Archive for September, 2017

 

September 30, 2017 • Cee • Monthly Recap

September started off with a heatwave that was choking my lovely city to death. It was truly awful. I’ve been stressing about another pest situation. But hey, I did meet two of my favorite people—Robin Sloan and Kris Anka—and got my comic pins (and a lot of comics hahahahaha)!!!

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September 29, 2017 • Cee • Comics

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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.

In September, ladies seeking revenge in a maybe-Mad Max world, the beloved hardcover copy of the holy The Wicked + The Divine, more people wants revenge and to kill, and many more. This month, you need to put these on your TBR list.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

EXTREMITY • VOL. 1: ARTIST

Thea dreams. Not of a better life, but of revenge on the clan that ruined her family. With ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters ahead…who knows where her quest for vengeance will take her?

Creator Daniel Warren Johnson (Space Mullet) and colorist Mike Spicer present a bold new vision, where the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli meet the intensity of Mad Max, in this all-new Skybound Original.

Collects EXTREMITY #1-6. Image Comics

Publication date: September 6, 2017 by Image Comics

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

Why I’m excited: I am all for ladies seeking revenge. And it’s on a similar veins of Mad Max? I don’t know what else to expect from this book, but since my favorite comic Valkyries recommends this, I gotta pick this comic up.

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September 27, 2017 • Cee • Reviews

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Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore • September 5, 2017 • Kathy Dawson Books (Penguin)
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Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

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I received this book for free from Penguin for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

First sentence: “The house on the cliff looks like a ship disappearing into fog.”

Jane, Unlimited is—how should I say—eccentric.

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September 26, 2017 • Cee • Comics

It was the same every morning. Wake up, grab the ice skates, and head to the rink while the world was still dark.

Weekends were spent in glitter and tights at competitions. Perform. Smile. And do it again.

She was good. She won. And she hated it.

For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden’s life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. It was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But over time, as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the figure skating team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. It all led to one question: What was the point? The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she’d outgrown her passion–and she finally needed to find her own voice.

Spinning is intimate and stunning.

This story is not about the joys or love of figure skating; it’s about the loneliness that it brought Tillie Walden, how the events outside of the rink shaped how she skated, and how it pushed her to come out. It’s about the feeling that figure skating gave her.

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September 23, 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.

Fifteen years ago, our world was overrun by creatures of myth; orcs, dragons, and other nameless horrors threw the entire planet into total chaos. Today, the shattered remnants of civilization must fight just to survive in a deadly new era of violence and mayhem. While a powerful sorcerer marshals his forces, a group of warriors embark on a journey to reclaim our world from the growing darkness.

An all new post-apocalyptic high-fantasy adventure series from co-creators SETH M. PECK (X-Men) and JEREMY HAUN (THE BEAUTY) featuring colors by NICK FILARDI and letters by THOMAS MAUER. Image Comics

If you want a guide to take you through the brutal post-apocalyptic wasteland that had been ravaged by mythical creatures such as orcs, dragons, and so on, Will Nolan is who you want. 

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September 20, 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: Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

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