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Locke & Key, Vol. 3 – Comic Review

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Published Date: February 2013

Publishing Co.: IDW Publishing

Pages: 152

Synopsis link to Goodreads.

Rating: 4 out of 5

I really enjoyed the third installment of Locke & Key. The kids are toughening up and fighting back, against both the paranormal and an alcoholic mother. We learn about a couple new keys with interesting powers and there is a super epic battle scene in the middle of the volume. The art was really top notch.

The mother is really getting annoying. I understand life has kicked her in the proverbial balls but it’s done the same to her kids and yet they’re the ones being adults and taking proper care of their youngest brother. At this point, if she was killed off, I think life would be easier for the kids. They could continue the battle against evil without any distractions.

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Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 – Comic Review

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Author: G. Willow Wilson (author), Adrian Alphona (artist)

Published Date: October 30, 2014

Publishing Co.: Marvel

Pages: 120

Synopsis link to Goodreads.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This was cute. That’s the best description I can think of. It follows Kamala Khan, a Muslim American teenager struggling with her identity. Why does she have to eat weird foods, and have an “odd” religion? I want shake her and shout, “High school is stupid! Who wants to be a sheep in the flock anyway?!” But, that’s the perspective of someone who didn’t fit in in high school and who at almost 31 could give a damn what anyone thinks. (Doesn’t mean I’m not right though, high school is stupid.)

As like most teenagers, she sneaks out of the house to attend a forbidden party. A weird fog descends upon the city, she passes out in the street, only to dream an encounter with the Avengers. She’s granted super powers and wakes up being able to shapeshift. The rest of the volume is figuring out her costume and what exactly she’s going to use these superpowers for.

There is the potential for a lot from this comic, but at the same time, I’m so over the high school years that I don’t know that I’m going to want to continue reading about problems at school and then saving the world after hours.

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Bookstagram – Week 1

I know not everyone uses Instagram so I decided to attempt (I say attempt because I’m easily distracted) to do a weekly review of my awesome book related posts here on my blog. But if you DO have Instagram, you can follow me here.

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“Buried in blankets and comics trying to forget that it’s 14 degrees outside.”
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“Time to get this epic fantasy party started.”
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“First book haul of 2018!”

Locke & Key, Vol. 2 – Comic Review

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4 out of 5 stars

This volume was a little less creepy but still interesting and definitely hanging out in a class of it’s own. There are certain story lines where I sit and wonder, “Where did this author pull this from his eccentric brain?” This is one of those. The artwork continues to be great and I am set on continuing this series.

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Wytches, Volume 1 – Comic Review

2 out of 5 stars

I had zero emotional attachment to the characters so there wasn’t much of a thrill for me when it came to the story line and drama. The ‘wytches’ were kind of fun themselves. The artwork would be good except they covered everything in this splatter water paint that became very annoying by the end of the volume. Do not think I will be continuing with this series.

Bombshells, Vol. 1: Enlisted – Comic Review

3 out of 5 stars

I won’t lie, I was a little lost on some of the origin stories for the characters in this one. I’m still not exactly sure why the Night Witches turned on Supergirl and Stargirl. I re-read that part twice and can’t make heads or tails of it. Neither heroine is a favorite though so I moved on.

This definitely re-peaked my interest in Wonder Woman.

The artwork was great and I think they toned down the sex appeal compared to other comics. There wasn’t a close up shot of anyone’s massive camel toe that I noticed.

Overall, I really like the idea of the Bombshells being a secret weapon in WWII. I think I’ll try the next volume and see how it goes from there.

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Gotham City Sirens, Vol.1: Union – Comic Review

4 out of 5 stars

DC Comic’s three best ladies (in my opinion) move in together and of course, crazy antics ensue.
There are clearly some things I missed jumping into this one however, it was nothing that the comic didn’t review so you knew what was going on.

Catwoman will always be my favorite.

The artwork was spot on.

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Monstress, Vol. 2 – Comic Review

5 out of 5 stars

Maika Halfwolf keeps eating her arm. That’s the price of power. You sissies just cannot handle what it takes to harness the power of a god. That’s not Maika’s problem and she’s on a quest for answers. Appendages be damned.

This installment is better than the first. The first was awesome, this one is splendiferous.

Dark, intriguing fantasy with bloody amazing artwork. Monstress is easily shooting to the top of my favorite comics list.

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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