Oddly Normal #10

Oct 2, 2015 by

 4.5 Stars, Buy it   Self Purchase, Comixology Finally getting back to reviewing some comics on my lunch break.  We were slammed at work for a few weeks so I didn’t have much time. I’m finally recovered. Love the school bug. I adore the little critter that follows Oddly around (See issue 9).  I still love the art work and color. I like how they talk about comic books.   Basically in this issue Oddly goes to school and attends her first sporting event. Over all, sweet and fun. But in the back of the issue is bad news. This is the last individual issue of Oddly Normal. It apparently does better in book format. Good news is, the individual chapters should still be coming out digitally, which is how I read them. So, I’m...

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Uprooted

Oct 1, 2015 by

 3 Stars, borrow Self Purchased, kindle edition Technically I didn’t finish this book. However, I felt like i read enough that I could give it a fair rating.  While it was a decently written book, this book just didn’t do anything for me. The premise was a little interesting, but by the time I stopped I was getting bored.  The characters weren’t special or unique really.  This is just your typical run of the mill young adult fantasy...

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Lumberjanes #18

Sep 22, 2015 by

 4 Stars, Buy it   Self Purchase, Comixology Don’t like this new artist as much. The characters don’t look the same. I don’t like that they all look like they have pig noses now.I hate it when they switch artists or writers. Booo. Anyway, the girls go fishing and catch a mermaid. Of course they get pulled into the mermaid drama.  Despite there being a new artist, the writing is still pretty awesome.  This was fun and it will definitely be interesting to see what happens next.  The mermaids are definitely a bunch of fun. Description (Comixology): When April meets two mermaids who used to be friends but are now stuck in a crazy rivalry, she decides to put her friendship repairing skills to the...

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Jem & The Holograms #7

Sep 21, 2015 by

 4 Stars, Buy it Self Purchase, Comixology You can definitely tell the artist has changed. It’s not so bad, just a little different.  The people look slightly different. Jerrica is overwhelmed with work. Kimber is upset about Stormer. The misfits get a new manager. Rio and Jerrica get into a bit of a fight.   There are some other developments but no need to ruin any surprises.  It’s a good issue but not super fantastic. Still worth buying though. Description:VIRAL PART 1! Jerrica and her sisters face their biggest threat yet–success! Meanwhile, the Misfits aren’t taking these upstarts laying down… as they find themselves under new...

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Gunnerkrigg Court #5

Sep 17, 2015 by

 5 Stars, Buy it   Self Purchase, Hardback edition   Yeay! In the first chapter, Kat agrees to go on a date with a girl. WHOO HOO!!  The rest of the chapter I found a little confusing. But after I read it a few times I finally figured out what was going on. In the second part, Reynard is up to no go with someone named Hetty. In part 3 or chapter 44- Annie talks with Ysengrim and they go to some ruins. At this point I stopped taking notes and reading this dragged out to a few weeks so I can’t remember everything that happened.   I was afraid that this volume wouldn’t be as good as the previous volumes, but I was pleasantly surprised. I’m ecstatic that Kat’s character is finally going...

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A Shiver of Light

Sep 17, 2015 by

 3 Stars, borrow it. Self Purchase, Kindle Edition This book is slow moving. Parts are very repetitive of other books. However, that being said, I’m still curious to know what is going on with everyone.  At the beginning of the book, Meredith gives birth and we are introduced to the children. It takes too many chapters for them to get out of the hospital though. The plot is almost non existent. Basically Meredith and her men move from room to room through the mansion and in each room some minor thing happens.   Finally, at the end (almost literally at 90%) a HUGE thing happens (which i won’t ruin for you) that makes it worth finishing the book. Normally, I give books I like either 4 or 5’s. I don’t give as many 3’s because...

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Rat Queens #12

Sep 16, 2015 by

 3.5 Stars, buy it Self Purchase, Comixology This definitely wasn’t my favorite Rat Queens issue.  We do find out that most of the girls have a secret they are hiding from the others.   A mysterious person/creature is after Hannah. The girls have to flee and are collapsing in the snow and there the issue ends. This definitely was not a fantastic issue. There was one or two funny moments, but for the most part this was pretty unexciting to me.  However, because I love this comic so much, I’m still going to recommend buying the issue. I’m just hoping the next issue is a bit better. Description (Comixology): Along the deadly mountain trail leading to Mage University, Hannah stumbles across an old friend from an old life. The mysterious figure knows a secret past...

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Gotham Academy #10

Sep 15, 2015 by

 SPOLIERs   4 Stars, Buy it   Self Purchase, Comixology   Olive and some other kids join the school play to investigate the school ghost, who might be Olive’s mother.  Maps feels left out when she discovers Olive didn’t tell her she thought the ghost was Olive’s mother. Olive is attacked while on stage.  Turns out Katherine, roommate of one of the girls, is the one who has caused all the problems with the school play. Then Katherine turns out to be part of Clayface (yes, from Batman). It has a twist at the ending which I won’t give away but of course it makes one want to read the next issue now.   Still totally adore Maps. Still really like Olive. Still really like the series. This was  a good to – very...

