Comics/Graphic Novels/Manga Category

Audiobook Review Bites: Heroes & Villains

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Dystopia Series: Reckoners #1 Publisher: Delacorte Press (September 24, 2013) Tiara’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars Twelve years prior to this story, Calamity appeared in the sky and burst, gifting astonishing powers on ordinary people. Instead of people using their powers for the betterment of mankind, these people–called […]

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Graphic Novel Review Bites

Hinges Vol. 2: Paper Tigers With thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this graphic novel. This is a very quiet book. As in, it doesn’t often use words to tell its story, instead relying, as it should, on the images. The main character, Orio, rarely speaks unless it is […]

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Comic Stack 04/05/2016 – Hexed: The Harlot & The Thief Vol. 2 by Michael Alan Nelson, Dan Mora (Illustrations)

A review copy of this book was provided to me by Boom! Studios in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. Hexed: The Harlot & The Thief Volume 2 by Michael Alan Nelson Genre: Supernatural, Urban Fantasy, Leading Ladies Series: Hexed Publisher: Boom! Studios Tiara’s Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Last […]

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Graphic Novel Review: Star Wars: Shattered Empire by Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto, Phil Noto

Star Wars: Shattered Empire by Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto, Phil Noto Genre: Space Opera, Science Fiction Series: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Publisher: Marvel Comics (November 2015) Author Info: gregrucka.com Artist Info: philnoto.tumblr.com Artist Info: marvel.com/comics/creators/11748/marco_checchetto Wendy’s Rating: 4 of 5 stars If you go by what many fictional stories tell us, when the bad guy is defeated, […]

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The Road to Civil War: The Fame Game

Previously, I shared some general thoughts on  the original Civil War comic event that the upcoming movie will be loosely based on. I also briefly talked about the various events leading up to Civil War (Avengers Disassembled, House of M, Secret Invasion) that fostered the environment needed for the event. I said that I was going […]

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The Road to Civil War: The Road is Dark and Full of Terror

(Author’s Note: I’ll normally be posting these weekly on Friday, but this last week I got caught up in a whirlwind of various dramatic things. I will try to stick to a schedule, though.) SPOILERS! SPOILERS EVERYWHERE! ALL SPOILERS EVERYTHING! I explored my general sentiment in my last Civil War post. It’s been some years since […]

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Sanctum Sanctorum: Our Comic Collection

This year, we have plans to stir things up a little more with our posts. You’ll still get lots of our in depth reviews as well as our contribution to regular memes and lots of lists to help fill up your to-read piles, but we’ll also be adding a few more of our bookish thoughts in […]

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Short & Sweet Comic Stack 01/27/16 – Star Wars, Vol 1: Skywalker Strikes by Jason Aaron, John Cassaday (Illustrations), Laura Martin (Illustrations)

Genre: Science Fiction Series: Star Wars Publisher: Marvel Author: Website | Goodreads     TL;DR Review: Tiara’s Rating: 4  of 5 stars. Definitely fanservice, but worthy fanservice. I loved all the Vader scenes! After their greatest victory yet against the Empire by destroying the Death Star, Luke, Leia, Han, and friends decide to make another […]

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The Road to Civil War: Whose Side Are You On?

Spoiler: If you didn’t just answer that question with Captain America, we can’t be friends. You can’t be here. I’m kidding. 😀 Really, I am. You still can have an epic brofist even if you said Iron Man. Let’s talk about Civil War. *takes a deep breath* I’m in a good place now. I can […]

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Graphic Novel Review Bites

Invisible Republic, Vol. 1 by Gabriel Hardman With thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an advanced copy of this graphic novel in exchange for a positive review. There’s always more to the story, especially when it comes to politics. Here, a journalist discovers a story belonging to a woman named […]

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