2019 Reads

A Graphic Novel History of the Apollo Theater

October 18, 2019

Showtime at the Apollo: The Epic Tale of Harlem’s Legendary Theater by Ted Fox and James Otis Smith The Apollo Theater is one of those legendary venues that has a rich, history behind it. It only makes sense that someone chose to immortalize [Keep Reading]

Ms. Marvel, Catwoman, and Batman

October 17, 2019

Here are the latest graphic novels that I have had the pleasure of reading. Ms. Marvel: Volume 9 – Teenage Wasteland When Ms. Marvel disappears, her friends decide to step in and make sure that Ms. Marvel’s presence is still felt in the [Keep Reading]

The Story of a Unlikely DJ

October 16, 2019

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales Elise Dembowski is fifteen years old and determined to turn her life around. She thinks that if she studies popular culture over a summer that she can fit in better at school. She will no longer be an [Keep Reading]

Eveyone in L.A. is an . . .

October 10, 2019

Everyone in L.A. is an Asshole: Book 01 by Sarah Fuller Everyone in L.A. is an Asshole . . . except Ellen Degeneres. So writes Sarah Fuller in her humorous work of fiction that revolves around a character also named Sarah. She tells a quick story in [Keep Reading]

Chris Hadfield’s Guide to Life on Earth

October 3, 2019

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield Chris Hadfield is a Canadian icon. He is the face of the space program for quite a lot of [Keep Reading]

Common Wants Love to Have the Last Word

September 17, 2019

Let Love Have the Last Word by Common When Common Sense first emerged in the hip-hop scene, I wasn’t immediately sold. His debut just didn’t impress me. But over the years, he showed an impressive growth an emcee. He has released some [Keep Reading]

Lightning Strikes Twice for The Flash

September 13, 2019

The Flash: Volume 1 – Lightning Strikes Twice A lightning storm imbues several people with super-speed. Most of the new speedsters don’t know what to do with their power. Star Labs opens up a training facility and The Flash even teaches [Keep Reading]

Supergirl from Screen to Page

September 9, 2019

Adventures of Supergirl Vol 1 This graphic novels ties in to the television series and takes place during the very first season of the show. The book looks and feels like a regular episode, which is both a strength and a weakness. The writing on the [Keep Reading]

Star Trek / Planet of the Apes Crossover

August 28, 2019

Star Trek / Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive Star Trek was a television series that ran for three season from from 1966 to 1969. The first Planet of the Apes movie was released in 1968. That is one of the reasons that a crossover event just [Keep Reading]
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