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This was supposed to be a leisurely vacation. Arsenal Hopeless-Savage has a rematch with an old high school rival in a kung-fu tournament in Hong Kong. She and her brother Twitch figured they could turn it into a nice jaunt with their boyfriends to meet their aging grandmother, a renowned Chinese fortune teller. Too bad Grandma Shi didn't phone ahead to tell them that it wThis was supposed to be a leisurely vacation. Arsenal Hopeless-Savage has a rematch with an old high school rival in a kung-fu tournament in Hong Kong. She and her brother Twitch figured they could turn it into a nice jaunt with their boyfriends to meet their aging grandmother, a renowned Chinese fortune teller. Too bad Grandma Shi didn't phone ahead to tell them that it was going to be the trip from Hell!It begins at the airport when a shady character slips something into Arsenal's bag, putting the quartet on the radar of the local bad guys, the British secret service, and the Hong Kong police. It becomes even more complicated when the rest of the Hopeless-Savage clan decides to join the middle children in Asia, getting caught up in the international intrigue themselves. Arsenal is the only person that can get them all out of the jam they're in, and for her it's all too much!...

Title : Hopeless Savages Volume 3: Too Much Hopeless
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ISBN : 9781929998852
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 120 Pages
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Hopeless Savages Volume 3: Too Much Hopeless Reviews

  • Chibineko
    2019-05-17 08:18

    The formula for the previous volumes sways a teeny tiny bit in this volume. While there's been action in the series before (the parent-napping) it's never really been that overly unbelievable for a comic. This volume sort of pushes the envelope for this series. This volume mostly surrounds the exploits of Arsenal H-S as she & her brother Twitch travel to China with their boyfriends to see their grandmother. However once there Arsenal not only runs into an old childhood bully who severely hurt her as a kid (physically), but she also discovers that she's being chased by the local bad guys who want something that was accidentally slipped to her at the airport. Oh, and did I mention that she may be pregnant during all of this? Meanwhile her family is hot on her trails (and in trouble) in an attempt to warn Arsenal of all the danger she's in. This volume was still great, but there were just a few too many coincidences in here. Arsenal just happens to run into her childhood bully in China. She finds out she's possibly pregnant, yet that same childhood bully hurt her so badly as a kid that she may not have kids (which ups the angst quota when she discovers he's there). The H-S grandmother (who joins the gang in this volume) knows the grandmother of Arsenal & Twitch's boyfriends & said boyfriend's granny knows another family member from years past. . The H-S gang just so happen to consistently hit all of the same areas that Arsenal did. One or two of these coincidences would be ok, but all of them? It's a little hard to swallow. And I'm not even listing all of the coincidences here. (Spoiler reasons.) Even so, the volume is still consistently good & fun to read. The H-S series is one that is consistently fun to read & I can't help but wonder if there will ever be any more released into the series other than the one-shot "B-Sides".

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-16 10:04

    I was at the library with Solomon, mostly just to return all our library books and pick up a hold before we went on vacation, when I saw the danger sign: The Book Burrow was open. New plan: load up on cheap library discards to keep the kids entertained in the car. We ended up buying eight books. Clearly, this was one. I snatched it off the shelf, delighted. It had been years and years and years since I had read Hopeless Savages. I couldn't remember where I had left off or had any idea where in relation to this story that might be, but I figured it would be a diverting vacation read in any case.Somehow, this book is exactly where I left off. In fact, the last issue I read was the first one included in this collection. Perfect!This volume is mostly about Arsenal Fierce. If you're not already familiar with the Hopeless-Savage clan, Arsenal is the oldest daughter of retired punk rockers Dirk Hopeless & Nikki Savage. She runs a martial arts dojo, and the story of this volume takes place on a trip to Hong Kong for a match.This series is fun. It features many girls and women who kick ass in all kinds of ways, a fierce punk rock ethos, a functional and relatable gay couple (ten years later, that's still hard to find in comics -- what's up with that?), spies, chase scenes, some great reversals, and, can I say it one more time? Strong women.Recommended to fans of punk and girls who take names. Also, if you like Scott Pilgrim, read this!

