I am no stranger to the amazingness of Brian K. Vaughan. I loved both “Y: The Last Man” and “Runaways” so when a friend offered to loan me “Saga” I was on board. I enjoy graphic novels but don’t frequent shops or seek them out regularly, so I know I’m a bit late to the game (the new volume was just released) but better late than never! And of course, I love this series just as much as the previous two. This is definitely a really graphic graphic novel. Within the first few pages, you understand that the world you are […]
I never thought a day would come where I would not be fan-girling over a new Marissa Meyer work. Sadly that day is here. I thought about this a lot last night, and I think the biggest issue I have with this graphic novel, is that the characters we have come to love in the books are so flat in graphic novel form. I just honestly didn’t care what was going to happen throughout and found my mind wandering as I did. And some of the characters, like Winter, were just a total letdown. I have no idea what the […]
I LOVE Rob Thomas’ adaptation of iZombie. It’s fantastic, one of my favorite shows. Of course, the show made me curious about the comic series of the same name. Spoiler alert: I like the show better. There isn’t actually a lot of common ground between the two aside from a shared title and a zombie protagonist who eats brains and uses them to see the person’s memories. The books did still have their own weird charm. For a full run down of the differences, you can read my full review here.
Sad to say White Sand didn’t quite work for me. That’s a first for me and Brandon Sanderson, but in this instance, I’m hesitant to count it. I didn’t realize until I opened this book up that Sanderson didn’t actually write it. Okay, but wait, let me back up a little. So White Sand is actually Brandon Sanderson’s first completed novel. He put it away for a while after writing it, and then brought it out years later to revamp it, but ultimately, it was never published. When a comics publisher solicited him, asking if he had any unpublished stories […]
Kamala Khan is having the typical high school experience of a first generation child of immigrants. At least the one that I have seen represented through My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Aziz Ansari in Master of None. As a grand daughter of immigrants, I got to experience the food and the holiday traditions, but otherwise had the typical middle American and middle class childhood. However, I strongly identified with the experiences of the characters in this book. I don’t usually like to relive high school. It wasn’t terrible or amazing, it just was. I can’t even stand to rewatch […]
Dancer is a trade paperback collection of Nate Edmondson’s five part series of the same name. It was published by Image in 2012. In the first chapter, a grizzled old American and his Irish ballerina girlfriend are chased by police and an assassin. The assassin, it turns out, looks an awfully lot like the grizzled old American.On paper, Dancer sounds like a fantastic book. Image has been on fire, lately, Edmondson is working on major books like Punisher and Black Widow, and the premise is great. Sadly, the book is uneventful and seems to be written by rote. If you’ve […]
I have a…complicated relationship with the horror genre. For most of my life, I avoided it entirely, more afraid of the fear and uncertainty that would come as a result of the scary thing than the scary thing itself. But I loved those books and movies that existed right on the edge of horror–Frankenstein and Dracula were just creepy enough to satisfy my desire for something mildly frightening, but weren’t so scary that I found it difficult to sleep at night. Through the Woods is something different. I’ve certainly watched and read scarier stories (in the won’t-sleep-without-a-light-on sense), and it’s true that […]
As previously mentioned in my Agent of the Empire reviews, I’m not much of a Star Wars guy, but I do enjoy the universe. It lends itself to telling all kinds of stories. For example, Agent of the Empire (Dark Horse) used a galaxy far, far away to tell James Bond stories well. Charles Soule’s (She-Hulk, Letter 44, Superman Wonderwoman etc. etc. etc.) Lando is another great example of how the larger Star Wars ‘verse can be used to tell smaller, genre-ish stories. This is a heist story and a story about friends. You don’t have to know anything about […]