Quick Review: “The Magicians: Alice’s Story”

The Magicians: Alice’s Story, a new graphic novel set in the Magicians world, is marvelously entertaining from start to finish. The settings are breathtaking to behold, complete with a hidden magical university and an alternate world straight out of a children’s book that’s filled with marvelous creatures both good and evil. Our protagonist, Alice, begins…

‘Unraveling’ Review: A Brilliant Journey Into the Unknown

The beauty of Karen Lord’s Unraveling lies in her mastery of storytelling and the art of larger-than-life protagonists. The book starts pretty typically, showing a woman as she walks down the street. We get a bit of the scenery, we get some basic background on her story and the recent goings-on that have haunted her…

Previewing ‘Empress of Forever’

I had a chance to preview Empress of Forever, out this June, and it is the wildest of rides through space, time, and reality. It’s the kind of book that slowly pulls you in, showing you an interesting character who seems pretty normal. She makes a big life decision, adding a bit of intrigue to…

‘The Chaos Function’ Review: The Art of Reworking an Apocalypse

The Chaos Function is an expertly crafted journey through the apocalypse, barreling down a winding road of terrifyingly real possibilities. What starts as a typical war reporter story becomes so much more, revealing a technology with a long and questionable history that defies understanding. Skillingstead presents us with a protagonist who is an expert at…

‘Shadowman: Rag and Bone’ Review: An Action-Packed Magical War

Shadowman: Rag and Bone is an explosive volume, returning to a character with fascinating ties to the magical world. I’m new to the series and still felt like I got to know the characters well. There’s so much action flying off the pages as the Shadowman seeks to permanently take down a foe he vanquished…

Comics of the Week: A Legend, A King, A Superhero

I’m about a month into my ‘Comics of the Week’ series and I have to say: I absolutely love comics! There are so many awesome new series coming out weekly. I’m a completionist when it comes to reading, so starting at the beginning of new series every week is especially epic for me. This week’s…

‘Cold Iron Comfort’ Short Review

Cold Iron Comfort is the story of a person entranced by a Fae who becomes abusive in their relationship until they finally escape. We see their journey as an abuse survivor, becoming more sure of themself as they find a friend and begins to believe they deserve a life without this evil being. Complications are…

‘Kid Noize Volume 1’ Review: Remembering the Dreams of Youth

Kid Noize is a heartfelt look at holding onto your dreams when times get tough. We follow a kid whose life has just been upended. He’s struggling to fit in with his new surroundings and is quickly forgetting the direction his life should be heading in. Alternatively, we have Kid Noize, a courier who is…