Nimona

Author and artist: Noelle Stevenson Type: Fiction, comic Published: 2015 I read it: June 2018 At the end of my review for Baba Yaga’s Assistant, I longed for a “morally questionable person who falls in with the devious” villain, as well as an assistant with “a mean streak.” Lucky me, the next comic up on…

Baba Yaga’s Assistant

Author: Marika McCoola Artist: Emily Carroll Type: Fiction, comic Published: 2015 I read it: June 2018 Baba Yaga is a monster who could use more exposure. Among the generic categories,¬†such as vampire, werewolf, mummy, and ghost, “witch” definitely has a spot. But there aren’t many named witches. The ones I call to mind fastest are…

Saga, Volume Six

Author: Brian K.¬† Vaughan Artist: Fiona Staples Type: Fiction, comic Collects issues: 31-36 Published: 2016 I read it: June 2018 Alana and Marko are still separated from baby Hazel, who is no longer a baby. I don’t recall if a short time jump had already occurred at the end of Volume Five, but now Hazel…

Baby Monkey, Private Eye

Authors: Brian Selznick and David Serlin Artist: Brian Selznick Type: Fiction, comic Published: 2018 I read it: March 2018 I received a copy of this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway. While letting this blog evolve, I’ve wondered how young of a reading age I should review for. I read and review a lot…

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017

Editor: Sarah Vowell (introduction) Type: Fiction, non-fiction, short stories, essays, comics, poetry, memoir Published: 2017 I read it: November 2017 If 2016 was the volume that felt like a last big inhale before American politics crashed down at the end of that year, then this year’s BANR collection is the painful exhale, reading like a…

Ghost World

Author and artist: Daniel Clowes Type: Fiction, comic Published: 1998 I read it: June 2017 After reading a string of fantastical modern comics, I figured I’d knock out the slim Ghost World, a classic of day-to-day realism. I had gathered that Daniel Clowes was a well-respected figure in this vein of comics, though I don’t…

The Autumnlands, Volume One: Tooth and Claw

Author: Kurt Busiek Artist: Benjamin Dewey Type: Fiction, comic Collects issues: 1-6 Published: 2015 I read it: June 2017 The Autumnlands rests on the resume of Kurt Busiek, he of Marvels renown. In that book he paired with Alex Ross, and the artwork was so wondrous that Busiek’s story was only part of the draw.…