“Mind the Gap Volume 1: Intimate Strangers” by Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, Sonia Oback

Mind the Gap is a graphic novel about a girl named Elle who is in a coma. While she is unconscious, she exists in kind of an in-between spirit form, where she is able to observe the world around her. She doesn’t remember much of her life, and now has to piece together who was (orRead more

“Pretty Deadly Vol. 2: The Bear” by Kelly Sue Deconnick and Emma Rios

When I read the first trade paperback volume of Pretty Deadly, I was impressed. Pretty Deadly is a Western-style comic that incorporates American mythology amidst gorgeous artwork and lyrical storytelling. I couldn’t put it down, and it was unlike anything I’d read before. Impressive, but also super artsy, and there were points in the story that were aRead more

Mini-Review: “Sunstone Vol. 3” by Stjepan Sejik

I’m going to keep this review pretty short, as I don’t have much to say about Sunstone Vol. 3 that hasn’t already been said in my reviews of the first two volumes. Quick synopsis of the series: Ally and Lisa are two women who meet online, become friends, and begin a BDSM relationship. Sunstone isn’t like the trainwreckRead more

“Mirror: The Mountain” by Emma Rios and Hwei Lim

Mirror: The Mountain is a graphic novel created by Emma Rios and illustrated by Hwei Lim. The story set on an asteroid that has been terraformed by the mage scientists of Synchronia. When the mage scientists sent down animals as test subjects, the sentient asteroid gifted those animals with human-like capabilities. Mirror: The Mountain starts out as aRead more

“Wayward Vol. 1: String Theory” by Jim Zub, Steven Cummings, and John Rauch

I picked up the first volume of Wayward on a whim. Mike and I were about to go tent camping, and we figured that reading comics in the tent would be fun, so I ordered a bunch of random trades published by Image. For any non-comic-book-fans, Image is interesting because characters belong to the authors rather thanRead more

Mini-Review: “Death Vigil” by Stjepan Šejić

Death Vigil is a graphic novel by Stjepan Šejić about the Grim Reaper and her army who fight against a great darkness that threatens our world. Stjepan Šejić is the same author who wrote Sunstone, and I’d been itching for a chance to try some of his other work. Death Vigil does not disappoint. The book largely alternates between two mainRead more

“From Under Mountains” by Claire Gibson, Marian Churchland, & Sloane Leong

From Under Mountains is a fantasy graphic novel starring a teenage princess who chafes against the role assigned to her by her gender. Lady Elena longs for adventure and to know more about the world beyond the palace, but her father Lord Crowe sees her as nothing but a pawn to be married off for politicalRead more

“Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike” by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios

I’ve been on a graphic novels kick lately, and absolutely devoured the first volume of Pretty Deadly. Pretty Deadly is a western with a mythic fiction vibe. It’s also tricky to characterize, because the art and storytelling can both be a little confusing at times, especially with such a complex story. But at its core, there isRead more