Hemning Sternberg (moonshadow) wrote,
Hemning Sternberg

Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories by Zack Whedon

Title: Dr Horrible and Other Horrible Stories
Author: Zack Whedon with Eric Canete, Farel Dalrymple, Jim Rugg, Joelle Jones, and Scott Hepburn
Genre: Comic, villains, superheros.
Setting: A nameless metropolis.
Reason for Reading: I enjoyed the musical. Also, anything Whedon is basically a shoe-in for me. Not a guarantee that it will be awesome, but a guarantee that I will seek it out to check for myself whether it is awesome. Like Mercedes Lackey. :P
Finished In: Days. I took a break in the middle so I wouldn't use it all up at once.
Pages: 78
Copyright Date: 2010
Cover: Dr Horrible pulling a lever in the middle. He's flanked by Captain Hammer, Penny, Moist, and Bad Horse.
First frame: Shows Captain Hammer standing heroically on a rock. Children, clouds, and skyscrapers are behind him. The text reads "Hey, kids, I'm Captain Hammer. I'm a hero... but if you have eyeballs you know that already."
Themes: Loneliness, rejection, heroes and villains.
Best part: The intro is pretty hilarious actually.
Worst part: The pathos of these characters definitely hits me at times.
Imaginary Theme Song: "Slipping" from the musical.
Grade: B
Recommended for: Whedon fans will already want to read it and the rest of you probably aren't that interested. Which is fair.
Related Reads: Buffy Season 8.
Tags: books 2010, fiction
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