Friday, January 25, 2013


In this story, the Power Rangers Super Samurai are faced with a foe that initially seems quite easy to conquer: a bunch of toys. The Rangers soon discover things aren’t as they seem as the toys are actually nighlok in miniature form. The Ranger learn a lesson in mathematics as the toys exponentially multiply the closer they get to the source. The illustrations are colorful and rather simplistic. However, the panels aren’t always ordered sequentially, so they story can be difficult to follow at times. Also, unless you are a fan of the series, you probably won’t like the story with its mix of Asian spiritual themes and anime-inspired violence. Overall, this book is strictly for those who are fans of Power Rangers Super Samurai.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

2013 Graphic Novel Challenge

Do you like to read graphic novels? Are the only books you read the ones with pictures? Then, perhaps, you should check out the 2013 Graphic Novel Challenge. I'm an avid reader and there are all kinds of reading challenges out there, but the only one I've ever participated in is the Graphic Novel Challenge. It's really quite easy to do and is one of the easier reading challenges promoted on many book blogs. Take a gander over the website and if it piques your interest, sign up.

2012 Graphic Novel Challenge

Last year I completed the 2012 Graphic Novel Challenge. Below are the list of the graphic novels I read in regards to the challenge. Not all of these were books that I reviewed last year, however.

1.  The Carl Banks Big Book of Barney Bear  Ed. Craig Yoe
2.  Spy Vs. Spy: The Top Secret Files   by Peter Kuper
3.  King Lear: The Graphic Novel   by Gareth Hinds & William Shakespeare
4.  Around the World   by Matt Phelan
5.  American Vampire, Vol. 1  by Scott Snyder & Stephen King
6.  Zig & Wikki in the Cow  by  Nadja Spiegelman & Trade Loeffler
7.  Batman: The Black Mirror  by Scott Snyder
8.  Dante's Inferno: The Graphic Novel   by Joseph Lanzara
9.  Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur  by Tony Lee & Sam Hart
10. The Walking Dead, Vol. 5: The Best Defense  Robert Kirkman
11. Jurassic Park: Redemption   by Bob Schreck, et al.
12. Smurfs #8: The Smurf Apprentice  by Peyo
13. The Shark King   by R. Kikuo Johnson
14. Eyewitness: Unknown God   by Robert Luedke
15. American Vampire, Vol. 3  by Scott Snyder
16. Smurfs #10: The Return of Smurfette   by Peyo
17. Animal Man, Vol. 1: The Hunt   by Jeff Lemire, et al.
18. Smurfs #11: The Smurf Olympics   by Peyo
19. Revolver   by Matt Kindt
20. Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls  by Scott Snyder, et al.
21. Tron: Betrayal   by Jai Nitz, et al.
22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Vol. 1: Change Is Constant   by Kevin Eastman, et al.
23. Zombies   Ed. Craig Yoe & Steve Banes
24. Green Arrow, Vol. 1The Midas Touch   by J.T. Kraul
25. Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games   by Greg & Erik Bean
26. Maya Makes a Mess   by Rutu Modan
27. Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E., Vol. 1: The War of Monsters   by Jeff Lemire
28. Benny & Penny in Lights Out!   by Geoffrey Hayes
29. The Secret of the Stone Frog   by David Nytra
30. Ernest & Rebecca 3: Grandpa Bug    by Guillaume Bianco & Antonelio Dalena
31. Power Rangers Super Samurai: Terrible Toys   by Stefan Petrucha & Paulo Henriques
32. Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #1: Small Volcanoes   by Sarah Kinney & Stefan Petrucha