Category: Comics


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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Comic: Jessica Jones: Uncaged! (Vol. 1)

Posted 6 October, 2017 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

Jessica Jones: Uncaged! (Vol. 1)
By: Brian Michael Bendis (Writer), Michael Gaydos (Artist), Matt Hollingsworth (Colourist), Cory Petit (Letterer), David W. Mack (Cover Artist)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

After a decade, Jessica Jones is back in her own solo series! A lot has changed in the Marvel Universe and there are many secrets hiding in the shadows – secrets only a special woman like Jessica Jones can hope to uncover. Alias Investigations is open for business, and of all the many mysteries to discover, her new case may be the most dangerous one! This blistering new series is filled with haunting revelations from Jessica’s past, and answers to some of the biggest questions about the new Marvel NOW! universe! From Jessica Jones’ original creators comes an all-new chapter in the world-famous private eye’s ongoing adventures!

COLLECTING: JESSICA JONES 1-6.

I had been curious about the Jessica Jones comics ever since I watched the Netflix series (never reviewed it here on the blog but suffice to say I enjoyed it). Picked this volume up as it was featured on Indigo around the time that The Defenders was released.

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Comics: Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic (Vol. 2)

Posted 11 August, 2017 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic (Vol. 2)
By: Jason Aaron (Text), Gerry Duggan (Goodreads Author) (Text), James Robinson (Text), Chris Bachalo (Illustrations), Leonardo Romero (Illustrations), Danilo Beyruth (Illustrations), Mike Perkins (Illustrations), Various (Illustrations)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

They have crossed the dimensions, purging them all of sorcery, one by one. Now the Empirikul are here. And with Earth’s Master of the Mystic Arts weakened beyond measure, is there any chance of stopping them? The Sorcerer is no longer Supreme, and he will find himself at the mercy of the Imperator! With his magic destroyed and his world on the brink of disaster, are there any more tricks left up Strange’s sleeves? Or, failing that, how about some cool weapons? Plus: as the Empirikul wreak havoc on magic users across the Marvel Universe, discover Wong’s ultimate sacrifice, watch Brother Voodoo make a stand, and meet a new player just as she is about to lose the game!

COLLECTING: DOCTOR STRANGE 6-10, DOCTOR STRANGE: LAST DAYS OF MAGIC 1

I was pleasantly surprised by the first volume of Doctor Strange (review) and it obviously ended on such a cliffhanger that I just had to find out what happened next! At long last the comic came out in paperback so I snapped it up as soon as I could to find out what happened next 😛

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Review: Doctor Strange: The Way of the Weird (Vol. 1)

Posted 19 June, 2017 by Lianne in Comics / 4 Comments

Doctor Strange: The Way of the Weird (Vol. 1)
By: Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo (Penciler and Colorist)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Only Doctor Strange can protect our world from the darkness beyond — now, witness the full toll that constant struggle takes on Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme! Every spell cast comes at a cost, but what happens when Strange falls behind on his tab? Find out as the good doctor wakes up somewhere very odd, nearly naked — with no spell books, no weapons and no memory of how he got there…or why all the monsters are chasing him! And as a new visitor to Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum learns one wrong door can lead to oblivion, a magic circle of Strange’s friends and allies are about to face their greatest threat. Dark forces are destroying everything mystical in the multiverse, and their sights are set on this dimension. Magic’s days are numbered, and Doctor Strange is not ready!

Collecting DOCTOR STRANGE (2015) #1-5.

I had been eyeing this collected book since 2015 but it took me forever to get around to it…Actually it took watching the 2016 movie (review) to prompt me to pick it up at long last! Not knowing too much about this Marvel superhero coming into the movie, I figured starting with the New 52 story was a good entry into the character’s story.

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