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The Adventures of Basil and Moebius chapter 1 The Adventures of Basil and Moebius, meaning The Adventures of Basil and Moebius, genre The Adventures of Basil and Moebius, book cover The Adventures of Basil and Moebius, flies The Adventures of Basil and Moebius, The Adventures of Basil and Moebius dddfdd66010db Alaric Moebius And Basil Fox Are Two Lovable Scoundrels Looking To Make A Quick Fortune Basil Is A Former SAS Trooper Turned Queen S Guard By Day And Thief By Night Moebius Is An Oxford Educated Charmer With A Knack For Getting Into Trouble Together They Chase Adventure Under The Patronage Of The Collector, A Mysterious Billionaire With A Taste For Rare And Valuable Supernatural Objects Of The Occult This First Volume Contains The First Three Adventures In Their Career Together, Introducing The Unlikely Duo For The First Time In A Highstakes Chain Of Pulpy High Adventures Written By The Legendary Larry Hama GIJoe, Wolverine With Creator Ryan Schifrin, These Wild Adventures Have The Thrills Of Indiana Jones, The Wit And Banter Of The Best Buddy Cop Pairings, And The Globe Hopping Wonder Of James Bond An Exciting Thrill Ride From Cover To Cover

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    A graphic novel that contains the first three adventures of Alaric Moebius and Basil Fox, two loveable thieving scoundrels.This graphic novel was both adventurous and funny, a combination I like very much The only drawback with this graphic novel was I just didn t fancy the art that much, but it wasn t terrible, I just got a so so feeling about it But the stories in this volume was really good and I m looking forward to reading about Moebius and Basil I wonder if the movie is any good P Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a free copy for an honest review

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    Disclaimer I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Basil Fox is an ex SAS soldier relegated to the Queen s Guard after a botched mission, Alaric Moebius is a playboy thief who has been dating Basil s girlfriend Cathy whilst he was away on his last mission When Basil arrives at his girlfriends apartment to find her being kidnapped by Spring heeled Jack , he meets Moebius and together they try to find her before she ends up like Jacks other victims.From there they form an uneasy partnership and Basil agrees to assist Moebius with his work as they embark on 3 adventures which sees them coming into contact with The Collector who employs them to find rare artefacts for him.This is a highly enjoyable set of adventure stories that use a fair bit of humour with most of the fun being had with the quips going back and forth between Basil and Moebius Their relationship is one that strengthens with each story, each one thinking that they are the glue holding the operation together but both relying on each other when the going gets tough I liked both of the characters, they were engaging and very well portrayed as lovable rogues.The art was quite inconsistent, each story seemed to have completely different styles, this made it harder to connect visually with the work as characters features changed so much with each story The stories than make up for it but consistency would have elevated this to a higher rating.Stories included are The Curse of Spring Heel Jack, Bloodstone and The Devil s Handshake.Recommended.

