Category Archives: graphic novel

The Flinstones Volume 1 by Russel, Pugh

Back in the 1960s, TV became a bit daring with a social commentary sitcom known as The Honeymooners. Much as would be done again in the 1970s with Archie Bunker of All In The Family, 1980s with Roseanne, and 1990s … Continue reading

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Small Favors by Colleen Coover

What Small Favors lacks in storytelling, it more than makes up for in charm and joy. Freed completely from any patriarchal restraints whatsoever, what we have is a series of short vignettes that have one goal in mind: find reasons … Continue reading

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The Backstagers Act 1 by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh

The Backstages is a difficult one for me to review; this is a short first introductory issue that pretty much sets up the premise of the series (magical realism, friendships, bonding, lots of drama) that may or may not get … Continue reading

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Elves Volume 1 by Jean-Luc Istin, Kyko Duarte

Elves has some incredibly beautiful illustration and color work that somewhat offset a drearily earnest collection of two stories (each focusing on a type of elf: Blue (water) and Sylvan (forest). The Lord of the Rings reference is pronounced: from … Continue reading

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Siberia 56 by Christopher Bec

The story of Siberia 56 owes much to 1950s cult classic movie Forbidden Planet (and indeed, is even referenced within the story). Taking modern thriller sensibilities from the likes of Alien and The Thing, Siberia 56 can feel like it … Continue reading

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The Castoffs, V.1: Mage Against the Machine by M.K. Reed, Brian Smith, Molly Ostertag

The Castoffs should have been a book I really enjoyed and respected: it has female protagonists fighting a mix of technology vs magic. Unfortunately, what I found was a story with all the cliches about female characters: they are incredibly … Continue reading

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Another Castle Grimoire

I have to admit, I am very ambivalent about Another Castle. On the one hand, I really appreciate that this gives us a strong heroine who does all the saving herself. Similarly, the cast is diverse and there are some … Continue reading

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