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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 […]

Comic Book Review: East of West

| January 10, 2018

I had a bit of time to read a few of the graphic novels that are currently in my towering stack. (This stack is intimidating. And possibly dangerously tall.) One of them was East of West: Volume One. This graphic novel seemed like it should be right up my alley, with its weird west/alternate history vibe. […]

Comic Book Reviews: Black Widow: The Finely Woven Thread (vol. 1)

| December 6, 2017

My stack of graphic novels is currently at least a foot tall. Probably closer to two feet tall, because there are actually two stacks right now. So before they gain sentience and become a monster in our hallway, I decided I should read some of them. So I threw a couple in my bag to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mini-Reviews of Comic Books

| August 2, 2017

My comic book stack has gotten ridiculous, so I’ve been reading some of them before I go to bed, when I’m not reading a book that I need to review. While I haven’t posted many in the past week, since I’ve been travelling and didn’t bring my comics with me, I’ve been writing some mini-reviews […]