Showing posts from March, 2015

The Week in YES - 3/24

The Song To Listen To

"Fingerprints" by Kita Klane

The YA Book To Read

"The Haunting of Sunshine Girl" by Paige McKenzie

The Comic To Enjoy

"Nemo: River of Ghosts HC" by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill

The Movie To See

Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
Starring Lou Taylor Pucci and Nadia Hilker

The Trailer To Watch

"Mission: Impossible 5: Rogue Nation"

More To Say Yes To

This casting news

Ruth Negga lands lead female role in AMC's "Preacher" pilot.
I love her as Raina on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

This Blu-Ray Release

"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

The Week In Yes - 3/17

The Song To Listen To

"Dance With Me" by Kelly Clarkson

The YA Book To Read

"Hold Me Closer" by David Levithan

The Comic To Enjoy

"Angel and Faith: Season Nine Library Edition (Volume 1) HC"

The Movie To See

"The Divergent Series: Insurgent"
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James and Kate Winslet

The Trailer To Watch

"Marvel's Daredevil" Trailer 2

More To Say Yes To

This movie poster

Scarlet Witch from "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

This announcement

Disney announces a sequel to Frozen.

This teaser

For Ryan Murphy's "Scream Queens."

This Blu-Ray release

"Song of the Sea"

Previews Highlights: May 2015

I've scoured Previews Catalogue for the best of what the upcoming month has in store for comic shops.  Here's what's happening in May...

Five Hidden Gems

1. Harrow County #1 - Culleen Bunn and Tyler Crook create a screwed-up looking southern gothic fantasy-horror book.

2. Donald Duck #1 - Why, yes, IDW is publishing Disney comics featuring the likes of Donald Duck and Uncle Scrooge with original material as well as reprints from the European comics.

3. Mythic #1 - Phil Hester and John McCrea weave a fantasy about how science is a crock, and magic is real, and the people who keep the masses in the dark.

4. Exquisite Corpse HC - This graphic novel from French superstar Penelope Bagieu is a mystery featuring a dim protagonist, and it's sure to have some pretty amazing art.

5. Where Monsters Dwell #1 (of 5) - Did anyone else notice that Garth Ennis is doing a fighter plane versus dinosaurs book for Marvel?

Four Collected Editions

1. Marvel Firsts: The 1990s Omnibus HC - Hell yes. …

The Week in YES - 3/10

The Song To Listen To

"Crazy Ass Bitch" by Rozzi Crane

The YA Book To Read

"Shadow Scale" by Rachel Hartman
Sequel to Seraphine

The Comic To Enjoy

"Mouse Guard: Legend of the Guard (Volume 3) #1" by David Petersen & various - The first issue of this volume of the anthology series will feature Mark Buckingham, Skottie Young and Hannah Christenson.

The Movie To See

Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Starring Lily James, Hayley Atwell and Cate Blanchett

The Trailer To Watch

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" - Trailer 3

More To Say Yes To

This television premiere

iZombie - Tuesday, March 17th on The CW.

This costume

Melissa Benoist as Supergirl.

This shameless plug

Vote for Yokai - a publishing deal is the balance!

Vote for Yokai!

Hello everyone! My latest book, "Yokai," is in the running for publication! Please take a moment to vote to help me realize my dreams! It's an urban fantasy steeped in Japanese folklore and I know you're all going to love it!!

Top 20 Comics of 2014

These are my favorite comics of 2014, including manga, superheroes, graphic novels, reprints, etc. I try to be as true to how I feel about a book as possible when ranking them, which is why it may seem odd for some to see a superhero title hardly anyone read rank over an acclaimed graphic novel. If I enjoyed my experience of reading it more, it was placed higher on my list. Anyways, these are my favorite twenty comics of the year. I hope you enjoy my list, and hopefully check out some books that may have eluded you.

Honorable Mentions
Angel and Faith: Season Ten (Victor Gischler, Will Conrad & various)
Fables (Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham & various)
Serenity: Leaves On the Wind (Zack Whedon, Georges Jeanty & Fabio Moon)
Smurfs (Peyo)
This One Summer (Jillian Tamaki & Mariko Tamaki)

20. Princess Ugg (Ted Naifeh) - Princess Ugg rules as a warrior in the mountains, but when she goes to a proper princess school in the valley to fulfill her mother's last wishes, she…

The Week In YES - 3/4

The Song To Listen To

"Ex's & Oh's" by Elle King

The YA Book To Read

"The Winner's Crime" by Marie Rutkoski
The second book in "The Winner's Trilogy"

The Comic To Enjoy

"All New Hawkeye #1" by Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez

The Movie To See

Directed by Neill Blomkamp
Starring Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel

The Trailer To Watch

"Ex Machina"

More To Say Yes To

This announcement

A Flash/Arrow spin-off television series featuring actors who have played The Atom (Brandom Routh), Canary (Caity Lotz), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold) and Victor Garber (half of Firestorm).

And this announcement

Lady Gaga joins next season's American Horror Story: Hotel.

This news

New "Ducktales" episodes coming in 2017.

And this comic announcement

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde series (and featuring the Age of Apocalypse Kitty Pryde!!!!)

Manga Monday: Meteor Prince

One of Comics-and-More's most popular features is back!  On the first Monday of every month, look for a new manga to be reviewed on Manga Monday!

Meteor Prince (Volume 1)
Meca Tanaka

Hako Natsuno is a magnet for accidents.  Literally, bad things are always happening to her - things are falling on her, she's tripping on anything and everything, etc.  Her classmates call her the "Queen of Bad Luck," and mostly avoid her, although she has managed to surround herself with a couple of good friends.  Her luck changes one day (well, maybe) when a hot alien guy drops out of the sky and declares that he has come to Earth to mate with Hako.

Hako may have bad luck, but she's not the only one.  Any reader with the misfortune of picking up this title has run smack-dab into some as well, because Meteor Prince is about as middle-of-the-road as you can get.  Aside from her bad luck and some generic qualities, there is no character to Hako, leaving only a couple of goofy sidekicks …