Category: Graphic Novel Review

Graphic Novel Review: Somet..

Graphic Novel Review: Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride

Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride brought me back to my own thoughts of my own wedding. As much as I don’t usual read memoirs, I love them in graphic format and have enjoyed Knisley’s other books. I didn’t go into as much planning as Lucy did but it was lovely to see another glimpse into a wedding being planned. I love the way she mixed the format of graphic novel, involved some actual photos and really sectioned the book well. She involved traditions along with what she personally chose for her own wedding. I absolutely loved the moments with […]

Posted April 12, 2017
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Graphic Novel Review: Demon..

Graphic Novel Review: Demon Volume 1

What if you just wanted to commit suicide? But every time you did, you woke up alive… That is what is happening to Jimmy Yee. But there’s more to it than that. The artwork is pretty awesome and the story is very shocking in many ways. I felt disconcertingly involved in the story. A bit like watching a train wreck over and over again. It’s definitely a very adult book and one I’m curious as to what will happen in the follow volumes. Verdict: Overall, something that you must read and decide if you enjoy yourself. It’s not my typical […]

Posted April 9, 2017
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Graphic Novel Review: Paper..

Graphic Novel Review: Paper Girls Vol. 1

Paper Girls Vol. 1 puts us in the 1980s, from the viewpoint of a group of girls that deliver papers. It’s Halloween night and all the weirdos are out, but so are they – doing their job of delivering papers. Only something weird happens, the group splits in two with walkie-talkies and one gets jumped and their walkie-talkie taken. They track the guys to a house and into a basement that has something out of this world in the basement, covered by a sheet. What happens next is just nutty. I’m not really sure what’s going on and I kind […]

Posted March 17, 2017
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Graphic Novel Review: We St..

Graphic Novel Review: We Stand on Guard Volume 1

We Stand on Guard is as unique as Brian’s other graphic novels. Taking place in the future, where Canada and the US are engaged in war, a band of rebels decide to stand against them. Amber is our main character and I just love her right away. There’s a bit of backstory, lots of action and violence right off the bat and some politics thrown in. I love the visuals and the plot and all of the characters already. I just am kicking myself for starting this series right when it came out. I usually push through graphic novels rather […]

Posted March 11, 2017
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Graphic Novel Review: Wires..

Graphic Novel Review: Wires and Nerves volume 1

Wires and Nerves Volume 1 takes place after Winter, where Cinder is trying to move over power to the people in Luna, but is dealing with rogue wolves that have escaped. Iko volunteers to try to track them down, figuring she’s the best person for the job. There’s a ton of action and I loved seeing our usual gang in the aftermath of Winter. Iko’s adventures lead her to each group and we get a peak at what life is like for them. The only downside is I wasn’t in love with the illustrations. They’re good, they just didn’t really pop […]

Posted March 4, 2017
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Graphic Novel Review: Monst..

Graphic Novel Review: Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening

Monstress blew me away. I love graphic novels and read quite a few of them each month, but by far my mind is still stuck in the world of Monstress. The graphics and storytelling in this graphic novel are phenomenal. It throws you right into the story of a girl who is being sold into slavery but you can tell she is there for a reason. The world is vicious and dark and mayhem quickly ensues, with fighting and gruesome deaths. The world is rich with darkness and I’m not even sure our main character is even in the right […]

Posted February 18, 2017
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Graphic Novel Review: Bera ..

Graphic Novel Review: Bera the One-Headed Troll

Bera has always lived alone and kept to herself on her island. When she finds the mermaids playing with a baby, she steps in and saved the child, not knowing it will send her on the biggest adventure of her life. Bera normally is just a gardener, who grows pumpkins, but now she must find where the baby came from and get her back there. Bera knows she cannot do it alone and seeks out the heroes of the stories she has heard. I became really engrossed in this world, I love how each step made Bera stronger and it […]

Posted August 10, 2016
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Graphic Novel Review: Ogres..

Graphic Novel Review: Ogres Awake

Adventures in Cartooning is one of my favorite graphic novel series and I love this new edition called Ogres Awake. Our valiant knight and her horse Edward have a new dilemma. Ogres are sleeping outside the castle and she knows when they wake up they will wreck havoc upon the castle. Her solution at first is to fight them, they must train up and prepare! But those living in the castle have a different idea and start to work on their own plan, which involves peeling potatoes and cooking! Our knight is confused but does the work she is told to do. […]

Posted August 9, 2016
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