Comic Book Haul [#50]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Comic Book Haul! Today I want to show you what I got this week in comics. I have always been a lover/reader/collector of all sorts of comic books and I can’t wait to show you which ones I got this week.


Nightwing: REBIRTH #1A & 1B

Event\Storyline: Rebirth
Writer: Tim Seeley
Artist: Yanick Paquette
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

He’s been Robin, Batman, a spy, a ghost. Now, Dick Grayson returns to Gotham City to reclaim the life that was taken from him. But when a new evil threatens those he loves most, Nightwing faces being torn away from home once again in order to destroy the dark force once and for all.

Detective Comics #936A & 936B

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Alvaro Martinez, Raul Fernandez
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“RISE OF THE BATMEN” Chapter Three: In issue #936, Batman is M.I.A., and it’s time for Batwoman to take the reins! But can she control a strike force that’s barely worked together…including unstable wildcard Clayface?

The Flash #2A & 2B

Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

“LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE” Chapter Two: In issue #2, The Flash trains novice speedster August Heart to help protect the people of Central City from the Black Hole, a new breed of rogue with a deadly agenda for the Fastest Men Alive.

Unbelievable Gwenpool #4A & 4B

Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Gurihiru
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

• M.O.D.O.K. is on to Gwen’s totally powerless/skill-less nature!
•  Can she escape his wrath with no powers or skills to speak of?
•  I wouldn’t think so! But she IS unbelievable.

Deadpool #15A & 15B

Event\Storyline: Civil War II
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Mike Hawthorne
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

CIVIL WAR II TIE-IN!
•  The Mercs for Money hate Deadpool and want out!
•  Wait…isn’t there a new Mercs for Money series launching?
•  How is that going to work?

Morning Glories #50A & 50B

Writer: Nick Spencer
Artist: Joe Eisma
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $5.99

SPECIAL FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION!
Celebrating five years of mind-bending mysteries with a blockbuster Season Two finale! It’s our biggest issue yet-with an ending that will leave EVERYONE talking. A true can’t-miss moment in one of the longest-running epics in comics today.

The Wicked + The Divine #21A & 21B

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Jamie McKelvie
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $3.50

“RISING ACTION,” Part Four

FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! But don’t worry, it’s probably a metaphor for the creative process or the Hegelian dialectic or something clever so we’ll still get taken seriously. FIGHT!

Horizon #1

Horizon #1

Writer: Brandon Thomas
Artist: Juan Gedeon
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

Zhia Malen thought she’d fought her very last war, until she learned her planet was targeted for occupation… by a desperate world called Earth. The people of Earth will be told that her arrival on their planet means invasion; these are lies, this is retaliation.

Charmed #19

Charmed: Season 10 #19

Writer: Patrick Shand
Artist: Elisa Feliz
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING PRUE As friends and frienemies from the past reach out to assist the Charmed Ones, Prue seeks help from Tyler to save the world. As the situation with the Old Ones continues to worsen, the strength of the sister’s bond will face its greatest test yet.

Powerpuff Girls #1A & 1B

Writer: Haley Mancini, Jake Goldman
Artist: Derek Charm
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: July 13, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Ah, the City of Townsville, home to none other than: THE POWERPUFF GIRLS! But things have been pretty calm lately… So much so, that Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have fallen out of the public eye-which makes it the perfect time for their super-simian arch nemesis Mojo Jojo to take over and win the hearts of millions, backed by his army of paparazzi!


There ya have it! My Comic Book Haul for this week. Let me know if you guys read any of these series and let’s spark a conversation!

Until next time,

Sig New

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Comic Book Haul [#45]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Comic Book Haul! Today I want to show you what I got this week in comics. I have always been a lover/reader/collector of all sorts of comic books and I can’t wait to show you which ones I got this week.


 

The Flash: REBIRTH #1A & 1B

Event\Storyline: Rebirth
Writer: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

Spinning directly out of the epic events of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH #1, the Fastest Man Alive finds himself at the center of a DC Universe at a crossroads.


