Read or Die: Book Reviews by Emily

Maya found a new sleeping spot.

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It’s scares me that only 16,000 people know what this is

wtf is this some kind of choclat bar

This object has killed over 400,000 people

oh my god. 


We’re old.




Via up the gravity well

The Ice Cream Mountains.

Once again, I’m behind on comics, but I’m finally catching up! (Sort of—some of these I hoarded for a while, but Friday I’ll tell you about some more current issues.)

Black Widow #9: Read this series if you’re not already. Just do it.

Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet #4-5: See above for a revolutionary vampire fighting technique.

Elektra #5: I love every page of this comic—it’s like violent, beautiful poetry.

Hawkeye #19: Yeah, I really saved this one for a while. I missed you, Hawkguy.

Mighty Avengers #12: Loved the flashback here—next time, the original and present-day Mighty Avengers are going to have to team up to fight demons.

Ms. Marvel #7: See images above for why I love this comic. (Just…I just love it so much.)

Original Sin #6: Yikes, this event has been gorgeous but dark.

Rat Queens #6: I love everything about this comic, and see above for the only reason that I may ever get into LARPing.

Rocket Raccoon #2: Oh, Rocket. The jail break spread here is trippy and fantastic.

She-Hulk #7: Lawyer stuff and giant cats? Yes.

Wonder Woman #33: I feel like the image of Wonder Woman above reacting to the First Born is a relevant reaction shot in so many situations.




relationship goals

my heart just melted.


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Iron Gym works, folks.

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On this lovely Friday, please enjoy my kitten Maya being majestic.

If these four double-dated, I feel like this would happen approximately 100% of the time. (Also, I like the idea of Carol wearing a Ms. Marvel shirt.)

"Hayate the Combat Butler" #19 by Kenjiro Hata


(Grade 7 and up) Golden Week has finally begun, and Hayate, Nagi, and Maria are going to Greece! But they’re not the only ones with exciting travel plans: Nishizawa-san and Hinagiku-san are also on their way to the Aegean Sea, and Wataru, Saki-san, and Sakuya-san are heading for Las Vegas to win big! But first, there’s trouble back in Japan: after she sees him talking to a cute girl, Nagi fears that Hayate is getting bored with their “romance.” How will she reclaim his affections? And when they’re left alone in the mansion, will romantic sparks finally fly between Hayate and Maria? Will Tama succeed in keeping the butler in debt from leaving the country and seducing his mistress? And what will Waka and Saki do when they’re challenged to a high stakes game…by Waka’s mother?!

This was another extremely fun volume of Hayate: though the current story arc takes place in the spring, the vacation theme is the perfect thing to read at the end of summer. The first chapter, which features a tale of Hanabishi-san and unrequited love, is a sweet surprise, and all the other chapters, some standalone and some connected to the Golden Week travel arc, are similarly cute and funny. I especially enjoyed Nagi’s attempts to get up early, Maria’s efforts as a tutor, and Waka and Saki’s observations of America. I can’t wait to read #20, and since I’ve already ordered it, I won’t have to wait long…(4 out of 5 stars)
  • Series: HAYATE (Book 19)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421533480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421533483

"Hayate the Combat Butler" #18 by Kenjiro Hata


(Grade 7 and up) The secrets of Hayate’s past are finally revealed! Will his parents’ greed divide him from Ah-tan forever? And when Athena and Hayate draw swords against each other, what dangerous force will spring forth from the castle to influence the outscome of the battle? Then, everyone’s making plans for Golden Week, but traveling abroad is expensive. For people like Nagi Sanzenin, travel expenses are no problem, but if Wataru is going to take Saki to Las Vegas, he may need to win big at a casino if they’re going to make it home. And if Nishizawa-san is going to share a magical trip to Greece with Hayate, she’s going to need Hina-san’s help to win a high-stakes game…

I know I say this every time I review Hayate, but I love this series and its hapless hero. Heroes, I guess I should say, because though Hayate is ostensibly the main character, a lot of other characters take center stage this volume. After the flashback chapters, everyone gets ready to travel for Golden Week, and for various reasons, this is difficult for several characters: Waka and Nishizawa have the aforementioned financial problems with traveling overseas, and Hinagiku is afraid of heights, so she has no desire to fly anywhere. Plus, Yukiji wants to travel abroad, but after begging from her students doesn’t work, she’ll have to come up with another way to finance her vacation. This volume is the perfect summer read, and I’m thinking that the next volume will be too. (4 out of 5 stars)
  • Series: HAYATE (Book 18)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; Original edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421533472
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421533476 (Source of Publication Data:

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