Archive for August, 2016
August 2016 sucks.
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.
What a wonderful month of awesome comics. In August, you get graphic novels about a troll, Lucifer Morningstar, coding, vengeful Victorian vixens, Black Panther, and much more!
Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!
|BERA THE ONE-HEADED TROLL|
Bera doesn’t ask for much in life. She’s a solitary, humble troll, tending her island pumpkin patch in cheerful isolation. She isn’t looking for any trouble.
But when trouble comes to find her, it comes in spades. A human baby has arrived in the realm of the trolls, and nobody knows where it came from, but Bera seems to be the only person who doesn’t want it dead. There’s nothing to it but to return the adorable little thing to its parents.
Like it or not, Bera’s gone and found herself a quest.
From noted picture book illustrator and graphic novelist (Maddy Kettle) Eric Orchard comes Bera the One-Headed Troll, a delightful new fantasy adventure with all the sweetness, spookiness, and satisfaction of your favorite childhood bedtime story. — First Second
Publication date: August 2, 2016 by First Second
Why I’m excited: A troll and a human baby? What kind of cuteness will happen with these two creatures? I love that Bera decides to bring the baby home. I’m so excited to see what and who she encounters on the way. It seems really heartwarming.
First sentence: “It looks like this:”
Oh, It Looks Like This, I wanted you to be an awesome LGBTQ+ book, but you were just too—*yawns*.
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall – who is the fairest of them all?” If you’re the Queen of the Follies, you sure aren’t the apple of the King of Wall Street’s eyes. You know who is? The titular character, Samantha White, or Snow as she’s known to most. The girl who has everything the Queen of Follies want. The girl who’s story follows the Snow White fairytale, but set in Depression-era Manhattan.
First sentence: “Yes. There is a witch in the woods. There has always been a witch.”
My heart is filled with so much love for The Girl Who Drank the Moon!
SO. MUCH. LOVE.
In the Protectorate, there’s a yearly tradition where the people leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. Nobody questions why; they do it out of fear of this evil witch who is said to do horrible things to them if they don’t. However, this witch in the forest named Xan is nobody to be feared; she is a sweet old woman who actually does a lot of good, delivering the babies to a loving home when she finds them. Xan’s life changes when she accidentally feeds an abandoned baby moonlight and decides to raise the enmagicked child, Luna, with a Swamp Monster and a tiny dragon. Not only do Xan’s life changes with this baby, but also the lives of the people who live in the Protectorate, where a young man there can no longer stand the threat of the witch and heads into the forest to kill the Witch.
The wonderful folks at Random House asked me if I wanted to take part in a blog tour for Supergirl at Super Hero High, and I was absolutely thrilled because it’s Supergirl! Another awesome female superhero that everybody should get to know.
First sentence: “Wonder Woman!” Principal Waller bellowed.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s Supergirl first time at school!
In this sequel to the Super Hero High series, the Kents have decided that it’s time that Supergirl enroll into Super Hero High to take control of her powers and hone them. However, Supergirl is really unsure that going to Super Hero High is a good idea. The school is hard (another rival school doesn’t do exams), and she keeps making tons of mistakes that could be unavoidable if she isn’t Supergirl (aka clumsy). In Supergirl at Super Hero High, Supergirl has to deal with the mounting pressure of being a superhero, her insecurities of not being worthy enough, trying to fit in, her grief over the death of her parents and Krypton, various threatening incidents involving the Boom Tubes, and much more.