Archive for May, 2016
MAY, MAY, MAYYYYYYYYYY. MY FAVORITE MONTH OF THE YEAR.
I’m only gonna talk about the good things because May is fabulous. I don’t want to dampen my birth month with anger.
My birthday is one of the best ones in recent memory!
IT WAS GLORIOUS.
I don’t tend to celebrate my birthday on the day of my birth (because it usually coincides with graduation day or my friends are too preoccupied with work), but this year, BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON MY ACTUAL BIRTHDAY. I made plans with my friends to have dinner and mini-golf, and THE BESTTTT EVER.
First sentence: “Ben West spent summer vacation growning a handlebar mustache. “
Who wants a modernized retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing? ME. (And you, hopefully.)
THIS BOOK IS SO FRICKIN’ CUTE!
Set in a private school for the extremely gifted called Messina Academy, Trixie Watson and Ben West have been at war—academically and personally—since they were kids, taking any chance they get the best of the other and trade insults. But once their best friends get together, they try to make nice and cool their rivalry, and when they do, they find themselves having things in common: the geek fandoms they’re into. Can Trixie and Ben really be friends despite their issues and the cheating scandal?
What you get in The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You are cute geekery fun, a pair of characters who share a very fierce rivalry, clever insults and banter, fabulous friendships, a cheating scandal that threatens to break friendships, and so much more goodness you’ll find delightful!
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.
Mayday, mayday, mayday! I am here to talk about the comics that were published on this glorious month of May! You will see Spider-Gwen, a monster summer camp, Twilight Zone-like world, Howard the Duck, and much more!
Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!
|SPIDER-GWEN • VOL. 1 – GREATER POWER|
Gwen Stacy is back in the webs and has an all-new, all-different mystery to solve: the reappearance of the Lizard! The Spider-Woman of Earth-65 was convinced that the Lizard died in her arms along with Peter Parker. But a new reptilian rampage leaves her with doubts not only about Peter’s life, but his death as well. Troubles begin to mount as the Osborns of Gwen’s world make their debut, and she finds herself on S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most wanted list! Perhaps some wise words from a mentor figure could help – how about Jessica Drew, the Spider-Woman of Earth-616? What lessons about power and responsibility will Jess have to share, and what use will they be when Gwen battles the Goblins?
Written by Jason LaTour (Southern Bastards) and art by Robbi Rodriguez, this graphic novel collects issues#1-6. — Marvel Comics
Publication date: May 11, 2016 by Marvel Comics
Why I’m excited: In this world, it’s Gwen Stacy who was bitten by the radioactive spider, not Peter Parker!
In my Comic Firsts post about the first issue, I said I wasn’t sure if I would read this series because I’m tired of Spider-stories. Although I’m still hesitant about this I still would definitely want to check out this volume because I liked the art, colors, and the various different Marvel characters that pop into Gwen’s life (like Jessica Drew!).
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.
COVER CHANGE: The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin
First sentence: “The phone rings.”
You say Frankenstein, and my ears will perk up.
But don’t be fooled, Frankenstein plays little part in Monsters: A Love Story; the classic, a feminist reimagining in verse, just happens to bring the two main characters—Stacey Lane, a suburban mom/poet, and Tommy DeMarco, a Hollywood movie star—together to bring Stacey’s book to life, and they develop a very dysfunctional relationship built on assholery and drinking.
First sentence: “My first Manson girl was Leslie van Houten, the homecoming princess with the movie-star smile.”
When a young teenage girl becomes fed up with her family in Atlanta, what does she do? For Anna, she “borrows” her stepmom’s credit card and runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister lives. However, being in the City of Angels is not exactly the out she had hoped for.
American Girls takes you on a ride that explores people who are struggling; the unglamorous life of LA and Hollywood; the darkness that is in everybody; and the fascinating Manson girls. This is not a happy portrayal of teenage girls; it’s a dark coming-of-age story of a girl deep in American culture.