Thursday, July 31, 2014
Comic Adventures Issue #16
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 we chat about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Angela, Olympians Goddess of Love by George O'Connor, Damien Son of Batman, and Supergirl Vol. 2 Girl in the World.
Olympians series by George O'Connor. The 5th book Aphrodite just came out and I couldn't wait to read it. These books are pretty accurate to Greek mythology. They are really a good way to learn about the gods and demi-gods. I have always been fascinated by Aphrodite. She just seems fabulous and well.. of course as a woman I want to be attractive and lovely. I feel like if she was real and alive today she would be so fashionable. The book now includes more and more new mythology characters. This book of course included Cupid. Plus it includes the story about the golden apple when Hera, Athena and Aphrodite compete for it (who is the prettiest). We know that Paris shows up to judge and then Aphrodite pretty much starts the Trojan war right here. Really great and I still think these graphic novels are appropriate to have in a classroom setting to help kids learn more about mythology. 5 out of 5
10 reasons I hate Damien Son of Batman and it is well put together. I am just going to tell you... avoid this book. It's not good at all. 1 out of 5
Supergirl Vol 2 Girl in the World wasn't as good as the first but still decent. Honestly I always
thought Supergirl would end up in the world and be helped by Superman. But in these comics she avoids him like the plague. She does end up getting help from another girl in this comic who of course turns out to have special powers herself (Silver Banshee). There are lots of flashbacks in this one to Krypton and I enjoyed seeing that. I hope that the story gets stronger later. There is a Supergirl/Superman scene in this volume but she talks to him for like two seconds and then flies off declaring again she doesn't need him. I guess I was always under the impression that they were buddies. 3 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 66 books towards my Graphic Novel Reading Challenge!