Category: Comics


Comics: Thor: Worthy Origins

Posted 21 February, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Thor: Worthy Origins
By: Lilah Sturges (Text), Jason Aaron (Text), Pepe Larrazz (Illustrations), Esad Ribic (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Among the lofty spires of Asgard, Young Thor is the strongest, brashest and most arrogant god of all. But his giant-slashing, troll-smashing days come to an abrupt end when he’s tricked by his jealous brother Loki into a foolish attack. Cast down to Earth into the crippled mortal form of Dr. Donald Blake, follow the Thunder God’s journey of self-discovery and a mortal man’s awakening to the power within. Revisit the fantastical origin of the Son of Odin in this new graphic novel, which thrusts the tale of Thor into the modern age with thunderous results! In this epic saga of towering Frost Giants, belching maidens and massive battles, one hero must decide which identity is truly his – before both of the worlds he loves are destroyed!

BONUS CONTENT: THOR: GOD OF THUNDER 1

I picked this volume up on a whim, actually, but Thor is one of my favourite Marvel superheroes so I figured I can’t go wrong in reading this 😛

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Comics: Doctor Strange: Blood in the Aether (Vol. 3)

Posted 19 February, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Doctor Strange: Blood in the Aether (Vol. 3)
By: Jason Aaron (Text), Chris Bachalo (Illustrations), Kevin Nowlan (Illustrations), Leonardo Romero (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Will Doctor Strange survive his foes converging and attacking him all at once? Journey back to the first days of Doctor Strange! How did Stephen Strange become the Sorcerer Supreme – and how has he lost it all? In the present, Strange is on the brink of death, his magic nearly depleted. Sensing the Master of the Mystic Arts is at his weakest, his greatest foes will return from the shadows, ready to strike – starting with one of his oldest rivals, Baron Mordo! But as a parade of bad guys line up to take their shot, one of Strange’s newest enemies may be the deadliest of all. The Orb, now with the immense power of the slain Watcher’s eye, has set his sights on Doctor Strange!

COLLECTING: DOCTOR STRANGE 11-16

At long last, I got my hands on the third volume. Those who have been following my comic book reviews will know that I’ve enjoyed the previous two volumes and espite telling myself I can pick this up any time, I just had to find out what happened next in Doctor Strange’s current predicament 😛

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Review: Monstress (Vol. 1)

Posted 16 February, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

Monstress: Awakening (Vol. 1)
By: Marjorie M. Liu (Writer), Sana Takeda (Artist), Rus Wooton (Letterer, Designer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers.

I’ve been hearing about this comic for some time now but for whatever reason didn’t pick it up right away–actually, that’s not true, I tend to be very selective of what comics I pick up outside of Marvel so there was a delay there. But I heard so many good things about this series that when this first volume went on sale last year, I decided to pick it up.

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Review: Heart and Brain: Body Language

Posted 17 October, 2017 by Lianne in Comics / 1 Comment

Heart and Brain: Body Language
By: Nick Seluk
Format/Source: Paperback; was a Christmas gift

From the New York Times bestselling creator of the hugely popular Awkward Yeti comics comes the third collection in his Heart and Brain series.

Heart and Brain: Body Language continues the adventures of the loveably conflicted sentimental Heart and rational Brain, as well as other bodily inhabitants like Gallbladder, Muscle, and Tongue.

Warm-hearted and laugh-out-loud funny, these comics bring our inner struggles to vibrant, humorous life.

I only found out a few weeks ago that a new collection from the Heart and Brain series was released so I scrambled to snag a copy for myself 😛 As some of you may have read earlier this year I read the first two books and really enjoyed it. And of course there’s following their Instagram account which is always a delight to read whenever I’m on Instagram 🙂

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Comics: Daredevil (Vol. 1)

Posted 9 October, 2017 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Daredevil (Vol. 1)
By: Mark Waid, Paolo Rivera (Illustrations), Marcos Martin (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

The Devil Is Reborn.
Renewed.
Resurrected.

With new enemies, new friends … and that same old “grinnin’ in the face of hell” attitude, the Man Without Fear is back in action and leading with his face! Mark Waid (Amazing Spider-Man) joins neo-legendary artists Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin for a new spin on Daredevil that will leave you gasping for air. Having turned his world upside over the past several years, Matt Murdock realizes that justice may not be blind to his past and villains may not be the only ones looking for answers. Bring it on. if Matt Murdock could see what he was doing … he’d be terrified.

Collecting: Daredevil 1-6.

For the longest time I had been meaning to pick up a Daredevil comic, start somewhere, especially after watching the Netflix series (see post). I ended up picking this one up just because it was on sale recently with the release of the first season of The Defenders.

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