• Sales

    Pride Sale! 20% off!

    My publisher, Less Than Three Press, is having a Pride Sale throughout the month of June! Through June 30th, save 20% off all print and ebook books purchased through their book market.  Click any of the covers below to go to the LT3 sales page for that book. Happy Pride, everyone!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Omnibus: The Cobbler's Soleless Son & Behind Bars Contains "Only Human" by Meredith Katz (also published separately) as well as zombie stories by other authors Contains "Debating the Dragon" by Meredith Katz, as well as tournament & quest stories by other authors.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Contains "If Wishes were Fishes" by Meredith Katz and "Heart & Parcel" by Aveline Reynard, as well as stories by other authors.

     

     

     



  • Reviews

    Review: Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (2014)

    Rating: ★★★★★
    Genre: Graphic Novel, Contemporary, Superheroes
    Categories: M/M, Queer characters
    Content Warnings: N/A
    Buy it at: Amazon (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3) | Barnes & Noble (Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3)

    Description: After the previous team of Young Avengers fell apart, some of them have stayed away, and others are still out living that superhero life. But a new threat against the universe appears — an eldritch terror known as Mother, who has the ability to brainwash adults and is a parasite who is drawn to Billy’s reality-warping powers in the hopes of eating his soul, and maybe destroying the world in the process (all under the oblivious noses of adult superheroes). It’s Kid Loki who decides to get a new team together, bringing in the new members: America Chavez (a dimension-hopping lesbian Latina) and Noh-Varr (a disaffected Kree ex-soldier with a love for earth music), as well as pulling back some previous ones, such as Kate Bishop (rich girl with a bow and Hawkeye #2), Billy Kaplan (chaos-mage and son of the Scarlet Witch, Wiccan), and Teddy (a shape-shifting skrull-kree hybrid prince and Billy’s boyfriend, Hulkling). Joining them is David Alleyne aka Prodigy, an ex-mutant whose ability had been to learn everything.

    I’m rereading a bunch of the Young Avengers content, which has won several GLAAD awards for the queer content it introduced.  If you want to follow along, I made a Young Avengers reading guide over here to make it easier to understand the order, where to get the comics, and links to my other Young Avengers reviews (including reviews for marvel events & crossovers that I only posted on Goodreads).

  • Reviews

    Review: Young Avengers: The Children’s crusade by Allan Heinberg & Jim Cheung (2011)

    Rating: ★★★★
    Genre: Graphic Novel, Contemporary, Superheroes
    Categories: M/M, Superheroes
    Content Warnings: Highlight to read: Brief scenes of racism and homophobia from background characters towards our heroes. Major character death.
    Buy it at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

    Description: Some years ago, Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch, in grief over the loss of her children, used her reality-rewriting powers to kill a bunch of her teammates and remove the mutant powers from almost all mutants, then disappeared. But Billy and his teammate Tommy have strong reason to believe that they were the souls of her children, transmigrated into new infants in utero of other people, and born again onto this world. After all, he’s a reality-rewriting wizard and Tommy is a speedster and they look identical.

    Nobody except Magneto wants Wanda back—both the X-men and the Avengers think they’d have to kill her—but only by finding her can they answer these questions, and perhaps save Mutantkind in the process. …

    I’m rereading a bunch of the Young Avengers content, which has won several GLAAD awards for the queer content it introduced.  If you want to follow along, I made a Young Avengers reading guide over here to make it easier to understand the order, where to get the comics, and see my other Young Avengers reviews!

  • Reviews

    Review: Young Avengers: The Complete Collection vol. 1 by Allan Heinberg & Jim Cheung (2006)

    Rating: ★★★★
    Genre: Graphic Novel, Contemporary, Superheroes
    Categories: M/M, Superheroes
    Content Warnings: Highlight to read: Reference to kidnapping/assault (possible sexual assault) of a minor. Brief scenes of racism and homophobia from background characters toward our heroes. Some sexism of lead characters to other lead characters.
    Buy it at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

    Description: When the original Avengers disband, a team of teenage heroes comes together to fill the gap. Their first order of business: surviving the wrath of Kang the Conqueror and weathering the disapproval of the adult Avengers! Next, the newly-formed Young Avengers take on super-powered sadist Mr. Hyde, the extraterrestrial Super-Skrull, and a full-scale alien invasion, juggling their parents and their private lives at the same time!

    I’m rereading a bunch of the Young Avengers content, which has won several GLAAD awards for the queer content it introduced. If you want to follow along, I made a Young Avengers reading guide over here to make it easier to understand the order, where to get the comics, and see my other Young Avengers reviews!

  • Ramblings

    Young Avengers Comics Reading Guide

    I love comics, but if any other industry made itself as hard to find a chronological order of events, it would be a miracle for that industry to survive. 

    I’m doing a reread of the Young Avengers comics (which won the GLAAD award in 2006 and again in 2014), and it’s pretty typically difficult. For example, if you search “Young Avengers 2” on Amazon, you get 8 different results, which are all from different arcs and with no indication of chronology, etc. Yikes.

    So, while I’m rereading and reviewing, I thought I would create a guide to show a. the reading order and b. what each option contains, so you can mix and match based on preference and cost. I also give my opinion on if it’s important to read as part of following what’s up with the Young Avengers team.