Hex Americana has a sweet love story between the two leads. But not enough focus on building it up. Too much happens or is left unexplored despite its length.
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Mage and the Endless Unknown delves into the wondrous world of magic, but not without horrors and nightmarish imagery worthy of chills and night terrors.
Occulted is challenging to characterize. It’s a memoir that makes you screech in rage at adults. But you also root for the child to escape and flourish.
The Lizard Prince and Other South American Stories superbly crafts relatable tales that filled with lessons of survival, strength and love in a page-turner.
Big Ethel Energy Volume 2 is easily a favorite. It’s fascinating to see the characters and Riverdale through the lens of her experiences. Nuanced and fun!
The Sea in You delivers an LGBTQ+ love story, embracing diverse characters, fantastical beauty and spins a classic tale into something timely.
Tower #1 raises lots of question as readers are as lost as Casandra. But they’ll need to develop the characters more to keep readers invested going forward.
The Archie Encyclopedia is a detailed, entertaining collection of all characters who appeared in Archie’s universe. An exciting addition to any comic collector.
I turned to the first page of Big Ethel Energy with a tinge of excitement. In this comic from Archie Comics, the first couple of pages, written by Keryl Brown Ahmed and inks by Siobhan Keenan, I knew this would be a page-turner and a reread. The story follows Ethel Muggs from Riverdale as she decides to return to the town she left seven years ago to write a book on the town’s history. Ethel is relatable for any adult who felt unseen or bullied in school. Full of moments of humor, discomfort, and strength, Big Ethel Energy Volume 1 is the kind of story you dread reaching the last page.