Nimona

Lord Blackheart is, as you might suspect from the name, an evil villain. The biggest name in supervillainy! and one day a young girl appears outside his lair, she’s intent on being his sidekick. Nothing he can say or do can dissuade her from joining him. Although following his orders might be a little beyond […]

Dragonbreath

Dragonbeath #1 Danny Dragonbreath is having trouble with the whole Dragonbreath aspect of his name, in other words he hasn’t yet managed to breath fire. Keep thinking hot thoughts, think about fire, his father tells him, but that isn’t much use when the school bully is teasing you about your very existence. Dragons being mythical […]

Hound : Protector

Part of my Once Upon a Time 9 reading, this fits the mythology section best. Based on the myth of Cúchulainn, the Hound of Ulster. Cúchulainn and the whole Táin/Red Branch Knights stories are m favourite myths and legends. And I think they would make an awesome film1 . This graphic novel retells the Cu […]

Wonder Woman : the circle

The problem I have with so many comic book characters is where exactly to start. There is so much back story to the established ones that it is hard to just pick up an issue/collection and think you’ll know what’s going on. Wonder Woman is no different, she’s been around for years, and this is […]

Black Widow : the finely woven thread

All I know about Black Widow, aka Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanova, aka Natasha Romanoff, comes from the Marvel films. So I know she’s pretty damn awesome and deserves a film of her very own. But until1 that happens comics are where she gets to play the lead. And last year Renay reviewed The finely woven […]

Velvet : Before the living end

Back in November LadyBusiness celebrated Superwomen & Comics Week, and as part of that they had a “links of steel” post in which several comics were recommended. I caved and bought a few. The first of these that I’ve read, so far, is Velvet, volume 1, because of the Wired review The hook being : […]

Hawkeye : my life as a weapon

The first five issues of the Hawkeye series together with issue #6 of Young Avengers. This is the story of what Hawkeye does when he’s not Avenging1 . Clint Barton battles skeezy landlords and the robbers who rob robbers. And hangs out with Kate Bishop, who is/was also Hawkeye, and saves a dog. I’m not […]

Captain America : Hail Hydra

Opening in 1944 this graphic novel spans decades as it shows how Captain America has battled with Hydra for as long as he has been alive. But in the history of Hydra that isn’t very long. They have been around since before the pyramids, and they are patient and will to out-wait their enemies to […]

The Last Dragon by Jane Yolen and Rebecca Guay

The Last Dragon

Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge Everyone knows that all the dragons are gone. They were killed off years and years ago. Before that they wrecked havoc on people, the sweetest meat. But heroes came and killed them all. But in the town of Meddlesome something is stirring. The herbalist has gone […]

I love him to pieces

I love him to pieces

My boyfriend is a monster #1. Illustrated by Janina Garrissen. In St. Petersberg High School, Florida Dicey Bell is looking for Jack Chen. He doesn’t know it but he is her Babby Daddy! For that egg project some schools do to promote proper care and attention to eggs… They don’t usually talk. She’s the jock. […]

The adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle : The thing beneath the bed

Illustrated by Nate Taylor Read for this year’s RIP challenge. Check out the RIP review site. Everywhere I have seen this book mentioned there comes a warning; this is not a book for children. It looks like one, it is a picture book. It features a princess and her teddy bear. But all those warnings […]