Detective Comics: REBIRTH #934A & 934B

Writer: James T Tynion IV
Artist: Eber Ferreira, Eddy Barrows
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

RISE OF THE BATMEN Chapter One
An unknown predator begins outdoing Batman, taking down dangerous threats with military precision. Its up to the Dark Knight and series costar Batwoman to rally and train the young heroes of Gotham City to end this mysterious threat!WHAT NOW: Batman and Batwoman begin training Spoiler, Red Robin and Cassandra Cain, but is the villainous Clayface ready for redemption?


Aquaman: REBIRTH #1A & 1B

Event\Storyline: Rebirth
Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Oscar Jimenez
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Cover Price: $2.99

Born to both the surface and the sea, Arthur Curry walks in two worlds but can find a home in neither. The king of Atlantis looks to reconcile his split heritage as he embarks on a new mission that may finally make him choose between his two paths.


HQ and Her Gang of Harleys #3A & 3B

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti, Frank Tieri
Artist: Mauricet
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Held captive by the mysterious Harley Sinn, Harley Quinn tries to learn the identity of her captor and what Sinn intends to do with her! But the most significant question of all is why Sinn has been conducting surveillance on the family members of the rest of the Gang of Harleys, and what does she intend to do with them?


Captain Canuck #2A & 2B

Writer: Ed Brisson
Artist: George Freeman
Publisher: Chapter House
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Cover Price: $4.99

It’s high noon for Captain Canuck as he faces off against Criterion in the Wild West. Will he survive? Or will he go home in a pine box?


The Wicked + The Divine #20A & 20B

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Jamie McKelvie
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: June 8, 2016
Cover Price: $3.50

“RISING ACTION,” Part Three
So… why is Laura still alive anyway?


There ya have it! My Comic Book Haul for this week. Let me know if you guys read any of these series and let’s spark a conversation!

Until next time,

Sig New

The Wicked + The Divine Volumes 1 & 2 | REVIEW

The Wicked + The Divine Vol 1The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie
Published by Image Comics on November 12th 2014
Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Fiction
Pages: 144
Format: Trade Paperback

LINKS: Good Reads | Amazon | Indigo | Book Depository

Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. The team behind critical tongue-attractors like Young Avengers and PHONOGRAM reunite to create a world where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. But remember: just because you’re immortal, doesn’t mean you’re going to live forever. Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #1-5

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4 Stars

First Line:

And once again we return to this.


Review

COVER 🌟🌟🌟🌟          PLOT 🌟🌟🌟 

CHARACTERS 🌟🌟🌟🌟          ARTWORK 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

WRITING 🌟🌟🌟🌟             WORLD 🌟🌟🌟


The Good

  • The cover is very pleasing to the eyes. The colors used work so well together, and the feather adds a bit of mystery to the mind, begging what it has to do with the story!
  • I love the concept of the story, especially the characters. They are reincarnated gods who are only on earth every 90 years to parish 2 years after that. They are vivid, cool, complex, and troubled. I especially loved Luci! She resembled David Bowie to a tee.
  • The writing and dialogue were also very well done. At times I may have got confused with the story progress, but the interactions between the characters were spot on!
  • And finally the artwork. Pure perfection. Everything about it from the character designs, the bright colors, and the wide variety of diversity among the cast of characters was beautifully done. My favorite aspect of the graphic novel!

The Bad

  • The plot. Although it was a unique concept, I was constantly confused with it. And I know I’m not the only one who feels that way. Half the time I didn’t quite get what was going on. But that ending though! WOW.
  • I felt the world was over all boring. It was just a simple backdrop of modern day London. Nothing too exciting. But I guess I understand that it focuses more on character and story telling. I’m just hoping for something more to stand out in the next volume!

 

The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 2The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 2: Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie
Published by Image Comics on July 1st 2015
Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy, Fiction
Pages: 168
Format: Trade Paperback

LINKS: Good Reads | Amazon | Indigo | Book Depository

The second volume of the award-winning urban fantasy series where gods are the ultimate pop stars and pop stars are the ultimate gods. Following the tragic and unjust death of Lucifer, it takes a revelation from Inanna to draw Laura back into the worlds of Gods and Superstardom to try and discover the truth behind a conspiracy to subvert divinity. Includes issues 6-11 of the series, plus supplementary material.

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4 Stars

First Line:

What’s wrong?


