#Comicsfebruary: Even More Reviews

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - The Graphic NovelMiss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – The Graphic Novel
Ransom Riggs & Cassandra Jean

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was one of my favourite books when I read it in 2011, so I was really looking forward to seeing how it translated to a graphic novel, I thought they did a really great job of paring the story down, so it worked in the more abridged form forced upon it. But it’s the artwork that made this work as well as it does. The strange photos that were such a part of the original novel still from an important part here, but are aided by Cassandra Jeans’ panels, which really brought the story I was already picturing to life. – Buy

Lazarus Vols One and TwoLazarus Vols One & Two
Image Comics
Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, & Santi Arcas

It was Darren from The Book Zone who first recommend this series to me, but like nearly all the graphic novels I’m reading this month the first volume has been sitting on my TBR pile for too long.

The world is no longer run by governments but by often warring ‘families’ most of these families have a Lazarus a genetically engineered family member who acts as the hit person/security head dishing out retribution, wherever the family sees fit. Forever Carlisle is the Lazarus for the Carlisle family and the only decent one of the corrupt and dysfunctional five siblings. Only she doesn’t yet realise she’s not really part of the family and created in a lab

One can only wait with baited breath for when that secret is revealed. it’s going to be bloody! 🙂 But before then, the machinations of the family and the problems of the wider world form the main part of the story in these first two collected volumes.

The world-building is top-notch and Forever Carlisle is a great kick-ass heroine. – Buy One | Two

 Saga Vol 4Saga
Image Comics
Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples

I was slightly disappointed in this one, as I didn’t quite enjoy it as much as the previous volumes in the series, but this series is so good, it’s a bit like complaining that your chocolate chip biscuit only has one less chocolate chip than normal…

And it ends so strongly that it doesn’t matter anyway. Roll on Volume 5! – Buy

4 thoughts on “#Comicsfebruary: Even More Reviews

  • March 1 at 1:53 pm

    You know, I’ve seen Lazarus in the bookstore before, but for some reason I never even picked it up. Big mistake! That sounds like a series I would absolutely love!
    I had no idea that Miss Peregrine was made into a graphic novel. Glad to hear it’s good, because I rather enjoyed the novel. And how crazy is it of me that I’ve Saga 4 sitting here all month and haven’t read it yet. :/

    • February 23 at 10:19 pm

      Glad you are liking them, should be quite a few more as we approach the end of the month!

  • February 17 at 10:59 pm

    I still love Saga, but even a slight disappointment is better than most other authors disappointing books. 🙂

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