Tag Archives: graphic novels

#SciFiMonth: Saga; Volume 6 – Comic Review

Published Date: July 5, 2016

Publishing Co.: Image Comics

Pages: 152

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Even after a time jump this comic is still running strong. I may be so head over heels in love with it that they can do no wrong. If you’re a Sci-FI fan who enjoys a little romance and family drama with their space fun, I cannot recommend this series enough.

Stop staring at this screen. Git off yer butt and go pick up this series NAOW.

#SpooktasticReads: Locke & Key Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega – Comic Review

Published Date: January 2014

Publishing Co.: IDW Publishing

Pages: 192

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Soooooo, I just realized I skipped volume 5 altogether. Which helps make more sense, since in the beginning I was a wee bit confused about what was going on. However, now that I’ve read the ending and know what happens, I’m not going back to read the last volume.

Instead, I’ll just say that the ending was fantastic. It jerked all the right heart strings and was entertaining from beginning to end with epic artwork.

This is a series that I will recommend to everyone.

Why My Cat is More Impressive Than Your Baby – Comic Review

Published Date: June 4, 2019

Publishing Co.: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Pages: 160

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Guilty as charged. I bought this as a birthday present for a cat-obsessed friend but when I realized I could read it without bending the pages/spine and making it obvious, I sat down with my coffee and dug in. (This person doesn’t have any social media pages so it’s a victimless crime.)

It is the purrfect graphic novel for your childless, cat-loving friend. Purrhaps, even a friend with children and cats that still retains their sense of humor. If your friend doesn’t like children OR cats and prefurrs dogs, well there are a few pages of dog humor as well. They’ll at least relate to how evil cats are.

So really, this comic has a little bit of everything for everyone. Making it a must-buy present for practically anyone in your life. Unless they lack a sense of humor and then, are you friends with an android?

Reading Stats for the Year Thus Far…

Does that title look familiar?? Well it should since I 100% stole this idea from Ignited Moth. I told her I didn’t think I had the patience to do a post like this but where there is a will, there is a way to cheat the game. Print screen for the win!

June officially marks this as half way through the year and I’m just shy of meeting my yearly reading goal. I have got to say, not having the pressure to complete an enormous reading goal at the end of the year has been great. I feel like I’m enjoying reading much more again. Plus, it’s left me with more time to get out and try new things/hobbies.

I know you’re probably having to squint at this but I didn’t want to take 10 million screenshots.

Ahaha! If you look closely at my tabs, you can see my search for how to find my print screens. I’ve never tried since getting Windows 10.

Anywho, onto the subcategories she listed!

My favorite books I’ve read so far this year goes as follows:

Favorite (Fiction) novel so far: Knight’s Shadow by Sebastien de Castell.

5 out of 5 stars on this one. It’s my favorite epic fantasy of the year so far as well. It’s much like the 3 Musketeers but with fantasy and plot twists thrown in liberally.

Favorite (Nonfiction) novel so far: The Indifferent Stars Above by Daniel James Brown.

This was such a thoroughly researched novel on the Donner Party. It really took you back in time and showed you how life was in the frontier days. Peppered with scientific facts about what the body goes through when you’re starving and freezing to death.

Favorite graphic novel so far: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol 1. by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Honestly, this one kind of just wins by default as it’s the only graphic novel I’ve read so far this year. Does not make it any less fun of a read though if you like dark, spooky things.

Books that were re-read: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

I was SO nervous to read this. I’ve never re-read it since I was a kid and I was really afraid that it wouldn’t hold up. But, it totally does! I was still too intimidated to write a review for it though. :3

Book suggestions from blogging buddies:

Recommended to me by The Shameful Narcissist. It was one of those ‘meh’ books for me, but I can see how people would really enjoy this post apocalyptic novel and if you’re interested in it at all, give it a try!

Suggestions from Ignited Moth:

I’ve called her it a million times now, she’s my Comic Book Fairy. ❤ She’s also always full of random non-fiction novels to recommend as well. I know there’s a novel about plagues on my TBR list thanks to her. 😛

Well that’s my 2019 reading so far! How is everyone else’s year going?

