3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics

I Wish My Childhood Summer Camps Had This Many Dinosaurs – Lumberjanes

It’s not uncommon that I find a book or show on a recommendation list somewhere that’s meant for younger readers, but deserves attention from adults as well. Lumberjanes is one of those – a series of comics meant for middle-grade kids, with a particular point of empowering young women through surreal and often humorous fantasy… Continue reading I Wish My Childhood Summer Camps Had This Many Dinosaurs – Lumberjanes

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

Out of the Shadows – Hellboy: Complete Short Stories, Book Two

I’ll be honest, this is not my favorite Hellboy book. It’s not bad, but it’s similar to the previous short story collection, and of the two, I think this one has fewer stories that I love. Fewer. Not none. ___________________________ 3P Reviews Series: Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories, Volume Two ___________________________ Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: Familiarity… Continue reading Out of the Shadows – Hellboy: Complete Short Stories, Book Two

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics

A Gay Old Time at Disneyland – Welcome to Wanderland

Look, sometimes when I’m thinking of titles, there’s one obvious low-hanging fruit, and nine times out of ten, that’s the one that calls out to me. We're both just going to have to live with that, I'm afraid. Welcome to Wanderland is a little 150 page graphic novel about a kid who gets magically transported… Continue reading A Gay Old Time at Disneyland – Welcome to Wanderland

3P Reviews, The Umbrella Academy

Leg – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Five

The band is back together, more or less. As the Umbrella Academy reunites (finally), we return to that sibling group dynamic that made the first season function. There have been a few important changes since the seven protagonists were all in the same room together. For one, the characters have been through one apocalypse already.… Continue reading Leg – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Five

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

Well, Here We Are. We Made It. – Hellboy in Hell

I think we all knew it would end here, didn't we? Hell's inhabitants have lingered in the background as puppet masters throughout Hellboy's adventures, and with how fond Mignola is of demons and monsters, I frankly would have been disappointed if we didn't have at least one decent tour around the place. And decent tour… Continue reading Well, Here We Are. We Made It. – Hellboy in Hell

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2020 Honestly Amazing Thing Awards

It seemed impossible, but 2020 has finally come to an end. Will this year be better than the last one? I have hope for it, but you can bet things aren't going to suddenly get better. We're still in lockdown. We have a vaccine -- multiple vaccines, which is amazing! -- but it takes time… Continue reading 2020 Honestly Amazing Thing Awards

3P Reviews, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

Fun in Jolly Old England – Hellboy, Book Three

Hoo boy, this is going to be a long one. I should be up front and admit that I'm not going to get around to all of it. This book is massive, and it's dense on top of that. I'd be here all week if I tried to address every moment I felt deserved attention,… Continue reading Fun in Jolly Old England – Hellboy, Book Three

3P Reviews, The Umbrella Academy

Corn and Swedes – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Three

Continuing our foray into The Umbrella Academy's wonton chaos, Episode Three starts to bring two major subplots to a culmination but ends up prompting more questions than it answers. As an early entry into the season, that's not necessarily a problem, but the season is solidifying in form, and as we get to the midpoint,… Continue reading Corn and Swedes – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Three

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, The Umbrella Academy

This Fish, I Like Him – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Two

Guess who figured out how to auto-trace bitmap images? I definitely didn't work that out after completing 75% of the drawings for this review, that's for sure... We continue our reviews of season two of The Umbrella Academy, hopefully with greater velocity from now on, as things start to escalate. The kids are moving closer… Continue reading This Fish, I Like Him – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Two

3P Reviews, Anime and Manga, Fullmetal Alchemist

3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Thirteen (Episode Sixty-Three)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Thirteen: The Other Side of the Gateway - **   Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None   Part One: What We've Learned You'd think that after sixty-some reviews, I'd know how to talk about this series, but alas, it would seem some things are beyond the scope of human ken. Greed… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Thirteen (Episode Sixty-Three)