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I'm Reading Comeeks

I dedicate this blog to comics in all forms, manga, autobio, superhero, art books, etc.  And of course, since I need a challenge, I've decided that I'll read and write (short) reviews for 365 comics during 2015.

Comics Clearance #1

punks git cut - jay howell Jem & the Holograms #1 - Kelly Thompson The Oven - Sophie Goldstein See You Next Tuesday - Jane Mai Frankenstein Underground - Mike Mignola, Ben Stenbeck Sherlock Holmes and the Necronomicon - Laci Paige, Sylvain CorduriƩ

Trying to get all the comics cleared off my couch, bedside table, computer chair and yes, floor.  I swear, they aren't being ruined!

 

Punks Git Cut - I got two paper cuts from this 'zine collection.  One right on my knuckle, it bled for an hour.  Not only the paper in this witty collection was cutting.  For people who listen to the Awesome Snakes, Aquabats! or even the Mountain Goats.  What I enjoyed most: Poem written from the perspective of Imhotep in the movie The Mummy.

 

Jem and the Holograms Volume 1 Showtime - I thought I would just flip through this slightly massive first volume, but instead I got sucked in.  A story that could have been too saccharine was pretty good.  What I enjoyed most; While Jerrica & whatshisface got the first kiss, Kimber and Stormer's romance takes center stage and all the characters create a diverse group, especially pleased to see underrepresented body types.

 

The Oven - Syd and Eric want to have a kid, but it turns out to be much more complicated than they thought in this population controlled dystopian future.  I wish I knew a little more about the characters.  What I liked most: the author describing speculative fiction as a tool to give herself a 'laser-like ability' to focus on particular topics, such as gender, or the environment.  I will definitely look for more of her work.

 

See You Next Tuesday - Somewhat reminiscent of the television series "Broad City."  It seems like the kind of book/humor people either love or hate.  The comic is single illustrations, shorter and longer pieces and notes, most of them self-deprecating, many including poop and fart jokes.  Despite saying people would either love or hate it, I liked it.

 

Frankenstein Underground - Truthfully, I was just glad not to be reading about Abe Sappy-ian for a change.  Frankenstein's Monster has been wandering the Earth, from Germany to France and finally finds himself underground, in a mythical city buried for years and re-discovered by members of the Heliotrope Society, but things have gone horribly wrong...What I liked most: I just love the illustrations, although I enjoyed the story I may have enjoyed the additional sketches included at the end of the comic the most.

 

Sherlock Holmes and the Necronomicon - Way to make the mythos and Holmes boring.  This was just mind numbing, how I wished Moriarty had even one witty line in here, but the writing was as dry as chalk dust from a euclidean scholar's blackboard.  Dull.