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October 30, 2017 • 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.

In October, oh boy, it’s a boat load of comics that begs for me to open my wallet. You get my girl America Chavez, awesome DC heroes and heroines (Cassandra Cain! Wonder Woman! Bombshells!), animals who plot revenge, a P.I., tea dragons, and many more. This month, you need to put these on your TBR list.

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DETECTIVE COMICS (REBIRTH) • VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS

The sweeping new chapter in writer James Tynion IV’s acclaimed saga—featuring a league of talented artists including Marcio Takara (THE FLASH) and Christian Duce (BATMAN AND ROBIN ETERNAL)—is here, in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS.

Batwoman, an accomplished crime-fighter who’s overcome the darkest of betrayals. Clayface, a reformed villain whose potential is eclipsed only by his astonishing powers. New heroes like Azrael, an avenging angel, and Batwing, whose incredible armor makes him a true dark knight. Led by the Batman himself, this team of guardians stands ready to protect Gotham City.

But the secrets of the team’s most mysterious member, Cassandra Cain, are about to come to light. And that light will cast a shadow darker than anything they’ve ever seen before.

They thought the League of Shadows was just a rumor—a secret society of nihilistic killers often whispered about but never seen. But now the League is here, in Gotham. They’re destroying Batman’s team one by one. And their sinister leader, Lady Shiva, has come to reclaim her daughter—or destroy her.

Can even Batman’s arch-enemy Ra’s al Ghul and his League of Assassins stop the onslaught? Or have the Shadows come to stay?

Find out in BATMAN: DETECTIVE COMICS VOL. 3: LEAGUE OF SHADOWS. Collects DETECTIVE COMICS #950-956. DC Comics

Publication date: October 4, 2017 by DC Comics

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Why I’m excited: I’m expecting Cassandra Cain to play a biiiiiiiiig part in this volume, and I hope that is true because I love Cassandra.

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October 15, 2017 • Cee • Comics

The new gonzo graphic novel love letter to 90s action movies by Eisner-nominated cartoonist Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rick and Morty).

A betrayed murderess wants revenge. A hard drinking former cop wants his job back. For either to get what they want, they’re going to have to fight their way through fifteen flights of criminals, assassins, drug lords, murderers, yup, even accountants, and…

KILL. THEM. ALL

So the joke goes: A disgraced ex-cop, a long lost Princess-assassin walk into a highly secure building filled with Assassins looking for revenge. One wants desperately to get back on the police force even though he’s been fired. The other wants to kill her sexist ex-boyfriend and her ex-father figure for casting as a traitor for no good reason. Oh, and there’s also a cowering partner of the ex-cop who wants no part in this revenge plot. 

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September 29, 2017 • 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.

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.

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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

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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 6, 2017 • Cee • Comics

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson • September 5, 2017 • Dial Books (Penguin)
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Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she’s eager to begin her own training as a squire. First, though, she’ll need to prove her bravery. Luckily Impy has just the quest in mind–she’ll go to public school after a life of being homeschooled! But it’s not easy to act like a noble knight-in-training in middle school. Impy falls in with a group of girls who seem really nice (until they don’t) and starts to be embarrassed of her thrift shop apparel, her family’s unusual lifestyle, and their small, messy apartment. Impy has always thought of herself as a heroic knight, but when she does something really mean in order to fit in, she begins to wonder whether she might be more of a dragon after all.

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First sentence: “Our story begins here…at the beginning.”

Never been to a Renaissance Faire? Impy (aka Imogene) and her family will welcome you with opened arms. You’re in for quite a treat. The Renaissance Faire is a delightful place where you will see the most interesting sights—both in people (who are all dressed up) and activities—and encounter out of this world things. You’ll find people speaking in olden day speech and jousting and whatnot. This is the place that Impy, the main character of All’s Faire in Middle School, loves in the entire world.

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August 30, 2017 • 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.

In August, you get roller derby girls, lots of volume threes of my beloved comics, precious Wirt and Greg on their adventure in the Unknown, an unstoppable wasp, and many more. This month, you need to put these on your TBR list.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

SLAM • VOL. 1

In the fast-paced, hard-hitting, super cheeky, all-female world of banked track roller derby, two young women will have to decide if their budding friendship is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line.

When life starts coming at you like a freight train, you have two options: run away screaming or lean into the hit.

From the first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, Jennifer and Maisie knew they’d be fast friends. But when they’re drafted to different teams, the pull of competition — and their increasingly messy personal lives — threaten to drive them apart. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up, and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, a better lover, and a better friend. Derby can heal your heart . . . but it might break a bone or two in the process.

Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and retired Los Angeles Derby Doll Pamela Ribon (Going In Circles, Why Girls Are Weird) joins artist Veronica Fish (Archie, Silk) for a tale of friendship, heartbreak, and truly epic jams. — Boom! Sudios

Publication date: August 2, 2017 by Boom! Studios

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Why I’m excited: Roller derby girls! I’ve waited months for this volume to come out because girls roller derbying and friendship!! And you have Veronica Fish as the artist. What a winning combination.

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July 30, 2017 • 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.

July, oh July, you have so many comics releasing, and I want it all. Badass Hulk. Fashionable aliens trying to be human. BTS for stage crew boys. Gotham Academy second semester. This month, you need to put these on your TBR list.

Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!

MONSTRESS • VOL. 2: THE BLOOD

The Eisner-nominated MONSTRESS is back! Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past… and discover a new, terrible, threat.

Collects MONSTRESS #7-12 — Image Comics

Publication date: July 5, 2017 by Image Comics

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Why I’m excited: OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS, MONSTRESS VOLUME 2 IS THE BEST EVER. You get Maika, loyal Kippa, Master Ren, more cats and other creatures. I have read it like multiple times, and I’m just so struck by the writing and the art. All the characters leave a heavy impression in my heart.

If you haven’t read Vol. 1, you must do it!!!
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