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol.1: The Crucible – Comic Review




Published Date: August 16, 2016

Publishing Co.: Archie Comics

Pages: 160

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

It seems pointless to even try to NOT compare the comic to the Netflix series because it’s the hot new thing. But honestly, you should just read the comic AND watch the show. They are both different but obviously have enough in common for one to come from the other. Both are enjoyable in their own ways as well.

I actually thought the comic was a little darker than the show. I have zero issues with that because I love dark things. But, I did not feel the connection to the characters like I do in the show. (Granted, the show has a lot more time to develop and explore such things.) I did like that Salem had a bigger part in this, the show should take note of that for it’s next season.

So all in all……Praise the Dark Lord and read this fucking comic.

DC Bombshells, Vol 2: Allies – Comic Review

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Published Date: July 19, 2006

Publishing Co.: DC Comics

Pages: 200

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Bombshells, Vol. 1: Enlisted – Comic Review

I continued to feel a bit lost throughout this volume as well. I don’t think it was entirely my lack of background knowledge, scenes jumped before I knew what exactly was going on in the first place.

I still enjoyed it, the artwork was fantastic. I like the batgirl copycats distributing justice and the sea battles with Aquawoman.

I’m ready to admit that I don’t care about Stargirl or Supergirl at all. I don’t know what it is but I just cannot connect with them.

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Sci Fi November 2018 in Review

Whew! It’s already December? How did that happen?? I hope everyone enjoyed NanoWrimo that participated! And if you didn’t get to the word count goal, you’re still a star because some progress in better than no progress and writing is hard! I dabbled myself a few years back and there’s always the hope that I’ll get inspired again.

Anywho, Science Fiction November! I think mine was pretty successful considering how busy I’ve been. I had hoped to convince Mr. Cupcakes & Machetes to watch some sci-fi TV shows together but that didn’t happen. We were fully involved in Netflix’s Mindhunter. (We’re always behind on the good things.) If you’re into True Crime, I highly recommend giving it a go.

Recap:

Parasite (Parasitology #1) – Book Review

After the Crown (The Indranan War #2) – Book Review

Foundation (Foundation #1) – Book Review

Gotham City Sirens Vol.3 Strange Fruit – Comic Review

Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) – Book Review

Vox – Book Review

Did you participate in Sci-Fi month? If so, how did it go for you?

Gotham City Sirens Vol.3 Strange Fruit – Comic Review

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Published Date: August 23, 2011

Published By: DC Comics

Pages: 144

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A better volume than the last. We have aliens who try to best Ivy, Batman’s identity almost stolen from Selina, and Harley making a dangerous and deadly plan.

For the first time in this series, I very much look forward to the next edition.

Rat Queens, Vol. 2 – Comic Review

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Published Date: May 6, 2015

Publishing Co.: Image Comics

Pages: 128

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The sass continues!

Our favorite ladies continue to drink, fight, fuck. But they may have to set that aside for a hot minute and save their town.

In this edition, we get a little more back story on each of the ladies. Lovers, current and old. Childhood struggles. Religious quandaries.

But, we get it all whilst the ladies fuck some shit up.

It’s just FUN.

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Saga, Vol. 5 – Comic Review

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Published Date: September 9, 2018

Publishing Co.: Image Comics

Pages: 152

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Is there ever going to be a volume of Saga that I don’t love? At this point, I’m not sure that they could do any wrong.

In this edition, the Brand, that girl and that ex-girlfriend (because apparently I suck at names) are on a quest for dragon semen in order to save the Will. Let’s just say that leads to quite the centerfold.

Dengo has kidnapped Alana, Hazel and Marko’s mom and he’s made a deal with the Last Revolution. A rebel group bent on destroying both sides of the war. Of course, the group just wants to use Hazel as leverage to get things they think will help in their war on the war.

Meanwhile, Marko has partnered with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children. It doesn’t mean they have to get along, but for a short period their mission is the same.

Once again, I was angered that I did not have the next volume at the ready. Soon my precious, sooooon.

That mother fucking artwork man!

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