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Comic Review: Princeless vol. 2

| July 8, 2020

I read the first volume of Princeless a while ago, but I didn’t wind up reviewing it. So as a quick recap, Princeless is the story of Princess Adrienne, whose parents have locked her in a tower (as they’ve done with her many other sisters) to keep her “safe”. She escapes, and her family thinks she’s been […]

Comic Review: The New Brighton Archeological Society, Book 1

| July 1, 2020

We picked up The New Brighton Archeological Society, book 1 because a) it had an airship on the cover, b) cute kids having adventures, and c) archaeology (which I insist upon spelling with the extra “a”, even if the book does not). It primarily came through on points a and b, with not much archaeology to […]

Comic Review: Air vol. 1

| June 17, 2020

I’ve had a little time to start dipping back into my unread graphic novels stacks (yes, plural), so I’ll be reviewing a handful of them here on my blog. The first one I tackled was Air volume 1, which is written by G. Willow Wilson (perhaps better known for her Ms. Marvel run, which I love). […]

Comic Recommendation: Marvel Rising

| December 11, 2019

I’ve still got a huge stack of comics that need to be read, but I had some downtime between books I was reviewing and managed to read all of Marvel Rising (2018), featuring Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl. Since it was two of my favorite young heroes, it wasn’t hard to get me hooked on this […]

Comic Recommendation: The Sun and Wayward Wind

| February 20, 2019

Back in 2017, I posted about an awesome looking Kickstarter on Mad Scientist Journal for The Sun and the Wayward Wind from Dandelion Wine Collective. It’s a comic anthology featuring myths and legends, some of which are reimaginings of traditional myths and some of which are new creations. I finally got around to reading it, because my […]

Comic Book Round Up: Captain Marvel

| September 5, 2018

My comic book reading this past week has been exclusively Captain Marvel. And thus we have a tale of two series. Captain Marvel, Vol. 2: Down (2013) I read the first book in the 2013 run of Captain Marvel, In Pursuit of Flight, a while back, and I recall having enjoyed it. My experience with Down […]

Comic Book Round Up: Image and Marvel and More

| August 29, 2018

I’ve been trying to work through my overwhelming stacks of graphic novels, so I’ll be posting brief reviews here, with occasional links to my longer reviews. This week’s selections were primarily Image Comics, with some Marvel Comics and other ones too. Paper Girls Volume 1 (Image Comics) Quick take: Teenage girls in the late 1980s deal […]

Mini-Comic Book Reviews on my Instagram!

| August 15, 2018

I’m taking a few weeks off from reviewing new books and digging deep into my TOWER of graphic novels that Jeremy has so patiently been curating for me. It’s threatening to overtake the hallway, so it’s high time for me to start working through it. (It was actually high time for me to start working […]

Comic Book Review: Captain Phasma

| April 11, 2018

Warning: herein be spoilers for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi! Today’s quick comic book review is my first requested comic review. While at Norwescon, I moderated a panel on Star Wars, and I talked a little bit about the recent Star Wars comics. I’m woefully behind on […]

Comic Book Recommendation: Ms. Marvel

| February 7, 2018

If you’re not reading Ms. Marvel, you may want to reconsider your life choices. Seriously, this is one of the best, funniest, smartest comics going right now, and you should absolutely be reading it. Kamala Khan is a delight!  She’s a teenager dealing with having super powers, but still being beholden to her family and […]