Spell on Wheels by Kate Leth, Megan Levens & Marissa Louise

Spell on Wheels, Book 1

Synopsis: Kate Leth and Megan Levens team up for a magical new series! Three young witches are robbed of their magical items, and theyll have to hit the road to track down the mysterious thief before he does any damage to, or with, their possessions. Supernatural meets Buffy and The Craft!

Review: I admit that I was very curious to discover this comic. Indeed, the mention of witches could only make me want to try it!

My opinion will not necessarily be very long as my reading was pretty fast but I had a good time generally. We follow three witches living together and who, after a burglary, try to find their property. It is not easy as the person is selling everything very quickly … But they also want to find the culprit to make him pay for this theft. We will follow our three young women in this quest and nothing will necessarily be simple.

It was nice enough to read the story and the drawings are very well mastered too. It’s pretty funny to see these three women. I’m not sure how the whole thing will evolve, but I’m curious enough to see what happens.

3-5 

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Spell on Wheels de Kate Leth, Megan Levens & Marissa Louise (VO)

Spell on Wheels, Tome 1

Résumé (traduction personnelle) : Kate Leth et Megan Levens font équipe pour une nouvelle série magique! Spell on Wheels!

Trois jeunes sorcières se rendent sur une route de la côte pour récupérer leurs biens volés et retrouver le voleur mystérieux avant qu’il ne puisse les endommager.

Ce titre traite les 5 premiers numéros de Spell on Wheels.

Avis : J’avoue que j’ai été très curieuse de découvrir ce comics. En effet, la mention des sorcières ne pouvait que me donner envie !

Mon avis ne sera pas forcément très long comme ma lecture a été assez rapide mais j’ai passé un assez bon moment en général. On suit ainsi trois sorcières vivant ensemble et qui après un cambriolage, essaient de retrouver leurs biens. Ce n’est pas chose aisée par la personne les a très vite revendus… Mais elles désirent aussi retrouver le coupable pour lui faire payer ce larcin. On suivra donc nos trois jeunes femmes dans cette quête et rien ne sera forcément simple.

C’était assez agréable de lire l’histoire et les dessins sont très bien maitrisés aussi. C’est assez rigolo de voir ces trois femmes. Je ne sais pas trop comment l’ensemble va évoluer mais je suis assez curieuse de voir ce qu’il en résultera.

3-5 

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The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe & Roc Upchurch & Stjepan Šejić

Rat Queens, Book 2

Synopsis: This booze-soaked second volume of RAT QUEENS reveals a growing menace within the very walls of Palisade. And while Dee may have run from her past, the bloated, blood-feasting sky god N’rygoth never really lets his children stray too far.

Collects RAT QUEENS #6-10

Review: I liked the first book and it’s true that I was curious to see how our heroines would manage their lives now.

Despite the apparent calm, however, a new threat is accurate and remains determined to return to the front of the stage by taking part in the lives of our characters. I admit that I was curious to see what was actually going to happen and how our heroes would resolve this problem regarding the power of their enemy. It was just interesting to discover the past of some characters and to see what the others were willing to do for the persons they loved.

A new interesting volume with some very nice graphics again and I’m curious to see what we will have in the future.

4

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The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth de Kurtis J. Wiebe & Roc Upchurch & Stjepan Šejić (VO)

Rat Queens, Tome 2

Résumé (traduction personnelle) : Ce second volume de Rat Queens révèle la menace grandissante entre les murs de Palisade. Et alors que Dee essaie de fuir son passé, le Dieu avide de sang N’rygoth n’a jamais laissé ses enfants s’égarer trop longtemps

Contient Rat Queens #6-10

Avis : J’avais bien aimé le premier tome et c’est vrai que j’étais curieuse de découvrir celui-ci pour voir comment nos héroïnes allaient gérer leur vie à présent.

Malgré un calme apparent cependant, une nouvelle menace se précise et reste bien déterminée à revenir sur le devant de la scène en prenant à partie nos personnages. J’avoue que j’étais curieuse de voir ce qui allait réellement se passer et comment nos héros s’en sortiraient vu les pouvoirs de leur ennemi. C’était justement intéressant de découvrir le passé de certaines et de voir ce que d’autres étaient prêtes à faire pour la personne qu’elles aimaient.

