I know, I know, last time I said this would be a weekly thing, but I realized that it makes a lot more sense for me to do this monthly, since I’m not always reading new books or comics on a weekly basis.
Here are the comics and books I’m reading!
Elfquest: The Final Quest – I’m now on issue #3, and it’s nostalgia city! Although this is a new storyline that wraps up some loose threads from the huge series, it also adds plenty of new danger for newcomers to the series. My one word of warning would be: this isn’t a modern-feeling comic. The art is classic, super-sexy elves and the story is all romance and danger. It’s a throwback to fantasy stories of yore, so if that doesn’t sound appealing, you may want to skip this one.
Saga – I finished volume 3 of Saga this month and boy does this series just keep getting better and better. It’s so hard to force myself to wait for the volumes, but it’s even harder for me to read the single issues and know I have so long to wait between them. Saga is definitely my second-favorite comic book series of all time, full of diversity, awesome female characters, and a space/fantasy setting.
Star Wars: Legacy – I’m now on issue #15, and things just got wonderfully resolved, then really crazy, then seemingly resolved, then even crazier! I’m so hooked. And extremely sad that none of this story will ever be considered canon.
Mass Effect: Foundation – I’m on issue #11, and remember what I said about hit or miss? I’m back with another hit. This story focuses on Zaeed, is told in his voice, and is good, clean space fun. If you are a Zaeed fan or just a fan of old salty mercenaries, grab this issue – you don’t need to read any of the others to get the story.
Malazan Book of the Fallen – I finished The Crippled God. The final chapters of the book had me sobbing one minute and crowing for joy the next – and no, I’m not exaggerating. This was an epic finale to an epic series, and I really recommend it. GAH IT WAS SO GOOD.
The Goblin Emperor – Check out my review, I read a really awesome book called The Goblin Emperor about a half-goblin, half elven boy who, through a series of unfortunate events, becomes emperor of the elves, who are just a tad racist. A tad.
Dragon Age: The Masked Empire – I’ve just started The Masked Empire, the fourth Dragon Age book. Although I found the writing a little simplistic at the start, I was soon sucked into the world of Orlais. I’ve liked the other three books (I thought Asunder was the weakest), so I’m really looking forward to diving into this one!