Now 2024 Previous Articles Road Essays Road Reviews Author Black Authors Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA+ Artwork WIP

Recent posts

Month in review

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
Bird & Squirrel All Tangled Up by James Burks
Black Hammer, Volume 3: Age of Doom Part One by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston
Boat of Dreams by Rogério Coelho
Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
Captive Hearts of Oz Volume 1 by Ryo Maruya and Mamenosuke Fujimaru
Charley Harper's Book of Colors by Zoe Burke
Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames
Crime and Poetry by Amanda Flower
Daring Do and the Eternal Flower by A.K. Yearling
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by L. Frank Baum
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg
Eggs in Purgatory by Laura Childs
Frazzled: Minor Incidents and Absolute Uncertainties by Booki Vivat
The Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll
The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
The Golden Tresses of the Dead by Alan Bradley
Hurricane Child by Kheryn Callender
Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book by Will Mabbitt and Ross Collins
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop by Alice Faye Duncan and R. Gregory Christie
Paradox Bound by Peter Clines
The Red Slippers by Carolyn Keene
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Takedown by Laura Shovan
Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution by Mitch Iverson
Wind/Pinball: Two Novels by Haruki Murakami

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 11)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 18)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 25)
January 2019 Sources
January 2019 Summary

Road Essays
FF3366: orphans going offroad to rural places

FF3333: orphans in rural places along Blue Highways

FF3300: orphans left in rural places along interstates

FF00FF: orphans in the city by way of the cornfield

On Note Taking

Road Narrative Update for January 2019

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

Beat the Backlist 2024

Ozathon: 12/2023-01/2025

Canadian Book Challenge: 2023-2024

Chicken Prints
Paintings and Postcards

Privacy policy

This blog does not collect personal data. It doesn't set cookies. Email addresses are used to respond to comments or "contact us" messages and then deleted.

Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution: 02/21/19

Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 3: Absolution

Voltron Legendary Defender: Absolution by Mitch Iverson is the third volume in the series that follows the Netflix / Dreamworks series. This one fits roughly in the sequence where Keith is away for the first time.

Allura and the Paladins are trying to gather support for their coalition. After saving Planet Grekegan, the leader is unwilling to agree to the their terms.

Their reluctance opens up the next two acts of this five issue collection. The Galra have been harvesting the raw materials of planets for their fleet of ships. Their method reminds me of what the Diamonds do in Steven Universe but with a giant space cow sort of approach.

I personally find the wrangling of entire planets and moving them across space hard to swallow. But it's a popular plot. It's been done on Doctor Who more than once.

My favorite part, though, is near the end, where Pidge has to go bring the Galra's defenses down. To get in and avoid a mind scan, she has to have her memory temporarily wiped. What's left is her basic wits: pattern recognition, math and coding skills, etc.

There's a great scene early on in this sequence where Pidge and Hunk are working on the plan together. They're standing before a pair of white boards working out formulae. It's great to see that they are clearly working on the same problem but taking different approaches. Pidge is organized and to the point; Hunk likes to diagram things out and doodle while he's working.

My final thoughts are, this sequence was fun but it's getting harder to reconcile the timeline of the comics with the Netflix series, now that it's ended. There's still no Lotor in this comics and while I'm not pleased with what the series did to him, I'd like to see him in the comics.

Four stars

Comments (0)

Lab puppy
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:

Twitter Tumblr Mastadon Flickr Facebook Facebook Contact me

1997-2024 Sarah Sammis