Graphic Novel Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: Coming Home

By J. Michael Straczynski (Writer)Publisher: Hachette Partworks LtdRelease Date: 2012Genre: Sci-Fi – SuperheroesGoodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars Review Something I really like about many of this Marvel graphic novels is you only really need a basic understanding of the character to pick up what’s happening. There might be stuff more long-term readers will appreciate, but asContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: The Amazing Spider-Man: Coming Home”

Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon

By Matt Fraction, Artists David Aja, Javier PulidoPublisher: MarvelRelease Date: March 19th, 2013Genre: SFF – SuperheroesGoodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars Related Reviews Other Marvel Reviews: The Ultimates, Volume 1 / Volume 2 / Secret Invasion / Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet Review There’s just something wonderfully delightfully about Hawkeye, but especially once you go outside the MCU. ReadingContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Hawkeye, Volume 1: My Life as a Weapon”

Graphic Novel Review: The Boys, Volume 3: Good for the Soul

by Garth Ennis, Darrick RobertsonPublisher: Dynamite EntertainmentFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: October 1st, 2008 Volume 1: The Name of the Game Review / Volume 2: Get Some Review Three volumes in and yeah, I absolutely bloody love this series. At this point I am completely and totally invested, and hopefully will continue being able to get theContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: The Boys, Volume 3: Good for the Soul”

Graphic Novel Review: Secret Invasion

Publisher: Panini ComicsRelease Date: Feb 4th, 2009Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: 4/5 Stars Note to self for future: don’t try and read a Marvel comic such as Secret Wars #1, then read a Marvel cross-over event graphic novel such as Secret Invasion, then pick up something like Secret Wars #2. You will end up a little confused.Continue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Secret Invasion”

Fid’s Crusade – David H. Reiss [BBNYA Blog Tour]

Yet another BBNYA finalist, and my favourite of the three I read. Fid’s Crusade is powerful, charged, and emotional, with a really intriguing take on the superhero mythos. It takes a similar view to The Boys (graphic novel and TV show) when it comes to so-called heroes, but it’s handled in such a different way,Continue reading “Fid’s Crusade – David H. Reiss [BBNYA Blog Tour]”

The Boys, Volume 2: Get Some

by Garth Ennis, Darrick RobertsonPublisher: Dynamite EntertainmentFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: March 4th, 2008 Volume 1: The Name of the Game Review First things first – The Boys is absolutely batshit, in the best possible way. For those who haven’t read it or seen the TV series, The Boys takes place in a universe where superheroes areContinue reading “The Boys, Volume 2: Get Some”

Deadpool Kills Deadpool – Deadpool Killogy #3

by Cullen Bunn, Salvador Espin (Illustrator)Publisher: MarvelFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: December 17th, 2013 Rating: 5/5 Stars Previous Deadpool Reviews: Spider-Man/Deadpool, Vol 1, Spider-Man/Deadpool, Volume 2: Side-Pieces  I do so enjoy reading Deadpool comics. There’s just something about the Merc with a Mouth that is consistently irresistible. And that especially applies to the Killogy series, in whichContinue reading “Deadpool Kills Deadpool – Deadpool Killogy #3”

The Umbrella Academy, Volume 1: The Apocalypse Suite

Genre: Sci-FiRelease Date: October 17th, 2007Publisher: Dark Horse ComicsRating: 5/5 Stars This seems to happen whenever I talk about graphic novels that have now been adapted. If you have not yet read this yet, don’t expect much in these pages to resemble the TV show. Things like the character names are sometimes the same, butContinue reading “The Umbrella Academy, Volume 1: The Apocalypse Suite”

The Pride, Collected Edition [Graphic Novel Review]

Firstly, the version of this I read is now a collectible special edition now, so aren’t I lucky. Secondly, you’re all in luck, because The Pride will be released (re-released?) in June 2021, and you are so definitely going to want to grab this one. I sure as hell will, and I’ll start this reviewContinue reading “The Pride, Collected Edition [Graphic Novel Review]”

Vicious – V.E. Schwab [Books]

It’s been just over a year now since I started reading books by V.E Schwab, and every single one has been absolute gold. I’m slowly building up my collection and working my way through her novels. So far, I’ve read the Shades of Magic trilogy, The Near Witch, and City of Ghosts, as well as the Steel Prince graphic novel more recently.Continue reading “Vicious – V.E. Schwab [Books]”