History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Comic Book Recommendation: DC Bombshells Enlisted

| November 15, 2017

I finally got a chance to read one of the many graphic novels on my stack, DC Bombshells: Enlisted. I’d been looking forward to this one because I’m a big fan of the Rosie the Riveter-like look that they gave Wonder Woman for this series (to the point that I’ve put together my own cosplay of […]

Things to Look Forward To: Wayward Sisters comic anthology

| November 8, 2017

If you’re looking for what promises to be an awesome anthology of comics by and about women and non-binary folks, you’ve got a couple more days to check out Wayward Sisters. This Kickstarter project is already fully funded, but they’re still trying to hit a few more stretch goals before the end of their funding period. I […]

Review of Of Rooks & Ravens

| November 1, 2017

In September, I posted an interview with Nathan Crowder about his new book, Of Rooks & Ravens. Now, I’ve just written a review of the same book for Mad Scientist Journal. You can check out my review here, and you can find his book on Amazon!  

Spooky Reads Recommendation: Nocturals by Dan Brereton

| October 18, 2017

I’m working on more reviews to post, but in the meantime, here’s a mini-comic book review from the depths of our collections. Nocturnals was a comic that came out in 1995, but somehow, I missed it until recently. Looking at this book (which we have in hardcover), it’s everything that 90s goth girl me would […]

Review of Serpent’s Sacrifice by Trish Heinrich

| October 11, 2017

My latest book review for Mad Scientist Journal isn’t for a spooky read, but it’s for a good read! Serpent’s Sacrifice by Trish Heinrich is a super hero book set in a place that reminds me a bit of Seattle or Tacoma, and I suspect her fictional Jet City is based on some amalgam of the two […]

Comic Recommendation: The Sublimes (and more!) by Kiku Hughes

| October 4, 2017

This weekend at GeekGirlCon, Jeremy picked up a handful of comics from local and indie creators. These two by Kiku Hughes were in the stack, so I read them both while feeding the cats. Sofia is a super short comic with very little text, but the illustrations are gorgeous and tell much of the story […]

Review of Everfair

| September 20, 2017

My latest review for Mad Scientist Journal is for Nisi Shawl’s Everfair, a fascinating alternate history steampunk-fantasy look at a nation forged from the defeat of King Leopold in the Congo in the late nineteenth century. This book really appealed to me as a historian and a steampunk author! If you’re interested in learning more about it […]

Book Recommendation: A. Grimsbro, Warlord of Mars

| September 13, 2017

Previously, I recommended reading Matt Youngmark’s hilarious take on the Wizard of Oz, The “Wonderful” Wizard of Futhermucking Oz. Now, I’m recommending his second book in the series, A. Grimsbro, Warlord of Mars. A. Grimsbro, Warlord of Mars continues Arabella’s adventures through literature, to great hilarity. Now she has to deal with the world perceiving […]

Book Recommendations?

| September 6, 2017

I’m reaching the end of my “to be read for reviews” pile, and I’m looking for more books to read and review. If you want to know about what I’m looking for, check out Mad Scientist Journal‘s book review policy. Since I also write reviews for Girl Cooties, I’m often more interested in books written by women […]

Review of Six-Gun Snow White

| August 30, 2017

My latest review is up at Mad Scientist Journal. This week, it’s for Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente. You might have noticed that I really like books by Cat Valente. This one was no exception! Check it out here!