COMIC REVIEWS 2019 #1 // GIANT DAYS, I HATE FAIRYLAND, SNOTGIRL

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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m coming at you with some comic reviews because I haven’t written any for months but I have read a bunch so far this year and wanted to talk about them since they’re all so different!

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MY FAVOURITE COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS I READ IN 2018 // Bookmas Day 8!

In an actual shocking turn of events, I didn’t really read many comics or graphic novels this year. I read a few at the beginning of the year around Comic Book Day and when I was participating in more readathons. So, for day 8 of Blogmas I’m talking about the top 4 I read this year, and hopefully, I’ll convince you to pick up some great comics or graphic novels in the new year!

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COMIC BOOK DAY 2018 // ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL & DINO OBSESSED DAY

Hey guys, today I am coming to you with a bit of a different post. And I know I say that all the time butttt, it is different so whatevs. Today I’m going to be talking about my 2018 Free Comic Book Day experience (hint: ’twas good). For me, FCBD was yesterday but I think for those of you guys in the USA it should have been today. If that makes sense??? Either way, FCBD is aways on the first Saturday of May. It’s 11pm for me right now so I don’t know if this is even coming up in enough time to participate, but I tried I swear. (Let me know if I need to schedule my post at an earlier time next year)

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HOW MY DAY STARTED

So my day started at 7:00am and technicallyyyyy I didn’t actually get up until 7:30am but whatcha gonna do??? I mean, it’s early on a Saturday and I’m tired so fight me I guess?? Honestly, I’m not a morning person but I was so excited for the day that I did actually wake up and stay up (which has never in my life happened).

So, I woke up at 7, got the fam ready and we were on the bus by 9:15. And by 9:50ish we finally got to the comic store only to discover this: THERE WAS A LINE

 

 

 

 

And roughly 1 and a half hours of Brisbane sun later we finally got into the store! Basically, I got in the line at 9:45 and left the comic book store at a quarter to 12. It was a damn good day.

So what free comics did I get?

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SO WHAT DID I DO FOR THE REST OF THE DAY?

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So, I did plan to buy some comics on the day because there is always a sale for FCBD and I had a voucher. They didn’t have any of the comics I had on my wishlist but, I did manage to find a really fun and brightly coloured comic featuring a young mc and a dinosaur. I don’t know if you guys know this about me, but I love dinosaurs and I seriously cannot contain myself because I am so excited to read these comics (I got volumes 1 & 2 btw).

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I didn’t really have any plans for the rest of the day, but I rarely go into the city (I doubt I’ve been in the last 6 months) so I figured why not go to Dymocks (the Aus equivalent of Barnes & Noble) and take a look at some of the books. I ended up using a gift card and buying Circe by Madeline Miller and it came with a really cool Circe tote bag and I’m not even mad that I paid full price because I honestly can’t even remember the last time I bought a book in store so it’s not like my wallet is really hurting because if it.

And because I took my mum and youngest brother we then, of course, we had t go to Big W and look at all the cheap-ass DVDs when we stumbled across A Batman DVD featuring Jack The Ripper and obviously we had to get it???

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So, overall, the day was a success and  I am pretty excited about all the things I bought. It was kind of fun to be on a long bus trip and to properly experience nerdom and the feeling of being in a long line with a bunch of people who are there to do the same thing as you. Sort of in the way, it was really cool to be in the Infinity War line on April 25th!

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COMIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUNG ADULT READERS

Hey guys today I’m coming at you with a YA comic recommendations post. Depending on how new you are to my blog you probably know that I love comics. Though, for some reason I don’t actually talk about comics as much as I would like to.

I know that a bunch of you don’t read comics, or just don’t know where to start, so I’m hoping I can help you out with that!

By the way, if the words are blue, they’re links to the Goodreads pages. 

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Non-Superhero Comics

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Paper Girls – I know I’m starting out a recommendations post with a comic I didn’t actually enjoy but hear me out. I know I really didn’t like this at all but I know this series is still really popular, it was created by one of the dudes that makes Saga.

Anyway, so I know that I wasn’t a massive fan of this but I know that a whole bunch of people do love this, and the premise, while vaguely confusing, is really interesting. It’s a weird sci-fi comic based in the late 1980s surrounded by a group of girls who deliver newspapers around their suburbs…until something goes wrong.

Lumberjanes – I’m currently a volume behind in this series because my library hasn’t got the new volume in (even though the latest volume came out in April), and I am fuming. This is a comic series for all ages, I read it with both of my younger brothers and we always look forward to getting the series out from the library.

This is a fantastic series about a group of girls at a summer scouts camp. It’s got amazing artwork with bright colours, friendship and it’s LGBT, I reallllllly recommend that you guys pick it up.

Zodiac Starforce – Much like Lumberjanes, Zodiac Starforce, is a really fun and bright comic centered around friendship (also lgbt characters), but also badass female superheroes (who really remind me of Power Rangers, but like, efficient ones). The girls in this comic are really fun and I know this is a recommendations post, and I keep saying this but…  you should definitely read this (okay I’ll stop now).

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I Hate Fairyland – PLEASE READ THIS. I love this comic, so you guys need to get on this. If you like the character Deadpool then you will love this. The main character, Gertrud (yes, that is actually her name) has basically been trapped in this really bright, fantastical world and is trying to get out. It’s ridiculously violent, and really funny, also it’s written and drawn by my favourite comic guy: Skottie Young.

