It’s been a month since my last post here (my life is clearly too busy) but in that time I finished two more books (numbers 39 and 40 for the year) that I want to comment on briefly. The first is another graphic novel: volume one of Bloodshot from Valiant comics. Written by Duane Swierczynski… Continue reading 2 very different books
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?
One review calls it “a comic book love letter to non-compliant women.” I’d call this sixth book I’ve read in 2016 a great story from Image comics and Kelly Sue Deconnick. Volume 1 of this book introduces some strong characters and also contains some funny and poignant back matter further fleshing out the world of… Continue reading Bitch Planet