Dwarves and dinosaurs – two unlikely graphic novels you might like

It’s another Monday! The last one this month, so it shouldn’t be too bad, right? Well, mine isn’t bad, so I’m quite satisfied :D.

Today I’ve got for you two graphic novels I’ve read… let’s say within last month. Both have something that I found different and maybe a bit unusual. Brigada’s specialty is the curious graphic style – forget about your usually lovely-looking elves, meet a bunch of dwarves on a mission. And “Love: The Dinosaur” is yet another of the wordless novels that prove you don’t need text to understand the meaning.

I received both of these novels from the publishers via Netgalley in exchange for honest reviews. 

brigadaBrigada by Enrique Fernández

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A rather enjoyable story that gets better and better with every page. I admit I needed a moment to get used to this graphic, but I really like it. It’s original and feels fresh among all those other look-alike graphics out there. Continue reading “Dwarves and dinosaurs – two unlikely graphic novels you might like”

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Lovely graphic, but how’s the story?

Hello people! I know this will be something I don’t talk much about, mostly because I don’t read as many mangas as I’d like to, but today is the day! Here are few titles I’ve started reading last year (and maybe a bit before that) and I’d like to write just a few words about each of them. Check it out and maybe you’ll be able to give me some recommendations on what I should pick up next?

devils-and-realistDevils and Realist, Vol. 1 by Madoka Takadono, Utako Yukihiro

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Curious to the point, but in the end, I wasn’t impressed. I did like the style, but I had an issue with all but one bad “guys” looking way too girly. I don’t mind seeing this from time to time, it can be rather enjoyable, but if even the characters notice that it must be kind of weird.
To sum it up: fun, but I won’t be reading the whole series. Continue reading “Lovely graphic, but how’s the story?”

Indian legends, ghosts and space pirates – graphic novel mash-up

Today I’m bringing you three graphic novels I read at some point last year and was meant to review aaaaages ago. Again it’s a set of shorter-than-usual reviews, so not to bore you too much :P.

It will be a weird set starting with some tales from legends with a strong heroine on the lead, moving through contemporary and supernatural ghost hunting story and ending with a sci-fi pirates on an awesome space ship!

Anyone interested?

The Legend of Bold RileyThe Legend of Bold Riley by Leia Weathington

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I bought this comic because it promised to combine this lovely, colorful graphic you can see on the cover and the myths and tales from Indian culture.

Well, the second one did deliver and I really liked that since I don’t have many occasions to read about this culture and it seems fascinating. Continue reading “Indian legends, ghosts and space pirates – graphic novel mash-up”

Stars, time travel and a mystery to solve

I didn’t expect to like this story so much. I like Star Trek shows, but I’ve never read graphic novels or books, so that was something new to me and I didn’t know what to expect. It was worth it 🙂

Starfleet AcademyStar Trek: Starfleet Academy by Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott, Derek Charm

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This story mixes two timelines, one when Uhura, Spock, and Kirk are still at the academy – Uhura stumbles upon a strange transmission and tries to solve the mystery. Unfortunately, the academy doesn’t want this information to get out.  And the other part of the story that takes place a few years later and follows brand new recruits with T’laan being the main heroine here. These guys are still in training and on one of their missions they get into a space-time disturbance and find the source of Uhura’s signal from years ago. The thing is, for the people inside not much time had passed. Continue reading “Stars, time travel and a mystery to solve”