Category Archives: comics

Ghastly stories for the biggest scare-seekers

Do you keep a night light on on Halloween, just in case?  Do thoughts of the undead keep you unrested?  Or are you all about the vampire bats and the plague-haunted castles and the vengeful murder victims come back to … Continue reading

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Comics follow-up: summer of superheroes (and Nordic kid adventurers)

Back in late April/early May, partly with the help of Free Comic Book Day, I dipped into several new (or at least recent) franchises, discovering some awesome titles such as America, Ms. Marvel, and the Hildafolk comics by Luke Pearson. … Continue reading

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Lots and lots of comics

How did everyone make out on Free Comic Book Day?  I was only able to visit one comics store this year, but I did discover some new titles to keep an eye on.  Particularly Hilda, from Nobrow Press, and I Hate Fairyland, … Continue reading

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Friendship to the Max!

Noelle Stevenson, et al.  Lumberjanes.  Los Angeles: Boom! Studios, 2014-present. Rating:  4.75 out of 5 punk rock mermaids Lately, I’ve been hooked on the Lumberjanes comics by Noelle Stevenson (of Nimona fame) et al.  Boom! Studios calls it “Buffy the Vampire Slayer … Continue reading

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Guess the fable by the contemporary song title

Chris Duffy, ed.  Fable Comics.  New York: First Second, 2015. Another fun assortment of folktales retold in comics form.  They’re mostly Aesop’s fables, with a few examples from other sources like the Indian Bidpai.  For this game, I chose fourteen … Continue reading

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Selkies, shape-shifters, and maybe mermaids.

Betsy Cornwell.  Tides.  Boston: Clarion, 2013. Noah and Lo Gallagher are spending the summer with their grandmother, Dolores, on the Isles of Shoals.  Noah is there for a marine biology internship, while Lo hopes to spend the time drawing and … Continue reading

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Super Mutants, Time Doctors, Space Cleopatras…and more!

I hope everyone enjoyed Free Comic Book Day yesterday!  My brother and I hit three different spots, each getting +/- eight comics by the end.  My haul included: Avatar: The Last Airbender (plus Plants vs. Zombies and Bandette), by Dark … Continue reading

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2014 Favorites

Edit 02/07/15:  Ack! I missed a few.  See the amended “More Books” section, below. Let’s take a quick look back at 2014… My favorite books reviewed here @ Postcards: (click on each cover for the review)       Favorite books reviewed … Continue reading

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Nursery Rhyme Redux

Three years ago, before Fairy Tale Comics, there appeared in the folklore-themed-comicsphere… What I love about this collection is that the illustrators treat the rhymes like little stories, following the original words but interpreting them in different ways.  It’s “not a parody … Continue reading

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Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc or Aphrodite… another 90s music post (fairy tale edition!)

This round of Guess the _____ Via the 90s Song Title is brought to you by: You can see the answers here. _____________________ 1.  “Stop!” by Jane’s Addiction 2.  “I Wanna Dance All Night,” by DJ Play feat. Ladivia 3.  “Lollipop (Candyman),” by Aqua 4.  “You Owe It … Continue reading

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