Comic Crush Saturday: August 10, 2019
Welcome to Comic Crush Saturday, our bi-weekly feature focused on the graphic elements of the book world. Comics became a huge part of my life a few years ago when I started reviewing them (and comic related TV shows) on Forever Young Adult. I’ve maintained a pulllist through my local comic shop, Isotope Comics, and even got Kelly to start one ;). You’ll find mini-reviews, what we’ve read recently, and more so check it out!
Featured Review of the Week
This post comes ahead of our recap of the She-Ra panel at SDCC but I could not wait to talk about season 3! Without spoiling it for Kelly (and any of you who need to catch up), here is what I loved most about this season:
- Shadow Weaver. Her shift this season is an interesting one and I can’t wait to see how they further explore it.
- Huntara & the Crimson Waste. Geena Davis did an AMAZING job voice acting here.
- Alternative Realities. My heart hurts for Glimmer.
- Scorpia. Catra does not deserve her. WE do not deserve her.
- That Finale. SO MANY TEARS.
What We Can’t Wait For
Look, this may be my way back to DC. They’re killing it with graphic novel creators.
Best News of the Week
Goldie Vance and Fence are some of the BEST Boom comics and now they’re getting their own standalone novels!
A RWBY comic AND some of my fav creators? Be still, my heart.
We had a recording session for the HEY, KIDDO audiobook today. My kid read as kid me, and dang—she has the acting chops. She made everyone in the room get a little misty when she turned on the emotion. pic.twitter.com/oDaVWiGLtG— Jarrett J. Krosoczka (@StudioJJK) July 9, 2019
Jarrett’s Hey, Kiddo is a fav around here and we are loving his updates on the audiobook!
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In February 2020, a new original graphic novel, Stranger Things: Zombie Boys, will tell an all-new story that takes place after the events of season 1 of the hit Netflix series. By @gregpakpix, @valeria_favoccia, Dan Jackson, @natepiekos, cover art @rondanchan #strangerthings
The Stranger Things comic we didn’t know we needed
Adora and the Distance is a YA fantasy graphic novel following the epic adventures of Adora, a brave young woman of color who lives in a fantastical world with underground pirates, ghosts, and a mysterious force called “The Distance” which threatens to destroy it all. *immediately adds to pull*
Not a subtweet, but here’s what I’d like non-comics editors who are editing their first GNs to understand:— Reimena Yee 👻☕️ (@reimenayee) July 30, 2019
– GNs take a long time to make. At least a year for the art itself. Give your creators the appropriate time & advance for the work or they will burn out. Guaranteed.
SO MANY AMAZING PICKS HERE