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Ms. Marvel #1

ms_marvel_1_coverTitle: Ms. Marvel (2014-) #1
Author: G. Willow Wilson
Illustrator: Adrian Alphona
Series: Ms. Marvel (2014-)
Published: February 5. 2014
Read: February 6. 2014
Format: Comic, e-comic
Genre: Superhero

One word review: Fantastic!

Ok lets write a bit more than one word shall we… I woke up at 4 this morning and couldn’t sleep more, so instead of turning and tossing I went on to Comixology and picked up one of the comics on my wish list: Ms. Marvel #1 and seriously I am soo glad that I did. I loved Captain Marvel, but Ms. Marvel blew me away!  I had vaguely heard that Marvel was doing a muslim-American female superhero months ago and forgotten all about it. So when I opened the issue I was surprised and delighted.

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Captain Marvel, Vol. 1

15984353Title: Captain Marvel, Vol. 1, In Pursuit of Flight
Series: Captain Marvel
Published: January 1st 2013 by Marvel
Read: January 22 to 24, 2014
Format: Comic, e-comic
Genre: Superhero

I have not been feeling so hot this last week and I have been super busy, which has led me to pick up comics again. I didn’t really read comics from I was around 13 till last year so it is kind of a new experience for me to read in this format. As a child I read a lot of Asterix, TintinElfQuest
Valérian and a lot of other comics. It seems that a lot of them were French or from Belgium – apparently that is what gets translated into Danish. I loved comics as a kid. None of them were superhero comics though. So the superhero genre is something I have come to as an adult. I am sure that really change how I read and how I view the characters. They hold no nostalgia for me, but some of them has a lot of sense of wonder to me.

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After the Golden Age

11092522Title: After the Golden Age
Series: Golden Age
Published: 2011 by Tor Books
Read: December 28, 2013 to January 04, 2014
Format: ebook
Genre: Superhero fiction, mystery

Damit Carrie Vaughn, you just added a book to my to read list. Now I have to read the next one. And she already have me reading Kitty Norville books. Before I read Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots I had not read any books about superheros, only comics and I wouldn’t have thought that it was something to seek out. But knowing the genre and the tropes makes for really interesting reads, when they are played with and that is exactly what Carrie Vaughn is up to.

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Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots

17338978Title: Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots
Series: Velveteen vs.
Published: 2012 by ISFiC Press
Pages:  180 pages
Status: November 28 to December 02, 2013
Genre: Superhero fiction, humor

This book is in one word: Fun

But if I have to write a bit more, since one word reviews aren’t very interesting now are they. The book is not only very entertaining and funny, it is also very intelligent and thought-provoking.

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