Recently I picked up two graphic novels that were fun, but not necessarily making me hoot and holler. Oh, there were a few chuckles, but overall, just enjoyment. I started with Suki, Alone (Avatar: The Last Airbender) by the awesome Faith Erin Hicks and Peter Wartman. If you know the series that features the Kyoshi Warrior, Suki, then you know that she was imprisoned for some time and this graphic novel explores that time as it was not explored in the show. As a story […]
To be totally honest, Marvel and DC aren’t a major geekdom of mine. But upon recommendations, first by friends IRL and again here at CannonballReads, I started the Ms. Marvel series by G. Willow Wilson et al. The library had the first 8 volumes, then a skip then a volume then skip one or two, so for now until I can get some blanks filled in I’m limited to volumes 1-7; I haven’t finished 8 yet. I’ll get that one in the next batch. I […]
Bingo Square : Illustrated I haven’t been in to comic books since for about 30 years, back when I would beg my mom to buy me Archie at the checkout of the grocery store and finish it before we got home. Ms. Marvel really has changed that. Kamala Khan is an American teenager living in Jersey City, New Jersey and dealing with regular teenage stuff- school, her parents’ expectations, and the occasional boy trouble. The big difference is that Kamala’s boy trouble is usually […]
#CBR11 Bingo: Illustrated Ms. Marvel, vol 3: Crushed – 4 stars Kamala faces a new, terrifying threat: Excessive feelings! Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of–by crashing it in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster! Yup, it’s a special Valentine’s Day story featuring Marvel’s favorite charlatan, Loki! And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal […]
And so marks the end of G. Willow Wilson’s tenure on Ms. Marvel, something she thought wouldn’t last beyond a handful of issues, but has now gone on for seven years, and Kamala herself is flourishing at large in the Marvel Comics universe—or so I’ve heard, because I just can’t with superhero comics for the most part. They are too interconnected and I can’t read them all, it’s impossible, so I will read almost none of them instead. I have been making an exception for […]
Narfna and I have talked about it and we agree – G. Willow Wilson’s run of Ms. Marvel is consistently one of the best comic books out there. It’s hard for us to keep repeating ourselves on this – It’s great and you should be reading it.