Review: Saga Vol. IV & V

I don’t think you will be surprised if I tell you that I love these comics. Or you shouldn’t be. I think I’ve recommended them a lot.

Volume IV:

COMIC – SCI-FI/FANTASY – BRIAN K. VAUGHAN – IMAGE COMICS  

 

SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the universe. As they visit a strange new world and encounter even more adversaries, baby Hazel finally becomes a toddler, while her star-crossed parents Marko and Alana struggle to stay on their feet

 

 


 

In this volume we find our favourite family struggling with their lives. Alana works as an actress and soon will have problems with drugs. Also, Marko will find himself alone and tempted by another woman. All this collide when our sweet baby is in danger and kidnapped.

This volume for me has gone a step down if I compare it with the previous ones. The story remains as a great story and the characters still being great but was a volume that can be considered like “the calm before the storm” and I always think is a bit difficult to maintain the great level in a long term saga.


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Volume V:

COMIC – SCI-FI/FANTASY – BRIAN K. VAUGHAN – IMAGE COMICS  

 

Multiple storylines collide in this cosmos-spanning new volume. While Gwendolyn and Lying Cat risk everything to find a cure for The Will, Marko makes an uneasy alliance with Prince Robot IV to find their missing children, who are trapped in a strange world with terrifying new enemies.

 

 

 


 

The level in this volume is the same that the previous one. Is good, I enjoyed but still a step down from the others.

In this one, we had more action and alliances that you would never think were possible. Also, we will meet new characters and a character will come back 🙂

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Can’t wait to read the volume VI and know what the future has prepared for our lovely family. Definitely, the story is now more and more complex and you can see already some changes in the characters.

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Lots of love,

Angela xx

Reviews: Wayward & The Wicked + The Divine

Following with some recommendations I bought these two comics and I must say that both looked like great stories. They have a lot of themes or elements I love… Japan, gods, mythology, adventures…and in general I enjoy both volumes and will read the second ones 😀

  • Wayward Vol I
COMIC – URBAN FANTASY – ZUB, CUMMINGS & RAUCH – IMAGE COMICS  

 

Rori Lane is trying to start a new life when she reunites with her mother in Japan, but ancient creatures lurking in the shadows of Tokyo sense something hidden deep within her, threatening everything she holds dear. Can Rori unlock the secrets of her power before it’s too late?

 

 

 

 


 

What I really like about Wayward is the way they treat Japan. Normally, all that I’ve read or watch based in Japan looked like Japan was a fairyland, somewhere that would be great to visit but does not exist, like if you want to travel to Westeros or the Middle Earth. But Japan is real, exists and has been great to see that was treated properly. A real place, a real city. Also, was great the way the mixed the folklore and the myths.


Rory moves to Tokyo to live with her mother and she has not a great relationship with her father at the moment. Since she arrived, she saw things that shouldn’t be real and got involve in a fight. After that, she met a group of people with special abilities and they will try to defeat the evil forces.

In general, I have enjoyed this reading but was something missing there to make it a top one.


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(Really is a 3,75/5)

 

  • The Wicked + The Divine Vol I:
COMIC – FANTASY – GILLEN & MCKELVIE – IMAGE COMICS  

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.

 

 

 


 

This one has been a bit of a disappointment. The story looks so cool at first. Every 90 years, 12 gods come back to Earth to live there for 2 years. How cool is that? I think the premise looks brilliant but once you’re reading it…is not that cool.

Was hard to follow the story at times, found myself a bit lost and thinking that I have some pages missing or I skip part of the story by mistake. Even though, I want to read the second volume because the end is very unexpected and I want to know what happen next but, if I’m honest, won’t be a priority in my TBR.


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Lots of love,

Angela xx

Review: Ms Marvel Vol I

 

COMIC – SCI-FI/FANTASY – WILSON & ALPHONA – MARVEL COMICS  

 Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey!

 

 

 

 


I must admit that I feel a bit guilty. I’m a big Marvel fan but till this month, I hadn’t read any marvel comic before 😳😳 and the reason for it was simple. I was never able to pick a comic to start with as most of them has lots and lots of volumes already. But Ms Marvel has only 5 available at the moment and catching up wouldn’t be so difficult. Plus, I’ve heard a lot of good things about this story.

I was a bit afraid that this comic wouldn’t meet my expectations but now I can say was kind of a stupid idea. This comic is absolutely fantastic 😄😄

Kamala is a great character. She is funny, you can identify yourself with her as she is so relatable and no the typical heroine comic material girl and that makes her unique. She needs to accept herself because pretending she is other person won’t help with her new life as a superhero. You can see she’s growing up along with the story and I think this is a great story to carry on with. Also, I find intersting her backround (family, severe parents, another culture to explore. I think is the first time marvel creates a comic about a Muslim American but maybe I´m wrong and if that is the case, I apologise about it. But maybe, they could use less steryotipics)

The art in this volume is so beautiful and was another of my reasons to read it. Also, the humour  is so good during all the reading.

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I´ve already bought the next volume and can’t wait to read it.


Lots of love,

Angela xx

Review: Everland

Sci-Fiction & Steampunk – Wendy Spinale – Scholastic Press – Everland –
London has been destroyed in a blitz of bombs and disease. The only ones who have survived are children, among them Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey. They spend their nights scavenging and their days avoiding the ruthless Marauders — the German army led by Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer. Unsure if the virus has spread past England’s borders but desperate to leave, Captain Hook hunts for a cure, which he thinks can be found in one of the survivors. He and his Marauders stalk the streets snatching children for experimentation. None ever return. Until the day they grab Joanna. As Gwen sets out to save her, she meets a daredevil boy named Pete. Pete offers the assistance of his gang of Lost Boys and the fierce sharpshooter Bella, who have all been living in a city hidden underground. But in a place where help has a steep price and every promise is bound by blood, it will cost Gwen. And are she, Pete, the Lost Boys, and Bella enough to outsmart Captain Hook?

 


 

The first thing that I have to say about this book is that is gorgeous! The cover is so beautiful and that was one of the reasons I put this book up on my TBR list. Also, a retelling of Peter Pan story? Well, I couldn’t resist it. It’s true that I have a bit of a blockage with this reading but wasn’t because the book made me have it, was life who made me stop reading for a while 😩

When you start this book, you’re brought to London. A London nearly destroyed after the attack of the Captain or also known as Hook. Hook is the son of the queen of Germany and I don’t think you will be surprised if you read a book on which Germany and England are in war. But, as I was saying, he came to conquer England in a way to show his mother he is brilliant. He use the Horologia virus and nearly all the adults died. The few survivors are children and there is a mayority of boys there, the Lost Boys. In Everland you can find Peter, Gwen and the little Michael or Bella.We will follow them in their adventure, in their fight to survive and try to find the cure that only the Inmune has.

I found myself smiling everytime I recognised things from the original story, some quotes, some details like the pixie dust or the crocodiles.

Overall I have enjoyed this book and I will recommend you to read it. The end let you ready for the second book and with the hope of a better future.

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Lots of love,

Angela xx