This is officially one of the coolest comics that I have ever read solely because it has a CULINARY CONSULTANT as part of the creative team! They create a world where food is a part of the story-although we aren’t there yet because this is only the first issue! So far, we know that the main character, Xoo, has two disabled parents and she runs their restaurant with her talking dog. Her uncle has come to live with them as her caregiver because the state says that she can’t run a restaurant as an underage and undocumented chef. This was a recommendation from Austin Books and Comics that I’m glad I purchased! I expect big things from this comic! :)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Moonstruck! This is one of my favorite comic book series for its inclusivity and diversity. In this issue, Selena invites Chet and Julie to accompany her to a frat party that ends up having a fairy circle around it. For those not familiar (haha!) a fairy circle "summer-izes" whatever it surrounds, so the party being held in the winter feels like summer.
As most fantasy nerds know, fairies can't be trusted and the friends get stuck at the party. I can't wait to see how this storyline turns out!
This graphic novel is awesome! It is Diverse, Inclusive, magical, and fun! Moonstruck is set in a universe where centaurs and lesbian werewolves work together in coffee shops that serve everyone. Two werewolves, Selena and Julie are in the very beginning stages of a relationship and are still getting to know each other when they go on a date that includes Chet, their centaur friend, who ends up becoming human in an evil magic show and loses his horse butt. While funny, the graphic novel does an amazing job of showing how disastrous and emotionally traumatizing this is to him. The girls and their friends have to help find the evil magician that put on the magic show, get Chet’s butt back, and stop him from hurting others all while trying to figure out their feelings and new relationship!
The main character, Julie the werewolf, is pretty whiny and emotional, but she is a great representation of how feelings of others need to be respected and how to be kind. Overall, this was a great book!
Happy Valentine's Day, fellow nerds! I'm celebrating today by sharing my superhero soul-sister's latest volume with y'all! She's definitely my soul-sister because we both need to learn to practice self-care and need carbs and coffee to recover from well, life. ;)
And just when I didn't think she could get any more amazing-this latest volume gets FINALLY passed into my desperately awaiting hands (My library hold took almost three weeks!) and proves that Kamala just keeps getting better!
Oh man, could Ms. Marvel be anymore awesome? She's quick-thinking and always looking to do what is right. Even when she has she has to choose between wrong and more-wrong-she always finds a way. In this installment, Ms. Marvel has to fight the people that she has vowed to protect when they try to fight back against her and other inhumans.
*STOP! SPOILERS AHEAD!*
She (like always) saves the day, but not without learning about herself and how she isn't immune to things like weariness, heartbreak, and hunger! In the last issue of this book, Red Dagger (from Ms. Marvel volume 6-when she goes to visit family abroad) has come to visit and helps her save a runaway train and helps Kamala realize that she has to take care of herself in order to take care of others. I can't wait for Volume Nine!
I actually really enjoyed this book! I couldn’t put it down. Mega Princess is super cute and incredibly relatable despite being a princess. Mega Princess shows that a princess can be more than just frilly dresses and riding horses. This princess wants to be a detective and does so by finding her lost baby brother when he has been abducted. She demonstrates strength, good character, and poise in the faces of danger and adversity. She also will show students how to work with others in dire times that they don't normally get along with. She’s Fierce and fearless-just what girls need right now 💛
OMG! First issue and I'm officially obsessed. COYOTES is about a band of women fighting back against shape-shifting wolves/coyotes that are hunting and killing them in a ghost town called The City of Lost Girls. After her mother and sister were killed, Red (formerly Analia) runs off with her best friend, Eyepatch and joins the Duchesses' group, where she learns how to fight like a samurai. The first issue start with Red standing in a room full of corpses and gets more gruesome as it goes on-definitely not for the faint of heart and rated M for a reason. This is NOT a children's comic.