“Small Town Witch”: A New Frontier in Graphic Novels

When I first got my hands on a copy of Small Town Witch, I honestly couldn’t believe it. I had been following the work of Alex Singer and Jayd Aït-Kaci for years, and finally I had something tangible of theirs in my hands. A real book. A real graphic novel of their own style and…

The Boys are Back in “Blacksad” Vol. 4

If You Like… Film Noir Jazz music Mardi Gras! Animal characters Then You’ll Like… Blacksad: A Silent Hell by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido Way back in the day, when the first seedlings of this blog were beginning to sprout (September), I posted a review of a graphic novel called Blacksad. I was introduced…

Baby, Hush “Hush”: A Classic Whodunit for Comic Fans

If You Like… Batman! Identity Crisis Masculine art style Not-your-average-superhero-story Then You’ll Like… Hush by Jeph Loeb Art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I was not a huge fan of superhero comics back in the day. Even when Nolan’s Batman and Marvel films were picking…

Swashbuckling Days with “Delilah Dirk”

If You Like… “Indiana Jones” adventures Unlikely heroes A journey to the East Then You’ll Like… Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff I want you to think back into the days of your youth. You may have been a child, a teeanger, but recall if you will, how it felt when you saw an…

“The Homeland Directive” Coloring Outside the Box

If You Like… Government conspiracies Unique comic design Action movies with Bruce Willis Pretty colors! Then You’ll Like… The Homeland Directive by Robert Venditti Art by Mike Huddleston From the time that we’re children, we’re always told to think “outside the box” and look at things from a different angle. It’s how we develop cognitive thinking…

Behind Every Hero: “Identity Crisis” and the Family Dynamic

If You Like… Conspiracy “Breaking up the team” Disney films from their Golden Age Marvel franchises The movie “Se7en” Then You’ll Like… Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer Art by Rags Morales and Michael Bair If you haven’t seen at least one Marvel movie, Batman film, Spiderman, XMen or other superhero franchise on screen, than frankly you’ve been…

Comics That Make You Cry: “Daytripper”

If You Like… Introspective stories Tales of family and grief Groundhog Day Crying over fictional characters Then You’ll Like… Daytripper by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá Upon reflection on my own collection of graphic novels, I’ve come to the realization that there’s quite a few in here that have made me emotional or even a…

Five Reasons You Should Jump on the “Saga” Train, Fast

If You Like… Star Wars Alien creatures A truly believable love story Modern language in a fantastic setting Then You’ll Like… Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Hello, my name is Majestatic and I am a Saga addict. When George Lucas created “Star Wars”, it blew the minds of millions around the world with its…

Cat’s Cradle: “Blacksad” and European Comic Style

If You Like… noir mysteries a heavy dash of American history fascination with the animal kingdom Then You’ll Like… Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido Three years ago I took a college class all about Graphic Novels. I assumed it would be an easy A, but I wasn’t prepared for the sheer vastness…

Hello!

My name is Majestatic and I love to read…goes without saying. No really, I have a full shelf,  full storage space, and a Kindle full of books that I wish I could lend out to all my friends. I have read so many titles, both novels and graphic novels, that have completely blown my mind…