Digital Mini Reviews | Alternate Realities

Hi there!

Oh man, what a week it has been! Drove a good 6 hours to get to a northern region of Quebec to train participating police officers in our national bodycam project and it was quite an insightful and immersive experience; especially in terms of understanding their own historical and territorial issues (e.g. everything related to indigenous peoples).

Sometimes when you’re so immersed in high-maintenance situations, you sort of disconnect from your own routine, making it such a relief when you can finally get back to it. Then again, sometimes you’re so used to your own routine that you look for ways to escape it. That’s what alternative realities are for and there are plenty of stories out there that can achieve it quite wonderfully! Check out these comics that are bound to pique your curiosity one way or another, allowing you to explore fascinating (sometimes very terrifying) alternate realities! πŸ™‚


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  • I think Soule did the Superman: Doomed run and that storyline from the New52 really didn’t impress, so now whenever I see his name, I immediately veer away.

    Its good to see you back. For me, routine is a wonderful rut to stay in, so I hope you can get back into your routine πŸ˜‰

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    • Hahaha I think there were other writers on that story arc though. I haven’t read enough by that guy to know how to good/bad he is but he hasn’t annoyed me enough yet. πŸ˜›

      Thanks. Yep, I was so annoyed that I couldn’t find time/energy to maintain my blogging schedule during that week but I doubt I’ll let it ever go on a longer hiatus unless I’m in a veeeeeeeery precarious situation. πŸ˜›

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  • I read Once & Future vol. 1 and enjoyed granny and the art, but not enough to get vol 2. I’ll be steering clear from Soule, though – never read anything even vaguely good by him πŸ˜‰ Conspiracy theories, though… Might give them a try 😜

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    • Hahahah yes! I saw your thoughts on it on Goodreads. I can’t say that it gets better with the next volume to make it worth your time though. πŸ˜› So interesting that Soule left a sour taste for you. I have maybe only read his Daredevil run? I wasn’t too disappointed when I read it years ago hahah Well then, hope Tynion’s conspiracy series intrigues you enough to give it a try someday though! πŸ˜‰

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      • Soule did a nasty Wolverine run, really, cringeworthy bad. Though to be fair not many writers can actually pull a Wolverine comic off πŸ˜‰

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  • I love how you connected your current situation with your job to the theme of the blog post in the beginning paragraphs! I haven’t personally read any of these, but in terms of art style, I could see myself pick up Once & Future or The Department of Truth. In general, I think alternate realties are always fun to explore!

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    • Hahaha I had to think of a way to mention why I have been absent for a week! πŸ˜› I can definitely recommend them as I’m sure anyone who is even a little intrigued will find them quite fascinating! I hope you get to try them out, Kat. πŸ˜€ Thanks for reading!

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  • Is that Clint Eastwood with the eye patch in Undiscovered Country volume 2?!? πŸ™‚ Though the basic premise behind The Department of Truth doesn’t sound like anything new it does still sound interesting. And I kind of like the artwork. It’s a bit different, but the style works for me. Glad to see you enjoyed the story. And glad to hear about the bodycam trip, sounds like quite an experience, one that perhaps helped educate both sides.

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    • Hahahahah it’s actually Uncle Sam. πŸ˜› He’s a key character in the story, also a character that easily contributes to the whole “America” concept of this series. πŸ˜›

      The artwork of The Department of Truth is exactly what makes the premise seem even better than it is for me hahaha The volume can get confusing but I saw so much promise and potential while reading it. I do look forward to seeing what volume 2 will have to offer next though.

      Well said. It was indeed educating for both parties and hopefully a training that will help them complete the pilot project without too much difficulty! πŸ˜€

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  • I love the premise of “The Undiscovered Country.” It reminds me of the “Divergent” books by Veronica Roth. I remember enjoying them. Have you read those? If so, how did this stack up to those?

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  • “sometimes you’re so used to your own routine that you look for ways to escape it” << Lol SO true! I had to laugh because that's how I felt the past couple months.
    Undiscovered Country is on my TBR. I forgot my initial reason for adding it, but there's something about its concept that piqued my interest. I'll lower my expectations a bit going in.
    Oh man! I'm def getting to Once & Future sometime this year because of that granny.
    And I'm curious about Department of Truth. Saw it on a recent visit to the comic bookshop. Was turned off by the art but still curious about the story.

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    • Hahaha no wonder you’re on so many awesome adventures lately! πŸ˜›

      As long as you know that it’s quite over-the-top, you should have some fun with Undiscovered Country! πŸ˜€ It’s also very… American. πŸ˜›

      She’s definitely a cool character although she’s not always there. At least the art and the mythology-heavy narrative should appeal to you a lot! πŸ˜€

      Oh yes, the artwork is unique. I found that it fit with the story and gave it its own identity though. I’d recommend trying an issue at least, just to see how you feel about it. Or to try it out if you’re curious enough! πŸ˜€

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      • Lol at saying Undiscovered Country is very American. I noticed that mentioned in your review too. It got me curious about in ways it is.

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