Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days

25066780Ms. Marvel, Vol. 4: Last Days by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Superheroes, Superpowers, Villains


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From the moment Kamala put on her costume, she’s been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. Lucky she’s got the help of Carol “Captain Marvel” Danvers! Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to keep her city from falling into an all-out frenzy, Kamala has barely had time to come to terms with the fact that the world is literally collapsing around her. But the truth will catch up to her, and soon. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let’s do this, Jersey City. Continue reading

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed

23546843Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Superheroes, Coming of Age, Romance


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Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of–by crashing it in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster! Yup, it’s a special Valentine’s Day story featuring Marvel’s favorite charlatan, Loki! And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with…a crush! Because this new kid is really, really cute. What are these feelings, Kamala Khan? Prepare for drama! Intrigue! Romance! Suspense! Punching things! All this and more! The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is! Plus, see what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jemma Simmons goes undercover at Kamala’s school! Continue reading

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why

23017947Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: 2015
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Superheroes, Coming of Age, Villains


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Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop fan-girling out about meeting her favorite super hero, that is. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity — by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. Kamala bands together with some unlikely heroes to stop the maniacal villain before he does real damage, but has she taken on more than she can handle? And how much longer can Ms. Marvel’s life take over Kamala Khan’s? Kamala Khan continues to prove why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is! Continue reading

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

20898019Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
Published: 2014
Publisher: Marvel
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Action, Superheroes, Coming of Age, High School


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Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey! Continue reading

Spell on Wheels, Vol. 1

34390407Spell on Wheels, Vol. 1 by Kate Leth

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: June 20th, 2017
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Comics, Witches, Friendship, Road Trips, Mystery


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Three young witches head out on an East Coast road trip to retrieve their stolen belongings and track down the mysterious thief before he can do any damage to—or with—their possessions. Collects Spell on Wheels #1–#5. Continue reading

Tangled: The Series – Adventure is Calling

Tangled: The Series - Adventure is Calling by Scott Peterson and Alessandro FerrariTangled: The Series – Adventure is Calling by Scott Peterson

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Received: Distributor
First Published: October 24th, 2017
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Recommended Age: 7+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Children’s, Comics, Adventure, Humour, Action


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All Rapunzel ever wanted was to find her place in the world. But now that she has, what will she do when she hears the call of adventure?

The hit Disney Channel animated series comes to comics! Join Rapunzel and her friends Eugene, Pascal, and Maximus as she finds her way in the kingdom of Corona! But will she be able to be a princess, make her family happy, and ALSO follow her adventurous heart? Continue reading

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You

kittyHow to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You by Matthew Inman

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Received: Publisher
First Published: October 9th, 2012
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Humor, Animals, Modern Life, Cat Plotting


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If your cat is kneading you, that’s not a sign of affection. Your cat is actually checking your internal organs for weakness. If your cat brings you a dead animal, this isn’t a gift. It’s a warning. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You is an offering of cat comics, facts, and instructional guides from the creative wonderland at TheOatmeal.com. Continue reading

Paper Girls Volume 2

Paper Girls 2Paper Girls, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
First Published: November 30th, 2016
Publisher: Image Comics
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: Fast
Genres & Themes: Comics, Science Fiction, Action, Mystery, Time Travel, Horror


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After surviving the strangest night of their lives in the Cleveland suburb of Stony Stream, intrepid young newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac, and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future… the year 2016. Continue reading

Saga Volume 7

29237211Saga, Vol. 7 by Brian K. Vaughan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
First Published: April 4th, 2017
Publisher: Image Comics
Recommended Age: 14+
Pacing: Normal
Genres & Themes: Comics, Science Fiction, War, Family, Action, Love


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From the worldwide bestselling team of Fiona Staples and Brian K. Vaughan, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained Saga event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. New friendships are forged and others are lost forever in this action-packed volume about families, combat and the refugee experience. Continue reading

SLAM! Volume 1

32332997SLAM! Vol. 1 by Pamela Ribon

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Received: Diamond Comics Distributors
First Published: August 15th, 2017
Publisher: BOOM! Box
Recommended Age: 12+
Pacing: So Fast
Genres & Themes: Comics, Sports, Realistic Fiction, Friendship, Roller Derby


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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. Continue reading