An Invitation from a Crab is a collection of several short stories in manga format (interspersed with short essays) featuring a character who always looks like a junior high school student. I say “looks like” because while the character does go to school and have homework and all the trappings of a kid, at least one chapter involves them driving, and another where they had a job. (Details like that don’t matter in this book, which seems to function on dream logic.) Continue reading “An Invitation from a Crab by panpanya”
I read this book last March and I STILL don’t know how to talk about it. Other than “I absolutely love it and Freddy is my new favourite”, I don’t know what to say about this book. See, it was pitched to me as “Diana Wynne Jones meets Madeleine L’Engle” and weirdly enough, that’s exactly how it felt like to me, like these two favourites of mine got together and made this weird lovable baby.
But first, the plot. Or maybe, what plot? It was kind of a messy story in which nothing happens and also too many things happen, which I did not mind at all because it was a fun ride. There was Freddy, a young girl who only wanted to be invisible. She knew that she was different and that different was bad (as far as getting along at school went) and that to survive she needed to not be noticed by others.
As usual, we get our shipments later than some parts of the world so my “new” comics are always a few weeks late! Also, I’m going to limit my purchases to 3 single issues a week which may delay my reading a bit more.
As usual, we get our comics shipments very late here where I live. I’m still waiting for last week’s stuff to arrive, and by “last week’s stuff” I mean titles released the week before that? Anyway.
I’ve been meaning to do a Carol Danvers Read/Reread for sometime, and when Saha gave me volume two of the Marvel Masterworks collection I decided that it was time to start! I’m calling it a (Re)Read project because I’ve read all the Captain Marvel bits, but I’ve only read a couple of volumes of Brian Reed’s Ms. Marvel run and none of the Conway/Claremont run, so I’m really reading them for the first time. Continue reading “Carol Danvers (Re)Read: Marvel Masterworks: Ms. Marvel Vol. 1”
Comments on some of the comics I’ve been reading recently. The covers below are the covers I own, so they may not always be the regular covers! Continue reading “Round-Up: Comics I’ve Been Reading (Aug 26th)”