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Bomb Queen Omnibust Volume 1 Hardcover – Sep 1 2009


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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Image Comics (Sept. 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607061309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607061304
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 19 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #627,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. Payette on March 28 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I had never read Bomb Queen and bought this on a lark. It was a great book and I very much enjoyed the dark humour of the story and comic.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
X-Files Meets Escape From NYC Sept. 1 2009
By Marc Horn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Each of the issues in the book can stand alone, but the true power of Jimmie Robinson's creation becomes evident in this Omnibust, since all the elements in the story are revealed to us: we are just tools in the minds and hands of those who have been tasked with the stewardship of the world:)

Bomb Queen reads like a well thought out combination of X-Files and Escape From New York City; if you enjoyed those classics, you are sure to have a good time with BQ:)

Although there are numerous instances of exceptionally disturbing situations, the bright coloring and manga-fusion style art work help blunt the offensive material. For instance, the inscrutable, Fagin clone, Momma Wong and the morally bankrupt, apathetic citizens of New Port City would not be welcome in most communities, but in the pages of BQ, these characters allow us to question the current state of society.

Parts of the Omnibust are dedicated to the creator Jimmie Robinson: his career, pencil sketches and the creative process of BQ; very interesting:)

The quality of the book itself is exceptional: plenty of space so it is easy to read all the panels, solid covers, good quality paper and ink; even with minimal care this book should last a very long time.
14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
I wanted to like this book July 16 2010
By Sardan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved the idea of an anti-hero, a villain large and in charge. I had just finished The Pro, another comic that turns traditional comic conventions upside down. Unfortunately this book was a huge letdown. The writing is so simplistic and predictable as to be nearly childish. The art is decent but not extraordinary.

One thing that stood out as deserving of special notice was the lettering. It was all large and bold, as if everyone was shouting constantly. Plus the kerning (the distance between letters) was bizarrely inconsistent. Like the word "Talk" would have this huge gap between the T and the a, making it look like "T alk". I'm not being hypercritical; I normally don't notice letter kerning, but when it looks like words have embedded spaces, I have to mention it. Whoever did the text layout either has no knowledge of print typography or just didn't care.

I'm not a comic snob. I can appreciate genre classics like Dark Knight and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but I also love whimsical/fun/funny titles like Girl Genius, Dr. McNinja and Amulet. I even really dig obscure titles like the excellent Okko.

But Bomb Queen was just bad.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A real villain June 10 2010
By A.H.S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Have you ever wanted to see a REAL villain? One who kills, maims, and actually blows stuff up instead of just plotting to do so. Then this is your book. Bomb Queen is a fun ride of dark humor from the dialogue to the background scenery of New Port City.
The book itself is also of high quality and well worth the price compared to some other omnibus editions.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Very good! Aug. 21 2010
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved this book! It's about Bomb Queen, ruler of a fairly large city, who lets her citizens do what they want. She set up crime zones where anything is legal and she often kills people for fun. When she enters a building, it's by explosion that usually kills a few people. She has killed all the superheroes and do-gooders in her town but every now and then, one comes along that thinks they can save the city. It's amazing to see a point of view from the villain and her problems. The reason I gave this a 4 is because there's nudity. I don't care that there is and in some cases, it adds to this story. It makes it more real when she's fighting someone and they rip her shirt, that's what would happen. There are parts where it felt like the nudity was just put there for fun and serves no real purpose. There's a lot of language too but overall, great buy.
Real Villains Wear A Thong Sept. 8 2012
By Royland Odell Owens - Published on Amazon.com
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First things first: This book is not for children. So Mom and Dad, if you were looking for the Adventures of Superman, you have strayed to the wrong aisle.

Just imagine if the corruption, graft and vice in your city were not a hidden thing but visible for all the world to see and the denizens loved it and would fight and kill you to preserve that freedom, then Newport city is the place for you.

The Bomb Queen is protector of Newport city. The people love her, the media hate her and the government (much to their dismay and at taxpayer cost) keep sending people to kill her and they all fail miserably.

I bought this book because I loved Jimmie Robinson's Amanda and Gunn (1997) #2 and will do anything to support black artists and writers. And I do feel at times the nudity can be a little over the top, but the overall story is harmless, but I'm an adult.

So, if you like movies in the vein of Escape from New York, you'll love Bomb Queen. But remember, it's not for children.


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