Comic Round Up: 2017 Off to a Great Start

In the past month I’ve started off 2017 right when it comes to comics! A total of five volumes on four titles: couple series enders, the beginning of one, and volumes one and two of another. Here’s brief recaps/reviews for all of them!

papergirlsPaper Girls, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson

Published by Image Comics on April 5, 2016

Genres: Comics, Fiction, Science Fiction

Pages: 144 Format: Paperback Source: Library

4/5 Stars

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In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.

Collects Paper Girls #1-5.

This strange little story of four newspaper delivery girls was a much needed breath of fresh air. Inventive, witty, with plenty of science fiction to boot. I will say that a number of moments left me confused and it took me a bit to wrap my head around everything happening in the suburbs of Cleveland. I definitely enjoyed all the craziness that ensued though. Continue reading

Comic Round Up: A Little Bit of Everything

Check out what I’ve been reading comic wise in the past couple months. It really is a little bit of everything!

Saga6Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Published by Image on July 5, 2016

Pages: 152 Format: Paperback Source: Library

4.5/5 Stars

After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her starcrossed family learns hard lessons of their own.

Saga is just a constant surprise and I really think the time jump worked for the series. I’m still fascinated by all the character interactions and connections and the world just keeps expanding. A must read!

batgirlvol3Batgirl, Vol. 3: Mindfields by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher

Published by DC on August 24, 2016

Pages: 200 Format: Paperback Source: Library

4/5 Stars

Batgirl’s about to lose the greatest weapon in her arsenal…because her mind is failing her! Are her ragtag group of allies ready to pick up the slack? And while Batgirl is down, it’s Black Canary to the rescue to discover the identity of a malevolent mastermind menacing Burnside!

Batgirl is my fave but I wanted more from this conclusion to the Burnside story line. I still love all the side characters and I’m looking forward to what Rebirth has in store.  Continue reading

Comic Round Up: Princesses, Pirates, and Spies, Oh My!

It has been a ridiculously long time since I reviewed some comics and graphic novels on the blog so I’m remedying that today before it gets anymore out of hand. Here we go!


By Jeremy Whitley

Published by Action Lab Entertainment

5/5 Stars

My love for this series knows no bounds!!! I fully reviewed the first installment of Princeless a while back and have now read every volume currently available. Following runaway princess Adrienne on her adventures to save her sisters has been such a treat and I just adore how every volume continues to flip gender norms on their heads. I also loved the introduction of Raven and her offshoot girl crew as well. The pages are full of dragons and pirates, swordfights and ships. The world continues to expand and new emotion and conflict can be found at every turn. Highly Recommend! Continue reading

Mini Reviews: DC Comics Onslaught

It has been way too long since I reviewed some comics on here. I’ve read a string of DC titles over the past few months and I’d like to do some quick mini reviews. Let’s get to it!

GothamAcademy1Gotham Academy Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham Academy by Becky Cloonan, Brendan Fletcher, and Karl Kerschl

Published  on June 17, 2015

Pages: 160 Format: Paperback Source: Library

5/5 Stars

Welcome to Gotham Academy, the most prestigious school in Gotham City. Only the best and brightest students may enter its halls, study in its classrooms, explore its secret passages, summon its terrifying spirits…

Okay, so Gotham Academy isn’t like other schools. But Olive Silverlock isn’t like other students. After a mysterious incident over summer break, she’s back at school with a bad case of amnesia, an even worse attitude…and an unexplained fear of bats.

Olive’s supposed to show new student Maps Mizoguchi the ropes. Problem: Maps is the kid sister of Kyle, Olive’s ex. Then there’s the ghost haunting the campus…and the secret society conducting bizarre rituals.

Can Olive and Maps ace the biggest challenge of their lives? Or are they about to get schooled?

Collects Gotham Academy #1-6

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Comic Review: Princeless Vol. 1: Save Yourself

PrincelessVol1Princeless Vol. 1: Save Yourself by Jeremy Whitley

Published by Action Lab Entertainment on April 1, 2014

Genres: Comics, Graphic Novel, Childrens, Young Adult, Fantasy 

Pages: 128 Format: Hardcover Source: Library

4.5/5 Stars

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Chosen to be honored as an Amelia Bloomer Project title, through the ALA. Adrienne Ashe never wanted to be a princess. She hates fancy dinners, is uncomfortable in lavish dresses, and has never wanted to wait on someone else to save her. However, on the night of her 16th-birthday, her parents, the King and Queen, locked her away in a tower guarded by a dragon to await the rescue of some handsome prince. Now Adrienne has decided to take matters into her own hands! Come join the Eisner-nominated team of Jeremy Whitley and M. Goodwin for a tale of swashbuckling in the face of sexism. Princeless is the action/adventure for the girl who’s tired of waiting to be rescued and ready to save herself!

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Comic Review: Avatar the Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Pt. 2

ATLASS2Avatar the Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Pt. 2 by Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru

Published by Dark Horse on December 16, 2015

Genres: Comics, Fantasy, Adventure

Pages: 80 Format: Paperback Source: Purchased

4/5 Stars

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With the disappearances of children in the Fire Nation capital, Avatar Aang and his friends are doing everything they can to find out who—or what—is responsible.

Aang and Zuko must work together to keep the peace, but the emergence of the New Ozai Society, and the appearance of the mysterious Kemurikage of legend, may prove to be too much even for the Avatar when the true culprit of the kidnappings is revealed!

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Comic Review: Step Aside, Pops: A Hark, A Vagrant Collection

StepAsideStep Aside, Pops: A Hark, A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton

Published by Drawn and Quarterly on September 15, 2015

Genres: Comics, Graphic Novel, Humor, History

Pages: 166 Format: Hardcover Source: Library

4/5 Stars

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Cartoonist Kate Beaton returns with all-new sidesplitting comics that showcase her irreverent love of history, pop culture, and literature. Collected from her wildly popular website, readers will guffaw over “Strong Female Characters,” the wicked yet chivalrous Black Prince, “Straw Feminists in the Closet,” and a disgruntled Heathcliff. Delight in what the internet has long known—Beaton’s humour is as sharp and dangerous as a velocipedestrienne, so watch out!

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