Graphic Novel Haul & Reviews

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Hello Munchkins!

So in the past couple of weeks/months I have acquired a few more graphic novels. Its a mixture of me getting back into buying them and my ban on buying novels!

I have twelve in total to share with you!

The first six are all traditional comic book trades. I much prefer buying the trades rather than single issues, its cheaper and I find easier to read. Personal preference.

Ms. Marvel Vol 1 & Vol 2 by Wilson, Alphona & Wyatt.

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This series was my first introduction into traditional comic books, and I freaking adored it! The first Volume is very much an introduction or an origin to the new superhero Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel. I love how they have added so much diversity into this comic book as she is a Muslim character which in my book is amazing!
The second Volume is much meatier in plot and also character development. Her scenes with Wolverine were amazing and Lockjaw was hilarious! I loved the plot and characters so much. The art style isn’t my favourite it is a tad sketchy in some parts but I adore this series too much to care! I will be picking up the 3rd & 4th volume very soon!

Young Avengers Vol 1, Vol 2, & Vol 3 by Gillen, McKelvie & Brown.

I am so upset this run is finished! I could read about this rag tag team forever! the artwork in this story makes the story, its phenomenal. The artwork was the first reason why I wanted to read this run but the story just hooks you in. I won’t spoil it but it so amazing. They are slightly harder to get because the run is finished but book depository still has it in stock and I am telling go out and buy this one, you won’t regret it!

Civil War by Millar, McNiven, Vines & Hollowell

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So after seeing Captain America Civil War 3 times in cinema I thought it was time for me to read the source material. The story is very different compared to the movie, there are more characters, different motives, a completely different ending and generally more things going on. The art work is stunning, the colours used were vibrant and beautiful. If you have watched the movie and now want to read the comic I would highly recommend it!

 

Batgirl of Burnside by Steward, Fletcher, Tarr & Wicks. 

This was my first delve into DC comics and even though I enjoyed it, I did have problems with it! First off it was so long, I felt like it could of been condensed into two volumes and smaller issues. Secondly, there was so much set up for the story intact it took up so much space and there was little room for anything else and so that felt rushed, hence splitting it into two volumes. Thirdly, there were so many villains I got slightly confused because there were so many plot points.
Good factors include the art style, more traditional but the colours where beautiful. I adored her outfit, it was very realistic and practical which I love. There were so many female relations ships I loved and the plot was compelling enough for me to keep second guessing myself.

Paper Girls by  Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, Matthew Wilson & Jared K. Fletcher. 

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I am so ready for this novel because Brian K. Vaughan is the author of my favourite Graphic Novel series: Saga. I am so hyped to read more of his work! This follows 4 paper girls who have to deal with what I can assume to be an alien invasion/tim travel madness situation. I am not entirely sure what exactly happened but I loved every moment of it! Please read this. Also I am obsessed with the cover!

 

Rat Queens Vol 3: Demons by Kurtis J. WieheTess Fowler & Tamra Bonvillain. 

I have been holding out for this Volume for months! I am so excited to get my hands on this bad boy! I know there is a new artist on this volume but even though I have heard mixed opinions on the new style, I freaking loved it! I loved the newer direction of the characters and their back stories. It felt very true to form with the comedy and the kick ass amazing characters that we have come to love.

The star and The Fox by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

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This isn’t a traditional graph novel by a long shot but I wanted to include it as it beautiful. I would call this a short story/poem but part of the story telling is the art work. It follows a fox whose best friend is a star, one day the star doesn’t rise at night so the fox has to go looking for it. Its sweet and adorable and the edition I have is gorgeous!

 

Deadly Class by Remender,Craig & Loughridge.

This is the only one I haven’t read yet and since all I have read is graphic novels then I think I might leave this one for now. I have heard amazing things and the art work looks stunning. I know nothing about the plot or characters and I am kind of willing to go into this blind as a bat!

Let me know if you have read any of these or are planning to!

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2 thoughts on “Graphic Novel Haul & Reviews

  1. Ooh brilliant haul! Ms. Marvel, Young Avengers and Rat Queens are brilliant. Paper Girls has the most stunning art, but the storyline definitely threw me a little. I also wasn’t the biggest fan of the Civil War comic, but I’m glad to see you enjoyed it!

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    • Thank you! I liked how the story line was so different from what I thought it might be. Then again I should of known from reading saga and what the author was like! Civil war is a tricky one because the two mediums are so different in story line. I liked the movie better probably because I had more context going into the story.

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