Author Archive for Emma Weiler

Midas Flesh, vol. 2

MIdas Flesh 2

Midas Flesh, vol. 2 picks right up with chapter five with no explanation of what occurred previously, so it’s a little unclear what is going on. Reading the blurb on the back, we learn that “Joey and her space crew have…

SheHeWe

SheHeWe

SheHeWe is the latest installment of wordless comics for kids by Nordling and Bosch. These comics all follow the same format: one story, told from three points of view at the same time. In this installment, the top row is…

Trees

Trees

Ten years ago, aliens landed on Earth, with no warning and no attempt at any communication. Humans called them “Trees” because they appeared as enormous columns, hundreds of feet in diameter and thousands of feet tall. Since then, humans have adjusted, but still, no one knows…

Lulu Anew

Lulu Anew

In Lulu Anew, by Étienne Davodeau, middle-aged housewife Lulu has just finished yet another disastrous job interview in an attempt to return to work after years of being a stay-at-home mom. On impulse, she decides to stay the night at an…

March of the Crabs

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Off the coast of France lives Cancer Simplicimus Vulgaris, or the Square Crab. (Not a real species, by the way. I had to check to make sure.) They can only move in a straight line their whole lives. They spend…

A Walk Through Dinosaurland

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  Matthew has bought a ticket to Dinosaurland with one purpose in mind: he needs to ask the Tyrannosaurus Rex an important question. When he arrives, he is greeted by John, a tour guide with more than a passing resemblance…

Crimson Spell, vols. 1-5

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In this high fantasy yaoi, cursed swords and epic quests combine with forbidden love and passionate sex. Prince Valdirgr, known as Vlad, has taken up a demon-cursed sword in order to save his people. Though wielding the sword wins the war, its curse…

Saga, vol. 4

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If you haven’t read Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga so far, the fourth volume might be a jarring entry point; the opening pulls no punches. The first image is of a naked woman, legs spread, giving birth. You…

Alex + Ada, vol. 2

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The second volume of Alex + Ada picks up right where the first volume left off with no summation to remind the reader of what had transpired (a pet peeve of mine). So, readers, read volume 1 first. Ada is…

Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien

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    After pausing to recover from an illness and to draw the Harry Potter paperback covers, Kibushi returns with the anxiously awaited book six in his Amulet series. Plunging in where volume five left off, Amulet #6: Escape From…

The Three Kingdoms, vols. 1-16

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The Three Kingdoms is a famous story from ancient China, a power struggle that occurred between the end of the Han Dynasty, circa 200 C.E., and the rise of the Three Kingdoms. After the Han Dynasty lost power, three states reigned: Wei, Shu, and Wu,…