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CURVEBALL

Wow, this is freaking awesome!

By alex5927, author of Umbra: Unsanctimonious

Jul 26, 2014: This review is based off of the first twelve issues. I’ll admit, when I started Curveball, expectations were a bit low. I never was one for books whose titles could be construed as comedic even though they aren’t supposed to be (I’m kinda superficial). However, I was pleasantly surprised by how good it is. It reminded me of Watchmen a little bit, but not enough for me to call it a Hunger Games/Battle Royale situation. Talking about the plot without giving any spoilers is going to be difficult, so I’ll say this: CB’s ex-partner is murdered, and he wants to find who did it, even though what he should be worried about is the big-picture-type thing going on in the background. Describing it like that is about as good as I can do, and while it sounds hardcore cheesy, Christopher Wright manages to pull it off in a way that most people probably couldn’t. While the plot was good, it wasn’t the best part. The characters are extremely well done, each with an extremely defined personality, to a point where I would say that Wright is better at character development than some of the most popular authors, and he does it while still progressing the plot, unlike some of the most popular authors of the 20th and 21st centuries (looking at you Stephen King). Seriously, these characters are great. Really, the only problems I saw were a few mistakes in the grammar, which isn’t even a problem. Seriously, if the author leaves out a letter, not only was it probably an accident, but is it really that difficult to just figure out what they are saying on your own? He does this for free, that should be enough for you people. Anyway. Basically, this is good. It’s well written, with a good plot and great characters, and while I didn’t get into it, the setting and world-building were pretty amazing, too. You should read it. Unless you have some serious problem with superheroes, in which case, why are you even reading this? Seriously, if you are that prejudiced against superheroes, go away. This serial/web page doesn’t want you. (Just kidding, as long as you don’t spam people)

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