24 July 2013

Graphic novels stack

 So here are a few graphic novels I've read recently.


Runaways Volume 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona- unfortunately, my library does not have the second volume.  oh, they've got one labeled "volume 2" in the catelog but that is actually one from the second series.  so, after tearing through, and quite enjoying, this book, i picked up that one and read a massive spoiler on the 4th page. *grumpy*  Anyway, this book is about teens whose parents are evil supervillians, specifically what happens when the kids find out.  It kinda felt like daydreamy storyline I came up with as a teen.  It was interesting and fun. It is in the Marvel world so the characters refer to superheroes like the Avengers so it felt a little meta.  I'll pick up the next one if i can find it at McKay's.  a 5.  


Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 Volume 1 written by Scott & David Tipton with Tony Lee ; art by J. K. Woodward- The TNG crew team up with 11 and the Ponds to fight the Borg/Cybermen tag team! The arrival of the Doctor on the Enterprise is fab; they show up in the holodeck during a simulation so TNG crew thinks the others are part of the simulation and Tardis crew think the others are people out of time in San Francisco.  Fun but only part of the story.  a 5. 


American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang- a book for class that was really really great.  It is 3 stories: an American teenager, a Chinese legend, and a young American boy in grade and middle school.  All three are wonderful.  I got to hear the author when he talked at UT in the spring and he seems like a great guy.  this book gets a 7.


Saga: Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples.  very good!  I looooooved Marco's dad.  And his mom was the one trying to kick ass and take names.  I really hope The Will ends up joining forces with Marco and Alana.  In this volume, we learn about how they fell in love, more about the universe they inhabit, meet a really gross giant, and get even further creeped out by those TV head people.  Bloody, violent, and also really loving.  Honestly, between this book and Hawkeye i may just find my way back to a comic book store! a 6.

2 comments:

  1. You are toooootally gonna need to read Gene Luen Yang's new graphic novel set: Boxers and Saints. AMAZING. Maybe even better than American Born Chinese. I know! I didn't think it was possible either.

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  2. Added to my wish list, thanks!

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