Saturday, March 10, 2018

Review: Black Panther Little Golden Book

I have really loved the Star Wars Little Golden Books and so I was excited to discover they made this one for Black Panther.

The book is written by Frank Berrios and illustrated by Patrick Spaziante.

The ilustrations really pop of the page in this book. BP looks amazing! The story is a primer of sorts showing us the various hats T'challa wears: Ruler, Avenger, Warrior. Klaw and Killmonger make an appearance and there is also a little forshadowing of Infinity War.

The one complaint I have about this book is that they default to the name Man-Ape for M'baku. I know there is precidence in the comic for this but I wish they would had keep the mame used in the film.

Overall this is a nice little book to read to kids or add to your Black Panther collection.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Review: Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-onge, San and Rae


Hazel and Mari are two women of color who meet in 1963 at a Bingo Game with their respective Grandmothers. Their immediate attraction to each other is nothing that can flourish because of the times and their cultures. 

The two women are seperated and move on to traditional roles as wives and mothers. When Fate brings them back together again 50 years later, and old feelings quickly resurface, they find the strength to fight for their love.

Bingo Love is a beautiful love story that uplifts and hopefully educates. The book does not shy from showing the characters love for each other this is Mari and Hazels story in all its ups and downs. So readers experience everything from the first flush of attraction and want, to both women finding empowerment enough to live their lives together. This book is touching and bittersweet, brave and timely. 

Abbott by Ahmed, Kivela, & Wordie

 I purchased Abbott because I loved the cover and I wanted to support a book with a diverse character. I didn't know much about the book, but I was completely drawn in by the first few pages.

Abbott is set in Detroit in 1972. Our main character is a reporter who visits a crime scene that gives her flash backs to the death of a loved one. This comic really gives us a snapshot of the 1970's including the discrimination a female reporter faced. The art is gritty with splashes of warm tones that makes you feel like you are walking the same streets as Abbott. I'm also really intrigued by the supernatural elements in this story. A really nice kick off to the series. I will definetly be reading future issues.