Posts Categorized: Comics/Graphic Novels

Review: Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running

Review: Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running

Title: Batgirl, Vol. 1: Silent Running Author: Kelley Puckett, Scott Peterson Illustrator: Damion Scott, Robert Campanella Publication Date: March 1, 2001 Publisher:  DC Comics Genre: Comics/Graphic Novels Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Library Rating: 3 stars – stick to your bedtime Exploding out from no man’s land — the all-new batgirl! In the midst of No Man’s Land, Batman gave a nameless girl with a violent past the costume and title of Batgirl. Exceeding his expectations, the new, silent Batgirl quickly made the role her own, earning the trust of the Dark Knight’s allies, including the first Batgirl, Oracle. Now, in post-No Man’s Land Gotham, Batgirl struggles to learn… Read more »

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Stacked (136)

Stacked (136)

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren, Stacked is a weekly post where I share with you the books that I’ve bought, borrowed or received for the week. I hope everyone has been having a good weekend. I am a bit bummed that the holidays are officially over. I have been having a hard time adjusting back to my early morning schedule but I am slowly getting back into it. One of my reading goals for this year are to read more of the books that I already have. That means I don’t have a lot of new… Read more »

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Long Beach Comic Con Recap

Long Beach Comic Con Recap

Hi, everyone. Apologies for the tardiness of this recap. I had a bunch of events all within he same two week period and I just got behind. This was the first year that I attended Long Beach Comic Con. I had definitely heard of it before but the timing just hadn’t worked out. However, this year I was able to make it to LBCC on Saturday. I haven’t been before but, from what I have heard, LBCC has really been beefing up their programming in the last couple of years. There were definitely some great artists and writers scheduled for… Read more »

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Stacked (124)

Stacked (124)

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren, Stacked is a weekly post where I share with you the books that I’ve bought, borrowed or received for the week. Hi, guys! Another late post for me today. I had a fun weekend. Went to Long Beach Comic Con for the first time and had a lot of tun. Recap on that soon. Still haven’t had a chance to see The Maze Runner, but I am really hoping to see it next weekend. Boxtrolls also came out, and I really want to see that as well. Let’s see what books… Read more »

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Stacked (117): Comic-Con Gone Wild

Stacked (117): Comic-Con Gone Wild

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren, Stacked is a weekly post where I share with you the books that I’ve bought, borrowed or received for the week. Hi, everyone! I am scheduling this post pretty early since I’ll be out of town when it goes up. Luckily I did all my book stashing the week before so I have them all ready for you. I did pretty well at Comic Con this year. I tried not to go too crazy and only picked up books that I really wanted. I got a couple that I am super excited about…. Read more »

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Review: Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Review: Saga Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

My first introduction to the work of Brian K. Vaughan came from reading Runaways. It was snarky and fun and I loved it. It was my first actual comic book series. Yes, I know I was late to the party but I am here now. Isn’t that what counts?

Fortunately, when I started Runaways, I had the first eight volumes available to read. Sadly, after seven volumes, Vaughan left to work on other projects, and vol 8 was written by the amazing Joss Whedon who maintained Vaughan’s vision and voice. However, after Whedon when the voice changed with a new writer, I decided to follow Vaughan rather than the Runaways, and I have been following him ever since.

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Review: X-23, Vol. 1: The Killing Dream

Review: X-23, Vol. 1: The Killing Dream

Title: X-23, Vol. 1: The Killing Dream Author: Marjorie Liu Illustrator: Alina Urusov Publication Date: April 20, 2011 Publisher: Marvel Genre: Comics/Graphic Novels Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N Source: Library X-23 has spent her short life being used by those in power, from the military to the X-Men. But when she is forced to confront a being who can control her life with nothing but a thought, will X-23 finally learn how to fight — not for others, but herself? Guest-starring NYX! COLLECTING: X-23 #1-6 I went into this not knowing anything about X-23. I picked it up because it was written by Marjorie Liu, a writer whose urban fantasy… Read more »

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TV Trailer: Constantine

TV Trailer: Constantine

I  had no idea that NBC was producing a Constantine television series until a few weeks ago. Constantine is based on the DC Comics series Hellblazer. I read a bit of Hellblazer in high school and enjoyed it. There was a pretty bad movie adaptation years ago with Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz that I admit I have a soft spot for. It wasn’t very good but I love me some Rachel and Keanu. This trailer looks promising though. This Constantine actually looks like the Constantine from the comics which is a small good sign and the themes look pretty… Read more »

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Review: Catwoman, Vol. 1: The Dark End of the Street

Review: Catwoman, Vol. 1: The Dark End of the Street

Title: Catwoman, Vol 1: The Dark End of the Street Author: Ed BrubakerIllustrator: Darwyn Cooke, Mike AllredPublication Date: November 1, 2002Publisher: DC ComicsGenre: Comics/Graphic NovelsFind It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&NSource: Library For years, Selina Kyle has prowled the skyline of Gotham City as its most famous thief, Catwoman. But when word spreads of Catwoman’s demise, Selina decides to leave the costumed world behind and continue her trade cloaked in the shadows. Unable to enjoy her newfound anonymity for too long though, Selina decides that she must return to her infamous persona. Donning a new costume and attitude, Catwoman returns to the streets and sets her sights on the serial killer that… Read more »

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