Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.
This week’s topic:
F – G – H – I – J
(authors whose name begins with the featured letters)
It wasn’t until I was done writing up this post that I realize I selected all comic books (I think this is a sign that I should catch up on all my comic book series). I’ll include some samples of the art below and link to my review of them in case y’all wanna know more.
F is for…
Faerber is author of Copperhead Vol. 1, which is illustrated by Scott Godlewski. I’ve only read the first volume, but I would like to continue with the series. It’s a sci-fi, western comic book set in space about a single mom who moves to a backwater planet to serve as its sheriff. There is contention between the aliens and humans that the protagonist, Clara, has to navigate as the sheriff. I enjoyed the story, although it took two reads for me to do so, but it explores some interesting themes and the illustrations are sometimes striking.
G is for…
I seriously need to get back into reading more comics because the Rasputin series is one I enjoyed as well. I’m showing here Rasputin, Vol. 1: The Road to the Winter Palace, which is written by Alex Grecian and illustrated by Riley Rossmo. This comic book series heightens the supernatural elements in the stories about Rasputin, a historical figure who really fascinates me — that’s why I got and read this comic book. The story was okay, and I’ll certainly continue with it, but I didn’t like the art much.
H is for…
I’ve only read volume one of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key series — Welcome to Lovecraft. I enjoyed it immensely and planned to continue with the series. Of course, I didn’t, but there’s still the rest of this year to go so I just might, especially since I don’t much like the series on Netflix. The little boy, Bode, doesn’t make sense to me in the show because he seems to be acting as if he’s six when the actor obviously doesn’t look six. Bode flipping back and forth from the antics of a six-year-old to someone more mature didn’t make sense to me. I don’t know how old he’s supposed to be in the show, but I think they should have aged the character for it.
Anyway, I liked the comic book and the illustrations, which were done by Gabriel Rodriguez.
I is for…
Istin is the author of Elves, Vol. 1, a high fantasy comic book series translated from French that contains two stories about the different types of elves that live in the story’s world. The first story is about the Blue Elves who live near water, and the second is about the Sylvan Elves who live in the forest. I was intrigued about the subject (elves) and the cover, but unfortunately, the story didn’t hold up well. I liked the illustrations and wish the series was available at my library. I don’t mind continuing with the story now, but would rather borrow a copy.
J is for…
Jones co-authored Lady Killer, Vol. 1 with Jamie S. Rich and also illustrates the comic book as well. The story is set in the 1950s and is about a housewife who freelances as an assassin. It’s a fun read, and I loved the illustrations. I wasn’t feeling the story much when I first read it, but now I want to give it another chance and maybe continue with the series.