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    One of my favorite comic books of all time.
    Champions Classic: The Complete Collection
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    My solo exchange diary vol 1-2: the sequel to My lesbian experience with loneliness, focusing on the mental health parts even more this time. Sometimes a miserable read but I can't put it down. I really hope the author will manage to live a nice, fulfilling life one day. (based on the title of the next book in the series I won't get my hopes up just yet).

    A witch's love at the end of the world: 3 volume lesbian witch manga. I really like the set up and the conflict but I think it should've been longer because the end felt a bit unearned. I would watch a 2-3 season anime of this but the manga felt a bit hollow.

    Blue Giant vol 3-4: the second 2-in-1 volume of the manga about a kid who wants to make it as a jazz saxophone player. Absolutely loving it.

    Kageki shojo vol 1: This one had a prequel before (KS: The curtain rises) which is quite essential for the story (it really was just a chunky vol 1). Girls go to a specialized high school that trains them to be members of an all girl traditional Japanese theatre group. It's been a few months since I've read the first volume and I was afraid I won't recognize any of the characters but I fell right back into their world and can't wait for more volumes. Kinda wish it was released in bigger chunks like Blue giants cause I just want to read more.

    Tea Dragon society: what a beautiful, gentle and warm book. I really need to find vol 2 or just wait for the paperback reprint I guess. It's just about people (and magical creature people) taking care of cute little dragons that grow tea leaves on them. Beautiful art, truly all ages book. Good vibes, loved it.

    Nameless city vol 1: thanks for the recommendation newparisian, will be buying the other two volumes eventually. Basically a critical depiction of colonialism for children in a fictional version of China. Intriguing story, good characters, good art. Very very solid middle grade (but really all ages) story.

    Wynd book 1: Don't think I've ever read any Tynion before but I can see why people like him so much. Will definitely check out more of his indie work.
    Fantasy world where humans try to live separately from magical beings but keep getting "infected" with magic. Lot of metaphors for otherness (also the main character is openly gay and it's nice to see some male gay rep) and it works really well, also good world building and I'm quite curious where this will go.
    I can very much see this being adapted to an animated series.

    Poison Ivy: Thorns: breaking my "no big two" rule cause this just looked like right up my alley (also bought it in my LCS so at least I supported them). Gothic horror flavoured YA origin for Ivy, lesbian romance, patriarchy, secrets in the basement etc. Good stuff, some of the issues the books dealt with were a bit too on the nose but it was engaging and I really liked the art style and the colours.

    The girl from the sea: Molly Knox Ostertag didn't disappoint. A selkie (mytical creature that turns from seal to human) comes to land, falls in love with a human who isn't out of the closet yet and also just going through some weird times cause she is 16.
    Literally just finished it like 10 minutes ago so dunno what to say other than I loved it and I just want more books from Ostertag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balakin View Post
    Nameless city vol 1: thanks for the recommendation newparisian, will be buying the other two volumes eventually. Basically a critical depiction of colonialism for children in a fictional version of China. Intriguing story, good characters, good art. Very very solid middle grade (but really all ages) story.

    Wynd book 1: Don't think I've ever read any Tynion before but I can see why people like him so much. Will definitely check out more of his indie work.
    Fantasy world where humans try to live separately from magical beings but keep getting "infected" with magic. Lot of metaphors for otherness (also the main character is openly gay and it's nice to see some male gay rep) and it works really well, also good world building and I'm quite curious where this will go.
    I can very much see this being adapted to an animated series.

    The girl from the sea: Molly Knox Ostertag didn't disappoint. A selkie (mytical creature that turns from seal to human) comes to land, falls in love with a human who isn't out of the closet yet and also just going through some weird times cause she is 16.
    Literally just finished it like 10 minutes ago so dunno what to say other than I loved it and I just want more books from Ostertag.
    Cheers re: Nameless City.

    Tynion has a sizable library of creator owned material. I enjoyed the Woods and am currently reading Something is Killing the Children and Dept of Truth. The first issue of the Nice House on the Lake was solid too.

    I've had my eye on Girl from the Sea. Hmmm...

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    I've just finished reading the first TPB of Die. I wasn't feeling it to begin with but after a few of issues, I'm in. I'll be ordering volume 2.
    Pull List: Daredevil, Radiant Black, Time Before Time, Farmhand, Family Tree, Black Hammer: Visions, Babyteeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by newparisian View Post
    Cheers re: Nameless City.

    Tynion has a sizable library of creator owned material. I enjoyed the Woods and am currently reading Something is Killing the Children and Dept of Truth. The first issue of the Nice House on the Lake was solid too.

    I've had my eye on Girl from the Sea. Hmmm...
    I recently read the first 2 TPBs of Something Is Killing The Children. I'm liking it. I do like Tynion but I've not tried Dept of Truth yet.
    Pull List: Daredevil, Radiant Black, Time Before Time, Farmhand, Family Tree, Black Hammer: Visions, Babyteeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by FluffySheep View Post
    I've just finished reading the first TPB of Die. I wasn't feeling it to begin with but after a few of issues, I'm in. I'll be ordering volume 2.
    Stick with it. I was also "this is fine but not setting my world on fire" after vol 1. But vol 2-3 really upped the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newparisian View Post
    Cheers re: Nameless City.

