Thursday 21 November 2019

Comics Wrap-Up - But My Hand It Will Be Open, And I'll Try To Fix It

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Comics Wrap-Up title image with manga-style woman handing her living-shadow a flower


And Thursday means comics and superheroes, dearest nerdlets! 😁

TV Shows

New Marvel's Runaways trailer, dearest nerdlets!!!!!

And it looks like there's gonna be some witchy sh** going down this series!

(Warning: flashing images, SPOILERS for previous series, pregnancy body horror)

Graphic Novels

I've been carrying on with my re-read of The Umbrella Academy, in preparation for reading Hotel Oblivion.

So, I've been re-reading Volume 2: Dallas this week.

Dallas book cover with Number Five holding a large gun

Dallas... where the f**k do I start with Dallas? 😅

This volume is both similar to and entirely different from the Netflx series. Yes, both. At once.

And that level of paradox and contradiction is right up yours truly's street! 👍💖

Dallas is... like the series in terms of characterisation, and quite a few plot elements (Vietnam, Hazel and Cha-Cha, the Commision, etc.)

But when it comes to levels of randomness and total bizarre-ity?

Dallas has been on a lot more caffeine and sugar (and maybe some other substances... but we don't do that kind of thing here on Dora Reads. #ResponsibleAdult)

I mean... in the first issue/chapter, The Umbrella Academy are fighting The Lincoln Memorial (y'know, big a** stone statue of Abraham Lincoln? That) which has come to life for reasons which I can't actually remember us finding out about.

...And it just gets more random from there.

Which I love. So much.

It's like the inside of my head ('re all so lucky I edit blogposts before I publish 😅)

And m'boy Klaus rocks in Every. Version.


Klaus Hargreeves: Thank You
Via Giphy

Again, though, I was surprised at just how disturbing gore is in primary colours 😅

Be aware that there's a lot of messed-up sh** going on in this series, too.

Content Warnings include but are NOT limited to: graphic violence and murder, graphic torture, child abuse/neglect, small children violently murdering people, substance abuse, and family issues by the bucketful.

Other Stuff

Ever want to see Loki go to Hogwarts? 

Check out last week's Friday Fics Fix post. 👍😀

Are you looking forward to the new series of Runaways?
Have you ever found comics gore more disturbing than the adaptation?
Talk to me! 😅💬

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'But my hand it will be open, and I'll try to fix it' is from The Water Fountain by Alec Benjamin

Last updated: 30 Jan 2020


  1. I haven’t had much experience with comics gore, but I definitely have found that some gore in books freaks me out more than in the adaptation. I found this very bad in The Shining.

    1. I haven't actually seen The Shining, but I can def. remember some gruesome parts of the book!


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