Thursday 13 April 2017

Comics Wrap-Up - Candy Love

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Film Trailers

OK, the thing that made nerd-dom collectively lose its sh** this week was the first teaser trailer for Thor: Ragnarok!

(And once again, proof that Chris Hemsworth needs to be in more comedy - his timing dudes, his timing.)

And another Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2 mini-trailer to sink your beautiful little nerd-fangs* into -

*Yeah... I don't know where that came from either - and I haven't even had that much coffee today.

Graphic Novels

This week I read a Harlequin romance (M/F) in manga form.

(And no, I didn't know that was a thing either.)

Apparently Harlequin romances are like the US version of Mills & Boon? From what I can see, anyway.

So, I read On His Honor* (Amazon: UKUSA,) adapted by Ryo Arisawa from a novel by Lucy Gordon.

* I feel like I've misspelled 'honour' but it's in the title, since its American, so it has to be that way.

It's a whole lotta random-a*s, melodramatic-ness, but actually was more enjoyable (and with more complex characters) than I was expecting.


I've also read a few webcomics this week (I'm behind on my Goodreads challenge, can you tell?), all of which were gay.

*throws glitter, rides in on a fabulous unicorn with a rainbow over my head*

(Honestly, there wasn't much coffee... maybe that's the problem?)

These are 18+ on account of graphic sexy times!

I read Chapters 1-4 of manga-style m/m webcomic Starfighter, about the tangled relationship between fighter Cain and navigator Abel (these are code names - the commander has a sick sense of humour).

This was v entertaining and absorbing, BUT I can't in good conscience recommend it because... well, the central relationship was all sorts of abusive.

There was other abuse as well. Abuse everywhere, basically.

Except with Keeler and Encke - they are so sweet!

I also read Chapters 1-2 of F/F webcomic Curvy, which also includes M/M and M/F sex scenes, just for luck.

There's a princess made of liquorice. To be honest it just gets weirder from there. So obviously, I loved it :)

These chapters make up Curvy Book 1 (Amazon: UK - USA) in the printed version.

Other Stuff

There was some sort of dispute over a Quranic reference in an X-men: Gold issue this week.

I'm not going to pretend to understand it - I only have the vaguest of notions of what was going on - but G Willow Wilson does an excellent job of explaining things in this Tumblr post.

And here, for your wee nerdlet entertainment, are some interesting links I've come across in the highways and byways of the internet this week:

  • Also at Comic Book Resources is an interview with Gerard Way - MCR front-man and the Geesus of Killjoys - whose comics are doing pretty damn well over at DC's Young Animal imprint.

That's it for this week guys! If you liked this post, I'd love it if you shared and commented!

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  1. Yesss I can't wait for Guardians of the Galaxy 2! Ragnorak also looks good to me :3

    1. I still *need* to watch GotG 1 or The Bestie is going to kill me! Lol. And I'm so excited for Ragnarok! (But Hiddles' last film as Loki :/ )


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