Book Review: Captain America Secret Empire #0 by Nick Spencer

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Goodreads Synopsis:

The Marvel Universe is under siege from within! Captain America, secretly a true believer in the cause of Hydra, has turned his back on the Super Hero community. Using the trust and respect he has gained over the years he has ascended to a position where he can enacts Hydra’s ideals. The death of Jack Flag, the trial of Maria Hill, the second Civil War, the alien Chitauri Queen. All of the dominos of Captain America’s plan have been laid out – and it will take only the slightest push to set them into action! Now, the Avengers, the Champions, the Defenders, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men and more will be tested. As Hydra’s grip tightens around the Marvel Universe, the heroes stand at the precipice of an unprecedented challenge. How will they Marvel Universe cope with this shattering betrayal by the most trusted among them?

 

About the Author:

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Nick Spencer is a comic book writer known for his creator-owned titles at Image Comics (Existence 2.0/3.0, Forgetless, Shuddertown, Morning Glories), his work at DC Comics (Action Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents), and for his current work at Marvel Comics (Iron Man 2.0, Ultimate Comics: X-Men).

 

My Review:

This story was amazing.  It hurts my heart a little bit to see Captain America as a undercover hydra agent (not really a spoiler because you can see and guess that from the cover), but it makes for an interesting story.

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Book Review: Ms. Marvel Omnibus Vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson

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Goodreads Synopsis:

The complete first season of Marvel’s international sensation between two covers! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she suddenly gains extraordinary gifts. But who is she now? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? As Kamala explores her newfound powers in the guise of the new Ms. Marvel, she takes on the maniacal Inventor, teams up with Wolverine and Spider-Man, meets the Inhuman royal family, adopts their teleporting dog Lockjaw, faces the mischief of Loki, and fi nally hangs out with her idol Captain Marvel! All while facing the regular girl problems of family, first love and…the end of the world? If Kamala Khan isn’t your favorite hero yet, read this and she will be!

 

About the Author:

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Willow is author of the New York Times bestselling comic book series MS MARVEL, winner of the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story. Her first novel, ALIF THE UNSEEN, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2012, long listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize) and winner of the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

She enjoys British films, cooking, and Massive Multiplayer Online video games, and holds a purple belt in kajukenbo. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two children.

 

My Review:

I loved every thing about this book.  loved the story line and the artwork. I know that I want to read more of Ms. Marvel and any other the Marvel heroes.  I truly am a die hard Marvel fan.

Book Review: The Lightning Thief Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan (adapted by Robert Venditti)

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Goodreads Synopsis:

You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now submerge yourself in the thrilling, stunning, and action-packed graphic novel.
Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson’s textbooks and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus’s stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus.
Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves.

 

About the Author & Adapter:

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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Please follow him on Twitter and via his official blog.

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Robert Venditti is the New York Times best-selling author of The Homeland Directive and the sci-fi graphic novel series The Surrogates, the first installment of which was adapted into a feature film. He currently writes the ongoing monthly comic book series X-O ManowarWrath of the Eternal Warrior, and Green Lantern. His debut children’s novel, Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde, was released by Simon & Schuster in June 2015.
My Review:
I absolutely fangirled when I saw this book sitting on my local library’s shelf.  I absolutely love Rick Riordan’s work especially when it comes to Percy Jackson.  That series and the Heroes of Olympus series are my 2 ultimate favorite book series ever.  I loved the artistry in this book and I obviously loved the storyline of it too.  I can’t wait to read the others in graphic novel form.
What is your favorite Percy Jackson book? Have you read this one? I would love to hear your thoughts please comment below.

Book Review: The Dark Hunters Vol. 1 by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Series Status:  Book 1 of 4

Goodreads Synopsis:

In the war against vampires, mankind has only one hope: The Dark-Hunters. Ancient warriors who died of brutal betrayal, the Dark-Hunters have sworn themselves into the service of the goddess Artemis to protect us.
It’s a pact with pretty good perks. Immortality, power, psychic abilities, wealth and a cool wardrobe. But it comes with a few drawbacks: fatal sun poisoning and a new, irreparable dental problem. But aside from the fangs and nocturnal lifestyle, it’s not so bad.
Until Kyrian meets the most frightening thing imaginable. An accountant who’s being hunted by one of the most lethal vampires out there. If Amanda Devereaux goes down, so does he and no offense, he doesn’t want to die (hence the whole immortality thing). And he doesn’t want humanity dead either which is a good thing for us since he and Amanda are all that stands between us and oblivion. Let’s hope they win.

 

About the Author:

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New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2004, she had placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter is also being developed as a television series. Join her and her Menyons online at SherrilynKenyon.com and www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrilynKenyon

 

My Review:

This book was amazing. The artwork was amazing, the storyline was amazing, everything about this book was amazing. I really want to continue on with this series and see what happens next.

 If you have read this book please comment below.
What are some of your favorite Manga Series? 

Wrap Up: October 2017

Here are the books that I finished in October. (Click Cover Art to view my Reviews)

For Magnus Chase:  Hotel Valhalla, Guide to the Norse Worlds by Rick Riordan

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Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz

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Monsters Unleashed by Cullen Bunn

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Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

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Book Review: Monsters Unleashed by Cullen Bunn

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Goodreads Synopsis:

The monstrous, gigantic comic event gets bigger with this special edition featuring a variant cover gallery, penicled pages, inked pages and more!