    Tynion has a sizable library of creator owned material. I enjoyed the Woods and am currently reading Something is Killing the Children and Dept of Truth. The first issue of the Nice House on the Lake was solid too.

    I've had my eye on Girl from the Sea. Hmmm...
    Woods and Something is killing the children are definitely on my list. I think there's gonna be a deluxe of Something ... but I might just get the trades since my lcs had the first. (I stopped caring about deluxes, even tho they are nice, but I just want to read good stuff really)

    If you enjoyed The Witchboy you get the same quality with Girl from the sea but more focused on the romance and teenage life than the plot. (but there is a plot too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by newparisian View Post
    Stick with it. I was also "this is fine but not setting my world on fire" after vol 1. But vol 2-3 really upped the game.
    I will stick with it

    I've just finished reading Giant Days Volume 7.
    Pull List: Daredevil, Radiant Black, Time Before Time, Farmhand, Family Tree, Black Hammer: Visions, Babyteeth

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    Currently halfway through Superman : Exile and Other Stories omnibus. Really enjoying the stories in this collection as a first time reader. I find the work compiled in this volume to be a lot stronger and more entertaining than Bryne's work that kick-started this era of Superman comics.

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    I am going through the Final Crisis Ómnibus and Bronze Age Justice League volume 3. I just read issue 153 with Earth Prime and Ultra. The art is by George Tuska and it funny how dynamic the Marvel/Kirby style reads. Dick Dillin is elegant and his poses look classical but sometimes the action leaves me cold. I am surprised how much of Morrison’s JLA and Multiversity are updates of these ideas and villains. Libra is a terrific villain in Final Crisis and the old JLA. I like the supplemental Titans books in Final Crisis. Clock King is a better villain than I expected.

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    World of Black Hammer 3 at work
    Swamp Thing omni by Nancy Collins at home

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    I recently read:

    Ironheart: Those With Courage via Comixology. I wasn't familiar with the character, beside knowing of her existence and maybe she showed up as a secondary character in a comicbook I read years ago, but I'm not that sure. I enjoyed it a lot.



    All New Wolverine: The Four Sisters, in a spanish edition. I Loved it, I'm probably gonna collect the whole series

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    Shang-Chi: the Hellfire Apocalypse- don't know why this was in the MAX imprint, there wasn't any need for an 'R' rating. Anyway, this is the first solo Shang book I've read. I do have the first Moench omnibus but haven't read it yet. This mini was pretty good. Solid mix of espionage, mysticism, and kung-fu. 9/10.

    Sex Criminals OHC v3- Great conclusion to a great book. I think the bad guy plot ended up being a bit whack, but this book was always more about the character relationships anyway. And on that front, it succeeds. 10/10.

    Britannia HC- not Valiant's usual oeuvre, and I've never really warmed to Milligan as a writer. Didn't finish Shade and just didn't like his Hellblazer. But despite a somewhat rough first mini, the next two minis collected here are good, if not great. Roman Detective in the time of Nero, with some supernatural stuff thrown in. Ryp's art reminded me of Gary Frank's 'crazy eyes' characters, only more so. 7/10.

    Spider-Man: Spirits of the Earth- fantastic art, decent story. Spidey & MJ in Scotland. 7/10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newparisian View Post
    Shang-Chi: the Hellfire Apocalypse- don't know why this was in the MAX imprint, there wasn't any need for an 'R' rating. Anyway, this is the first solo Shang book I've read. I do have the first Moench omnibus but haven't read it yet. This mini was pretty good. Solid mix of espionage, mysticism, and kung-fu. 9/10.

    Sex Criminals OHC v3- Great conclusion to a great book. I think the bad guy plot ended up being a bit whack, but this book was always more about the character relationships anyway. And on that front, it succeeds. 10/10.

    Britannia HC- not Valiant's usual oeuvre, and I've never really warmed to Milligan as a writer. Didn't finish Shade and just didn't like his Hellblazer. But despite a somewhat rough first mini, the next two minis collected here are good, if not great. Roman Detective in the time of Nero, with some supernatural stuff thrown in. Ryp's art reminded me of Gary Frank's 'crazy eyes' characters, only more so. 7/10.

    Spider-Man: Spirits of the Earth- fantastic art, decent story. Spidey & MJ in Scotland. 7/10.
    Just finished Sex Criminals vol 3 a couple days ago as well and definitely agree.

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    As part of my mostly chronological read-through of my DC collected editions, I'm currently reading what is often referred to as DC's version of Claremont's X-Men, aka Wolfman/Perez' New Teen Titans. Read Omnibus 1 last year and was pleasantly surprised, now almost done with Omnibus 2. Only a couple of issues left but I can see why it was a popular run. The plotting is evolved further from the first omnibus and Perez'. art, even if sometimes finished by others is still great. Am about to reach the Judas Contract, apparently that's a much praised story. EDIT: I think the Judas Contract is actually in the third omnibus.
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