Tag: Comics: Image


Review: Monstress (vol. 3)

Posted 13 November, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Monstress: the Blood (Vol. 3)
By: Marjorie M. Liu (Writer), Sana Takeda (Artist), Rus Wooton (Letterer, Designer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Maika has spent most of her life learning how to fight, but how will she fare when the only way to save her life…is to make friends?

Collects issues 13-18 of the Hugo Award and British Fantasy Award series.

I picked up this volume the minute it became available but then it languished on my bookshelf because of pesky school. Grrr…

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Review: Monstress (vol. 2)

Posted 11 May, 2018 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Monstress: the Blood (Vol. 2)
By: Marjorie M. Liu (Writer), Sana Takeda (Artist), Rus Wooton (Letterer, Designer)
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Maika Halfwolf is on the run from a coalition of forces determined to control or destroy the powerful Monstrum that lives beneath her skin. But Maika still has a mission of her own: to discover the secrets of her late mother, Moriko.

In this second volume of Monstress, collecting issues 7-12, Maika’s quest takes her to the pirate-controlled city of Thyria and across the sea to the mysterious Isle of Bones. It is a journey that will force Maika to reevaluate her past, present, and future, and contemplate whether there’s anyone, or anything, she can truly trust–including her own body.

I just had to pick up the second volume. I needed to know what happened next to Maika and Kippa and everyone else 🙂

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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: Lazarus (Vol. 1)

Posted 12 June, 2015 by Lianne in Comics / 4 Comments

Lazarus: Family (Vol. 1)
By: Greg Rucka (Writer), Michael Lark (Artist)
Format/Source: Paperback; my copy

In a dystopian near-future, government is a quaint concept, resources are coveted, and possession is 100% of the law. A handful of Families rule, jealously guarding what they have and exploiting the Waste who struggle to survive in their domains. Forever Carlyle defends her family’s holdings through deception and force as their protector, their Lazarus. Shot dead defending the family home, Forever’s day goes downhill from there…

Collects LAZARUS #1-4 and previously only-available-online, four-page short, “Family: Prelude.”

I picked up this comic after reading somewhere online that it had been optioned as a television show or movie (I can’t recall which). The premise sounds really intersting and I heard the main character’s pretty bad ass, so why not? I picked it up to see for myself.

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Comics: Other Titles I’ve Checked Out

Posted 9 July, 2014 by Lianne in Comics / 2 Comments

At the end of May I posted up a list of comics that are currently on my pull list. Today I’ll be focusing on the other comics that I’ve checked out or previously followed but later dropped (or put on hold to pick up at a later date via collected paperback):

Captain America (Marvel NOW!)
By: Rick Remender (writer), John Romita Jr. (art)

Thrust into a bizarre, inhospitable world far from home, the all-new, high-adventure, mind-melting, tough-as-nails, sci-fi, pulp-fantasy era of Captain America is NOW! With no country and no allies, what’s left for the Sentinel of Liberty to protect? The Saga of Dimension Z begins here!

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This was one of the first comic books that I started collecting on my pull list; I had reviewed the Dimension Z storyline last year (review) and found it very interesting. It dragged a little bit towards the end of that arc, but after Captain America got out of Dimension Z, I was optimistic that the story would pick up. This was not the case. The story arc with Nuke was promising but it was over too quickly, and the prologue with the new bad guy (whose group I don’t even remember–suffice to say the parallels with present day politics continues) was too slow and uninteresting for me to bother continuing with the series. So sadly I dropped this title from the pull list.

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