Alex + Ada – I read this the same day I read I Hate Fairyland, and what a great day it was. Along with I Hate Fairyland, I had been meaning to pick up this for years (they’ve been on my Goodreads tbr pretty much since I joined the site) so to read both of these in one day felt SOO GOOD.

Alex + Ada pretty much talks about whether or not robots and/or cyborgs should be allowed to have emotions, which is a topic I find really interesting so reading this was amazing, for me at least.

Bitch Planet – I loved this one so much that I actually reviewed it, and I think that speaks volumes about how much I enjoyed it. I really love this comic, and I also really appreciate how the comic has gotten readers who never touch comics to give the format a go! Also, this is a feminist comic and it gave me life!

Superhero Comics

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Young Avengers – I know guys, I recommend this comic trilogy constantly, but I promise you it’s worth it. This is a really fun trilogy with fantastic characters, and honestly if you really try you could probably read the entire trilogy in a few hours. I have read each volume multiple times and I have loved it each time. Also, this has an m/m couple who love each other and fight crime while surrounded by their awesome friends (and Loki).

Rocket Raccoon & Groot – THIS. THIS COMIC. YOU GUYS. I. AM. DYING.

Okay, so I don’t know if you noticed but I love this comic series. This is basically a buddy cop series, it’s just Rocket and Groot going around the Galaxy and getting into a load of trouble and I love it.

Amazing Spider-Man (World Wide) – I started this series early this year, and I really enjoy it. I don’t think it’s the best place to start out if you know nothing about the Spider-Verse, or Spider-Man in general, but if you do, then this is the comic for you.

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Silver Surfer – This, along with Nova (below) is one of my favourite comic series and I absolutely love it. It’s a great spot to start at if you know nothing about the comic-verse, or even know nothing about Silver Surfer. This is pretty much his origin story, also the power cosmic is where it’s at, and Dawn (the chick with the ladybug dress) is an amazing character!

Nova – Okay guys, I read this entire series last year and it is one of my favourites. I love it with all of my heart, and like Silver Surfer it is also a great place to start if you know nothing about the character or are new to comics. Basically, this kid is teen Spider-Man in space, and it’s kind of brilliant?

The Flash – I feel like all those Marvel recommendations I really should recommend you guys some DC (granted, I really do read a lot more Marvel). This comic series is based around The Flash (duh, Ellyn) and I really enjoy it. I actually don’t watch the show anymore, but I feel like everything I don’t like about the show is turned around in this series and so I enjoy this a lot more. That being said, my brother is obsessed with the show and absolutely LOVES this series and is constantly re-reading it.

I would also recommend The Flash Rebirth if you want to explore Wally West a bit more, or even if you just want to learn about the character.

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Do you have any comic recommendations?

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Comic Roundup | #1

I am currently procrastinating (again, whoops) and so I decided to help myself make reviewing comics easier. Often, when I’m faced with writing a review for a comic I freak out – have  you ever tried to review a comic or graphic novel? It’s difficult, often they aren’t very long and there isn’t all that much to talk about. So I figured mini reviews of some of the most recent comics I’ve read is the best way for me to not overwhelm myself or you guys.

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Miles Morales Volume 1

I’m not sure how I feel about this yet. I really enjoyed Miles Morales as a character but some of his choices really didn’t resonate with me, I also feel pretty iffy about his friend, Ganke who Miles seems to really appreciate. I will definitely be reading volume 2 of this series as I think it has some great potential but I definitely prefer the original Spider-Man.

Jonesy Volume 1

This was a cute little story with awesome art, I cannot wait for the next installment. A friend of mine got this for her birthday earlier this month and really loved it.

The main character can be a bit much at times and it took me a second to get used to her personality, but overall I really enjoyed this.

Spider-Man: Worldwide Volume 1

I really enjoyed this, though not as much as I thought I would. I know that a binch of people didn’t love this comic as it mostly recieves 3 star reviews. I lvoe Spider-Man and aside from the Spideypool comic I talk about next, I haven’t read any post-Secret Wars Spider-Man. I didn’t think this was a 5 star read but I did really enjoy this, I’ll definitely be reading volume 2 asap.

Spider-Man/ Deadpool Volume 1

I love this duo and I cannot wait to read volume 2! I was raving about this comic while I was reading it and if you enjoy comics I urge youto pick this up. (disclaimer: I do not ship Spidey-pool)

Spideypool is a really funny team up, Spider-Man doesn’t really like Deadpool and Deadpool thinks Spidey is the bee’s knees. Naturally, this comic is hilarious.


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[Comic Review] Limbo

[Comic Review] Limbo

June 2016 

Limbo by Dan Watters

1.5/5

I received a free copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was… interesting.

A detective with no memory and a town with a secret.

Sounds good right?

The cover is awesome and honestly it’s the main reason why I requested the comic and I didn’t hate the artwork throughout the volume. But while the plot was really interesting,  in theory, it was a let down in the long haul. This comic had great potential but just didn’t reach the bar for me. The comic starts out pretty strong but gets weaker through the issues.

One of the main things I didn’t like in this volume was the senseless violence. I understand why we need action scenes but it felt like every second page people killing people or being murdered themselves.

I think this certainly has the potential to be a strange but unique new series but this volume was just way too everywhere.