I'm having trouble remembering exactly what happened in which volume, because I blazed through all three of them in a row. One less star, but only becI'm having trouble remembering exactly what happened in which volume, because I blazed through all three of them in a row. One less star, but only because it didn't register quite as strongly in my memory or elicit quite as many emotional feelings as the previous volume -- but rest assured, this series remains consistently, predictably amazing, and I just want more more more (time to buy vol 4, before the next one comes out!).
It continues to expand the world and advance the story and get you more invested in these damn characters. I also really like seeing their long-term wrestling with grief and loss; they don't recover immediately, it takes time to exorcise the ghosts of the past. Four stars feels right to me for this particular one, though, and so I'm glad that I voted for Ms. Marvel (which got me so near tears).
I wanna go read We3 or North 40 now. I'm really happy that I'm finally back into graphic novels. Bless you, Hugos....more
This volume made me fucking cry on the subway while reading.
Saga continues to be wonderful, with the most vividly-painted creative worlds (and some imThis volume made me fucking cry on the subway while reading.
Saga continues to be wonderful, with the most vividly-painted creative worlds (and some images that I won't be able to scrub out of my memory, thanks), fun and nuanced characters, a hectic and action-filled chase -- and yet also Vaughan sneaking in a simple, intimate story about parenthood and love and loss, against the "backdrop" of a galaxy-wide epic....more
AHHHHH, I LOVE IT. Finally, at last, I'm seeing what all the fuss is about and it does not disappoint. I heard everyone talking about Ms. Marvel at NYAHHHHH, I LOVE IT. Finally, at last, I'm seeing what all the fuss is about and it does not disappoint. I heard everyone talking about Ms. Marvel at NYCC 14 but I never got around to it until my Hugos reading -- and now I am head-over-heels in love, and it's actually inspiring me to maybe get back into reading Marvel in general.
The art is gorgeous and I got choked up a few times while reading, wrt Kamala's struggles with her identity, straddling the cultural lines between Pakistani and American, her desires to be 'normal', to look like the blonde girls, being bullied for being different... Kamala is just such a realistic, honest, believable protagonist and teenaged girl, and her story is one that is definitely not told often enough in mainstream media. And just, how ridiculously refreshing it was to read a superhero story about someone who wasn't a generic white male?
I'm honestly emotional reading about Ms. Marvel's critical reception and that the series is so popular, because it gives me such hope for popular culture. Representation and diversity is so important. This is definitely getting my Hugo vote for best graphic novel, and I am so buying vols 2 and 3 this weekend....more
What an absolutely bonkers premise. I'm into heists and reality-bending things, and Kegelface was probably my favouriteI liked it but didn't love it.
What an absolutely bonkers premise. I'm into heists and reality-bending things, and Kegelface was probably my favourite thing (I got FRIGHTENING HOUSEWIFE vibes a la Alison in Orphan Black) -- but mostly I'm left with the feeling that not enough happened, that we're just barely scratching the surface wrt the Sex Police despite the fact that I've now read an entire volume. And I don't feel like I know Suzie and Jon all that well, either, despite spending an entire volume with them talking about their childhoods. It's funny, though, and definitely interesting, so I might stay tuned....more