I picked up the first two volumes of Moto Crush ages ago, read about half of the first one, and didn’t mark my spot. So I finally picked it back up (don’t worry, I restarted) and I’m in love. The characters, design, the fashion; it’s all incredible. So let’s get into it.
Fangirls, I’ve been drooling over this book since I first saw it was coming out. I decided that it was a comic worth waiting to get physically, so I just got the first two issues this weekend. And of course, when I got them, I immediately plopped down to read them. Written by Bryan Lee O’Malley and illustrated by Leslie Hung, Snotgirl is a dream right off the bat.
As we all know, Gertrude (the hate wielding heroine of I Hate Fairyland) hates Fairyland and everything in it. One of the things that (though I have yet to see them in the comic) I’m sure is in the area, are unicorns. I feel that Gertrude would love castrating all of those horned horses and serving their balls as a delicacy, so I made some of my own.
Fangirls, I bought this first trade paperback because I had seen the cover a couple times and was in love with how angry the main character looked, atop her half dead mushroom. I am so glad that I did. This is the perfect balance of un-fluffing-believeable cuteness and pure hell.
True confessions: I am not a Christmas person. Nope, Halloween is my holiday! It’s not that I don’t enjoy ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, there are genuinely some aspects of the holiday season that I love: homemade butter cookies we make with my Great Grandma’s antique cookie press, hot chocolate in front of a fire, decorating a big bushy pine tree, hanging out with my siblings… Making my dog wear adorable sweaters! (Cute dog+cute sweater is like my kryptonite!) But when they start putting Christmas items in stores before October has even begun and airing commercials for Christmas sales it kinda makes me wish I was a necromancer or mad evil scientist so I could unleash the zombie apocalypse the day after Thanksgiving on all the insane ‘Black Friday’ shoppers. I despise how commercial Christmas is, and hordes of holiday shoppers are practically zombies already… Yes, I know, it’s practically Grinchy! (Maybe if I put Santa hats on all the zombies?) If it was left up to me, I’d totally skip the nightmare of holiday shopping and I’d stay home enjoying a big cup of tequila spiked hot cocoa (add a pinch of cayenne for an adult version of Mexican hot chocolate!) and binge watch every Christmas horror movie ever made, starting with that perennial favorite, “Silent Night, Deadly Night.”
Fangirls, do you know the story of Pandora and her box? It’s a piece of Greek mythology, where Pandora receives a box, and once it’s opened, it releases all the evils of the world. This is a comic kind of about that same thing.
I Kill Giants, is a comic I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. I was intrigued by the cover image of the main character giving a death stare while wearing a pair of bunny ears. I knew it was going to be a heartbreaker of a story, but I did not expect to get emotionally wrecked by it like I did.