This is the prose novelization adaption of the Infinity storyline that ran in Avengers about a decade ago. I enjoyed that story so I gave this a shot in audiobook form. It's one of the more faithful adaptations of a comic story that I've experienced. It's comprehensive and preserves almost all of the original story. And it's a good story for me.
Comics Review – Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death by Shaun Simon, Gerard Way, and I.N.J. Culbard
You Look Like Death worked really well for me. It's an Umbrella Academy spin-off that focuses solely on Klaus and his life away from the rest of the family.
Comics Review: Wonder Woman, Earth One: Volume 3 by Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette, and Nathan Fairbairn
Is it perfect? No. Is it heavy handed? Maybe at times. Is it effective? Yes. Is it a good Wonder Woman comic? Yes. Is it beautiful? Again, yes.
Comics Review – Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Well I loved this. I'd been putting off reading this for no real good reason. It's been at the library available for most of the past year and I've really liked Yang's previous original graphic novels. Based on the name and cover I was vaguely aware Dragon Hoops had something to do with basketball. I love basketball…it's one of the few things I love as much as reading.
Comics Review – Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley
★★★★★ Stepping Stones is a middle-grade graphic novel from national-treasure Lucy Knisley. Those who have read Knisley's previous work will recognize that this is semi-autobiographical from the jump. The book follows a girl named Jen as her mother and her mother's boyfriend move to a farm in the country. Jen is a city girl and... Continue Reading →
Comics Review: X of Swords
This is X of Swords in its entirety. Like the rest of the line since Hickman took the wheel, it's a flawed, but mostly successful story.
Comics Review: Freedom Fighters by Robert Venditti, Eddy Barrows, and Adriano Lucas
★★★★★ I usually come into these based-on-little-known material event series from DC and Marvel with pretty low expectations because they're usually awful. Freedom Fighters isn't awful! It's actually pretty good. Full disclosure I have read absolutely no previous Freedom Fighters material and you don't need to before reading this either. Freedom Fighters imagines a world... Continue Reading →
Bite-Size Comics Review: Crema by Johnnie Christmas, Dante Luiz, and Ryan Ferrier
Crema is a Comixology Original OGN written by Johnnie Christmas, art by Dante Luiz, and Ryan Ferrier lettering. I picked it up having heard an interview with Christmas about the book last year and that it was available for no cost as part of Comixology Unlimited didn't hurt.
Comics Review – The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman, J.H. Williams III, Dave Stewart, and Todd Klein
The Sandman: Overture is a comic book that might as well have been tailor-made for me. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, JH Williams III is one of my favorite artists, and Dave Stewart is one of my favorite colorists. It's a true personal dream team.
Best Comics of 2020
It's the end of the year, which means it's time for top ten lists! It was a bad year, but it was a good year for comics. It took me forever to whittle down my list of favorites, but below you can find my top ten (in no particular order) comics/graphic novels/manga that were released in 2020 and plenty of honorable mentions!