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.
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.)
Come for the heart-felt laughs and leave moved with a better understanding.
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
4 out of 5 stars
Grimdark comic? Yes. Fucking. Please.
Amazing world building. More extensive than quite a few epic fantasy novels.
Beautiful artwork. Every page is detailed and exquisite.
Story sucks you in.
I cannot wait to find out the answers to my many questions in the next volume.
5 out of 5 stars
I have the WORST best friend EVER.
She hands me comics and says things like, “I think you’ll love this.”
And then I DO.
Like I need more obsessions.
Thanks dick! ❤
(If you love epic fantasy novels, try this awesome epic fantasy comic. Blood, guts, battles and sass!)
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.
Well look, I’m not very good a reviewing comic books. I like them. I indulge in them sporadically. I have no idea how to write a review about them. So here are a couple that I’ve recently enjoyed to a great extent (I rated both 5 stars) and that you should check out if comic books are your thing:
Horror/paranormal: Synopsis here.
Fantasy/sci-fi: Synopsis here.
What comic books do YOU enjoy?
Well now that I am properly stuffed with homemade blueberry pancakes, I can think again. I become a monster when not fed. For years my best friend has compared me to the Hulk when I’m hungry. Which leads me to the point of this post.
I always get into them in phases, meaning I go an undetermined amount of time obsessed with them and then they drop off my radar again. Because I am currently reading Fight Club 2 and a Goodreads friend invited me to their comic group, I feel the dark abyss rising up to greet me once again.
(I really think this was the only acceptable way to do a Fight Club continuation.)
Continue reading Comic Book Rising
If you haven’t heard about the shootings at a Colorado screening of The Dark Knight Rises you probably live under a rock. But just in case you’re not from the States you can get all caught up right here.
Now obviously none of this was under control of Mr. Bruce Wayne himself but you might be surprised how many double takes you get now while wearing a Batman shirt running your errands.
I didn’t even think twice before I put on the shirt. Regardless I received an uncountable amount of double takes between all the stores I stopped at in one day. It REALLY pissed me off. These people are playing right into one man not only ruining and ending lives but also attempting to ruin Batman.
Needless to say I won’t let this damper my love of the Bat, nor will I stop wearing the bat signal shirt.
Because you can’t keep the Dark Knight down!
P.S. Michelle Pfeiffer is the best Catwoman ever! (In my opinion.)