Secret Six #13 and #14 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Secret Six #13 and Secret Six #14 by Gail Simone and Tom Derenick
Average rating: 2/5 stars

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Black Magick #4 and #5 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Black Magick #4 and Black Magick #5 by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott
Average rating: 4.5/5 stars

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Wonder Woman #48, #49, and #50 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Wonder Woman #48, Wonder Woman #49, and Wonder Woman #50 by Meredith Finch, David Finch, and Miguel Mendonca
Average rating: 1/5 stars

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Saga Volume 6 Graphic Novel Review

Saga Volume 6Erica gives this comic three starsSaga Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan
Art: Fiona Staples

Vaughan shifts the time many years ahead. It makes sense since he needs to jump-start the story in the future. Not to mention, grow Hazel. Here she becomes an even stronger narrator.

The trap of future jumping, which Vaughan falls into and makes this the weakest volume so far, is exposition. The old adage of writing is show, not tell. But when you jump years, you need to tell a bit more about what all these characters have been up to. This volume is heavy with exposition.

The part that didn’t work for me the most was the reunion and re-falling in love of Marko and Alana. Previously, she became a secret drug addict and he went looking for affection somewhere else other than their (I assume) monogamous relationship. We got a lot of exposition from Hazel, who despite her somewhat all-knowing narration, wouldn’t have deep details on the romance of her parents.

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #4, #5, and #6 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #4, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #5, and Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #6 by Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder, and Natacha Bustos
Average rating: 3/5 stars

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Mockingbird #1, #2, and #3 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Mockingbird #1, Mockingbird #2, and Mockingbird #3 by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk
Average rating: 4/5 stars

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Black Canary #10, #11, and #12 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Black Canary #10, Black Canary #11, and Black Canary #12 by Brenden Fletcher, Annie Wu, Moritat, and Sandy Jarrell
Average rating: 3.3/5 stars

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Clean Room #7, #8, and #9 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Clean Room #7, Clean Room #8, and Clean Room #9 by Gail Simone and Jon Davis-Hunt
Average rating: 4.3/5 stars

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Tomboy Graphic Novel Review

tomboyErica gives this comic five starsTomboy by Liz Prince

This is the type of book that I wish I could’ve read when I was a kid. Prince tells her own story, of a young Liz, figuring out who she’s becoming. That person is a tomboy, but Prince works through a lot of cultural gendered baggage to come to terms with who she is.

I’m certainly not the tomboy Prince is. Nor even in my biggest tomboy journey when I was a kid was I as diehard as Prince. I may have hated wearing dresses as a kid, but I didn’t cry. And my mother certainly wasn’t going to let me not wear said dress. All that said, this story was one I would’ve loved then.

Tomboy is extremely centered in a certain time. Prince and I are around the same age, so everything from her Popples to her Ghostbusters were parts of my childhood too. I do wonder how the book would translate with a younger generation. But I imagine the strength of the story isn’t in the references, but the sentiment and cultural things that slowly change, no matter how small or big our smart phones get. Continue reading

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Rachel Rising #40, #41, and #42 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Rachel Rising #40, Rachel Rising #41, and Rachel Rising #42 by Terry Moore
Average rating: 2.6/5 stars

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