Archive for September, 2016
Picking up the pieces, that’s what September is.
Welcome to the Reading Without Walls blog tour!
I have the honor of taking part in this awesome blog tour, where participants celebrate the publication of Gene Luen Yang’s Paths and Portals and encouraging readers—especially young ones—to read outside of their comfort zone by reading STEM books—a book dealing with Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. It’ll educate and nurture them on a topic or issues they aren’t familiar with, thus expanding their minds.
First sentence: “I am not a superhero.”
When your best friend is a superhero, you have to put up with things like being in constant danger and worrying about her safety, the best friend’s diva tantrums, the constant attention from the world, and demon blood stains. Evie Tanaka is the best personal assistant to Aveda Jupiter, her childhood best friend and San Francisco Asian American superheroine ever. She juggles Aveda’s outrageous demands and problems, her teenage sister’s rebellious stage, a new love that came out of nowhere, and a possibly new type of demons slowing invading San Francisco.
I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!
From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.
September has a few comics I’m very excited for. You get graphic novels about strange creatures like guardian spirits and man-animal hybrids on an asteroid, a cop on the moon, a sarcastic teenager in plaid with cupid powers, and much more!
Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!
|MIRROR: THE MOUNTAIN TP|
A mysterious asteroid hosts a collection of strange creatures – man-animal hybrids, mythological creatures made flesh, guardian spirits, cursed shadows – and the humans who brought them to life. But this strange society exists in an uneasy truce, in the aftermath of uprisings seeking freedom and acceptance, that have only ended in tragedy. As the ambitious, the desperate and the hopeful inhabitants of the asteroid struggle to decide their shared fate, a force greater than either animal or human seems to be silently watching the conflict, waiting for either side to finally answer the question: what is worthy of being human?
EMMA RíOS (PRETTY DEADLY, ISLAND) and HWEI LIM (LALAGE, HERO) present MIRROR: THE MOUNTAIN, the first arc of a story about the mage-scientists of The Synchronia and the sentient animals of Irzah colony. — Image Comics
Publication date: September 14, 2016 by Image Comics
Why I’m excited: Lots of “strange creatures—man-animal hybrids, mythological creatures made flesh, guardian spirits, cursed shadows—“ will inhabit this society, struggling with humans for freedom and acceptance. Oh my god, can you just imagine it? Emma Rios, the artist of Pretty Deadly, is also writing this comic, so I’m excited to see how she tells this awesome sounding story, and how Hwei Lim illustrates it.
First sentence: “When Night looked own, it saw its own eyes staring back at it. “
DNF-ed at page 143 (47%)
Ugh, I never like it when I have to DNF a book. Vassa in the Night had the stuff that had the makings of an awesome book—Russian fairytale retelling, enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, talking wooden dolls, mysterious motorcycler, and witch’s curse—but something about this book never captivated me. I wanted to be enchanted, but I wasn’t.
First sentence: “Lionel was a wild boy.”
Meet Lionel, a boy who acts more like an animal than a human, and Marybeth, a girl who is amiable and follows every direction given to her. You wouldn’t expect these complete opposites to get along, but they do. At this orphanage, they have nothing but each other.
In The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart, Marybeth becomes possessed by a mysterious blue spirit who is wary of everybody and keeps acting out. Lionel and Marybeth set out to figure out what has gotten ahold of Marybeth and how they can keep Marybeth from fading away.