Category Archives: NK

11 Suspenseful Comics About Detectives and Police Officers

As I said in my post about crime comics, I have watched a LOT of Law and Order. Though I often have (big!) issues with the shows, something about the puzzle-solving is addicting. I’ve also gone through Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes, and Columbo periods. So it’s no surprise that when I started reading comics, cop and P.I. series grabbed me…. Read more »

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies a masterwork of cinema that will change the way you think about life, love, and happiness? Clearly no. Is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies fun and totally worth your entertainment dollar? That’s a yes! It’s exactly what you’d expect when combining Jane Austen with zombie movies: women in pretty dresses hacking up undead monsters,… Read more »

6 Supernatural Webcomics to Read (and Fall in Love With!)

Sometimes, even if you’re not around a campfire, you need a good ghost story. Or a monster story. Or a demon story. Or a story about mystical forces personified as gods. Lucky for us, there are some top-notch paranormal and supernatural webcomics out there. Here are the ones I’m loving right now – but I wouldn’t say no to more,… Read more »

17 Science Fiction Webcomics To Make Your Geeky Heart Sing

Are you reading webcomics yet? I dove in during early 2015. Since I’m a science fiction loving gal, the webcomics with spaceships, aliens, and lasers have a special place in my heart. Here’s a first roundup with some of my absolute favorite science fiction webcomics… but I’m sure I’ll be back with more recommendations in the future! (Just to be… Read more »

7 Outstanding Comics About Being A Hero

Yay, we’re back to the themed roundups of excellent comics and graphic novels! This is so exciting. Superheroes are hot right now thanks to blockbuster movies and popular television shows. Beyond that world, though, you can find amazing independent writers and artists telling stories about superheroes, and about what being a hero really means (even when you don’t have superpowers)…. Read more »

My 15 Favorite Magical and Fantasy Webcomics (So Far)

I usually lean more towards science fiction than fantasy, but WOW, there are some amazing fantasy and magical webcomics. I just started reading webcomics this year, and quickly fell in love. The art! The stories! Reading webcomics on my tablet in the dark in bed when I should really be sleeping! (I know some of you do that too.) Here’s… Read more »

How to Start Reading Comics and Graphic Novels – With Plenty of Suggestions!

If you’re already a fan of comics and graphic novels, you can scroll right down to the recommended books in this post. If you’re not reading them yet, I’m here to help you start reading comics and graphic novels! The basics first: “graphic novel” is just a term for any book-length work that’s told in a sequence of pictures, usually… Read more »

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older: you’ll forget it’s fiction

I read Shadowshaper in one sitting, despite being on a crowded, noisy airplane with a seven year old chattering in my ear. Once I started reading this book, I could not stop. No matter how many interruptions, how many times I had to look away, I went right back to it. The world of Shadowshaper is so engrossing, it felt… Read more »

8 More Recommended Graphic Novels

I’ve written about plenty of comics so far, from action-packed spy thrillers to memoirs about growing up. In this post I wanted to highlight some of the most distinctive, genre-nonconforming books I’ve read. From football to fashion, from insect scientists to Jewish folktales, I love all of these unique books. (New to my blog? All my comics recommendations are here,… Read more »

Sins of the Father: Superpowered YA Done Right

Multicultural and diverse literature has been such an amazing thing for our family. We’ve had to search for it, but we have found so many wonderful writers and artists from diverse backgrounds, telling stories that star all kinds of characters. Our lives are richer because of these folks’ hard work and talent. So when Diverse Book Tours was looking for… Read more »