Archive for the ‘Comics’ Category

 

June 27, 2019 • 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.

You get a graphic novel, you get a graphic novel, everybody gets a graphic novel!

That is—DC Comics announced a bunch of awesome books of our favorite superhero characters and villains for young readers and young adults with some good authors and excellent artists.

Last year, DC Comics first announced DC Zoom and DC Ink, which are imprints that focused on graphic novels for young readers and young adult. I was extremely excited about this announcement because young people can get the chance to experience these superheroes/villains without worrying about where to start or if it’s appropriate for them.

There’s a lot of wonderful creators—writers and artists—tackling wonderful superheroes, so you gotta know about it. (The * next to titles are ones I’m excited about.)

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May 20, 2019 • Cee • Comics
The Red Maze (5 Worlds #3) by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun • May 7, 2019 • Random House Books for Young Readers Website | Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | Indigo | Library

Oona Lee is determined to light Moon Yatta’s beacon and continue her quest to save the galaxy. But reaching the red beacon means navigating an impossible maze of pipes and facing devious enemies at every turn.

Luckily, her friend Jax Amboy has returned from his adventures transformed! Now he must confront the owner of his former starball team, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get his best player back on the field . . . and who can grant them access to the beacon.

Meanwhile, Oona and An Tzu find a mysterious rebel leader and release a surprising power within Oona’s magic. Will they make it in time to stop the evil force seeking to rule the 5 Worlds?

myreview

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

Hey you! Have you read the 5 Worlds series? No? YOU MUST. It’s an incredibly gorgeous graphic novel series that involves these amazing kids trying to save their fantastical world from extinction. Turn back around from this this review of book 3, The Red Maze, and go straight to The Sand Warrior, the first book of the wonderful 5 Worlds series. (Everything you need to know is in that link.) You definitely won’t regret picking up this graphic novel series. It’s an animated series waiting to happen. ;)

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April 15, 2019 • Cee • Comics

Jon Kent and Damian “Ian” Wayne are opposite in every way except one–they are the sons of the World’s Greatest Heroes! To uncover a global conspiracy, this unlikely dynamic duo will need to learn to trust each other and work together to save the Earth. But who is the mysterious Candace, and what secrets does she hold that could be the key to everything?

The polar ice caps have nearly melted away, causing devastation to coastal cities. Erratic, deadly weather forces everyone inland, tearing families apart. Earth is facing its greatest crisis–and Superman and Batman are nowhere to be found.

From New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson (Kingdom Keepers) and artist Ile Gonzalez comes the first book in an epic new series that follows the Super Sons of Superman and Batman as they struggle to find their place in a rapidly changing world!

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When DC Entertainment announced DC Ink and DC Zoom, imprints that focused on young adult and Middle Grade readers respectively, the bookseller in me was screaming in joy. Do you know how many times I’ve tried to turn young readers into superhero fans by introducing them to Gotham Academy and Ms. Marvel? They always gravitate toward Marvel, leaving DC in the dust, or they choose Dog Man. It’s DC’s time again!

When the dads are away, the kids come out to play—Jonathan and Damian Wayne that is. For those who don’t know, they’re Superman and Batman’s kids. Two vastly different boys from different worlds who want to come out of the shadows of their fathers to be  who they’re destined to be.

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February 22, 2019 • Cee • Comics

Now that high school is over, Ari is dying to move to the big city with his ultra-hip band―if he can just persuade his dad to let him quit his job at their struggling family bakery. Though he loved working there as a kid, Ari cannot fathom a life wasting away over rising dough and hot ovens. But while interviewing candidates for his replacement, Ari meets Hector, an easygoing guy who loves baking as much as Ari wants to escape it. As they become closer over batches of bread, love is ready to bloom . . . that is, if Ari doesn’t ruin everything.

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I received this book for free from First Second (Macmillan) for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

What else can find in the kitchen besides baked goods and baking? For Ari, love.

Love for an easygoing Samoan baker who is in Ari’s beach town to take care of family stuff, and revitalizing his love for his Greek family’s bakery. Read more »





January 10, 2019 • 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.

It has been a while since I’ve done a Comic Firsts post. I haven’t actually picked up a new comic. I’ve been distracted by my beloved The Wicked + The Divine to focus on anything, but the time is now to branch out into new titles!

I’ve had a dry spell with reading comics, but I’m back—at least, I’m hoping this is the beginning of my comeback! Gonna be talking about two deadly comics—Gunning for Hits and James Bond 007. ;)

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September 26, 2018 • Cee • Comics

The Cobalt Prince (5 Worlds #2) by Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun • May 8, 2018 • Random House Books for Young Readers
Website | Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | Indigo | Library

Oona Lee surprised everyone–including herself–when she lit the first beacon to save the Five Worlds from extinction. Can she light the other four beacons in time? Next stop, Toki! On the blue planet, Oona must face the sister who left her, and bring to light the Cobalt Prince’s dark secrets.

Meanwhile, An Tzu is fading away as his mysterious illness gets worse. Will it stop him from joining the fight? Or will his unique magic be just what the team needs?

And Jax Amboy is a hero on the starball field, but in a moment of real danger, will he risk everything to save his friends?

myreview

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

First, you must read The Sand Warrior, the first book for the wonderful 5 Worlds series.

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