Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed by Laurie Halse Anderson illustrated by Leila Del Duca Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel * * * * Stars (Great!) War in the human world weakens the magical protections that surround the hidden Amazonian island of Themyscira. On Diana’s 16th birthday (Born Day), humans wash up on the shores of Themyscira and in defiance of her mother the Queen’s orders, Diana attempts to help them. She becomes trapped on the other side … Read more
Die: Fantasy Heartbreaker Die #1 by Kieron Gillen Adventure Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel * * * * Stars (Great!) Dominic/Ash’s friend Solomon designs the ultimate rpg for Ash’s birthday. Unfortunately, it sucks their whole party into another world, where they are trapped for two years, until they’re able to beat it and find their way back home (think Jumanji). Sol doesn’t make it back. Now, the teens are in their forties and come together to … Read more
Ms Marvel: No Normal Ms Marvel #1 by G. Willow Wilson Adventure Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel Mystery Supernatural Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Kamala is a 16-year-old girl who is just starting to become rebellious against her parents. She sneaks out to a party, then suddenly she has powers! In this book she is figuring out everything in life.
Spider Gwen by Jason Latour Adventure Comics Graphic Novel Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Gwen Stacy is a normal girl until she’s bit by a radioactive spider and gains its powers. Now, she fights crime all while struggling to find balance and being hunted by law enforcement for a crime she didn’t commit.
The Grumpus Grumpy Cat and Pokey #1 by Ben McCool Funny Graphic Novel Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) Ahhh!!! Grumpy cat (and Pokey!) have their 1st graphic novel!!! In their 1st graphic novel, Grumpy cat (and Pokey!) have 9 funny, cute, and, of course…grumpy tales. Pokey is an adventurous black and white cat. Grumpy cat is…GRUMPY. Grumpy always shares her grumpy wisdom and makes things terrible (but in her own good way). … Read more
By Night vol. 1 by John Allison Comics Science Fiction Supernatural * * * * Stars (Great!) Jane and Heather go way back, but haven’t seen each other since they graduated from college. Now they’re both back in their hometown, Spectrum, where exactly nothing happens ever. Heather has a great idea that’s sure to be fun – the Charleswood Estate, abandoned for years, has officially run out of money to fund its security man (conveniently, … Read more
Drop everything and start reading these graphic novels (there are 2 so far) by Doug Savage about a Moose that shoots lasers from his eyes, and his sidekick/companion, Rabbit Boy and their adventures protecting their forest home from all sorts of dangers! Book #1 – Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy by Doug Savage Funny Graphic Novel Juvenile Fiction Science Fiction Young Adult Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Laser Moose and Rabbit Boy are … Read more
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung Biography Graphic Novel Nonfiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Debbie Tung is an introvert who likes to spend time alone with books and tea and other comforting rituals. She gets run down quickly when she has to spend time with other people – social interactions and casual gatherings can be hard for her. Before she learned that there was an introverted personality … Read more
Ms. Marvel comics written by G. Willow Wilson illustrated by Mirka Andolfo, Takeshi Miyazawa, & Francesco Gaston Comics Funny Supernatural * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) If you aren’t already reading Ms. Marvel, you should drop everything now and start. She’s a smart, funny, Muslim teenager who develops superpowers and must choose how to use them responsibly while maintaining her friendships and being part of her close-knit family. There are lots of timely topics … Read more
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF written by Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare art by Natacha Bustos Comics/Graphic Novel Science Fiction Supernatural * * * * Stars (Great!) 9-year-old Lunella (Moon Girl) is frantically searching for the Omni-Wave Projector so that she can use it to reverse engineer a cure for humans who have been affected by the Terrigen cloud (those who have inhuman genes that change when exposed to this chemical). She’s … Read more