For this reading year, I was introduced to mangas. I did read them from time to time but I didn’t really get into them until this year. If you don’t know, mangas are Japanese comics. Mangas get a bad rap for not being sufficient enough for a story, educational enough or could be demeaning to genders. However, mangas could be more engaging and entertaining than a prose novel. And this year was no exception. So if you are new to mangas or looking for newer ones, here are some great series to get you started:
Halloween is the perfect time to read spooky reads, one of the reasons this is one of my favorite times of the year. But, are you ready to read creepy reads…in comic book format? Reading a haunting story through pictures can make the story more compelling and exciting for a book lover looking for a good Halloween read. And these following comics will definitely keep you reading into the night. Read them…if you dare…
New York Comic Con may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean the reading of comic books have to end! Graphic Novels and mangas gives us readers another alternative way for stories can be told and, as years gone by, they have become more fresh and just as realistic and entertaining compared to prose books. If you are looking to jump in the world of comic books or already a lover of them, here are some new releases that have been creating a lot of buzz but will also make you want to dive more into the world of comic books:
For the very first time, a graphic novel has been added to this year’s longlist for the Man Booker Prize. Sabrina by Nick Drnaso explores the terrifying effect of the 24-hour news after a girl disappeared. Continue reading “2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes Graphic Novel For First Time”
Kamala Khan may be heading to a big screen near you!
Marvel Studios Kevin Feige dropped hints recently in an interview that plans are in the works to introduce Ms. Marvel, or Kamala Khan to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If this becomes a reality, Ms. Marvel would be the first Muslim superhero portrayed on the big screen. Continue reading “Muslim Superhero To Be Added To Marvel Cinematic Universe”
Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams
Look out Nancy Drew! Make way for Goldie Vance! If you were a fan of the amateur sleuth like I was when I was a kid, then this series is definitely for you. Goldie Vance’s tenacity and her empowering quest for the truth is a all-round inspiring and a fun adventure to go on. The artwork is amazing! It is very vibrant and retro, a great way to appeal to the younger generation. Another great comic book series that I will definitely be continuing!
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Pages: 136 pages
Published: December 14, 2016
Genre: Fiction, Graphic Novels
While CIVIL WAR II brews, the next generation of Avengers has bigger things to worry about – like a tri-state academic competition! As rival schools clash, Ms. Marvel’s teammates Spider-Man and Nova are now her enemies! But when Kamala gets called to the real battle’s front line, she faces a fight she can’t embiggen her way out of. She’s about to learn a valuable lesson: Never meet your idols! As war intensifies, tragedy strikes too close to home – and Ms. Marvel must choose between her heroes and her family. When friends become foes, Ms. Marvel struggles to put her life and Jersey City back together. Kamala will be forced to grow up fast and find her true place in the world. But will she be an international sensation…or a menace?
The thing I love about this series is not only the action and the amazing storytelling but how it coincides with real life events, making it a more relatable to the story to the reader. Kamala continuously struggles to balance her superhero personality with her family life. The continuous clash shows how real Kamala truly is. And the current social issues?Judgement for crimes before they are even committed? This was a perfect storyline for a younger audience.With everything that is currently going on now, kids and teens will dive more into the story and and admire Kamala as a character more.
And I loved that we got to see more of her family and her origins, which I believe is an important factor when writing the beginnings of a superhero. Her constant struggle became more alive to me and I admired her more. Kamala was more real instead an unattainable idol that looks like it is perfect on the inside and out. I don’t read a lot of graphic novels but this is one series I will definitely continue to read until the very end. It manages to never disappoint. I highly recommend it!
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars