Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.Joyce Carol Oates
My God. March is already over. This first semester is literally flying by, specially with this quarantine situation. How have you guys been feeling? I have been trying to read as much as possible to really use all this available time to be able to kill this endless TBR 😬
This month I manly read Comic Books. A bunch of them were suddenly for free on Amazon and I grabbed as many as possible 😅 I have finished only one book but I am really feeling better regarding the reading slump I was in, so yay me 😂
Now, without further ado, let’s get into this Wrap Up.
- Black Panther: Soul Of A Machine (#1 – #8)
The world’s leading scientists are gathering for the International Tech Symposium in Nagoya, Japan where King T’Challa is accompanied by a team of Wakandan graduate students. The Wakandan scientists are honored to discuss the merits of engineering and physics with their fellow scientists, the Takumi Masters. This gathering of great minds also attracts the scheming, Machinesmith as he crashes the symposium, causing chaos as only he can.
This was fun. It honestly felt like light reading. Entertaining and quick. I had a lot of fun with the story line.
- Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Meet Jessica Jones in this exclusive preview to the Netflix original series. All episodes streaming Nov 20.
This was an introductory volume to the Netflix show Jessica Jones. I really love that show. I watched all the Netflix’s Marvel shows back when they were released and it was fantastic (personally Daredevil is my favourite), so reading this was really fun.
- Stranger Things Ashcan
The nostalgia-igniting hit Netflix original series comes to comic shelves. Follow Will Byers into a dimension of decay and destruction where he must use his wits and resolve to dodge the pursuit of the Demogorgon and escape the Upside Down. Written by award-winning comics veteran Jody Houser (Faith, Orphan Black, Mother Panic). Based on Will’s unseen journey during season 1 of hit Netflix show Stranger Things.
This was also a good one. It basically follows Will from the moment he enters the Upside Down and how he realises where he is and what is really happening. I also love the series.
- Wonder Woman (2016 – #1)
“THE LIES” Chapter One. Why has the Lasso of Truth stopped working for the Amazon Princess? Start down the rabbit hole as dark secrets from Wonder Woman’s past unravel her present!
The artwork in this is surreal. The story line was pretty awesome but since I only read the first volume I didn’t get to be as immersed as I am sure I would be reading the following ones.
- Civil War II (#1)
Before hero stands against hero, Brian Michael Bendis and Jim Cheung bring you a snapshot of the conflict that will split the Marvel Universe in two! But that’s not all! Beware the sting of the All-New Wasp! FCBD CIVIL WAR II #1 will also feature a special second story from All-New, All-Different Avengers writer Mark Waid and legendary artist Alan Davis. Be there as this mysterious new character makes their big debut! Are they friend or foe? How will their coming impact on the lives of the All-New, All-Different Avengers? The answers may surprise you, True Believer! Not only do you get a lead in to the escalating conflict of Civil War II, but you’ll also be introduced to a big new character as the All-New Wasp rockets into the Marvel Universe.
Give me anything Marvel and I will have a great time. I still get so enthralled every time I read a Marvel comic because of how many heroes we get to see in one single volume. It’s amazing.
- Assassin’s Creed: Free Comic Book Day 2016
Enter the shadowy world of the Assassins and Templars, two feuding factions who have battled over the centuries to decide the course of humanity! TWO all-new short stories, written and illustrated by the creative teams of the regular comics, highlight a shocking event in the life of new Assassin Charlotte de la Cruz, and reveal the true extent of the mysterious Templar Black Cross’s terrifying skills! New readers or experienced fans: strap on your hidden blades, don your cowls, and blend into the crowd to discover secrets you won’t read anywhere else!
I loved the Assassin’s Creed movie. I think the concept is fantastic and so gripping. But I’ve never played the videogame which I am pretty sure must be even better. But this was really fun nonetheless.
- Wonder Woman FCBD 2017 Special Edition (#1)
New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka and fan-favorite artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector. Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story!
I absolutely loved this! Wonder Woman is just so…😍
This shows us how Diana’s life is going back when she is still living in Themyscira. And at the same time we get to see how Steve’s life is going. And then the minute they clash.
- Wolverine: First Class – The Rookie
Return with us again to the early days of the all-new, all-different X-Men for all-new solo adventures of Wolverine and Kitty Pryde! The next generation of students has arrived at Xavier’s School – Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, and the mysterious Wolverine – and with them, new teaching methods. Professor X pairs up green recruit Kitty Pryde with the been-everywhere, done-everything vet Logan – and neither of them is all that happy about it. Collects Wolverine: First Class #1-4, plus a classic Wolverine reprint.
In this volume we get to follow Kitty Pride’s first ever mission. Alongside none other than Wolverine. It was really entertaining and I honestly love Kitty’s character.
- Scott Pilgrim Free Comic Book Day Story
Summer is here, and Scott and his friends are ready for a break. All they want to do is go see a movie together – but nothing’s ever easy in Scott Pilgrim’s world! FREE SCOTT PILGRIM is a side-story. It takes place after Volume 3 and before Volume 4.
This was honestly unexpected. I knew pretty much close to nothing about Scott Pilgrim and honestly I am so glad I picked this up. It has definitely spiked my interest and I’ll check out the other volumes.
- Strange the Dreamer (click for full review!)
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
This was simply magical. Heart-wrenching magical. A freaking dream. I am in love and I need everyone to read this book. All my thoughts on this beautiful masterpiece can be found on my full review (pretty please check it out 🥰)
- Keeper of the Lost Cities
Twelve-year-old Sophie Foster has a secret. She’s a Telepath—someone who hears the thoughts of everyone around her. It’s a talent she’s never known how to explain. Everything changes the day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy who appears out of nowhere and also reads minds. She discovers there’s a place she does belong, and that staying with her family will place her in grave danger. In the blink of an eye, Sophie is forced to leave behind everything and start a new life in a place that is vastly different from anything she has ever known. Sophie has new rules to learn and new skills to master, and not everyone is thrilled that she has come “home.”
There are secrets buried deep in Sophie’s memory—secrets about who she really is and why she was hidden among humans—that other people desperately want. Would even kill for.
This was a joy. Pretty magical, really action packed, filled with plot twists. Overall made me extremely excited for the rest of the series.