Monday, April 13, 2015

Graphic Novel Round-Up

It was a graphic novel kind of weekend...there was also an audiobook and eBook int here as well, but I'm finding there's nothing quite like a graphic novel to get me back into the reading mood.

Saga, Volume 4
Author: Brian K. Vaughn, Artist: Fiona Staples
Info: Image Comics, copyright 2014, 144 pages

Visit new plants, meet new adversaries and explore a very new direction as Hazel becomes a toddler while her family struggles to stay on their feet.

~Goodreads Description

I think it's safe to say at this point that Brian K. Vaughn is my favorite graphic novel author.  He's a great storyteller, finding the perfect balance of fantastical and "human"...real.  There's a lot of plots and subplots, but he keeps them in order and gives each their due.

Rat Queens: Sass & Sorcery, Volume 1
Author: Kurtis J. Wiebe, Illustrator: Roc Upchurch
Info: Image Comics, copyright 2014, 128 pages

Who are the Rat Queens?  A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit.

~Goodreads Description

Sass & Sorcery really sums this one up.  You've got Hannah, the leader of sorts and an Elven Mage, Violet, the Dwarven Fighter, Dee, the Human Cleric, and Betty the Smidgen Thief.  They're loud, they're vulgar, and they're the last crew you want to double cross.  When someone starts killing all the mercenaries, the Rat Queens are on the job...sort of...well, right after they finish partying.

Lots of choice language and conversation, but a lot of fun.  I can't wait to find out what other shenanigans these ladies get themselves into.

Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe
Author: Cullen Bunn, Illustrator: Dalibor Talajic
Info: Marvel, copyright 2012, 96 pages

What if everything you thought was funny about Deadpool was actually just disturbing?  What if he decided to kill everyone and everything that makes up the Marvel Universe?  What if he actually pulled it off?  Would that be FUN for you?

~Goodreads Description

The voices in Deadpool's head have been kicked up a notch, and he has decided to rid the world of heroes and villains.  No one is spared, especially from a clean, quiet death.  This anti-hero breaks the ultimate fourth wall with his usual sarcastic flair.  I usually don't gravitate toward superhero comic books, but with the Deadpool movie coming next year, I thought I'd give it a whirl.  I'll probably find another :)

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