and Booster Gold travel back in time to verify the claims that Kal-El’s father somehow survived the destruction of Krypton. What they find, though, is a vastly different world than history has shown. When the time intruders are discovered, Jor-El and General Zod collaborate to capture or destroy them. The Eradicator will chase the pair through time to 25th-century Gotham City and back to Krypton in pursuit of justice.
out of 5 stars
These short stories are the very last ones written by Arthur Conan Doyle about his much-loved fictional detective. Holmes and Watson are faced with cases that range from the suspicious to the seemingly supernatural, and they encounter characters as diverse as an evil Austrian adventurer, a formidable female criminal, a distinguished professor who is acting oddly and a mysterious tenant who refuses to show her face.
Currently reading: Salvation by Peter F. Hamilton, ISBN: 9780399178849
out of 5 stars
In this tale drawn from the note books of Dr Watson, the deadly hand of Professor Moriarty once more reaches out to commit a vile and ingenious crime. However, a mole in Moriarty’s frightening criminal organisation alerts Sherlock Holmes of the evil deed by means of a cipher.