The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

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 small chuckles. I won’t spoil it but it’s like a gentle rollercoaster…

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: The Final Gauntlet (2019)

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: The Final Gauntlet WRITER: Donny Cates ART: Geoff Shaw, David Marquez Donny Cates does what Donny Cates does. He writes a kickass comic that has a fantastic cast of characters, gives a great focus on the core ones and is a remarkable combination of very innovative and creative and…

[Book Review] Firefly: Big Damn Hero by Nancy Holder

Firefly: Big Damn Hero by Nancy Holder My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m a huge Browncoat and I looked forward to this book with great joy. I also kept my expectations low because it was a new direction for media based on the show which has been limited to live-action and comics and both are…

DC/Young Animal: Milk Wars [Comic Review]

STORY: Jon Rivera, Cecil Castellucci, Jody Houser, Gerard Way, Steve Orlando, Magdalene Visaggio ART : Sonny Liew, Dale Eaglesham, Langdon Foss, Mirka Andolfo, Ty Templeton, Aco, Frank Quitely (covers) This was a most conundrum inducing story/event/crossover for me as a comic reader generally and as a DC comic reader specifically. It was fun. But it…

Harbinger Renegade, Vol. 1: The Judgment of Solomon [REVIEW]

Harbinger Renegade, Vol. 1: The Judgment of Solomon Story: Rafer Roberts Art: Darick Robertson & Juan José Ryp Harbinger as a series was one of the highlights of the vaunted and much hyped relaunch of the Valiant line – they all blew me and many readers away, but Harbinger and the adventures of Peter, Faith and all the rest…

[Comic Review] The Ultimates² vol. 1

The Ultimates², Volume 1: Troubleshooters  by Al Ewing (Writer) Travel Foreman (Illustrations) One of the best and most under-rated team books at Marvel, this incarnation of The Ultimates under the pen of Al Ewing was fantastic in its first volume and in this second not only keeps up that fantastic but takes it to a whole other…