Review: Zatanna and the House of Secrets by Matthew Cody & Yoshi Yoshitani

My knowledge of Zatanna the DC superhero extends to a vague recollection of her being some sort of magician. So this was a fun middle-grade graphic novel to read as a cute stand-alone, which it totally works as. Zatanna is the quintessential young teenager, discovering herself as she hurtles toward adulthood. Cody takes one ofContinue reading “Review: Zatanna and the House of Secrets by Matthew Cody & Yoshi Yoshitani”

Review: The Expanse: Origins edited by James S.A. Corey

Favorite Story “Naomi Nagata” by Georgia Lee (illustrated by Huang Danlan): This isn’t Naomi’s “origin story,” which is covered very well in the books themselves. Instead, it shows us the first introduction between Naomi and Amos prior to the events of the books/television show. I loved the growth shown by both characters even in suchContinue reading “Review: The Expanse: Origins edited by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Invincible Volumes 24-25

And we’ve reached the end! Overall, this was a fantastic, highly enjoyable series. Invincible Vol. 24: The End of All Things Part OneRobert Kirkman (writer)Ryan Ottley (penciler, inker)Dexter Vinces (inker)Mark Morales (inker)Nathan Fairbairn (colorist)Rus Wooton (letterer) We’ve reached the end, kids. Along with an immediate reminder that Mark has no class. To be fair, it’sContinue reading “Review: Invincible Volumes 24-25″

Review: Invincible Volumes 22-23

Looking for my Starbase Indy convention report? I’m still traveling (in Houston now, where at least it’s not freezing), so that post is getting delayed to Friday. In the meantime, after a long (too long) hiatus, I’m ready to finish this epic series! Invincible Vol. 22: Reboot?Robert Kirkman (writer)Ryan Ottley (penciler, inker)Cliff Rathburn (inker)Jean-Francois BeauliueContinue reading “Review: Invincible Volumes 22-23″

Review: Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Y. Stemple

I snagged this from the graphic novel section in a used book store in New York City without realizing three things. It’s written for the middle-grade audience. It’s a collection of short essays, not a graphic novel. The few illustrated elements are about the authors doing research, not the subjects of the text. That beingContinue reading “Review: Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves and Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Y. Stemple”

Review: Invincible Volumes 16-18

  We have officially entered the realm of issues I am reading for the first time! What the hell is going on with these covers?! 

Review: Invincible Volumes 7-9

It’s getting more and more tempting to binge-read the whole series (and my husband is actively supporting this plan, which is NO HELP). But I’m holding steady to a trade paperback at a time to really appreciate the intricate story line and excellent artwork.