The Fade Out : Act One by Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser
Published: February 25th 2015
Brubaker and Phillips’ newest hit series, The Fade Out, is an epic noir set in the world of noir itself, the backlots and bars of Hollywood at the end of its Golden Era. A movie stuck in endless reshoots, a writer damaged from the war and lost in the bottle, a dead movie star and the lookalike hired to replace her. Nothing is what it seems in the place where only lies are true. The Fade Out is Brubaker and Phillips’ most ambitious project yet!
I took a very long break from graphic novels/comics and I’m pretty annoyed I did so because diving into this was so awesome and great and I’m mad that I stopped reading this format of literature because it’s so fun to read these and I love the artwork and it’s just all around great.
This graphic novel was something new and exciting and a great idea. It was something so unique and I loved the whole figure out who committed the crime aspect as well as the very heavy noir setting. I loved reading it! It made me feel like a 40’s/50’s detective.
I loved the slight twist at the end. I can’t re-iterate how much I love the atmosphere of the hollywood noir feel. Also, I love love love the artwork. I’ve seen some people didn’t enjoy the artwork but I do like it! I can’t wait to pick up the next installment.
Supreme: Blue Rose by Warren Ellis
Expected publication: July 21st 2015
“You are not dreaming. We are trying to communicate with you. Local reality has been reinstalled. Things have gone wrong. The revision has corrupted. Finding Ethan Crane is your supreme priority. Do not trust Darius Dax. We are all going to die.” Supreme: Blue Rose re-introduces the central Image Comics character Supreme, in a multi-layered and often hallucinatory mystery presented by New York Times bestselling writer Warren Ellis and acclaimed new artist Tula Lotay in her astonishing graphic novel debut.
Supreme: Blue Rose is so weird and different and I loved it.
It was kind of confusing to me at first but I still was enjoying it even though I didn’t really understand anything.
The whole story was crazy different and I had a lot of fun interpreting the story.
The art is beautiful. It’s my favorite thing about this graphic novel because it’s just so insanely beautiful. Seriously, if you have any interesting in art, get this graphic novel. I would love to have pages of this book as prints to put all over my walls.
Overall, I really enjoyed Supreme: Blue Rose. It was different and beautiful and just fantastic.
Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Published April 8th 2014
Who are the Rat Queens?
A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all god’s creatures for profit.
It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.
This is one of my favorite graphic novels ever! It’s right up there with Saga.
I loved the characters so much! I can’t pick a favorite but I love Betty so much! Each character was different and super well written. I loved how the whole book was female character driven.
It was so fast paced and I loved every second. I read it all in one sitting and I wish I had the second volume (which I’m ordering right now). There was so much humor all though out the book. I had a hard time but laughing out loud every other page.
Overall, I highly recommend Rat Queens to everyone. If your new to graphic novels, Rat Queens would a great place to start. Or you’re stuck waiting for Saga vol. 5 (like me), Rat Queens will help fill the void.
Saga : Volume One by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Published: March 21, 2012
So this was my second ever graphic novel, and I think it was absolutely astounding. It immediately made me want to dive back into illustration work as a designer because the artwork was FABULOUS. Utterly stunning in my eyes. I loved the art work.
I was kind of disappointed that there wasn’t more to the first volume even though I know Graphic Novels not to be the longest of things, they’re usually fairly short, but I just wanted to keep going, I should’ve just bought volumes 2,3, and 4 with it, but unfortunately they weren’t available but I’m dying to get my hands on them.
I loved each and everyone of the characters, they weren’t the same at all, they were all so different and were all different species. It was a great way to incorporate endless creativity into this series. I also love the story line as well. I find all of it to be completely unique and original which is a breath of fresh air really, after reading all this fantasy and kind of similar styled books, getting a nice change of something completely original and never seen before was great! I read this is one quick sitting because it just was something that flowed amazingly, it was funny and even though sometimes I had major WTF moments, I still loved it.
I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the volumes.