Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,
Nicholas
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June Books 4) Schlock Mercenary: The Body Politic, by Howard Tayler

This is one of the shortlisted entries for Best Graphic Story in this year's Hugo awards, and the only one supplied free to the voters. Frankly, it's pretty poor. A crew of badly drawn and poorly characterised space mercenaries try to get a profit out of capturing an old enemy, who is variously alive or dead as the plot progresses. There are some Funny Bits. I would say that Firefly did it better, but that's a bit like comparing The Lord of the Rings with The Eye of Argon. I hope the Hugo category of Best Graphic Story continues, but I hope the other nominees are better than this.
Tags: bookblog 2009, comics, hugos 2009, writer: howard tayler
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