Review

COVER 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟                    PLOT 🌟🌟🌟🌟

CHARACTERS 🌟🌟🌟🌟          ARTWORK 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

WRITING 🌟🌟🌟🌟             WORLD 🌟🌟🌟


The Good

  • Again we have a fantastic cover keeping with the overall mystery of the book. This time swapping out the lilacs for a more deeper purple. A++
  • We are introduced to new characters and gods this time around. My favorite in this volume would have to be Inanna. I love his look, his demeanor, and his over all personality towards the main character. And the fact that he resembles Prince is alos a major plus!
  • The artwork stays true to the first volume. Character design is on point and the one chapter with all those vivid colors really engrosses your imagination and makes your vision all the more pleasant.

The Bad

  • Again, the plot is still a bit confusing to me. The story is progressing in a quick manner, but it still leaves much to be desired. I do like the little plot twist with the 13th god being introduced though!
  • And the world… it hasn’t changed. It is still in the basic backdrop of modern day London. What I really want to see is something more fantastical since we are dealing with reincarnated gods. Here’s hoping for something different in volume 3!

Ok, that’s it. Let me know what you guys thought of The Wicked + The Divine Volume 1: The Faust Act, and The Wicked + The Divine Volume 2: Fandemonium by Kieron Gillen and Artwork by Jamie McKelvie. I would love to hear your opinions as well!

Until next time,

Sig 3

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Author 106Kieron Gillen is a comic book writer and former media journalist.

His efforts are divided between arty credible ones which will make girls nod sagely and find him more attractive and things with zombies and machine-guns. It’s something about the duality of man. His work which he’s most closely associated with is Phonogram, which he produced with Jamie McKelvie and has been received with the correct mixture of rapture and bemusement. This has been joined by their celebrated run on YOUNG AVENGERS and their current actual-sales-hit-WTF? THE WICKED + THE DIVINE.

Jamie McKelvieJamie McKelvie is an award-winning artist and writer best known for his creator-owned comic series THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, PHONOGRAM (both with writer Kieron Gillen) and SUBURBAN GLAMOUR. He has worked for Marvel on YOUNG AVENGERS, CAPTAIN MARVEL, and MS MARVEL.
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE has been optioned by Universal to be adapted as a TV series.
He has also produced artwork for bands such as CHVRCHES and TEGAN & SARA.

Comic Book Haul [#40]

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Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Comic Book Haul! Today I want to show you what I got this week in comics. I have always been a lover/reader/collector of all sorts of comic books and I can’t wait to show you which ones I got this week.


Spider-Gwen #8A & 8B & & 8C

Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Bengal
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 4, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

SPIDER-WOMEN: PART 5!
•  The Spider-Women return to the Marvel Universe!
•  Silk’s homecoming is cut short, though, when they learn that CINDY MOON of EARTH-65 has paid the MU a visit, too, and she’s caused a few problems for ALL of the Spider-Women.
•  Gwen’s universe has now made itself known– and it can’t go well for her.


The Unbelievable Gwenpool #0A & 0B

Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Gurihiru, Danillo Beyruth
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 04, 2016
Cover Price: $4.99

‘Who is Gwenpool, and where did she come from?’ Ever since she made a splash in her first cover appearance, those have been the questions on everyone’s lips as they lounge about, sipping from a tropical beverage! Now, get all three of the original Gwenpool backup stories from HOWARD THE DUCK #1-3 featuring Ms. Poole’s first appearance and her battle alongside our favorite private duck in one convenient package! Plus: See Gwen’s first Xmas in the Marvel Universe, and the guy she killed to mark the occasion!


The Amazing Spider-Man #12A & 12B

Writer: Dan Slott
Artist: Giuseppe Camuncoli
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 4, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

• POWER PLAY begins here!
•  The Amazing Spider-Man, Iron Man, Spider-Man and the rest of the All-New All-Different Avengers come together for this huge story!
•  The most dangerous foe from SECRET WARS, REGENT makes his true intentions known – and it will take the greatest heroes of the Marvel Universe to stop him.


