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Everybody Else is Doing it... My 2018 Top 5 (Comics Edition)

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2018 1:41:52 PM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in top reads

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Last year, I decided to list off my five favorite queer/romance comics of the year, and people had reactions. So let's do it again!

Did I read everything that came out this year? Nope. Are these totally subjective? Yep.

That said, I'd love to hear your faves from 2018!

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Review: Merry Men, by Robert Rodi, Jackie Lewis, and Marissa Louise

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2018 9:27:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Queer. Robin. Hood.

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Review: Unnatural, Vol. 1

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Unnatural is an erotic dystopian mystery comic with anthropomorphized animals and more than one sinister organization. There's a lot going on in the four issues that comprise this first volume, out November 21st.

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Review: Let's Play, by Mongie

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review, webcomic

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This comic is trying to kill me, I swear. In the best way, of course.

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Review: Norroway, Book 1

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Norroway is a retelling of the Scottish folktale, The Black Bull of Norroway, and it's thoroughly entrancing. This series has changed a few details and expanded the story, but you can read the original here.

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Review: Twisted Romance, Vol. 1

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Reviewing is subjective and I'm not exactly shy with my opinions on this here site, so I'll just say it: Twisted Romance was not for me. I didn't like the format, which mainly consisted of one longer comic, one short comic, and one piece of prose per issue. Each piece is not connected by artist, writer, or topic. This combined with the fact that there were four issues in the volume made for a very fractured reading experience. I couldn't settle into any of the stories, and several of them didn't feel like romance at all. I'm sure that a large part of this is because I read genre romance and expect that happily-ever-after, but I was only satisfied with maybe two of the stories in this entire collection.

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Review & Launch - Circadia Issues 3 & 4

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review, new comics, kickstarter

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Remember when we talked about Circadia? The fantasy romance comic series about a ballerina and a nonbinary assassin? It's back!

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Review: Body Music, by Julie Maroh

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Body Music is  the sort of project that's hard to place in one category. It's a series of vignettes, some connected, some not. Some of the stories are romantic, some are decidedly not. Some of the stories are queer, some are straight, some are monogamous, some are polyamorous. Some of the stories are really quite short, a couple meander around a bit.

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Review: Lore Olympus, by Rachel Smythe

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 19, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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If you've read our review of Persephone, you can probably guess that I'm a huge fan of Persephone retellings. If you haven't, well... I am a huge fan of Persephone retellings. Is it the original Bad Boy story? Maybe. But there's something more to be explored in retellings. In most of these stories, Persephone isn't trapped in the underworld when she eats pomegranate seeds, she makes a choice, and it's that agency, her claiming of her own body and sexuality, that pulls me like a magnet to these tales.

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Review: The Sun Prince, The Saint and The Changeling

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2018 9:40:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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The Sun Prince, The Saint and The Changeling is one of those comics that sounds too good to be true: a historical m/m romance with beautiful art. The first two parts are out as of this writing, so the review that follows is based on the first 70 pages of what will be a complete graphic novel at the end. The project is set to be 8 parts, which would mean we're about 1/4 of the way through the story at this point.

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