1183352Piper At The Gate wasn’t as good as its predecessor Heavenly Horse, but still enjoyable.

Piper, firstborn of Duchess and Dancer, is all grown up now with a herd and foals of his own.  And for the most part all is well, until Corey the old collie comes to visit and brings Piper the news of Duchess’ death.

But Duchess’ soul is not resting easy in the heaven for horses.  Instead she’s lost in purgatory and the Dancer follows to try and save her.  But if they remain lost for too long then the Appaloosa breed will disappear forever.

So once again Piper’s breed is in danger along with his dam and sire, and its up to Piper and a handful of brave, bored cowponies to save the day by waltzing right into horsie hell and destroying the Big Bad once and for all.

El Arat makes another apperance here along with other like Scant and Anor, and introducing a pair of gabby foxes names Basil and Dill.

Piper at the Gate was pretty good, I did enjoy it. It just didn’t feel like it was up to the same standards as Heavenly Horse.

Well, not the way I wanted to start this particular series, but it is a start.  Deadly Storm, first in the Storm series by Richard Castle, only in graphic novel form.

11369933CASTLE fans rejoice! For the first time anywhere, CASTLE’s titular hero Derrick Storm comes to life in the pages of this all-new graphic novel. This “adaptation” of Derrick Storm’s first novel adventure takes our hero from the gritty world of the private eye all the way to the globe-hopping intrigue of the CIA. Eisner Award-winning Marvel Architect Brian Bendis and red hot Osborn writer Kelly Sue DeConnick worked closely with CASTLE creator Andrew Marlowe to create the one thing millions of CASTLE fans have been asking for: Their first real Derrick Storm adventure. A wall-to-wall, gritty, witty, globe-hopping detective thrill ride for fans of the hit TV show starring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, as well as fans of darn good comic books.