Book Review: Watchmen (1986-1987)

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Watchmen is an ingenious science-fiction graphic novel/limited series that takes place in an alternate history where superheroes emerged in American society during the 40s and 60s and vigilantism is now outlawed, the story follows two generations of superheroes from the close of World War II to the Cold War. It is truly an extraordinary masterpiece of visual and literary storytelling, it uses synchronicity, symbolism, and repeated imagery brilliantly and virtually every detail in every captivating panel means something. The highly fleshed out mythology and characters are extremely intriguing. Watchmen has inspired and continues to inspire many other works of art and I believe it is the best book I have ever read so I very highly recommend it to everyone that has not read it at least once before.

Watchmen deals with many mature subject matters and is very complex, 14 is the youngest I would recommend this too.


Book Review: Bone 1-9 (1991-2004)

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Bone is a tremendous Tolkien-esque high fantasy/comedy about three cousins who are run out of their hometown, Boneville, and upon stumbling into an ancient valley are caught up in a vast adventure spanning 9 graphic novels. The series has a lot of mythology and lore comparable to fantasy epics the likes of Lord of the Rings and it can pass from dark fantasy adventure to light-hearted humor in one panel. If you enjoy high fantasy, top-notch comics, or both then go out and buy all 9 full-color books of Bone, it’s more than worth owning!

At first glance, Bone may appear to be a series of children’s books, but while it can be read by kids it really is an awesome story for anyone. Think of it like Avatar: The Last Airbender.


Book Review: Castle Waiting Vol. 1 & 2

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These two excellent graphic novels, Castle Waiting Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, are brilliantly simple yet complex at the same time. They follow the day to day lives of the diverse inhabitants of an old castle. The slow, relaxed pace of the story builds a rich and detailed world over the two books and every character has such an intriguing story behind them that you will not be able to stop reading!

The beautiful story of these books can be enjoyed by virtually all ages.

Book Review: Nimona (2015)

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Noelle Stevenson’s graphic novel, Nimona is a brilliantly lovable combination of fantasy and sci-fi about a young girl shapeshifter, Nimona,  who is the sidekick of a supervillain named Ballister Blackheart. The characters are really good and so is the plot. This whole book is very entertaining and it’s very hard to put down, so I highly recommend you try it! As long as they can read and don’t mind a small amount of violence I think any kid could read this.