Moonstruck Vol 2: Some Enchanted Evening Graphic Novel Review

Moonstruck Vol 2: Some Enchanted Evening

Erica gives this comic three starsMoonstruck Vol 2: Some Enchanted Evening by Grace Ellis (writer)
Art: Shae Beagle (artist), Kat Fajardo (Pleasant Mountain Sisters artist), Caitlin Quirk (colorist), Clayton Cowles (letterer), and Laurenn McCubbin (editor/designer)
Rating 3/5 stars

Unfortunately, this volume wasn’t as good as the opening story. Time and place were very muddled, and not just because of the moveable fairy houses. I wanted to cheer for Julie and Selena, but their relationship gets incredibly toxic as the story goes on.

Chet remains the very best here, and it makes me wish this story was about them. Chet and Manuel are so cute together.

I’m sad we didn’t get more of Cass; she mostly played a floating future-seeing head who kept predicting doom and gloom for Julie and Selena’s relationship. Give Cass more of her own characterization! Continue reading “Moonstruck Vol 2: Some Enchanted Evening Graphic Novel Review”

The Best and the Worst of 2015 Comic Books

Yes, the time has come to say goodbye to 2015 and ring in 2016. Here’s a look back at the Best and the Worst of 2015* Comic Books.

The Best On-Going Series

Bitch Planet1. Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Val De Landro, and Robert Wilson IV
Average rating: 5/5

I love this blatantly intersectional feminist book so much. It packs a solid punch with each and every issue. Though it makes me sad that the book is late almost every month. However, the work and finesse that DeConnick and De Landro put into it make it layered, relevant, and scarily close to our reality. Not to mention the fantabulous essays in the back of every issue.

Read my reviews of Bitch Planet.

Lumberjanes2. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, Kat Leyh, Brittney Williams, and Carolyn Nowak
Average rating: 4.9/5

This series was a runaway hit. I’m so happy for the success Lumberjanes has had, both in making it an ongoing series and for its creators, who are doing other amazing projects too. At its heart, this is a book about female friendship and that critical friendship during adolescence. Sure, there are dinosaurs, magical gods, mermaids, etc., but the core is the relationships between the girls. My only wish would be that when I was a girl, there was a great book like this.

Love live Lumberjanes! Friendship to the max!

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