Review: Spider-Gwen, Vol. 3: Long-Distance

Spider Gwen Vol 3

Publisher: Marvel
Released: July 3rd 2017
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Spider-Gwen 14-15, Spider-Gwen Annual #1, All-New Wolverine Annual #1
Rating: 3 kitty rating

Spider-Gwen: Long Distance is a bit odd for how it’s made up. It consists of two issues in the main Spider-Gwen series, as well as an annual for it, and then oddly enough an All-New Wolverine annual. Had I just been reading along (either on Marvel Unlimited, or reading it issue by issue as it came out), without looking into it at all, I would have entirely missed this fact. The issues are as follows: Spider-Gwen 14 and 15, followed by Spider-Gwen Annual #1, and then finally All-New Wolverine Annual #1.

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New Comic Book Day Roundup

Doctor Strange #2

Here’s all the comics I read that came out on Wednesday (sorry for the delay in this roundup – things got a bit crazy for me this week). I don’t want to flood my blog with a million posts, so here is a list of links to my reviews. Some will be on Goodreads and others will be on Comic Bastards.

 

DC Comics:

Batman #49

Batwoman #16

Green Lanterns #49

Marvel:

Avengers #3

Doctor Strange #2

Infinity Countdown: Champions

Infinity Countdown: Black Widow

Runaways #10

Tony Stark: Iron Man #1

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Throwback Thursday: Giant Days Vol. 4

Giant Days Vol 4

Publisher: Boom! Box
Released: March 14th 2017
Received: Own
Issues: Giant Days 13-16
Rating: 4 Kitties

My binge reading of Giant Days continues, bringing me to volume four. I still absolutely adore this series; it’s so adorable and relaxing, while hanging onto everything that makes it funny. I love the absurd situations the characters can get into, despite the otherwise ordinary circumstances. I think I’m only halfway through the volumes at this point (not counting the Extra Credit volume that hasn’t released yet – at least not at the time I’m writing this) but I’m getting there! It looks like the series is pretty far ahead in issues over the volumes, so it’s nice to know that there will be even more soon too!

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Review: Nightborne by Brindi Quinn

Nightborne
Author: Brindi Quinn
Released: May 29th 2018
Received: Own
Rating: 4.5 Kitties

Nightborne is the highly anticipate sequel to Lightborne, but that was probably at least somewhat obvious thanks to the titles. Still, I’m sure fans of Brindi Quinn (like myself) were relieved for the release of this story. We’ve been waiting a hot minute to find out what was going to happen next to our sweet quirky Bex.

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Review: Endurance by C.S. Harte

Endurance
Author: C.S. Harte
Released: February 19th 2018
Received: Review Request
Rating: 3 Stars

Endurance is a prequel novel, and it’s really quite a quick read. If you’re looking for something fun and fast then this is perfect for you. If you’ve played any of Prey (or the Gmods for Prop Hunt really) then you’re probably going to be familiar with the core concept of Endurance.

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Review: Angelic Vol. 1: Heirs & Graces

Angelic Vol. 1: Heirs & Graces

Publisher: Image Comics
Release: May 15th
Received: Read as single issues
Issues: Angelic 1-6
Rating: 4 Kitties

I read Angelic as single issues.

Angelic is a new series from Image, and I’ve got to say it’s got a pretty unique concept going for it. It’s set in the far future, where humans are officially out of the picture. Instead sentient animals rule the world. They have technology, religion, everything. If you thought that Animal Farm was disturbing, in the human elements that the animals picked up, then you’ll be equally disturbed (but fascinated) here.

This series was created by Simon Spurrier (Cry Havoc, The Spire, X-Men Legacy) and Caspar Wijngaard (Dark Souls, Assassin’s Creed, Limbo). The plot is brilliant and innovated, and the artwork is absolutely striking (and in truth is the thing that originally caught my attention for this series).

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Review: Silk, Volume 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon

Silk Vol 1

Publisher: Marvel
Released: December 8th 2015
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Silk 1-7
Rating: 4 kitty rating

Silk has been one of those new spider characters that I don’t know much about. I know she exists in the same world as Peter Parker (unlike Spider-Gwen), and that she got her powers in a similar manner to him, but beyond that I couldn’t really tell you much about her. I do like her character design though, and was more than willing to learn a bit more out about her character. So here I am.

Silk (AKA Cindy Moon) was first introduced in Spider-Man’s comics, where she had been bitten by a radioactive spider (sound familiar?) and promptly locked away in a bunker for everybody’s ‘protection.’ Peter found her and released her from the bunker ten years later, only for her to emerge into a world she no longer recognizes. And that is more or less where our story begins.

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Throwback Thursday: Giant Days Vol. 3

Giant Days Vol 3

Publisher: Boom! Box
Released: October 11th 2016
Received: Own
Issues: Giant Days 9-12
Rating: 4 Kitties

I’m continuing my binge reading of all of the published Giant Day volumes, and it has been so much fun! Honestly it’s the perfect break I need from my normal reading preferences (don’t get me wrong, I love everything else I read – but sometimes it’s nice to sink into a series where I can laugh and never have to worry about character deaths or permanent consequences). It’s a breath of fresh air, truth be told.

Giant Days volume three is brought to you by John Allison (Bad Machinery, Bobbins, Scary Go Round), Max Sarin, Whitney Cogar (Colorist for: Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, Adventure Time), Jim Campbell (Over the Garden Wall, 1000 Ways to Die), and Lissa Treiman (animator for Disney). I know there are a couple different covers for this one floating around, but my favorite one (totally not because it’s the version I read or anything like that…) has a striking sky blue background with Daisy sitting on a phone line (along with a very confused pigeon).

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Throwback Thursday: Giant Days Vol. 1

Giant Days Vol 1

Publisher: Boom! Box
Released: November 2015
Received: Own
Issues: Giant Days 1-4
Rating: 4 Kitties

Giant Days is the first in what has been an amazing (and thankfully long running) series. It’s light and fun and full of personality, and thus perfect for anyone looking for an escape from all the heavier graphic novels out there (I’m looking at you Brian K. Vaughan). This lovely series is brought to us by John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round, Murder She Writes) and Lissa Treiman (Where is Dead Zero?).

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New Comic Book Day Roundup

Darkhawk 2

Here’s all the comics I read that came out today. I don’t want to flood my blog with a million posts, so here is a list of links to my reviews. Some will be on Goodreads and others will be on Comic Bastards.

 

Boom! Studios:

By Night #1

Hawkman

DC Comics:

Batman Prelude to the Wedding: Batgirl Vs. the Riddler

Hawkman #1

Plastic Man #1

Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps #46

Suicide Squad #43

Wonder Woman #48

Image Comics:

Death of Love #5

Death or Glory #2

Proxima Centauri #1

The Magic Order #1

Marvel:

Domino #3

The Exiles #4

Infinity Countdown: Darkhawk #2

Thor #1

Thrawn #5

 

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