Monstress Volume 1

29396738Monstress, Vol. 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Distributors
Publication Date: July 19th, 2016
Publisher: Image Comics
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Slow
Genres &  Themes: Comics, Fantasy, War, Power, Magic, Adventure, Action


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Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900’s Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power, a connection that will transform them both and make them the target of both human and otherworldly powers. Continue reading

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Lumberjanes Volume 4

27248586Lumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Distributors
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Recommended Age: 9+
Pacing: Fast
Genres &  Themes: Comics, Fantasy, Summer (Winter!) Camps, Friendship


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Jen just wants a normal lesson with her cabin, teaching Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley the basic survival skills needed without any supernatural intervention. But when a blizzard hits camp, Jen finds herself separated from the girls and in more trouble than ever… until a mysterious taxidermist swoops in to save the day. Who is she and what is her relationship to Rosie? Join Jen as she finds a way back to her girls, and a way to save the day! Continue reading