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Comic Adventures Issue #41

Monday, May 16, 2016

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 talk about Harley Quinn Vol. 3 Kiss Kiss Band Stab,  The Doom that Came to Gotham,  1872, and Lumberjanes vol 2 Friendship to the Max.


I love Harley Quinn!!  I never really loved her till the New 52 series. The beginning of this comic is a bunch of side stories... a couple of Christmas/Valentines Day issues.  Which was probably fun for those who buy this comic in individual issues.  Of course reading those at the start of summer wasn't as cool but still I enjoyed them.  The comic then goes into the fact that Quinn is totally stressed, has way too much to do.  Which I loved because it makes it seem like she is a real person.  She has a job, she is in a roller derby club, she is dating, trying to save animals, has friendships and she tries to be a superhero/villain.  I love it!  The only thing in the Harley Quinn comics I don't love are the constant dream sequences.  The comic writers even find a way to squeeze them in.  The one thing that's a plus in the dream sequences is that they bring in a special artist to draw them and then go back to the artist who is drawing the volume once the dream is over.  That is nice for up and coming artists.  The Harley Quinn comics aren't usually serious and are pretty fun.  That is why I just hope they continue into the whole DC Rebirth that's coming up.
4 out of 5

I have been trying to figure out what comics are going to be in the new DC Rebirth.  This came into my library so I put it on hold. This was a unique tale.  I think it has nothing to do with any on going series which I liked. It kind of a Batman Lovecraft tale.  It takes all the characters we know and changes up their origin into more spooky tales. The comic takes place in older times... almost 1930's??  There are pirate ships frozen over ... ghosts... really enjoyed it.  The art really works for the story too.  Great matchup. Though... the cover artist is of course different the artist who does the actual comic.  I always think that's sad.  If you are hired to do the inside of the comic you should be allowed to do the cover as well.  Why hire these high profile artists to just do the cover, apparently they are way too busy to draw the whole thing.  Rant over.  I wouldn't want to continue reading this comic so I like the idea that this was just a stand alone Batman story.  Worth the read.

4 out of 5


I had no idea what this comic was when I checked it out from the library.  The cover looked cool that and the name 1872 (I didn't see the Warzones title at first).  This comic is apparently apart of a series called Secret Wars that is a Marvel story arc.  Well I've never read that.  Luckily I think this comic can be read without reading those.  It's kind of a retelling of Avenger characters in 1872.  How they got to 1872 I don't know... maybe they are supposed to have originated there?  It didn't seem like they were from the future or anything. Basically we see all the characters as if they are in a western story.  I am assuming there will be even more stories in this time period because it does day at the end that the Avengers will return. I'm not going to keep on with this comic series but it was fun to read something new and different. It had the western elements that happen in those stories. A bad sheriff, shoot outs, cops and robbers, indians, and all that.  Since I don't read a lot of Marvel there were a few characters I didn't recognize.  One of the cooler one was Vision, he was a fortune telling machine.  Thought that was clever.
4 out of 5

I am so in love with Lumberjanes! Volume 2 was just as good as the first. This story follows the same characters while they are at camp.  I love how each chapter is still about a badge and how to earn it. One is about music so the girls start trying to figure out a song to defeat the baddies. I think this comic is also perfect for younger girls who are looking for a comic.  In fact I might even purchase this for my cousin who is 8.  This comic will make you wish you would've went to a summer camp in a forest somewhere. Oh and there are actually directions on how to make a friendship bracelet. I almost wanted to go find some string and make one. I would like to point out that this comic has such great diversity in it... without making it seem like it's forced either.  It kind of reminds me of growing up on a military base.  Such a big variety of people!  I love it. The artwork is fantastic.  It's a simple comic look but it works perfectly for the story line.  I have the third volume from the library in my hands right now and just can't wait to get started on it.
5 out of 5

This counts for 33 comics towards my 2016 Graphic Novels Challenge.

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