Category Archives: The Reading Adventure

The Night of the Comic Book Catch-Up: Finally Read The Island No. 1-3 Part One

Good freaking lord it took me long enough to read The Island huh? I’ve had issues 1-3 chilling in my pile for awhile and today I finally got to reading them all. I’ll say this for it that the concept is so fun and I can easily say I was never bored at any point in the issue. When Brandon Graham and Emma Rios are the ones heading this with other talents doing work in the issue, yeah you’re going to get a good time. Out of the first two issues I would say Brandon Graham, Emma Rios, and Simon Roy had my favorite stories. I really liked Kelly Sue DeConnick’s text piece in #1, so sweet and powerful. They were all so crazy different but interesting and captivated me the entire time. There really wasn’t a bad story in the lot though so I like that about The Island that overall it has a lot of variety. I say Issue 3 had my favorite mix of stories, so many cool creators I got introduced to here, I loved it to death!

While LUDROE’s piece wasn’t my favorite of the three issues, there is so much energy that I can’t hate it. Like I said there is nothing in the three issues of The Island. Though #3 as I said in the last paragraph fired on all cylinders story wise. I’m going to end up having to detail further my thoughts on The Island later as I think I’m finding I have more to say on it than even I imagined even for the Comic Book Catch-Up pieces here. Keep an eye out as there could be a more detailed look at more of this series to come. As I really am digging this series, likely it’ll end up on my pull list at my comic store officially when I get there this week. I want to support a series like this so by golly that’s what I aim to do with The Island from here on out.

Pretty much expect a much more detailed thought process on The Island later as I really do want to talk this up more. So hey consider this part one of a larger adventure into The Island. It is my blog and I make the rules! I am a wild and crazy kind of guy like that. Look forward to more about The Island to come, probably in the next blog. Till then! Thanks for reading.

The Reading Adventure Day One: Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger

Girl in Dior NBMAs I play catch up through my backlog of reading in my reading adventures I start with Girl in Dior by Annie Goetzinger. I happened to see this on display as I was about to leave the library and decided to pick it up. See @KatieScarlett94 was talking about it on twitter as she got it at SPX so I got curious. Today was a laundry day so I had some time to burn and decided to read it. Wow was that a good decision on my part as Girl in Dior is amazing, amazing I tell you! It’s about Clara who ends up getting into Christian Dior’s first fashion show to write about it in 1947. Then through events ends up becoming one of his models and what follows is one magical journey. It’s mesmerizing to read as Goetzinger uses the actual events surrounding Christian Dior and his company and talks about the history of it. Clara herself is fictional but she’s the guide to the amazing story. I saw Goetzinger’s art initially and fell in love as the art is drop dead gorgeous. Seriously if the art doesn’t at least get you curious, the story will end up hooking you. I’ve never followed fashion but with a story as good as this, you can’t help but get compelled.

What’s cool about this book is after you’re finished you have all the research Goetzinger did going into this. You can learn more about Christian Dior and his fashion after the fact. Not going to lie I am a little curious. Girl in Dior explores the personalities and process that goes into getting everything together. You see what 1947 was like in the fashion world and what a time of transition it was. That caught my eye as I wasn’t really familiar with that side of things. I like learning and that caught my attention. Clara herself as such a likable character gets you invested that much more in the world. Then you learn about Christian Dior and get an idea of what he was like, it’s really cool. I loved every moment of this comic and it is a read to get lost in. Between a lovely story and excellent art, you can’t help but feel time pass by as you read through Girl in Dior.

If you’re curious in getting it for yourself it is published by NBM Publishing and you can get it from Amazon, local comic store, Comixology, bookstores, and likely even your local library. Read it and see you what you think. I’m glad I got to read this and hope when you all out there read it you’ll enjoy it too.

The Reading Adventure Stage One: Catching up on my Book Backlog

I have a massive book backlog, it’s unreal to be blunt with you. I think anyone who enjoys reading as a book backlog like no other. We see books, we get or borrow books, and then we have giant stacks of reading material. If you’re a digital reader you have even more of a backlog, and I’m both so my backlog is pretty insane right now. Now with the handy dandy help of the Habitica I am now going to use that to cut down on my book backlog. It’s something I need to do and it’ll fuel more creativity out of me so book backlog and comic backlog, cut down! Besides it’ll give me more to write about on my journey to cut down on my backlog and it’ll give you hints as to what I want to write about in the future, fun for everyone right? Right! So what will be on my list for the Backlog of fun and wonderment? Onwards to talk more about The Reading Adventure!

Well soon one long project I’ve been wanting to do for awhile is going to happen so that’ll be part of my book backlog really soon and will be a lot of fun. I also have the Super Powers collections I got recently so those are on the list too. I’m going to be reading a lot of Rom and Super Powers very soon. I’m going to be so toyetic it is unreal. I am going to be the most toyetic human being on the planet but goodness all of this reading is going to be a lot of fun and I’m so excited!

On another front I’m going to read the Aama books I got. I have Vol. 1-4 of Aama by Frederik Peeters and I’m going to be reading that immediately. I’ve been looking forward to this one as it caught my eye on Amazon and I got enough recommendations to make me want to get that. Seriously that was the most eclectic Amazon order ever and Aama was the most cohesive thing on the list as most everything else was all over the place which is awesome.

So I’ll have Rom, Super Powers, and Aama on my radar. I also want to read more of my library haul, I got a book Girl in Dior that looks interesting so I’ll be checking that out soon. I also want to read the Felicia Day and Daniel Bryan books I have as well. Yes I have a mega crazy library haul, what can I say but I like books.

So welcome to the start of my Reading Adventure to be updated periodically here on the old bloggity. Enjoy the adventure with me! Chronicling a catch up that shall be glorious. I shall be victorious!