Hello ladies & gentlemen,
The month has come to an end and it’s time to do a quick wrap-up of what has been done.
Novels read: 3 (—).
Comic books read: 23 (↑17).
Manga volumes read: 8 (↑1).
COMIC BOOK REVIEWS.
The Joker: 80 Years of the Clown Prince of Crime.
Strayed by Carlos Giffoni.
Superman (Vol. 3): The Truth Revealed by Brian Michael Bendis.
Batman/Superman (Vol. 1): Who are the Secret Six? by Joshua Williamson.
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! by Jeff Lemire.
Kingdom Come by Mark Waid.
Batman Eternal (Vol. 1) by Scott Snyder.
Justice League (Vol. 4): The Sixth Dimension by Scott Snyder.
Justice League (Vol. 5): Justice/Doom War by Scott Snyder.
TV SERIES/MOVIE REVIEWS.
I can only reiterate the greatness of this series. This was a ride to remember and one that I’ll likely revisit throughout my life. If you’re looking for your next huge epic fantasy series, look no further.
LEAST FAVOURITE BOOK.
I’m going through the final huge story-arc within this classic manga series and it’s been going downhill pretty quickly (currently at volume 69 out of 74). I honestly can’t wait for it to end before it gets any worse and ruins the whole franchise for me!
TOP TV SERIES/MOVIES.
Awakenings is a beautiful tale that emphasizes the importance of living your life at its fullest no matter what you believe. With phenomenal performances by Robert De Niro and Robin Williams, the movie is sprinkled with heartwarming sequences that make you adore the life lessons exposed throughout the tale. It does have a couple of flaws in terms of transition and pacing but it ultimately delivers a thought-provoking story worth visiting. It’s based on Oliver Sacks’s 1973 memoir of the same name, for the curious ones out there.
4 stars outta 5.
These are all the movies I watched/rewatched this month.
Feel free to share your thoughts on them!
Special mention to Watchmen (2019), a limited-series that came to a conclusion with season 1 and aired on HBO. While the creator only looked to create one season (because that’s what his story was meant to be), he’s left the series in the hands of any other director out there who wishes to take the series and tell the next story. To be seen if anyone will dare attempt a second season.
This series, however, took the original graphic novel’s idea and offered us a sequel set 34 years after the original story. It heavily respects the source material while offering a unique spin to it where racial tension and vigilante policing (how timely, right?) are the at the heart of the narrative while educating fans on the infamous Tulsa Massacre. I heavily recommend this to fans of the original graphic novel by Alan Moore or Zack Snyder’s movie adaptation. I’ll see if I’ll write up a full review for it in the very near future (a vote from you could make the difference).
5 stars outta 5.
Currently reading this brand-new fantasy series and it has been quite interesting so far!
As you might have noticed, I devoured a lot of comic books this month and it’s all due to my recent digital access to a variety of stories through my library. If I keep up this pacing, I’ll end up breaking personal records by the end of the year and something about this is just so exciting! I mean, think about it, instead of feeling like there’s too many books and too little time, I now feel like I could read everything! 😛
I’ve been wondering, however, how I could share these reads with you guys since I don’t exactly do digital reviews on my blog. I was thinking of maybe creating a new feature that I would occasionally publish to blitz-share a bunch of them in one post with short thoughts on them. Or just create shorter, individual reviews for them? Then the focus won’t be spread out on multiple titles… I’m not sure what format you guys would prefer (at least those who are interested in finding out). Do let me know if you have a recommendation, I’ll take it into consideration, especially if it’s not time-consuming.
The month in itself flew by as well as it did feel like time flew by extra quick. Maybe the sudden re-opening of stores, the first true taste of summer, and the freedom to manage your time at your own pace helped in making it feel like it was a calm yet quick month. I’ve also discovered a brand-new digital workplace application thanks to my girlfriend (who always ends up dragging me into things I’d never really look for heheh) that pretty much allows me to do and have everything I need in one place and to manage my life better. I might end up sharing it with you guys at some point when I’ll have mastered its features but so far it has been magical!
I have been craving for a good long vacation away from everything during this month too but the pandemic has been quite an obstacle. I imagine everyone feels the same. To be teleported away from all the non-sense that continues to spread everyday as we slowly enter the infamous second-wave in certain regions of the world. Hopefully the books I pick up will allow me to escape the doo-doo around me! 🙂
Thank you all for checking out my monthly wrap-up and don’t forget to check out any posts that might interest you or that you might have missed out on!
Stay tuned for my Monthly Anticipation post coming out soon. 😉
So what’s going on with y’all? What have you discovered this month? What are your thoughts on the books/TV series/movies I’ve checked out?