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Book Riot Recs: Comic Books

Welcome back to my Book Riot Read Harder Challenge recommendations! The last post gave some suggestions for fulfilling the queer prompts, and this one will do the same for the comic-specific prompts. I counted comics in a handful of categories last year, but there are two in this challenge that specifically require you to read…… Continue reading Book Riot Recs: Comic Books

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Review: Ms. Marvel #15

This’ll be a short review, because there’s just so much I don’t want to spoil! Ms. Marvel #15 is a triumphant ending to the Kamala-crush arc. It’s everything I hoped it would be — Kamala realizes Kamran is a jerk, indeed a villain, but more importantly she realizes that it’s not her fault. Kamran tries…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #15

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Review: Ms. Marvel #14

The second collected volume of Ms. Marvel, Generation Why, is now available! If you’ve been waiting for it, wait no longer! Spoilers below. Ms. Marvel #14 starts right where the last issue left off, with Kamran revealing his identity as an Inhuman. This was a VERY quick issue. We skip along through some more date-y stuff, sneaking out…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #14

Comics · Queer

A to Z: Hulkling and Wiccan

Our first entry from Marvel Comics, a fan-favorite landmark couple: Hulkling and Wiccan! Teen heroes, members of the Young Avengers. They are so sweet! Hulkling and Wiccan first appeared in Young Avengers #1 in 2005, created by Allan Heinberg, and the intention was always for them to be a couple. Heinberg was nervous about whether or not he’d be…… Continue reading A to Z: Hulkling and Wiccan

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Review: Ms. Marvel #13

Big spoilers!! Just as a refresher, last month we had a Valentine’s special in which Kamala’s best friend (and superhero-gear provider) Bruno revealed (to the audience) that he has a crush on Kamala. The current issue was advertised as the one in which Ms. Marvel develops a crush on a newcomer. So, at first I…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #13

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Review: Ms. Marvel #12

Welcome to the Ms. Marvel Valentine’s Day special! This issue takes place before the events of Axis! Score! That means I won’t get spoiled! Also — I just found out that S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 was about Kamala, because I saw it in a store. It’s a nice little story, check it out if you want to see all…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #12

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Review: Ms. Marvel #11

Ms. Marvel #11 is the final installment in the four-issue “Generation Why” storyline, finishing off the Inventor’s arc. It feels like it’s been a long time since the last issue and I think this is one of those times when serial storytelling isn’t at its best. This whole issue is about polishing off the arc, but it’s…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #11

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2014 End-of-Year Book Survey

For several years now, I’ve done a categorized “Best Books of the Year” list — originally on Facebook, and on the blog last year. For 2014 I felt like trying something new, and The Perpetual Page-Turner’s End-of-Year Book Survey linkup is just the thing! It’s a little long, so I may have a lot of “no…… Continue reading 2014 End-of-Year Book Survey

Adult Fiction · Fantasy · YA

Review: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

You have no idea how much I want you to read this book. I have a confession to make — I hardly ever pay attention to who writes my comic books. Sometimes I see a name and it looks vaguely familiar. Very rarely do I remember the names or who writes what. It’s all pretty…… Continue reading Review: Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

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Review: Ms. Marvel #10

After a sad Ms. Marvel hiatus last month, we’re back with a very interesting tenth issue. In the cliffhanger of issue #9, we learned that the Inventor’s teenage human batteries are actually volunteers. It turns out that he’s convinced them this is the best way to save the planet, by using human power rather than oil. He’s…… Continue reading Review: Ms. Marvel #10