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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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Locke & Key, Vol. 4 – Comic Review

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Published Date: February 2013

Publishing Co.: IDW Publishing

Pages: 152

Goodreads Synopsis.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The first chapter has a fun little Calvin & Hobbes feel that was an interesting/nice change of scenery. Not to mention, it actually added to the scenery a little more since the background expanded upon what was happening on each page.

This isn’t an action packed edition but I enjoyed it more than the previous two installments as it evolved around each one of the characters a little more. How each is dealing with everything they’ve seen and experienced since moving and their growing relationships.

This is also the volume where they begin to figure out exactly where the danger is emanating from, therefore introducing a new conflict/challenge altogether.

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Gotham City Sirens, Vol. 2 – Comic Review

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Gotham City Sirens, Volume 2: Song of the Sirens

Published Date: November 30, 2010

Publishing Co.: DC Comics

Pages: 163

Goodreads synopsis.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Hopping on the meh-train to meh-town. I would love to blame it on me being sick and crabby but I don’t think I would have been that impressed with this volume even if I was operating at 100%.

The only story line I was into was when Catwoman and Harley were going to bust up a dog fighting gang. Turns out, they weren’t really the culprits of the missing dogs. While it was still entertaining, I won’t lie that it bothered me greatly that the resolution involved them telling someone their dog was dead but here’s a new one that needs a home! Happily ever after. Previous dog replaced and forgotten.

There wasn’t anything particularly wrong with this volume, it just did not have a lot of story telling power in my opinion.

 

Giant Days, Vol. 2 – Comic Review

Another edition to the Celebrate the Ladies event. Female illustrator and colorist.

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Author: John Allison (author), Lissa Treiman (illustrator), Max Sarin (illustrator) and Whitney Cogar (colorist)

Published Date: April 12, 2016

Publishing Co.: BOOM! box

Pages: 128

Synopsis link to Goodreads.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

A continuation of girl shenanigans in college. Recontructing dresses for dances, rekindling old romances, and cramming for exams to name a few things. It’s light-hearted and fun. A solid second volume.

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Saga, Vol. 3 – Comic Review

I’m including this in my personal challenge of reading women authors because the artist is female and amazing.

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Author: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples (artist)

Published Date: March 25, 2014

Publishing Co.: Image

Pages: 144

Synopsis link to Goodreads.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Still on the run, Marko and Alana are searching for the author that influenced their love. Maybe he can tell them what to do next about their predicament.

This edition has more family bonding but still enough action to keep it from lagging. I enjoy Alana’s bad ass mother abilities to fight while holding and protecting her child. The group dynamics are sassy as per usual and enemies are still hot on their trail. We’re introduced to a couple of new characters who, I feel, add an addition depth to the effects of war.

The robot prince is ever disturbing and my favorite chapter cover was definitely the romance-esque novel cover of Marko and Alana. Like, I might put a poster of that on my wall because I love it so much.

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