Edgar Rice Burroughs’ At The Earth’s Core

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I received a free ebook of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This review will contain SPOILERS

Not a bad read although Edgar Rice Burroughs’ tale has aged somewhat badly. Science has come a long way since the original story was written and it’s pretty laughable that the main villains and rulers are supposed to be using advanced mental powers when we now know that their brain would have been tiny.
I also didn’t enjoy the suddenness of the two characters falling in love with each other.

With regards to this particular edition though I have to admit that I really enjoyed the artwork. It’s short on detail and feels almost like sketching with paint but it works perfectly to match the subject matter.

If you enjoy Jules Verne and similar authors then this is definitely worth giving a go.

3.5/5

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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection

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I received a free ebook of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

A nice trip down memory lane to my childhood growing up with these figures and the accompanying cartoon.

The ARC only contains the first few minicomics which is a little confusing as He-Man is not living in Castle Grayskull and does not have his alter-ego of Prince Adam, in fact he’s no relation of the King at all.

The biggest disappointment for me was the interviews with the original writers however. He-Man was a big part of my early play time and it’s a shame to read that those involved didn’t have any passion for the series, just viewing it as a paycheck that was probably going to be a flop anyway. It’s not entirely their fault but to hear about one of the formulative parts of your childhood talked about in this way is unpleasant and I really would rather the interview was absent if it doesn’t do anything to increase the love of the subject matter.

As a side note for others of a likewise age that grew up with He-Man I suggest taking a look at the Twitter account @GrumpySkeletor for a good laugh.

3.5/5 Mostly for the nostalgia value rather than the writing.