More Comic Books Reads in 2017

Sex Criminals 2-3: 

Synopsis: Collecting 6-15 these two comics continue the story about two humans who can freeze time when they orgasm. 

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I was able to get these for a really great price at my local used bookstore, but I found that I was sort of disappointed in the continuation of the story.  The first volume was hilarious, it didn’t take itself seriously and it was just a really great read overall. I felt like these next two books didn’t have the same hilarity. Instead they took a more “realistic” turn. The second volume was a lot about depression and thus I found it very depressing. Which was not what I wanted to read about.  The third volume was very meta and I honestly found it more annoying that entertaining. Overall both volumes were a 2.5 read.

Nimona:

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Goodreads Synopsis: Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

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My brother-in-law had a copy of this fantastic novel and lent it to me. I admit I read this in just a couple hours because it was so good. Nimona is everything you want in a fantasy adventure story for young adults. It’s fun, it’s magical and the art style is simply stunning.  I don’t want to give too much away, so I’ll just say that this was a five star read for me and I highly highly recommend it.

Low Vol 2:

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Goodreads Synopsis: Will Stel Caine rise from the depths to become first human in millennia to set foot on the surface of the Earth? Who is the relentless Minister of Thought on a quest to put an end to Stel’s attempt to restore the light to a dying world?

Collecting: Low 7-10

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This collection was three stars compared to the first one’s four star rating by me. Though the artwork is still lovely, and the characters are pretty great as well, I felt like the plot was a little slow.  It dragged in a few places, and thus the reason for the lower rating. I still think this series is still interesting though, and I plan on reading the third volume.

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2 comments

  1. Haha, I’ve seen Sex Criminals on the shelves of the comic book store in Iowa City, but haven’t picked it up yet because I was kinda worried about being judged. 😛 I didn’t know the first volume was so hilarious, though!

    I also have to admit I laughed a bit at your sentence, “The second volume was a lot about depression and thus I found it very depressing. Which was not what I wanted to read about” because SAME. I’m never quite sure when is a good time to read a book that I KNOW is about mental illness, and am always a little distressed when I pick up a book and start reading without knowing it’s about mental illness, because sometimes reading them messes with my state of mind! They hit a little too close to home, I guess, so as a result I’ve probably read fewer books about mental illness than some of the neurotypical people I know! Aaaaanyway I’m rambling now about Brain Things…

    (Also, how did I not know Matt Fraction wrote Sex Criminals? I love his Hawkeye comics!)

    I LOVED Nimona too! Definitely one of the very best books I read last year. ❤

    Low has been on my TBR since 2015… I really should get around to reading it one of these days!

    • Yeah lol I bought the first one online because I was worried about being judged. But yeah, the first one is very lighthearted.
      Yes! Exactly. The emotions in books do affect me, and so just stumbling into the depressing volume did not make me happy. 😛
      I haven’t read the Hawkeye comics yet, but I keep hearing good things about them!

      Nimona needs to be a series. 😀 I would read so much more about the trio.

      It will be worth your time! The art alone pays for itself.

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