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Hyperbole and a Half – Comic Review

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem and other things that happened.

5 out of 5 stars

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about this graphic novel is that it is legitimately funny as fuck.

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The second thing is that it is incredibly relevant. Her descriptions of depression are a poignant portrayal of an illness so many people live with everyday. The reactions of people around depressed people who themselves are not depressed was also accurately represented. It shines a blinding light on the subject while also poking fun at it, making it easier for people to absorb. (Both for those who are depressed and recognize the resemblance of their own lives and educating people who may have a depressed loved one in their life.)

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Come for the heart-felt laughs and leave moved with a better understanding.

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InuYasha: AFFT, Vol. 1 – Comic Review

Inu-yasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, Vol. 1

4 out of 5 stars

It’s been years since I binged watched the entire Inu-yasha anime, so I thought, why not give the manga a try? My next question is; if you read it from front to back like a normal book is it really a manga? I’ve not read many but the ones I have you read from back to front.

Either way, from what I can remember the show must stick to the books fairly well. Reading this just makes me want to watch the show all over again. But, I guess instead I could continue with the books. Even if the books insist on showing me 15 year old boobies.

Despite that, it’s a fun origin story. If you’ve never heard of it, but enjoy things involving demons, magical shards, sass, and heros, give this a try.

Majorly annoyed that Goodreads does not have this at all to add to my book challenge. >:I

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SAGA – Comic Review

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Cupcakes’ first attempt at an actual comic review:

5 out of 5 stars

Two star-crossed lovers abandon the war between their worlds to raise their newborn daughter while being dogged by bounty hunters left and right.

I mean, that one sentence literally explains the first two volumes in the series and I CANNOT GET ENOUGH.

Each time I finish a volume, I fight the demanding urge to run to the local comic book store and pick up the next one. Why do I resist? Trying to save money is stupid. ._.

BUT, it also means one day I’ll get to go on an epic book/comic buying spree and THAT will be an epic adventure.

Not quite as epic as out-running bounty hunters across the galaxy though. For that, you have to pick up SAGA.