August 28 2020

Comic catchup


Snowpiercer and Umbrella Academy

Title: Umbrella Academy
Author: Gerard Way
Illustrator: Gabriel Ba
Genre/ issues: Graphic novel. Superheroes.

Title: Snowpiercer
Author: Oliver Bocquet
Illustrator: Jean-Marc Rochet
Genre/ issues: Graphic novel. Dystopian fiction. Climate change. 

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A few more graphic novels – all finished last month but I forgot to post about them for posterity/ tracking purposes for my reading challenge. Volume 3 of Snowpiercer, which was probably the most disturbing of them all for me, and volume 1 and 2 of The Umbrella Academy. I love Umbrella Academy, and enjoyed reading these after watching the series. Snowpiercer 3/5, UA a solid 4.5/5 for me.
Streaming services have really tapped into something, haven’t they? Comics and graphic novels are excellent source material for TV adaptations, and some of my favourite comic reads this year have come about because I’ve backward mapped – watched the show, loved it, read the comics, and then moved on to whatever else those creators were responsible for. I’m definitely adding Gabriel Ba to my list of people to investigate more – the artwork in UA is stunning.

#TamaraReads #2020readingchallenge 57-59/100

Happy reading,




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Posted August 28, 2020 by Tamara Reads in category Book chat

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NSWPRC Officer, Teacher Librarian, English teacher and social media advocate. I've been teaching in Western Sydney for my entire teaching career, and love my job more than I love Neil Gaiman. (That's a lot, in case you're wondering!) I stalk authors (but always politely), fangirl over books, and drink coffee. And one of my guilty prides about my children is that they all have favourite authors. All opinions are my own.

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