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Comic Adventures Issue #8

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I read a lot of comics and rarely review them here on the blog. That's because I really don't have a lot to say for an entire post.  So I thought I would review several comics on one post.  I will still review graphic novels on their own now and then, but this is where I will talk about super-hero type comics (DC/Marvel) or sequels to some that I have already reviewed.

This issue I am going to talk about Chi's Home Sweet Home Volume 1 by Kanata KonamiDark Tower The Gunslinger: Last Shots Marvel,  Batgirl Volume 3 Death of the Family, and Suicide Squad Vol 1 DC.

Chi's Home Sweet Home looked cute to me so I picked it up.  I had read some reviews on It's All Comic To Me so I thought hey why not.  I suppose this is an Manga book, which I don't read too many of that genre.  I thought it was funny, cute, and the art really went with the story.  I won't be continuing though in the series only because .. well for me how much of a day in a cat can a read??  AND I LOVE CATS!  The story is about a kitten who gets lost from her mama and is taken in by a family who falls in love with her.  It is a little funny because they are trying to teach the kitten to pee in a litter box using the word Chi for pee. Eventually the cat ends up coming to the word Chi which then becomes her name.  So technically her name means pee... hilarious in the story. This book was a fast read and if you are looking to just sit down and read something fun this is for you!  4 out of 5

The Dark Tower is a 8 part book series by Stephen King.  The books were adapted into The Dark Tower comic books several years ago.  I bought the original arc but after that I began getting the volumes from the library.  Honestly some of these issues are really good and some are so-so.  They are original stories from the Dark Tower so that does make them fun... the comics aren't just a re-telling. This is the last volume.  I am glad.  For me the series is starting to not be as good anymore.   I do like the story though about Roland's father and how he becomes the man he is.  If you have not read the Dark Tower these comics might not be for you... I feel like as a reader you would be lost.  2 out of 5 

Batgirl Volume 3 is really repeat of 2 other issues I myself have already read.  The Court of Owls and Death of the Family are in this so I really only read the last story in the book.  I myself do love the multistory crossovers.  The last story reveals more about how evil Barbara's brother is James Gordon, JR.  We get to see her really battle it out with him.  I can't really say much though about this graphic novel since really it wasn't new material to me.

Lately I have been into the show Arrow on CW. It is a really great comic book show, and has been introducing some great DC characters into the film world. Recently the show has been adding in the Suicide Squad. I didn't know much about the Suicide Squad before .. but then I thought that sounds interesting and picked up this comic. It is about some criminals who the government uses to do their dirty work.  If the people who are put on the Suicide Squad do what they are supposed to do then time will be taken off their sentence.  The catch is there is a chip with a bomb put in their necks so if they try anything they will be blown up.  This comic is more along the adult side.  The criminals are bad... they kill for fun.  Some of the Suicide Squad includes Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and King Shark plus many more.  I look forward to reading the next volume in this series. 4 out of 5.

Well that's it for comics this time around... can't wait to read what comics come into the library next!!

I am now up to 34 books towards my Graphic Novel Reading Challenge!

Bout of Books



  1. My daughter really liked the Chi books she read, but I haven't been able to get them all for her. They're really cute.

  2. They are super cute!! I mean how can you not love Chi????

  3. Do you know the order you're supposed to read Death in the Family In? I saw a mix of those at the bookstore last week, but wasn't sure where to start...

    Batgirl and Suicide Squad sound interesting!!

    Lauren from

  4. OK... so I think the only one you need to read is Batman Vol 3, and then pick up the whole Joker Death in the Family. Luckily for me, my library had both. Here are the two links for them:

  5. Chi is really cute and a great way to introduce people to Manga. Honestly.. I looked at the picture I posted of it and you know what? Maybe I will read Volume 2!!!

  6. thanks!! I don't think my library has these, but my local bookstore does, so maybe I can pick them up soon!

    Lauren from

  7. Chi looks cute, and Suicide Squad I've heard of but never tried. Maybe I'll give that one a try. I like the premise of it. Kinda reminds me of Thunderbolts a few years back when it got kinda dark and they were all criminals on the team- half the team were psychotic and turning on the other half. I've heard Arrow's pretty good, I should probably watch it...

  8. Arrow is good. I like that it is really adding in a lot of other non-popular DC superhero/villains. It was the show that got me interested in reading Suicide Squad now instead of later. Thunderbolts huh? I had to google this. I am just now about to start reading Marvel and will for sure look for that comic.

  9. Such a bummer about your library!!! Mine has a lot of New 52. But not all of them. I have been requesting some but they haven't ordered them.

  10. I've heard that Arrow was doing that, bringing in DC characters- like the Huntress (I think?). If I was more up on the DC characters I probably would love this show...

    Most of the Thunderbolts is just whatever, but the story I was thinking of was Faith in Monsters (part 1) and Caged Angels (part 2). They were kinda dark and twisted, pretty much supervillains working for the gov't tracking down unregistered heroes. It's fun.


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