Moon Knight #2A & 2B

Writer: Jeff Lemire
Artist: Greg Smallwood
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 4, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

THE ONLY WAY OUT IS DOWN!
•  Marc Spector is in an asylum full of faces: haughty doctor, hostile orderlies, vacant-eyed patients. Or maybe those faces are actually just masks…
•  If some of those masks hide friends, others may hide enemies, or worse…GODS and MONSTERS.
•  The moon is out, the mask is on: it’s time to escape-will Marc find a city full of sand, or something truly horrifying?


Miss Fury #2A & 2B

Writer: Corinna Bechko
Artist: Jonathan Lau
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: May 4, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Marla is drawn deeper into the mystery surrounding the missing ship plans even as she comes to grips with her own troubled past. But who – or what – is stalking her through the snowy streets of New York? As friends are unmasked, enemies circle… leaving Marla’s alter ego Miss Fury all alone to fight a foe she can barely comprehend!


Bob’s Burgers #11A & 11B

Writer: Rachel Hastings, Brian Hall
Artist: Hector Reynoso
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: May 4, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

Ding! Order up for a new issue of the Bob’s Burgers Comic Book. Louise’s video game adventure comes to an end; Jack (Louise) faces off against a Gene-ish giant in Jack and the Gene-stalk, Part 2; and Tina tells a dance-filled drama about the fate of a famous ship and an almost-as-famous iceberg.


Rat Queens #16

Rat Queens #16

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artist: Tess Fowler
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: May 4, 2016
Cover Price: $3.99

NEW STORY ARC
“When Beards Collide” Part 1
The Rat Queens return to Palisade to find that the world has moved on without them. The tavern is infested with would be heroes, drinking all the ale and getting in all the fights. What’s a warrior girl to do?


The Wicked + The Divine #19A & 19B

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Jamie McKelvie
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: May 4, 2016
Cover Price: $3.50

“RISING ACTION,” Part Two
Gods of the Underworld, in the Underworld. Perfectly safe now. Definitely. Stuff definitely doesn’t explode. That doesn’t happen.


There ya have it! My Comic Book Haul for this week. Let me know if you guys read any of these series and let’s spark a conversation!

Until next time,

Sig New

February 2016 Book Haul | Books at Dawn

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Hey guys!

I know February is not over yet and it hasn’t been long since I last posted a book haul. But for two reasons I am posting My February Book Haul today. One of them being, I happened to accumulate quite a few books in such a short amount of time… (bad Jesse!). The other reason being, with my birthday coming up, I am refraining from buying any books just in case I get some for my birthday wishlist!

So let’s get started!


Morning StarMorning Star by Pierce Brown

Published by Del Rey

Released February 9th 2015

Series: Red Rising #3

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


 

Glass SwordGlass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Published by HarperTeen

Released February 9th 2016

Series: Red Queen #2

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books


StarflightStarflight by Melissa Landers

Published by Disney-Hyperion

Released February 2nd 2016

Series: Starflight #1

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


 

These Viscious MasksThese Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker

Published by Swoon Reads

Released February 9th, 2016

Series: These Vicious Masks #1

Paperback

Purchased From Indigo Books


We Are the AntsWe Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Published by Simon Pulse

Released January 19th 2016

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From Indigo Books

 


 

The Winter WitchThe Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

Published St. Martin’s Griffin

Released December 24th 2013

Series: Standalone

Paperback

Purchased From BookOutlet.com


FangirlFangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Published by St. Martin’s Press

Released September 10th 2013

Series: Standalone

Hardcover

Purchased From BookOutlet.com

 


 

Wayward Vol. 1

Wayward Vol. 1: String Theory by Jim Zub

Published by Image Comics

Released March 25th 2015

Series: Wayward Graphic Novel

Trade Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books


Wayward Vol 2Wayward Vol. 2: Ties That Bind by Jim Zub

Published by Image Comics

Released August 26th 2015

Series: Wayward Graphic Novel

Trade Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books

 


 

The Wicked + The Divine Vol 1The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Keiron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

Published by Image Comics

Released November 12th, 2014

Series: The Wicked + The Divine Graphic Novel

Trade Paperback

Purchased From BMV Used Books


So yeah… that’s 10 books in 3 weeks? Books are my happy ok? And no I don’t need help!

Until next time,

Sig 3