We’re back with new comics to get into your pull list. This week I recommend some that you’d enjoy with a coffee or tea during the weekend. Let’s start with Moonstruck! The artwork is super cute, but the story is also great. Grace Ellis, the creator of the Lumberjanes, introduces us into a monsters and romance story. We get to meet a centaur, Chet and enjoy a magical conspiracy.
Since the vocabulary of fandom can be quite challenging, I decided to write a new guide. This time, I’ll be presenting letter by letter. Focal vocabulary is what you need to enter into some sub-cultures. In the case of fandom, there are certain words that will help you navigate the world. Be aware, however, that there are far more than these!
A/A (Action/ Adventure): it’s a fan fiction genre that features stories with a lot of action. These stories can be heavily plot-driven. However, you can also find romance, mystery and more in them.
Abandoned: when an author doesn’t finish a story in fan fiction. It can be either because they couldn’t, or because they don’t want to do so. Abandoned pieces of fic main remain unfinished and incomplete, unless another author decides to give an end to them. (Think of it as a work in progress, aka WIP).
I finally read A Court of Wings and Ruin [The Book Depository], aka ACOWAR. It’s amazing! Although I find it more political than A Court of Mist and Fury, this new installment of the series by Sarah J. Maas is delightful. We get to know more about Feyre, Rhysand, Nesta, Elaine, and the others. Although this volume was good, ACOMAF is still my favorite.
We left Feyre in the Spring Court. She had sworn she would revenge what Tamlin had done with her sisters. We also left Nesta giving the King of Hybern the middle finger. (You have to love Nesta and her angry ways.)
[SPOILERS: this post contains massive spoilers. If you haven’t read ACOWAR, refrain yourself from continuing reading.]
Artwork by Charlie Bowater.
It’s time to talk about comics again! This week’s pull list is pretty diverse, from Superheroes to werewolves. I’d like to begin with Syfy’s Wynonna Earp. I bet you know the show, but now you can also enjoy the comic book! The Banditos is a gang formed with outlaws, Mavericks, and werewolves. Wynnona used to run with them. However, there’s a problem. Someone is killing them off, one by one. It’s up to her to save them and discover what’s going on.
So, I got another Mr. Wonderful schedule book this year. And yes, I got it in Italian yet again. I love Mr. Wonderful’s schedule books because they are perfect for work. In fact, I have different planners for different tasks. This one is just perfect for organizing what I need to do next, or who I am meeting now. You’ll see that the planners and designs are too cute to resist. It’s normal: this brand is all about cuteness overload.
I finally saw Spider-Man Homecoming on Monday after a long day, and it was a blast! Despite some issues, this movie is brilliant. For starters, Peter Parker is a kid who is growing up. He doesn’t know much and grows as the film progresses. This is the Spidey I imagined from the comics. Sorry for the previous movies, but this one nailed it.
We begin with the original song of the first series on TV about Spider-Man. That show was crappy at best, but technology at that time didn’t allow for a better web slinger. And then, we met Peter, a kid who is super excited to meet his heroes.
[SPOILERS: this review contains lots of spoilers. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I recommend you to stop reading this post.]
On Sunday I saw Despicable Me 3, and I had loads of fun! Yup, the Minions are back! This movie is perfect for the whole family, but more so for Minions fans. It’s funny, smart, and it has fluffy unicorns. This time the villain is obsessed with the 80s music. Gru messes up again. But, this time he’s able to meet his twin brother Dru, who happens to have more hair than he does. Well, that’s not a difficult thing, really.
Gru is a Superhero now, so the Minions are a little bit lost. Minions are banana-like creatures who love villains. And Gru isn’t a bad guy anymore. But, his brother wants him to go back to being a villain.
[SPOILERS: this review contains spoilers from the movie. Stop reading here if you don’t want to know what happens next!]
Today we’re reading Angela: Queen of Hel – Journey to the Funderworld [The Book Depository]. Angela is the sister of Thor and Loki. She is an Angel, beings that believe in the motto: “Nothing for nothing, everything has its price.” Angela is tough, rough, and a great warrior. But she felt in love with Sera. In her quest of freeing Sera from the realm of Hela, she becomes a Corival, a contender to the throne.
So, Angela must pass individual trials, and if she does, she’ll be the new Queen of Hel. And she’ll have Sera by her side.
So, what new comics should you add to your pull list this week? The options are almost endless, but here you have some suggestions. Prepare yourself to curse me. Yup, you’ll want me to shut up and go straight to the comic book store so that they can take your money!
We start with Zodiac Starforce: Cries of the Fire Prince #1. In this issue, we get to know a cool group of teen girls who have magical powers. They protect our planet from darkness and monsters. (This reminds me a lot of Sailor Moon.) The artwork is colorful and impressive, by the way.
The worst things can happen when you open Twitter early in the morning. Finding Marvel’s unexpected giant dis to bloggers in Spider-Man: Homecoming isn’t exactly good marketing, is it? I haven’t seen the movie yet, but according to A Magical Mess, by the end of the movie, Tony says:
“Behind this door is a room full of reporters. Real ones–not bloggers”.
So, according to Faige, bloggers do nothing good for Marvel. Seriously? Most bloggers are fans who enjoy the movies and the comics and who will review them thoroughly. Bloggers share their thoughts, positive and negative, and also promote brands. Their followers will end up hitting the cinema, reading comics, and buying figurines if the reviews are excellent. So, why put down bloggers?