Comics Review #3: S.T.E.A.M. Island Under Siege by Ashley Eric Peschel and Peter Magro

 

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I received an electronic copy of this graphic novel in return for an honest review. 

Title: S.T.E.A.M. Island Under Siege
Written and Lettered by: Ashley Eric Peschel
Art by: Peter Magro
Publisher: Self-Published via Amazon
Year: 2015

This graphic novel is set in the time of the Second World War and deals with a group of unlikely companions fighting against supernatural creatures. And Nazis, of course.

It is the first published work of the creators Ashley Eric Peschel and Peter Magro, and the result of a project which lasted over three years (according to Peschel’s bio).

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12 Days of Free Comics on Comixology

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If you’re a comic book fan, this is guaranteed to make you happy.

You can head over to comixology.com or comixology.eu (if you’re in Europe) and get a comic for free each day from December 9 – 20. Day 1 and 2 are over already (sorry) but you can still get the next 10 comic books for free.

Today, you can get the first issue of IDW’s mini-series Onyx, written by Chris Ryall with art by Gabriel Rodriguez.

From deepest space comes the cyborg warrior Onyx… but has she come to Earth in its time of dire need to save it or to end it? A star-born knight for a new generation takes flight here!

Make sure to check it out. Merry Christmas 😀

Femme Friday #5: Black Widow (Photo #1)

I’m too beat to write anything useful for today’s Femme Friday (I have two drafts saved for the following weeks, though ^^). So instead, I make a different kind of entry using another medium: photography.

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Black Widow is bad-ass! I love her attitude, her skills and her look. Also, the comic book is a great read (see my review here). I recently started collecting these Pop! vinyl figures… They are ridiculous but also somehow cute. This one’s a bobble head version. Cool, right? 😉

TV Series Review #1: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (S02 E01)

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. promo for season 2 (source: theouthousers.com)

Title: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (IMDb): “Shadows”
Created by: Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Marvel Comics by: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Season/Episode: Season 2, Episode 1
Directed byVincent Misiano
Written by: Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen
Year: 2014
Length: ~45 min
My IMDb rating: 7/10

This review contains spoilers for season 1 and season 2, episode 1. Please continue reading only if you don’t mind being spoiled or have already watched all the episodes anyway. Enjoy 🙂

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Comic Books: A New World

I can tell you this: I enjoy reading comic books. And also: this is a very recent development. How did this happen? What started my fascination with American comic heroes?

I remember well how I got into Japanese comics, a.k.a. manga. They were my starting point into fandom.

I was 9 years old and my mother bought me the first volume of Sailor Moon on our way home from school. She never knew what consequences that little act of kindness would have (we had little money, so giving me something without it being my birthday or Christmas was a big deal). In the days and years to come, she would come to regret giving me that little book. She still jokes about it whenever I talk about one of my many fandoms. That one volume started a manga craze, and with it, my addiction to all sorts of media entertainment. Additionally to reading almost every manga that was being published, I watched a lot of anime and some American animation on TV and later online.

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Sailor Moon appears! (Bishôjo Senshi Sailor Moon by Takeuchi Naoko, Vol. 1; source: mangareader.net)

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