THE EPIC BATTLE MARVEL FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR, DRAWN BY TODAY’S GREATEST ARTISTS!!! It’s all hands on deck with the AVENGERS, CHAMPIONS, GUARDIANS, X-MEN and the INHUMANS as they clash with monstrous threats that threaten to destroy every corner of the Marvel Universe. Who are the LEVIATHONS? Who controls them? How can they be stopped before Earth becomes another tragic, barren world in their wake? Written by powerhouse writer CULLEN BUNN and drawn by Marvel legend STEVE McNIVEN, this issue is the beginning of something big that you just can’t miss!

 

About the Author:

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Cullen grew up in rural North Carolina, but now lives in the St. Louis area with his wife Cindy and his son Jackson. His noir/horror comic (and first collaboration with Brian Hurtt), The Damned, was published in 2007 by Oni Press. The follow-up, The Damned: Prodigal Sons, was released in 2008. In addition to The Sixth Gun, his current projects include Crooked Hills, a middle reader horror prose series from Evileye Books; The Tooth, an original graphic novel from Oni Press; and various work for Marvel and DC. Somewhere along the way, Cullen founded Undaunted Press and edited the critically acclaimed small press horror magazine, Whispers from the Shattered Forum.

All writers must pay their dues, and Cullen has worked various odd jobs, including Alien Autopsy Specialist, Rodeo Clown, Professional Wrestler Manager, and Sasquatch Wrangler.

And, yes, he has fought for his life against mountain lions and he did perform on stage as the World’s Youngest Hypnotist. Buy him a drink sometime, and he’ll tell you all about it.

 

My Review:

There is only one word to describe this graphic novel.  EPIC!  This is so awesome.  I really want to read the rest of this series to see what happens next.  The illustrations were wonderful and it had almost all of my favorite Marvel Characters.

Book Review: The Flash Vol. 3: Gorilla Warfare by Francis Manapul

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Goodreads Synopsis:

In his hometown of Central City, The Flash–a.k.a. Barry Allen–is constantly deflecting the criminal schemes of his Rogue’s Gallery. Money hungry, cunning and powerful, these villains have the Scarlet Speedster running at a pace faster than even the world’s fastest man is used to.
But when Gorilla Grodd and his army descend on Central City, The Flash will have to contend with a threat he’s not used to: murderous, ruthless and without principle. With mammoth strength and mind-control powers, Grodd will not stop until he conquers the city with its heroes blood on his hands. Knowing full well he cannot defeat this new foe alone, The Flash will have to turn to his former enemies, the Rogues, if he wants to keep himself and Central City alive.

 

About the Author:

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Francis Manapul is a comic book artist living in Toronto, Canada currently working for DC comics. His list of credits include the forthcoming Adventure Comics, and Superman Batman. In the past he’s worked on titles like Legion of Super-Heroes, Iron and the Maiden, Necromancer, Sept Guerrieres, Tomb Raider, Darkness, G.I Joe and of course Witchblade.

 

My Review:

I really did like this story as well as the illustrations.  In fact, the artists made Grodd look like an evil version of Grape Ape (in my opinion).

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Book Review: The Superior Spiderman by Dan Slott

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Goodreads Synopsis:

It’s the story that turned Spider-Man’s world upsidedown, as a dying Doctor Octopus hatches his master plan for vengeance against Spider-Man: he will become him! As Peter Parker suddenly awakens to find himself trapped in the failing body of his greatest foe, Otto Octavius rejoices in the power and youth of his new spidery form. Can Peter switch their minds back before his time runs out? Yes…and no! As Peter’s story comes to a dramatic close, Otto vows to become better than his old foe in every possible way. Smarter, stronger…he will be the Superior Spider-Man! But even with his newfound sense of heroism and responsibility, can Otto survive his heroic baptism of fire against the new Sinister Six?

 

About the Author:

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My Review:

I didn’t like the storyline as much as I had hoped and I didn’t like many of the illustrations as much as I had hoped, but some of you may really like this story, it is all a matter of opinion.

Book Review: The Amazing Spiderman: The Book of Ezekiel by J. Michael Straczynski

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Peter delves further into the totemic origin of his powers when the enigmatic Ezekiel returns! Is he truly Peter’s mentor and ally, or something more? Plus: In the aftermath of an interdimensional rift caused by Spider-Man and Doctor Strange’s battle with Dormammu, a sorceress of limitless power is set free…

 

About the Author:

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Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or JMS, is an American writer and television producer. He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. He is a playwright, a former journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting. He was the creator and showrunner for the science fiction TV series Babylon 5…. From 2001 to 2007, he was the writer for the long-running Marvel comic book series The Amazing Spider-Man.

 

My Review:

Really liked this story line and I really what to read more Spiderman books in the future because he is one of my favorite superheroes.  (I also really love Tom Holland’s performance as Spiderman in Spiderman:  Homecoming.)  I really have a feeling that Spiderman himself would seriously approve of this book.

 

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Book Review: Black Widow #6 by Chris Samnee

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Goodreads Synopsis:

DRAWING BACK THE IRON CURTAIN! The WEEPING LION has released the BLACK WIDOW’s most dangerous secret into the world. Now Natasha is on a collision course with the INVINCIBLE IRON MAN! Even if they survive CIVIL WAR II, the AVENGERS will never be the same!

 

My Review (#SPOILERALERT):

I really loved the story line of this one.  I wanted to know what Iron Man would have done to Black Widow if they weren’t really friends.  I can’t wait to find out what happens to this friendship now that Black Widow deceived Iron Man again to gain something that she needed.

 

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