  • Ryan
    2019-05-01 10:16

    The Hopeless Savages series takes an interesting twist in the third and final (?) volume, which finds Twitch and Arsenal taking their respective boyfriends (who happen to be brothers) with them to Hong Kong so that Arsenal can take part in a martial arts tournament. Once there, however, they get involved in a plot straight out of a Jackie Chan movie, with items being surreptitiously placed in people's belongings for safekeeping, leading to action-packed chase scenes and fights between members of MI6, gangsters, and Our Heroes. [return]While not as character-based as the last installment, this one still gets top marks from me. The characters are all still written as well-rounded, 3-dimensional, non-stereotypical individuals. The art was really good, as well - Christine Norrie does a great job of drawing characters that are obviously related to each other, while at the same time retaining individual characteristics.

  • Tiamatty
    2019-05-04 11:22

    The first volume of Hopeless Savages was comedy. The second was drama. This third volume is an adventure. It's actually the weakest of the three volumes, though still plenty enjoyable. It's an insane tale of intrigue, family drama, relationship troubles, and action. Arsenal Fierce Hopeless-Savage takes centre stage, and she's a fun character, though less charming than Skank Zero. The fact that brother Twitch Strummer played a major role is nice, especially since it also involved his boyfriend. Christine Norrie's art has a bit of a manga influence, but doesn't take it too far.This isn't as memorable as the first two volumes of Hopeless Savages, but it is a fun story nonetheless.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-05 08:03

    By far my favorite of the series. Arsenal Hopeless-Savage is my favorite of the characters, and the focus on her in this book was a major plus in my book. Plus, the Hong Kong setting led to different, more interesting adventures for the clan, and I loved the appearances from Twitch, Arsenal and Twitch's boyfriends, and two different awesome grandmothers. I'm still not sure I completely love this -- the manga style (done by various different artists, but all in a similar layout vein) isn't really my thing, and I still found some bits a little disconnected, but it was a fun ride and a strong story overall.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-15 11:05

    I really liked the focus on some of the other characters in the Hopeless-Savage family in this one, and as usual, all of the characters are quirky and interesting. I also like the way that the story is framed as a letter to Zero’s boyfriend Ginger. However, I found the plot of this graphic novel a little weaker than the other two in the series. It does not quite live up to the other books, but it is still a good read. I give it three out of five stars.

  • SA
    2019-04-28 08:07

    While the pacing is different in this book as compared to the earlier two volumes, I think taking a different angle gives the reader the chance to learn things about Arsenal that we might not otherwise be able to. It was a bit more pat of an ending, I'll say that, but at the same time it does bring the emotional girth of its predecessors. Great series, I hope there will eventually be more.

  • Evan Dossey
    2019-04-28 11:14

    The second and third volumes are my favorite of the "Hopeless Savages" series. Each volume focuses on a different Hopeless-Savage daughter. The first volume's standard 'punk' tropes are forgotten in favor of delicious humor and drama and heart. It's my second foray into Oni Press after Scott Pilgrim and it didn't disappoint.

  • Mckenzie Richardson
    2019-04-26 10:55

    This is my least favorite of the three volumes. While it was still interesting, it was too chaotic and disorganized for me to really get into it. I love the characters, but in this volume I felt more apathetic towards their struggles. Definitely not as funny or engaging as the first two volumes.

  • Laura
    2019-05-12 13:11

    Check out my review of HS: Ground Zero. That pretty much works for the whole series!Additionally, this volume is more like Hopeless Savages meets James Bond or something. Which feels like it takes away a bit of the reality but does add some flair to the plotline.

  • Paul
    2019-05-03 08:19

    Need a vacation? Be wary of taking one with the Hopeless Savages. This clan of punk rock agitators churn it up at home and in Hong Kong with plenty of espionage hijinks in tow. Too Much Hopeless Savages is too much mayhem, too much fun and too much to put down.

  • Diana Welsch
    2019-05-20 12:05

    I didn't think this one was as good as the other two. The art is still charming, and I loved the flashbacks, but it had too much of a twisted James Bond type plot and I frequently couldn't figure out what the hell was going on.

  • Jd
    2019-05-23 09:58

    Van Meter is back on the wacky plot train again with this one. Valuable objects placed in bags for no reason, is she pregnant or not?, kidnappings again, and mysterious spies and action figures. I would rather have read about how Arsenal hooked up with her brother's boyfriend's brother.

  • Hyzenthlay
    2019-04-25 13:24

    I didn't LOVE this as much as the first two volumes, but still enjoyed it quite a bit. I wish I had picked these up 10 years ago.

  • Tammy
    2019-05-08 11:22

    More, please.

  • Erin
    2019-04-30 10:11

    In the last sequel to Hopeless Savages, Twitch, Arsenal, and their boyfriends go on overseas. What happens? Find out in Hopeless Savages: Too Much Hopeless Savages.