Comics · Sci-Fi

Review: Anna Mercury by Warren Ellis

I mentioned Saturday that Anna Mercury by Warren Ellis is a comic book that’s frustrating because I want more of it. Upon reflection, I decided there’s really more to say about it, so here we are. It’s one volume that’s mostly setup for a larger series that never appeared, so I can’t recommend it for sheer pleasure…… Continue reading Review: Anna Mercury by Warren Ellis

Comics

Hamilton (Comic-)Book Tag

Behold, a book tag based on Hamilton songs! I found it on Rustling Reads, and it was created by Maureen Keavy. I’m doing it with a twist — all comic book answers! That’s mostly what I’ve been reading lately, and the categories seemed to work much better for the massive longform storytelling genre anyway. I tag…… Continue reading Hamilton (Comic-)Book Tag

Comics · Sci-Fi

Three Comics by Tom Gauld

Serendipity, my friends. I happened to see Mooncop by Tom Gauld at work, it looked vaguely familiar and like something I would enjoy, and I had a spare half hour, so I read it. And it was great and I’ve now read the only other two I could find at the library and I love Tom Gauld…… Continue reading Three Comics by Tom Gauld

Comics · Queer

Is This Feminism? Grant Morrison’s Wonder Woman

I’m a big fan of DC Comics’ Earth One series. They’re retellings of the most famous heroes’ origin stories, and that can be terribly overdone, but these graphic novels have their own unique tone and they’ve been released as full volumes on a pretty slow schedule (not monthly issues) so they maintain some interest. They’re “darker…… Continue reading Is This Feminism? Grant Morrison’s Wonder Woman

Comics · Queer · Sci-Fi

Review: O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti

Today I bring you the shortest of reviews. I won’t waste your time — you could be spending it reading this book, after all: O Human Star is a comic which the creator, Blue Delliquanti, identifies as a “science fiction family drama.” It’s full of queer characters and robots. Some of the queer characters ARE robots. All…… Continue reading Review: O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti

Comics · History · Sci-Fi

Review: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua

What an intriguing work of public history! The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer is a 2015 graphic novel by Sydney Padua. It’s a kind of historical fiction about two mathematicians of the 1800s, but it carries on their lives into a steampunk pocket universe beyond the point…… Continue reading Review: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage by Sydney Padua

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2015 Book Survey

Welcome to the 2015 book survey, designed and hosted by Perpetual Page-Turner! It was super fun last year and allows me to recall the books I read in a more meaningful way, so I’m doing it again. The survey is open to everyone, and there’s a linky in her post. (The graphics also come from that post.) Links…… Continue reading 2015 Book Survey

Comics · Queer

A to Z: X-Men

The X-Men have long stood as a metaphor for the oppressed and outcast, from racial minorities to people with disabilities to, well, comic-book nerds. They work rather well as a representation of LGBT+ people, too, because of their “hidden in plain sight” quality. Some people have immediately visible mutations, like Nightcrawler with his blue skin…… Continue reading A to Z: X-Men

Comics · Queer · Romance

A to Z: Sunstone

Today’s the day I review a romance comic! It is an explicit romance comic, so please remove your children and small animals from this post. And thanks to Outright Geekery for featuring it couple months ago, or I never would’ve heard of it! Stjepan Sejic is a Croatian comic artist who’s worked on Witchblade and Rat Queens, among other…… Continue reading A to Z: Sunstone

Comics · Fantasy · Queer

A to Z: Rawra Chin

Rawra Chin hails from Hypothetical Lizard, a graphic novel from Avatar Press in 2007. It’s based on an earlier short story by the great Alan Moore, creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and other awesome things, and the comic version I have actually prints the story in the back, so you’re covered on all counts! It’s…… Continue reading A to Z: Rawra Chin