Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Note to readers of this blog

Note to readers of this blog

If you were looking for an update on the monthly list of places to submit your creative work--major apologies, but I'm afraid life got in the way and I won't be updating that this month. Look out for next month's list though! In the meantime, I will be posting reviews of books I receive from NetGalley and some random books that I just enjoyed on my own. I've been reading a ton of comics and graphic novels recently, so I may post a few of those. Best of luck in your creative work and take a rest if you need it. There are some deadlines coming up, including Writers of the Future, so best of luck with those.

I recently attended Futurescapes, and may write more about that soon, but it has motivated me to put more work into a final revision pass of one of my novels, and start querying.

I'll check in again with another review, and then with an update to the list early next month, if not earlier.



Review: DC Horror Presents: The Conjuring: The Lover

My review of  DC Horror Presents: The Conjuring: The Lover by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Rex Ogle, and Scott Snyder

Graphic Novel, Horror, Movie Tie-in

3 of 5 (I liked it but wasn't amazed)

Probably the most interesting part were the short stories at the end about various artifacts from the Warrens' collection, and not all of those were great. Still, if you're already a fan of the movies, you'll enjoy getting a bit more background, if still left wanting.

The main story itself felt like it had a solid character, but not enough content to go with that character. If she's going to be called names for being lesbian then there better be more content to actually provide reasons for all that and go in depth. For a fairly long story, it fell pretty flat. I was still glad I could read it, as I do love the movies and welcome more content connected to those movies, but I'm hoping the next one is better. I may have gone into this with higher hopes than I should've.

As for the art, bit unclear and too dark or out of focus in parts. In other parts, the creepy vibe was decent and suggested the protagonist's fall further down the dark spiral of this tale. Not my favorite, but it worked.

Thank you to NetGalley and DC Comics for providing me with a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

Also posted to Goodreads here.