A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Marvel Adventures Superheroes: Nova

Marvel Adventures Superheroes Featuring Nova by Paul Tobin. Illustrated by Ig Guara
Issue 18, February 2010

This is my son's and I read it last night as I didn't have anything else to post today. This comic is an All Ages, safe for kids title with an old-style feel to it. There is a group of Super Heroes working together: Captain America, Invisible Woman, Iron Man, The Vision and Thor. The only one I'm not familiar with is The Vision. A teenage Nova and his friends go to investigate a town that rumours say has gone mad but when they get there they find no such thing until they are attacked by a spriggan, a mischievous creature who likes to steal things and they say is the ghost of Old Giants. While looking around an old woman folklore expert's abandoned house the above super heroes arrive on the scene. Eventually Black Widow joins the scene and a battle with the spriggan becomes almost impossible to win as it can make all their superpowers malfunction. In the end both Nova and Black Widow are invited to join the super heroes and they decide to call themselves The Avengers.

I really enjoyed the old-style comic and story line plus the kid safe illustrations and text. An interesting story, with great camaraderie and joking/teasing between the team members with an added fun surprise ending. The book ends with this being a complete story in one issue and I'd definitely read more issues. (4/5)

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