Archive for December, 2017
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 November, I totally slacked off, so you’re getting a joint November-December graphic novels post! In this, you will get killer ladies and my favorite superheroes (here’s looking at you Kate Bishop aka Hawkeye), characters I never thought I like (Spider-Man, Black Bolt), and many more. This month, you need to put these on your TBR list.
Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!
That’s a huge milestone.
First sentence: “On the far edge of the Phantom Waste, the watchman at way station 727 retrieves a message.”
Let me tell you all about this unique and cinematic book by Gregory Manchess called Above the Timberline. It’s an alternate Earth set in the future that is covered entirely in ice and snow.
Dear Catherynne M. Valente & Space Opera,
A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented—something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and understanding.
Once every cycle, the civilizations gather for Galactivision—part gladiatorial contest, part beauty pageant, part concert extravaganza, and part continuation of the wars of the past. Instead of competing in orbital combat, the powerful species that survived face off in a competition of song, dance, or whatever can be physically performed in an intergalactic talent show. The stakes are high for this new game, and everyone is forced to compete.
This year, though, humankind has discovered the enormous universe. And while they expected to discover a grand drama of diplomacy, gunships, wormholes, and stoic councils of aliens, they have instead found glitter, lipstick, and electric guitars. Mankind will not get to fight for its destiny—they must sing.
A band of human musicians, dancers, and roadies have been chosen to represent Earth on the greatest stage in the galaxy. And the fate of their species lies in their ability to rock. [/quote]
Oh wow, um, I didn’t mean to stop posting back in early November. I had plans to read all the books I’ve received for review and review them, but that didn’t happen. A deadly combination of things prevented me from doing so—work, stress, and not being in the mood.