Un nouveau volume intéressant avec bien sûr toujours de très jolis graphismes et je suis curieuse de voir ce que nous aurons par la suite.

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Einstein by Corinne Maier & Anne Simon

Synopsis: The third in Corinne Maier and Anne Simon’s collection of graphic novels exploring the lives of some of the most influential figures in modern history lands its spotlight upon Albert Einstein, the German-born physicist who developed the theory of relativity. He is considered the most influential physicist of the twentieth century.

You’ve probably heard of him, but you’ve never seen him like this!

Review: Everyone knows Einstein, right? But despite a great name, and some fantastic researches, I did not really know the details of his life. Thanks to this comic, we can discover the life of this great man that we all know from his birth to his death, all with well-made drawings and a story with a touch of humor that I think was not necessarily easy to place.

I did not know much about this scientist, and myself working in sciences, it was interesting to discover his so atypical life, his ideas, his beautiful discoveries. But we also learn about his family life, and it was not necessarily simple on that side. We see the difficulties he had over the years, finally seeing that science was only what interested him, women also but not necessarily his, and we can see that his children were not very important to him. Sciences were actually his only reason for living.

In conclusion it was a great discovery. Something very different and despite the complicated history, I found that the author and the illustrator had done a nice job.

 

4 

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Einstein de Corinne Maier & Anne Simon

Résumé : Anne Simon et Corinne Maier proposent la première biographie dessinée d’Albert Einstein, génie du XXe siècle !

« Je m’appelle Albert Einstein. En voulant comprendre l’univers, j’ai libéré des forces de destruction terrifiantes. Mais il faut continuer à chercher le grand secret du cosmos. »

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) est un immense génie devenu, sans le vouloir, une star de la science. Avec ses théories de la relativité restreinte puis de la relativité générale, il a radicalement transformé nos vies. Voici le récit de son existence passionnée et de ses contributions fondamentales.

La biographie dessinée d’un des plus grands génies du XXe siècle.

Avis : Tout le monde connait Einstein, n’est-ce pas ? Mais malgré un grand nom, et ses recherches fantastiques, je ne connaissais pas vraiment les détails de sa vie. Grace à cette bande dessinée, on peut découvrir toute la vie de ce grand homme que nous connaissons tous de sa naissance à sa mort, le tout avec des dessins bien réalisés et une histoire avec l’humour qui je pense n’était pas forcément facile à placer.

Je ne connaissais pas grand-chose au sujet de ce chercheur, et moi-même travaillant dans les sciences, c’était intéressant de découvrir son parcours si atypique, ses idées, ses découvertes magnifiques. Mais on apprend aussi ce qu’était sa vie de famille et ce n’était par contre de ce côté pas forcément simple. On voit les difficultés qu’il a eues à travers les années, voyant que finalement la science n’était que ce qui l’intéressait, les femmes aussi mais pas forcément la sienne, et ses enfants n’étaient pas non plus très importants pour lui. La science était en fait son unique raison de vivre.

Pour conclure c’était une bonne découverte. Quelque chose de très différent et malgré l’histoire compliquée, j’ai trouvé que l’auteur et le dessinateur avaient fait un joli travail.

4 

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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Synopsis: Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

Review: Before reading the comic, I had the opportunity to see many wonderful reviews about it. This is something that first intrigued me without even knowing the details of the summary and it’s true that this is the reason why I expected a lot of the story.

I was initially quite surprised by the illustrations from the first pages. Everything is quite different from what I had seen so far and even if everything is mastered, I confess that I didn’t really connect to them. Yet past few chapters, we get into the story and we follow it with pleasure. Moreover, in this regard, we follow a villain, which is also not that bad, his new sidekick who wants to kill everyone and a hero, an enemy/friend of the villain, Lord Blackheart .

Nimona is a mysterious young girl who does not really reveal her past but she has the ability to change shape at will, something quite extraordinary and very practical in combat. Lord Blackheart is quite surprising when we see that he lives according to well established rules to stay within the limit of decency, but this is also a great scientist that we follow in his experiments. By cons, it is true that I liked the fact that, for once, the famous heroes are the ones to watch out, they are not necessarily the most white persons and we discover through our two characters what is really happening.

I spent a good time with the story but as I said, I was expecting a lot from this comic and I was a little disappointed. It is good but I expected more for the story. However, I advise you to try it, it is something very different from what we usually find.

3-5 

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