May was another heavy graphic novel month! I’ve been working a lot on other projects (mostly editing the book I’ve been working on for quite some time), so graphic novels have been a great way to fit some reading in right now.
- Dungeon Calamity by Dakota Krout
- Covid Chronicles: a Comics Anthology (graphic novel)
- Join the Future by Zack Kaplan, Piotr Kowalski, Brad Simpson and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (graphic novel)
- Die Volume 1: Fantasy Heartbreakers by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Haas (reread, graphic novel)
- Die Volume 2: Split the Party by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Haas (reread, graphic novel)
- Die Volume 3: The Great Game by Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Haas (graphic novel)
- Aquaman: Echoes of a Life Lived Well by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Jordan Clark, Miguel Mendonca and Robson Rocha (graphic novel)
- Masters of the Universe: The Shard of Darkness by Val Staples, Emiliano Santalucia and Enza Fontana (reread, graphic novel)
- Masters of the Universe: Dark Reflections by Val Staples, Emiliano Santalucia and Enza Fontana (graphic novel)
- L’heure de Munsch by Robert Munsch (5 Robert Munsch stories translated into French)
My favourite was definitely Die. I’ve read volumes 1 and 2 before. At that time, I didn’t like volume 2 as much, but I also didn’t bother to reread volume 1 at that time. Reading volumes 1-3 all in a row made volume 2 way better! I can’t wait for volume 4 (which I am hoping will be out by the end of the year).
The back pages of volume 3 were really interesting as well (I enjoyed the back pages of volumes 1 and 2, but didn’t reread those at this time). Gillen interviewed some game designers, and I got really excited to try some of their games out, particularly from a design perspective. They talked about doing some interesting things with games, particularly RPGs, that I had never considered doing before, so I’m quite intrigued to try them all out!
I also really enjoyed Dungeon Calamity. This was a different book in the series because Cal didn’t have Dani to help him out, but it also showcases just how crazy and awesome Cal is! I also liked that it wrapped up a lot of the ongoing story arcs, so it was a good place to stop the series for now. But I won’t wait too long because I want to know how it ends (and there’s still 2 books to go!)
I’d also like to note that I had a super hard time reading Covid Chronicles. For me, it was way too soon to be looking at comics about life during the pandemic.
So what have you read over the last month? What was your favourite book?