Best of Graphic Novels, Comics, and Science Fiction 2017

The Magicians (2009) by Lev Grossman was a book that I wasn't too sure about at first, but by the time the series concluded I was crazy about these characters. A snarky Narnia meets Harry Potter, Grossman does an excellent job over time of developing these characters, and his worldbuilding is wonderful from the beginning. … Continue reading Best of Graphic Novels, Comics, and Science Fiction 2017

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Nimona ~ Noelle Stevenson

Rating: 5/5 Nimona is a wonderful story from Noelle Stevenson. A graphic novel/comic book about antiheros, Stevenson encourages readers to question where the line between good and evil is. Quirky and charming, Nimona's story has more than meets the eye. A story about friendship and family with big unfolding tales of betrayal, I'm so glad … Continue reading Nimona ~ Noelle Stevenson

Saga Vol. 5 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

In some ways, this volume felt more balanced than the last. Vaughan took the time to fill in some plot holes, bringing the story arc back together and reuniting more characters. Of course, those reunions weren't all fun and games - there will be violence, as always. On the other hand, there were definitely some … Continue reading Saga Vol. 5 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga Vol. 4 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

*spoilers may ensue* Alana stars as a TV actress throughout most of this installment in the series, and I have to say it wasn't my favorite development. She finds herself presented with the option of drugs to combat the boredom and frustration of providing product placement for the galaxy, and being Alana, she accepts. Meanwhile … Continue reading Saga Vol. 4 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Saga Vol. 3 ~ Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Skipping a little backwards in time, this volume covers what happened during the tail end of the last volume.  However, this time the storyline is ramped up a little more with even more violence and deaths of characters I'd become attached to. There was a little too much sexuality for my taste, but I appreciate … Continue reading Saga Vol. 3 ~ Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples

Saga Volume 2 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

This second installment in the Saga series takes us back in time to when Marko and Alana met, and how their star-crossed romance blossomed. We also shuttle through space in a rocketship from a tree, and meet Hazel's grandparents, Marko's parents who are initially disgusted and surprised that he's chosen to marry outside of their … Continue reading Saga Volume 2 ~ Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples