Book Review – Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters

Ella Minnow Pea: A Novel in Letters by Mark Dunn My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Had never heard of this book or the author before it was given to me as a gift – my wonderful wife thought this little paean to the english language and vocabulary would be something I would enjoy. Now…

Comic Review: Alice In Leatherland (5 issue mini, Black Mask Studios)

Alice in Leatherland by Iolanda Zanfardino (Writer), Elisa Romboli (Illustrator) My Rating: 2.6 of 5 stars A short, fun, light-hearted and mostly enjoyable story told in an intimate fashion. For fans/seekers of LGBTQIA+ stories, this is a gender-shifted romantic comedy comic that tells a somewhat familiar tale with a more modern bent. THE STORY:Our protagonist, Alice,…

Comic Review: Hulk vol. 1 Smashtronaut! (Issues 1-6)

Hulk: Smashtronaut! by Donny Cates (writer), Ryan Ottley (Artist), Cliff Rathburn (Inker), Frank Martin (Color Artist), Federico Blee (Color Artist), Cory Petit (Letterer) My rating: 2 of 5 stars Okay… so… this was a surprise to me as a series.Firstly, I was stunned that coming hot off of Venom, not only was Donny Cates writing…

Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Doubleday Publishing, 2017)

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa My rating: 5 of 5 stars Is it earth-shattering? No. Does it change the literary landscape? No. Is it deep and powerful and life-changing? Not really for most I suppose.But it has been an experience. It’s slow, gentle, sweet and filled with humour that almost never goes beyond…

Comic Review: Thor (2020) vol. 4 God of Hammers (Issues 19-24, Marvel)

Thor vol. 4: God of Hammers (2022) by Donny Cates (Author), Nic Klein (Illustrator), Matt Wilson (Color Artist), Joe Sabino (Letterer), Walter Simonson (Writer / Illustrator), Laura Martin (Color Artist), Matt Milla (Color Artist),John Workman (Letterer), Dan Jurgens (Writer / Illustrator),Klaus Janson (Inker), J. Michael Straczynski (Writer), Olivier Coipel (Illustrator), Alejandro Sánchez (Color Artist),Al Ewing,…

Comic Review: Phoenix Song – Echo (5-issue mini series, Marvel)

Phoenix Song: Echo by Rebecca Roanhorse (author), Luca Maresca(Illustrator), Kyle Charles (Illustrator), Carlos López (Color Artist), Bryan Valenza (Color Artist), Ariana Maher (Letterer) My rating: 2 of 5 stars ——————– This book was one I had very positive expectations of because I like Maya Lopez as a character from back when she first appeared in…