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Elves #1: The Crystal of the Blue Elves 1/2...

Sep 9, 2015 by

 4 Stars, Buy it Self Purchase, Comixology I really loved the art in this. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked the story or not but by the end, I really wanted to see what was next.  I felt like you were kind of thrown into the middle of the story without much background. The numbering is a bit weird, but I suspect it’s because it’s a foreign comic. I will be interested to see where this might go. Description (Comixology): The Blue Elves of Ennlya, a small port town of Nordrenn, have been murdered!Lanawyn, a Blue Elf, and Turin, her human ally, set out to discover who is responsible. The trail they uncover leads back to a clan of Yrlans – Northern men who hate Elves.At the same time, Vaalann, a young...

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Assasin’s Apprentice

Sep 9, 2015 by

 4.5 Stars, Buy it I won this paperback via goodreads. This book really pulls you in and keeps you there.  This is the story of Fitz, a prince’s bastard child. Fitz is basically raised by the Prince’s stable person (Burrich). And while at first you don’t really like Burrich, toward the end of the book things happen that make you really happy that he turns out to be a great person.  Fitz is being raised to be an Assassin’s apprentice and this book marks the first part of his life. (I’m hoping the second and third in this trilogy continue Fitz’s story). Fitz of course has ups and downs, but fortunately, most of the plot does not prove to be anxiety provoking for me.  My favorite thing about Fitz is his love of animals...

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Jem and the Holograms #6

Sep 8, 2015 by

 3.5 Stars, Buy it Self Purchase, Comixology Jem and the holograms are disqualified from the competition due to the food fight. The misfits are not which seems like total bs. The misfits are furious with Clash for possibly almost killing Jem. Kimber is told in no uncertain terms could should date a member of Jem and the holograms. Rio is giving Jerrica a hard time about Jem not being around. Kimber is being questioned by the holograms about her secretly dating Stormer. While the Misfits are performing Jem ends up performing though it’s a little unclear how. And that is how the issue ends. The art continues to be fantastic and unfortunately Sophie Campbell is leaving for 4 months or so. Hopefully that doesn’t mean the art is going to suck after this.  This...

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Lazarus #19

Sep 3, 2015 by

 4 Stars, Buy it Self Purchase, Comixology SPOILERS Forever appears to be dead. And of course then she isn’t. (I don’t see how the comic would be able to go on without her really so I’m not terribly surprised). But this issue mainly deals with Forever, with a little of other side stories going on.  This is a good issue but not as crazy good as the previous issue but definitely still worth having. Description: “POISON,” Part Three.  One bullet makes all the...

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Mage, Inc. #3

Sep 2, 2015 by

 4 Stars, buy it Self Purchase, Comixology Kiera and Albert have to break into someone’s house. Things do not go according to plan. Albert is about to get chewed out and Kiera stumbles across something and then the issue ends kind of abruptly.  I really like this series. It’s funny, cute and all around a good time. However, the issues seem particularly short, shorter than most individual comics. A bit of a downer because I’ll just be getting back into the series and bamn it’s over. Sigh. Also, this is being read on Comixology and for some reason you can’t subscribe to this series. So I only accidently found out there was a third issue.  I definitely recommend the series, especially if you are into young adult graphic novels, fantasy graphic novels. Description: (Comixology)The...

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Lumberjanes #17

Sep 1, 2015 by

 4 Stars, Buy it Self Purchase, Comixology Jo and Barney save the day despite Jo’s attitude toward him. Rosie tries to get Abigail to come back to the camp with her but Abigail turns her down. I definitely liked the issue but it wasn’t as fantastic as the last issue. It’s definitely fun and silly and worth buying. Description (Comixology): With the Lumberjanes in danger, Jen must find a way to escape Abigail’s grasp and get to her troop in time! Meanwhile, Rosie and the Bear Woman must find the source of the Grootslang’s wrath, before it’s too late for...

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Oddly Normal #9

Aug 27, 2015 by

 5 Stars, Buy it Self Purchase, Comixology   I like the cover which is worth mentioning and I really love the art in this series. This issue is Oddly with her new friends still trying to find her a birthday present. The gift finds its way to Oddly and is adorable.  The ending of this issue is super sweet and it of course it was over way too soon. And so I will have to wait months for another issue to come out. Sigh. Definitely the best issue...

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Nimona

Aug 27, 2015 by

 5 Stars, Buy it Self Purchase, Kindle Edition Hey Look, I’m alive. And back at work. Yeay for antibiotics! Nimona is a shapeshifter who becomes a sidekick to a villain named Ballistar Blackheart.  This is the story of their adventures. The story is hilarious and well written. At first I was a bit put off by the art, but then it started to grow on me as I read more.  Nimona’s character is awesome and spunky. Ballistar Blackheart is a villain who really isn’t a villain. I particularly love when they rob the bank and then play “world domination” or monopoly.I love how Blackheart was apparantly in a relationship with another man. This was one seriously awesome graphic novel. I recommend it to anyone. It’s funny and sad and overall just terrific. I was...

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