My Latest Graphic Novel Reads

Greetings! I’ve decided to include multiple mini-reviews in this post for the last few graphic novels I’ve read. At my last trip to the library I had decided to check out the first books of a few graphic series and I’ve found a couple that I want to continue!


Shutter, Vol. 1

Summary

23093369INDIANA JONES FOR THE 21st CENTURY! Marvel Knights: Hulk and Glory writer Joe Keatinge teams up with artist extraordinaire Leila del Duca for her Image Comics debut in an all-new ongoing series combining the urban fantasy of Fables and the globe-spanning adventure of Y: The Last Man. Kate Kristopher, once the most famous explorer of an Earth far more fantastic than the one we know, is forced to return to the adventurous life she left behind when a family secret threatens to destroy everything she spent her life protecting. Collects Shutter #1-6.

 

My Thoughts

4/5 stars

The artwork in this book is pretty cool, the storyline is fast-paced and interesting, and there’s a good cast of characters. I enjoyed the blend of sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and adventure. The dialogue and thoughts the characters have are very entertaining and help make the story one that you just fall into. I’d recommend this and will be trekking to the library for the next in the series!


Wytches, Vol. 1

Summary

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Everything you thought you knew about witches is wrong. They are much darker, and they are much more horrifying. Wytches takes the mythology of witches to a far creepier, bone-chilling place than readers have dared venture before. When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they’re hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient…and hungry.

 

My Thoughts

3/5 stars

This book is definitely dark and twisted, which isn’t bad at all. The thing I didn’t really like was how confusing this book could be. There were times I thought I had accidentally skipped a page or misread something but the storyline, though interesting, is just kind of convoluted. I kept getting Hot Fuzz vibes while reading this with the creepy townsfolk, and the twist at the end was definitely messed up. As messed up and creepy as I found this story, I was also kind of bored. All in all, this book is “meh” for me.


Deadly Class, Vol. 1

Summary

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It’s 1987. Marcus Lopez hates school. His grades suck. The jocks are hassling his friends. He can’t focus in class. But the jocks are the children of Joseph Stalin’s top assassin, the teachers are members of an ancient league of assassins, the class he’s failing is “Dismemberment 101,” and his crush has a double-digit body count. Welcome to the most brutal high school on earth, where the world’s top crime families send the next generation of assassins to be trained. Murder is an art. Killing is a craft. At Kings Dominion School for the Deadly Arts, the dagger in your back isn’t always metaphorical.

My Thoughts

2.5/5 stars

This one didn’t really click with me, I don’t know if it was the storyline, dialogue, or artwork. I thought I would really like the dark assassin vibes but something about the story didn’t connect. I think I’m going to give volume 2 a shot but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to finish it.


Rivers of London, Vol. 1

Summary

29388615._SY475_Peter Grant looks look your average London police officer, but he is actually a part-time wizard in a very elite branch of the Metropolitan Police. It’s his job to investigate those crimes that regular cops don’t like to talk about because they often involve vampires or strange things in Underground tunnels.

Peter’s latest case features a self-driving killer automobile, a Serbian refugee, the Most Haunted Car in England, a handsome drug dealer with a nice paisley scarf and a seemingly harmless wooden bench with a dark past!

 

My Thoughts

3/5 stars

I had no idea that this was a graphic companion to a novel series until I started to write this. Now I have a new novel series to add to my tbr! I enjoyed this collection and am glad I found it at the library. It’s a bit dark, very supernatural/magical, and has a good mystery. It was a relatively quick read and I’ll definitely be checking out the next few volumes.

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