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Review: SmarterComics: Mi Barrio
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11:20 am
01/21/2011


Ian Aleksander Adams

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Mi Barrio is a book crafted lovingly with a specific audience in mind: disenfranchised children and undereducated people with a desire to make more from their life. Sometimes it takes a little push to get people moving, especially in a society where the average person doesn't read a single book in a year.


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9:25 pm
01/21/2011


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Fantastic review! Reviews like this are the kind that make me afraid of writing my own. Very indepth and thought provoking. I loved the last four paragraphs especially. I am also VERY excited to read a Maus review. I don't know why since I know I should have bought it years ago, I just have never got around to it. I always hear that and "Blanket" are good ones to pickup. I welcome the opportunity to branch out my knowledge of graphic novels.

9:33 pm
01/21/2011


Ian Aleksander Adams

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I understand. I had similar second guessings about my own qualifications to judge the works of others. In the end, I just went for it and have been keeping at it – like anything, I think it gets easier in time and you gain confidence through feedback. For example, it's very motivating that you've been reading and commenting on each one. If even one person is benefiting from my viewpoint, then it's a conversation and is worthwhile :D

I'm still a little apprehensive about approaching the absolute classics. So many pages have been written on Maus, for example, that it's very intimidating to try and approach.

I'll have to get over it eventually, as I'll at least be hitting Batman: Year One and similar mainstream classics as I work through the DC Reading Order.

9:41 pm
01/21/2011


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Yeah, I was hoping that my comments were more helpful and less annoying. I just figured that if you guys put work into it, and I read it, I might as well show my appreciation for it.

9:55 pm
01/21/2011


Ian Aleksander Adams

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And that, in turn, is much appreciated! :D

7:51 am
01/22/2011


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Yeah I would agree with Ian that they are very much appreciated.

Writing is very scary, I'm a physicist so I never write anything and always doing maths instead, but it has become fun. Ian also gave me plenty of pointers and kind words when I submitted reviews that have helped.

Looking through your collection there are a few books I've not got in there and have been interested in, Blue Beetle to name one, and I always love to read reviews on series I haven't got.

If you are really apprehensive about reviewing something then start with something minor, such as JLA vs. Predator, you might fidn it less daunting starting on something like that.

11:20 am
01/22/2011


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Thanks for the encouragement. I was flirting with the idea of attempting to write a review for the first Secret Six book on my next week off. Blue Beetle would be a good start as well. I figure it's probably better to start at the beginning of a series instead of expecting someone to jump in mid way based on a review.

12:50 pm
01/22/2011


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Out of interest which secret six book? because they had the crossover, then the limited and then the on-going. Just wondering as they are one group I've toyed with writing a review for and want to avoid working on the same one.

1:28 pm
01/22/2011


Ian Aleksander Adams

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You should! I help edit and get images for all the reviews, so all you really have to do is come with an opinion. If you forget to mention the artist's name or something silly like that, it's easy to fix. It's just good to have diversity of viewpoints on a site like this.

A vol. 1 is definitely ideal, though sometimes there is a good starting point halfway through a trade series. Rare though, especially for modern books.

2:33 pm
01/22/2011


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I was thinking of doing Six Degrees of Seperation. The first book just following Villans United. It seems like a good point to start even if you haven't read Villans United. Let me know if you do it though so we don't do the same review. (Oh geez…what am I getting myself into!)

2:36 pm
01/22/2011


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It's nice that you do so much work even on the reviews done by other. That's a nice way to ease into reviewing. I have an unhealthy love for Elseworld tales. I also have Fables Vol 1-14 plus 1001 Nights of Snowfall so those are some that I could think about maybe reviewing after I get them back from my brother.

3:16 pm
01/22/2011


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Yeah like Ian said go for it; I was looking at doing Villians United anyway, as it's one of the few Infinite Crisis tie-ins that can stand on it's own.

7:27 pm
01/22/2011


Ian Aleksander Adams

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haha, if you start and lose interest, no worries. Of course, if you find yourself addicted, that's great too!

7:28 pm
01/22/2011


Ian Aleksander Adams

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yeah it's a significant time investment, but it's fun too. It's like having a really detailed reading journal. I'm really looking forward to sitting down a few years from now and being able to see what I finished reading around that day for the years previous.

It would be cool to have a Fables Vol. 1 review. Obviously it's a big series, but it seems relatively consistent in quality so I'm not as concerned with all the books as I am hoping to get more Marvel, DC, and original graphic novel reviews on the site.

11:44 am
01/23/2011


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Great comic for children & adults alike. I've enjoyed it so much,that I had donated a copy to 2 schools (so far). I want kids & adults to know that there is hope for their future.NEVER GIVE UP!

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