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    Dr Jones and HP Would be Proudby Cape Rust Feb 26, 2015The Adventures of Basil Moebius Written by Ryan Schifrin and Larry Hama Illustrator Adam Archer Genre s Comic, Graphic Novel, Mystery, Action, Adventure Publisher Magnetic PressDisclaimer I was provided a review copy of this book however I cannot be summoned by a supernatural creature to do its bidding or be killed if I don t review this book.Description Alaric Moebius and Basil Fox are two lovable scoundrels looking to make a quick fortune Basil is a former SAS trooper turned Queen s Guard by day and thief by night Moebius is an Oxford educated charmer with a knack for getting into trouble Together they chase adventure under the patronage of The Collector, a mysterious billionaire with a taste for rare and valuable supernatural objects of the occult This first volume contains the first three adventures in their career together, introducing the unlikely duo for the first time in a highstakes chain of pulpy high adventures Written by the legendary Larry Hama G.I.Joe, Wolverine with creator Ryan Schifrin, these wild adventures have the thrills of Indiana Jones, the wit and banter of the best buddy cop pairings, and the globe hopping wonder of James Bond An exciting thrill ride from cover to cover This collection is almost exactly what the description bills it as You have the best on Dr Jones and Mr Bond as well as a dash of the ole HP and I m not talking about the sauce This pair follows the buddy formula to the nines and it still manages to bring a huge smile to my face There were some much telegraphed shticks but the little adjustments that the writers made kept this story interesting.Aside from being a typical buddy pairing what really gave this story great flavor was that dash of HP Lovecraft I mentioned It turns out that this odd couple is wrangled into working for a very powerful individual who reads as not normal right out of the gate As the story progresses things only get stranger in ways that would make Lovecraft think about smiling One of the coolest things about these stores is how they seemed pulpy but modern.At times it was very hard to tell if these stories took place in the 1930s or in the modern day Often you would need to see a modern car or firearm to remember that this was happening closer to now The settings for some of the stories are pure pulp and I applaud the writers and artists for this I feel like I received a two for one deal when reading this.The banter between our two heroes was good, there were some laugh out loud moments and a few groaners as well I wouldn t say that the banter was mind blowing, but it stayed in character and added some subtle depth to the characters without having to delve deeply into their back story This pair is much better suited to the get to know you as we go rather than extensive back story The action in the stories was exciting and had just enough supernatural to take it to the next level Those parts paid homage to Dr Jones in a wonderful way.One additional nod to HP was ambiguity of their employment situation While both of these gentleman are not evil, their moral compass tends to waiver and even slew the wrong way at times Their employer while evil, doesn t always send them out to do evil things per say but the manner in which they accomplish those tasks combined with the overall, long term purpose of those tasks pushes the limits of what is good or right We live in a world of grey areas and this pair is a great example of how some of those grey areas work.I would love to see this turned into a BBC series, the setting and characters are dynamic enough to make for a rip roaring good time Even as a comic or graphic novel this series plays out well I won t promise that you will be very surprised at how the characters will act, but that shouldn t take away from the fun you should have following their adventures.Note This review was first posted at www.popcults.com

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    The Adventures of Basil and Moebius is a collection of three adventures of a pair of ne er do well thieves The art kind of threw me off as well as the over attempt at making the characters seem authentically British.The first story tells how Basil and Moebius meet Basil s a former soldier who is now one of the Queen s Guard Moebius is an Oxford scholar with a sharp sword and a sharper sword When they meet, they instantly dislike each other, so you know it s the beginning of a strange friendship Before long they find themselves in the employ of a mysterious and threatening man There is also a fair amount of chasing after girls, chasing after treasure, and staying one step ahead of the law.It s a formula that should work, but it had it s flaws First off is an art style that was inconsistent and sometimes not that good Secondly, the overuse of every British slang phrase just made the characters feel like parodies of British characters written by someone outside the culture Finally, I just didn t like these two I wanted them to be loveable rogues, and at times they came close, but they came across as slimy and unlikeable It s a pity.I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.

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    Nice stories, but I didn t like all the artist, but still it was funny and entertaining.Tre storie carine, ma non tutte avevano lo stesso disegnatore e un paio non mi sono piaciuti poi molto, comunque lo stesso una lettura divertente e piacevole.THANKS TO NETGALLEY AND DIAMOND BOOK DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE PREVIEW

