Sailor Moon in Comic Book Form; Zodiac Starforce

My beautiful wood bookshelf is being filled with various comic books. I went through a shopping spree in the summer when I bought four titles at a time. Now I have major catching up to do and I’m not complaining about it. Comics are still so fascinating to me because the artwork on each page is something I admire, since I’m not artistic whatsoever. Recently, I finished Zodiac Starforce which I have obnoxiously mentioned in multiple blog posts. Finally, I am writing my review and let me tell you, it’s probably my favorite graphic novel I have read this year.

Zodiac Starforce

*Moderate spoilers*

Zodiac Starforce stars four girls who are united to stop evil, defend the earth and complete high school without angering the mean clique. They’re given magical powers by Astra and they use these powers for good. Emma the leader, is infected by a monster from another dimension. Molly, Kim and Savannah unite together to help the befallen Emma and to cure her infection. While also saving the world of course.

The amount of similarity to Sailor Moon is unquestionable. I started getting into the Sailor Moon fandom after I cos-played Sailor Saturn. What makes Sailor Moon and Zodiac Starforce so appealing is that all of the characters are female and they’re kicking ass and saving the planet. The cast of the Starforce go into battle in realistic outfits that are also surprisingly cute. Molly is probably my favorite out of the bunch because I’m envious of her high pony tail. Unfortunately though, Zodiac Starforce doesn’t contain talking cats.

My favorite part about this story is that there is a healthy lesbian relationship. How cool is that!? Representation is crucial because not every comic book character has to be white, cis and straight. So seeing those two just made my heart skip a beat; they’re adorable together.

Besides being completely entranced with this story, there’s a sneak peek at the end. It introduces potential new members one representing Leo which is my sign. I’m hoping that the next issue will also discuss in detail of Astra and how the girls were given the powers in the first place.

 

Zodiac Star Force is a great story filled with plenty of bright pink pages and kick ass battles. I wish I had Savannah’s bright blue spear, but alas I was not granted with magical powers. Darn. I guess I’ll have to settle with reading about it and impatiently waiting for the next issue to come out.

Pokemon Go Book Tag!

I actually suck a book tags. No, really. I don’t actually get “tagged” to do book tags, I just like the concept and write about it. I saw this one on My Open Sketchbook and just thought it was the cutest thing. So without further ado, here is my Pokemon Go Book Tag that I wasn’t even invited for, but still participated none the less.

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At first, I was going to answer the Harry Potter book series. When I got to thinking though, I realized I was reading before the Harry Potter book series came out. I first read Junie B. Jones and really identified with her. She’s very quirky and outspoken which is what made her a great character. When I was reading this book, I’m still disgusted that she poured Orange Juice in her cereal.

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Dracula Book Cover

When I was a junior in high school, I took a Detective & Gothic Literature class. I was exposed to a new genre of reading that I never knew about. I didn’t enjoy ever novel I read, *Maltese Falcon I’m looking at you* Dracula though stuck with me. I liked the characters and how they were on a quest to stop Dracula. I purchased my own copy that I need to re-read sometime.

 

 

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I have never read this book and I probably never will. I heard about this book and how thrilling it was, but I ended up seeing the movie and it spoiled the book for me obviously. I did read Gillian Flynn’s other novels and they are truly horrifying. I recommend them, but I have to give a warning too because they really aren’t for the squeamish.

 

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Zodiac Starforce is one of my favorite graphic novels I have read this year, and it fits into this category. It reminds me a lot of Sailor Moon. Each of the magical girls are regular students, they transform into their powers and so forth. Sailor Moon and Zodiac Starforce are very similar, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love one any less.

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IT

This isn’t a book series, I know. I have wanted to read this Stephen King book, but it’s so long. It would take me a very long time to finally finish this book and I just don’t want to read it. I know I should because I probably would enjoy it, but….. blah. I have so many other things to read right now.

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Harry Potter Cursed Child

I stayed up till 1:30 AM finishing this play and I was happy I did. It was heartbreaking, but I love that the play focuses on time. Hermione always said, “Bad things happen to wizards who meddle with time, Harry” Now we know why this is the case. Not that I didn’t believe Hermione or anything.

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Steelheart

I always shipped Megan and David. I thought they were perfect together. With her sarcastic personality and his love for her, I mean could they just get together? If you have read the series, things are complicated.. but I still ship them.

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Nailbiter

I won’t talk too much about Nailbiter because I wrote a review on it already. Again if you like Criminal Minds, this graphic novel is definitely for you.

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I couldn’t relate this question to books. The first thing that popped into my head were the DC TV shows on the CW which of course isn’t book related. I love everything DC on the CW so I definitely won’t get tired of seeing new TV shows airing, like Supergirl which will probably be a lot better on the CW versus CBS.

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Luckiest Girl Alive

At first, I thought I was going to hate this book. The main character is prissy, stuck up and an overall mean girl. However, once the reader learns about her past and what makes her who she is, I start to sympathize. Towards the end, she really becomes a much better person and for once does something for herself. I wound up really liking this book and the character development is really great.

There’s my Pokemon Book Tag! I edited out a lot of the questions because this post felt a little bit long and I have homework to do 😦 Thanks for reading my book tag and let me know what you have been reading lately!

 

Sex Criminals, Zodiac Star Force + More *haul*

Since working a lot this summer, I have had some disposable income. I tend to use that more on graphic novels and books than anything else. I decided to stock up for the school year because I don’t know how many hours I will be working. Plus I have to pay for rent, food and more adult things that are super boring. I wanted to share my haul on my blog and I’ll eventually post reviews when I finish everything.

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Zodiac StarForce 

I wanted to read this for a variety of reasons: diversity in the characters including body type and how much it reminded me of Sailor Moon. I’m currently reading this and I love the story line and the characters. I also love the bright colors on each page. I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for something like Sailor Moon.

Sex Criminals Volume 2

I read the first volume of Sex Criminals and my discussion can be found here. I liked the first volume aside from some sex shaming incidents. I was told that it gets better so I decided to read the other volume. I found this one for only 8 bucks at a book store so I figured it was worth the price.

Rat Queens Volume 1 

I have heard so many good things about Rat Queens. I feel like I’m missing out by not reading this. I found it for only 5 bucks *what a score!!!!* I can’t wait to read this one too.

DC Rebirth: Suicide Squad 

I usually don’t buy individual comics. However, DC’s Rebirth just came out so I’m starting at the very beginning. This seems to take the characters from the Suicide Squad movie and give them more purpose. I just finished it yesterday and I really liked it. I’m hoping to keep up on this series.

I was also disappointed because I wanted to see if my comic book store had the first edition of Snot Girl and they didn’t! I may go back next week to see if they have any more in stock. I can’t wait for new comic book day!