Jill’s Little Library
Hello everyone! Welcome to November! What is your favorite part of this month? My parents always come to visit me around Thanksgiving so I’m really excited to see them! What about you guys?
I read a LOT of Batman comics this month. I’ve never really been a fan of DC Comics and I’m trying to read more of them to see if I can change my mind! So far I’ve been enjoying reading Batman. Before I started to hard core read the series I mostly just thought Bruce was a millionaire that liked to adopt kids and brood a lot (which to be fair – I’m not that far off). But I’ve found that there’s a lot more depth to the character than I originally realized. I’m excited to keep reading more Batman over the next few months and see how my opinion changes even more!
Bruce Wayne returns as Batman, and sets his sights on new villain the Gotham Ripper, who in turn has his sights on Batman. Meanwhile, Bruce Wayne explores a budding romance with television journalist Charlotte Rivers, who’s visiting Gotham City to cover the gruesome slayings–while also trying to uncover Bruce’s own mystery. But time is running out as both Commissioner Gordon and Batman work to uncover the true identity of this new serial killer.
Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.
These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself “stuck” back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.
Follow Naomi’s journey on a quest that will take her to the heart of the DC Universe and unfold a universe of ideas and stories that have never been seen before. Join writers Brian Michael Bendis, David Walker and breakout artist Jamal Campbell in Wonder Comics’ massively ambitious new series and star…Naomi!
This was a really fun intro to a new comic book character! This felt like a really fun new take on the superhero genre. I loved Naomi and I can’t wait to read more of her story in the coming volumes.
This seven-issue miniseries chronicles Clark Kent’s development into the archetypal hero he will eventually become. With the tone of each issue ranging from heartwarming and simple, to frighteningly gritty and violent, to sexy, sun-kissed and funny, Superman: American Alien is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
This was a really great intro to Superman. Especially if you are like me and have never read a Superman comic in your life. This will get you up to speed on Superman’s backstory with some great additional stuff thrown in there. I really enjoyed this comic and I’m excited to read some more Superman stories!
That is it for October! I hope you are all doing good and staying safe! If you would like to get materials from the library, don’t forget that we have curbside pickup! You can put books on hold online or over the phone (305-292-3595) and then we will let you know when they’ve been put on hold for you. Park in our back parking lot and pick up your books at the back door! Call us when you’ve arrived at the library and we will meet you at the back door with your materials!
If you want to read some more books reviews, check out my personal blog over at Book Worm Blog!