Archive for June, 2017

 

June 30, 2017 • Cee • Monthly Recap

I can’t believe it’s Summer.Ugh.

June flew like a blur, and I don’t know if I’m ready for the end of the Summer or what.

WHAT’S UP?

In June —

  • I met Brenden Fletcher (again) and Babs Tarr!!

S C R E A M I N G. For those who do not know, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr (and Cameron Stewart but he unfortunately was unable to make it) is the creative team behind Batgirl and their new book, Motor Crush. I’ve been a massive fan of them since their Batgirl days, so when I heard they would be signing at my LCBS, I made sure I had the day off to see them! (Like, I bought five different covers for Motor Crush. That’s how much I love them.)

I may do an event recap for it, but there was a Q&A where Brenden and Babs talked about Motor Crush—its inception, the inspiration behind the fashion and certain scenes, etc—and then a signing took place after. It was my first time meeting Babs, and oh my god, she is amazinnnnnnng. I literally had hearteyes when I stood in front of her. For Brenden, it was not my first time meeting him, and I was so psyched to meet him again (last time he showed me previews of Black Canary #2.) and talked Black Canary with him. I didn’t realize until right before the event that I own A LOT of his work. :D So, here are the lovely two:

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June 29, 2017 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

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.

Babes on bikes. Hot guys and their abs and their booty. Queens fighting World Wars and the Empire. June is filled with so many comics I’m obsessed with getting, and believe me, I bought six out of the 11. (I also bought five different covers of Motor Crush so….) This month, you need to put these on your TBR list.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE • VOL. 5: IMPERIAL PHASE (I)

The gods are free to do whatever they want. Inevitably, they do.

Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #23-28, including the critically lauded KEVIN WADA magazine issue.  — Image Comics

Publication date: June 7, 2017 by Image Comics

Buy: LCBS · Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository · Indigo · Comixology

Why I’m excited: The Wicked + The Divine is back! And ready to break hearts! YES. Imperial Phase is a…doozy. This comic never fails to make my mouth drop open because holy shit. Shit goes down. Chaos reigns. It’s amazing.
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June 28, 2017 • Cee • Lists

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I know it’s not Tuesday anymore, but it’s never to late to discuss books, especially when it’s the best books I’ve read in 2017!!!

There are twelve books here—six of them are the best books that were published in 2017 and the other six are the best books that weren’t published in 2017. I decided against including rereads because well, I reread them because they were the best books. In my list, there are a lot of comics. A LOT. It’s mainly what I’ve been reading, and I’m not about to stop the awesomeness.

Here are the books on my list.

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June 24, 2017 • Cee • Letters

Dear F.C. Yee & The Epic Crush of Genie Lo,

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo’s every waking thought. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged.

Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out around her is Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas. Quentin assures Genie she is strong enough to fight these monsters, for she unknowingly harbors an inner power that can level the very gates of Heaven.

Genie will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin keeps talking about. But as she does, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with his, in a way she could never have imagined…Goodreads

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June 19, 2017 • Cee • Comics

Comic Firsts

Comic Firsts, a feature where I talk about the first issues of comics that I’ve bought, received, or borrowed. It’s all about first impressions, what I like or didn’t like about the issue, and whether I would keep reading it beyond the first issue.

Shirtless Bear-Fighter is exactly as ridiculous as it sounds. But it’s the kind of ridiculous that will have you laughing because of how absurd and weirdly mesmerizing the titular Shirtless Bear Fighter is.

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June 15, 2017 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

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Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?

Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

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Cover Change: The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

When I first saw the hardcover design of The Lovely Reckless, I wasn’t a fan. I couldn’t see myself picking up this book because of the cover. The typography left a lot to be desired. I didn’t like the glare of the gray in Kami Garcia’s name. I thought the watercolored graffiti-like couple could’ve been done a bit better. It’s just super forgettable.

Now that paperback cover, I like. The font is fabulous. I found it extremely fitting with the muscle car because it gave a sort of retro vibe. I like the blurs behind the car, making it look like the car is on the go. The red is very eye-catching. It’s a simple, yet striking cover.

Final Verdict: What cover do I like better? Paperback!

Which cover design do you prefer? Would you buy the the hardcover or paperback cover?