Comic Crush Saturday: May 4, 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 Book of the Week
Ok, so not a comic but I couldn’t resist sharing this one on Free Comic Book Day!
Just give me all the con/comic books related stories. I love them all! Especially the ones with romance ;).
Comics Will Break Your Heart is a modern day Romeo and Juliet story crossed with a “what if” Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s dynamic went terribly wrong and one party got left out.
Some of the things I loved about this book:
- A sweet romance between Mir and Weldon despite their family’s decades old feud. Yes, Mir’s grandfather was wronged by Weldon’s family but these two find their way to each other.
- Depth beyond the romance. Mir and Weldon are dealing with their futures and separating self from family. This plays out on the page just as much as the romance.
- Comics, comics, and more comics. The industry is laid bare in this book but that doesn’t mean non-comics fans won’t enjoy. It’s not all industry speak.
- Solid plot and characters. If you’re in the mood for cute with a little depth, this is a book for you.
What We Can’t Wait For
Debian Perl: Digital Detective: The Memory Thief is a middle grade graphic novel series created to help kids learn about coding. The art looks so beautiful!
Best News of the Week
FIRST AND FOREMOST – it is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY! See the full list here and get yourself to a local comic book store!
This is everything I’ve ever wanted. KATE BISHOP ON THE SCREEN. Can I have it now?
The Eisner nominees (the Oscars of comics!) are here and some of our favs are on the list, including Runaways, Man-Eaters, The Prince and the Dressmaker.
What comics will you pick up today?