Short stuff

I recently got a bunch of free comics and just looked through them (my comiXology app is having kittens, as I downloaded so much) and picked two very short ones to read.

And I finally read that Charm of Magpies short story, that has been stuck on my TBR pile for a while…

Feast of Stephen (A Charm of Magpies, #3.5)
by K.J. Charles (Goodreads Author) 

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Finally read this and enjoyed it quite a bit. Very short, but for fans of the series worthwhile. Stephen seems to have gone through some interesting changes in the previous book. 

As I still haven‘t read Flight of Magpies, I had some gaps. I finally got a copy of that as well… 

So much for my attempt to reduce the height of my TBR pile.

Overwatch #1: Train Hopper
by Robert Brooks,  Blizzard EntertainmentBengal (Illustrator) 

Rating: 3 out of 5.

I got this very short 10-page freebie, because I liked the look of the cover.

It‘s too short for anything meaningful. McCree travels on a train, he looks like a cowboy and seems to be an outlaw of some kind. The setting is in the future. The train is attacked by some guys in full body armour, abseiling from helicopters at over 600 km/h. That‘s about it.

The artwork was ok.


I don‘t feel the urge to continue with this.

Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins II #1
by Jody Houser (Goodreads Author),  Matthew MercerOlivia Samson (Artist), Msassyk (colorist), Ariana Maher (Letterer) 

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Nice artwork, but next to no plot. And the plot that was there, was full of holes. Perhaps I am missing something to be able to appreciate this. It takes part in the middle of the series somewhere or might be a spin-off, so I am pretty sure I am missing a lot of backstory.