I’ve actually had this on my TBR forever, because Neil Gaiman, but the premise never grabbed me enough for me to actually do the (slight) work of picking it up. But the movie is coming out soon-ish, so I figured I’d give it a go. And it was fine! I liked all the backstory and the approach to the narrative that Gaiman took, but I never really warmed to the characters (immortal beings who protect Earth from other beings, that’s pretty much all I remember at this point). Also, John Romita Jr.’s art has never been for me, in anything I’ve seen it in. I don’t find it pleasing aesthetically, and also I don’t like the way all his dudes are muscled rocks with tiny eyes, and all his ladies are voluptuous whisps with skimpy clothing.
I did think the big battle/threat at the end was neat. It was just such a large threat, and it didn’t end the way I thought it would. I also thought the basic story was a good one, so I’m hoping with different visuals and actors playing the characters, I will be much more into the story via film than I was here. All in all, not a waste of time, but not something I will be revisiting in the future.