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    I was left scratching my head at what this graphic novel was meant to be the blurb about loveable scamps must mean doltish man boys and adventure must mean cliched, forced, silly and not in a fun way storylines The art was wildly inconsistent and the lack of attention to detail staggering Something went very wrong here between concept and execution and the result was a muddled and boring attempt at sophomoric humor.Story Two Brits meet up, each believing to be the boyfriend of the same girl who is then immediately kidnapped in front of their eyes by the legendary Spring Heeled Jack In trying to rescue her, they get her killed and join up later with an odd bird called The Collector who sends them on missions Cue guns and supernatural elements.If I was to describe this, I d say someone took a blender and put in Animal House, Indiana Jones, and a book on English fables and legends and here is the result Nothing feels original and honestly, I knew I was going to be in trouble when the duo face off against Spring Heeled Jack a legend I ve read in not less than 10 different books including 3 graphic novels in the past year I think there must be some unwritten rule that comic books characters in historical British setting have to either a battle Spring Heeled Jack, b meet up with Sherlock Holmes, or c discover the real identity of Jack the Ripper It s not creative any and it gets old.The 1950s type pulpy milieu should have been interesting and added interest however, the trappings just seemed to suck life out of the story The art was very inconsistent characters changed appearances so much that the only way to tell the two leads apart was that they wear the exact same clothes in every story Women were two dimensional and poorly drawn meant to be sex bombs but really looking odd and unattractive instead The logic was even daunting to suspend disbelief take a scene where the evil villain steals a train by ramming it through closed doors our heroes are behind With the kidnapped girl on top of the train where the door remains would have quickly taken her out AND she has time to not only see the heroes as the train speeds by but also to say, I knew you d come to save me quietly, despite the din And all tied up, she s not even in danger of falling over despite sitting loosely up there Cue guys arguing who she was talking to rather than being shocked or chasing her immediately And really, if you kidnap a girl you want badly, do you stick her on TOP of the train or perhaps might it be smarter to stick her IN the cabin with you It was just baaaaad.I m giving this two stars but have to admit I am being generous I didn t like the story, the art, the presentation, or the characters Which is a shame because I know how much work and love, sweat and tears, go into a graphic novel It all just felt so amateurish Reviewed from an advance reader copy provided by the publisher.

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    Not bad The first story didn t grab me, but it was all uphill after that I liked the slightly corny dialogue and the historical references.

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    Note I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.

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    This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book Rated 2.0 of 5The tag for this book as quoted from Goodreads starts Alaric Moebius and Basil Fox are two lovable scoundrels looking to make a quick fortune Unfortunately I didn t see it that way I saw two scoundrels who lacked a strong moral compass trying to make their fortune.This book features three stories of Alaric Moebius and Basil Fox, the latter a member of the Queen s guard and the former a stereotyped educated playboy who gets his thrills from adventure While Basil may not be stereotyped the way Alaric is, he is also less believable that Alaric as he somehow manages to be a part of the Guard but talks while on his standing duty and chooses to miss an assignment or two in favor of adventuring.Basil and Moebius bump into each other literally when saving a pretty woman, and somehow decide to become fast friends while searching for treasure Their first adventure together isn t at all what it appears to be on the surface it is much less And that s sort of the M.O for the rest of this book it s much less than what it appears to be.I happen to love old pulp fiction and the adventures of pulp adventure heroes like Doc Savage or The Shadow, and Basil and Moebius tries to capture that same sort of excitement, but it just doesn t work First of all, even the better pulp heroes haven t done well in the graphic novel format I think you really need that rosie prose to be in a pulp heroes world and these new characters aren t helped along by the inconsistent but mostly bad artwork.I didn t have fun with Basil and Moebius and instead of being loveable, they came off as complete idiots who were selfish and hedonistic.I requested and received the second volume before I had finished this first volume, but otherwise this would not make my reading list.Looking for a good book The Adventures of Basil and Moebius is a graphic novel is a weak attempt at recreating the adventure of the classic pulps heroes but may only appeal to pre teen readers who haven t read a lot of adventure fiction yet I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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    Leaving the S.A.S and returning to London to take a position as a guard at Buckingham Palace, Basil Fox heads to his girlfriend s house Upon his arrival, he sees her being carried off by a figure that seems to be the mythic Spring Heeled Jack and another man chasing the abductor with a handgun It seems that Cathy is the object of affection for both men, so they unite to track down her kidnapper That first instance of cooperation leads to strange, but exciting, partnership Their exploits draw the attention of a powerful collector of rare objects who makes them an offer they can t refuse They find themselves tracking down artifacts of mystical power in exotic locales.With all the romantic appeal of Indiana Jones or Lara Croft and their quests for archaeological treasures, the stories have plenty of suspense, enough cultural references to show off the university background of Moebius, and enough action to let Basil use his special forces training For those who are fantasy readers, I ll say that they remind me a bit of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, but in a contemporary British setting.I read an e book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

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