I wanted to share brief notes on two books I’ve finished recently (numbers 37 and 38 for those of you still counting). Though there are many differences between the two both paint a somewhat bleak and dystopian vision of the world we live in – and both are well worth reading if you get the… Continue reading The End of The World – two books
My 36th book for the year is one I couldn’t find images to tweet about and even had trouble grabbing a featured image for to top this blog post. That’s because the book – volume one of Sex Criminals written by Matt Fraction with art by Chip Zdarsky – is a ridiculously funny, raunchy, frequently… Continue reading Sex Criminals volume 1: One Weird Trick
My 35th book of the year is a graphic novel by one of my favorite comic book authors, Rick Remender. Wesley Craig and Lee Loughridge carry the art in volume 2, which continues the story of Marcus and his classmates at Kings Dominion for the Deadly Arts, A private school for the children of assassins,… Continue reading Deadly Class: Kids of the Black Hole
My 34th book for the year is another graphic novel – volume one of Drifter by Ivan Brandon with art by Nic Klein. The beach is a great place to do lots of reading, and plowing through comic books and graphic novels brings back my youth when I would spend hours reading all the comics… Continue reading Drifter: Out of the Night
In volume 3 of Kieron Gillen’s The Wicked + The Divine: Commercial Suicide, we delve into the back stories of several of the characters and begin to get some insight into the working of one particular member of the Pantheon. Before I say anything else let me say clearly SPOILERS. In case you missed that… Continue reading The Wicked + The Divine vol 3
Not the classic children’s book, this graphic novel by Alison Bechdel is my 32nd book for the year and in the end a satisfying read. A swirling, complicated, deeply involved memoir about Alison’s relationship with her mother, this is also a book about the process of writing, the process of psychoanalysis, and the value of… Continue reading Are You My Mother?
For my 31st read of the year I came back for more of the comic book phenomenon known as The Wicked + The Divine, and in volume two I must say writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie (along with colorist Matt Wilson and letterer Clayton Cowles) have done it again only more so. Volume… Continue reading The Wicked + The Divine vol 2: Fandemonium