Old Faves in New Flavors
The Hobbit Graphic Novel
The novel stayed true to the book. However, I wasn’t too impressed with the artwork. It could have been more attractive. Given that I’ve just finished reading Monstress, it is no surprise that everything else looks almost dull in comparison!
Outtakes from the Grave
This book is solely for the readers who have loved the Night Huntress series. It contains deleted scenes and different versions that were scrapped for various reasons. It was a good way to revisit the duo that we’d all miss now that the series has ended. Since I have added books from the two spinoff series to my TBR recently, I’m guessing I’ll come across Cat & Bones there too.
X-Men: Magneto Testament
Since I read this first, I didn’t realize how heavily inspired it was by the book, Night by Elie Wiesel. Even so, I loved it, both for the content and the art. A scene that stayed with me was about the girl Magneto is trying to save. She is found among dead bodies and is found to have survived because she remembered what he had said to her & had hidden herself in the pile.
What I liked about this book was that the author wasn’t interested in getting people to feel sorry for them. Instead, their objective was to prevent such a catastrophe from happening again. That is one of the reasons why the book felt much more authentic to me than The Book Thief ever did. Of course, the fact that the author lived through the events has a lot to do with that, as well.
I think this quote from the book says it all:
Hellboy, Vol. 1: Seed of Destruction
Find my mini-review here.
Monstress, Vol 1: Awakening
Everybody has been talking about this, so I’ll just say that you might wanna check it out for yourself.
Asimov’s Science Fiction
February was a good month. I read more graphic novels than I usually read and it is always good to try new things.