Graphic Novel Wrap Up! #1

I’ve read a lot of graphic novels/comics/manga recently, so I thought that I would give my thoughts on a few!

(This list will be ordered from least favorites to favorites)

Rugrats #1 by Box Brown

⋆/5

rugrats

DON’T @ ME, RUGRATS IS THE BEST TELEVISION SHOW EVER MADE, so I was honestly really excited when I found out that Rugrats was getting a comic book series, and it was absolutely garbage. The biggest problem I had with this was that everyone involved in this tried too hard to modernize it.

While reading this, I saw terms such as “LOL”, “TTYL”, “DMs” and even drones used in this issue. It was just too strange seeing this in a comic book based on a 90s cartoon that I used to watch as a kid.

Also, the illustrators made everyone look like crackheads, so there’s that.

Fence #1 & #2 by C.S. Pecat

Vol. 1: ⋆⋆⋆⋆/5

Vol. 2: ⋆⋆⋆/5

fence 1fence 2

I don’t really have much more to say than I SHIP THESE TOO SO MUCH GIMMIE MORE ASAP!! This is my first time reading a ongoing comic, so it’s so hard to have to wait AN ENTIRE MONTH for a new issue, but it’s worth it because I LOVE MY SONS.

I really enjoyed the first issue, but I gave the second one three stars because there was just a lot of character introductions that I felt was unnecessary. Still anxiously awaiting #3!

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman

⋆⋆⋆⋆/5

heartsoppter

Okay…Fine, this is kind of cheating because the webcomic (which is available online for free) isn’t finished yet, but I’ve read up to ?season? three, so I’m counting it.

I was looking for a webcomic that was similar to Check Please, and this definitely fits the bill. A M/M romance about lacrosse, which is actually a spinoff of Oseman’s debut novel, Solitare and it’s SO FREAKING CUTE.

In case you’re wondering, you don’t have to read Solitaire before starting the webcomic. I haven’t read it yet, and I’m understanding it entirely!

Although, I should get to it since it’s been on my TBR for years…

My Brother’s Husband Vol. 1 & 2 by Gengoroh Tagame and Anne Ishii

Both Volumes: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆/5

brothers 1brothers 2

I’m going to be honest, I was pretty hesitant on picking this up. I’d never read a manga before, so I was worried about how hard it would be to get used to the format, and don’t get me wrong, it was a lot to get used to, but it was SO worth it.

This has now become one of my favorite books of the year. Such a nice blend of Japanese and Canadian culture, and amazing characterization.

Now let’s just hope we eventually get the later volumes translated, so else I’m gonna have to learn how to read Japanese.

Alex + Ada Vol. 1, 2, & 3 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn

Vol. 1: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆/5

Vol. 2: ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆/5

Vol. 3: ⋆⋆⋆⋆.5/5

alex

I went into this not knowing/expecting much, BUT OH MY GOD IT WAS AMAZING.

Such a integrate world, beautiful writing, great artwork, and I couldn’t put it down until I finished all three.

I’m pretty sure that this series is tied with Nimona as my favorite graphic novel of all time, and that’s saying a lot since I loved Nimona so much. This trilogy is HIGHLY recommended.

That’s it for most of the graphic books I’ve read recently! If you’ve read any of these, or if you have recommendations for me, please leave them in the comments!

xx dylan

One thought on “Graphic Novel Wrap Up! #1

  1. wolflibby0914 December 29, 2017 / 11:32 am

    nice job Dylan makes me want to pick some of these up

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