This is an amazing and heart wrenching book and I was glad to re-acquaint myself with it.
Adam Spencer Ross has OCD. On his first day of group therapy he meets Robyn Plummer (and the other group members too). Adam falls deeply in love with Robyn almost instantly and is determined to quickly cure himself of this OCD so that he can keep her safe and be the man she deserves. Unfortunately, life is determined to make that impossible...things are escalating at home with his mother, who has several major issues; none of which he discusses with ANYONE; and his father's new family, including his baby brother also have issues that cause difficulty. I actually listened to this and it was masterfully done. Adam is a regular guy trying to be a superhero but getting bogged down by life.....Toten has done an amazing job, I loved the humor, the angst, the "real-ness" of the characters. Kudos! Go read this.
Prez is an amusing dystopian comic; where corporations and the internet rule everything. Beth makes it onto the ballot because she was in an unfortunate viral video and no one liked the candidates that were up for President...then she wins! Now she's President, with no affiliations, no corporate sponsors....and she's only 19. Can she actually do this? Will they let her or will they kill her first?
A humorous yet politically savvy look at where our world is going....definitely gonna read the next one when it comes out.
A comic adventure of the 11th Doctor. I love Doctor Who, I'll get my fix any way I can....and this was fun.
Olive Silverlock attends Gotham Academy. It's a boarding school like no other.
This title follows Olive and has guest appearances from well known Gotham villains and superheroes. Olive's mom was actually sent to Arkham, and finding the story of what happened to her mom is one thing Olive is determined to figure out. I enjoy the lightness of these books thus far, they are definitively teen, and have heroes and villains but it doesn't seem as overwhelming as some of the other titles. A fresh look at Gotham from an outsider is welcomed and fun for readers.
This is the first of the re-boot story of Black Canary. I enjoyed it; though some parts of it were confusing if you don't know some of the backstory.
Miles Morales is the new Spiderman. Don't worry, he's in an alternate universe so you won't really lose Peter Parker; but in his universe, Parker has died. He is no relation to Parker, but he got his powers the same way via a bite. His spider came in when his uncle robbed Osgood Corp though, so he's got a completely different outlook on things. Also his spider was slightly different so he got a few different powers, like camauflage and a "bite-y" sting. Miles is only 13 and in this book and those following (I read the first 3); he is discovering how to be a hero as well as honor the Spiderman brand. I really like him as a character and the storyline thus far is really well done as well.
Deadman Wonderland has been getting a lot of press so I thought I'd check it out. I'm not sure what to think....it's interesting, certainly. The central premise is that Deadman Wonderland is a prison that is also an amusement park. Prisoners are housed there and sometimes die. The main character is sent there for a crime he didn't commit and as he figures out the rules for his new environment; he begins to find layers of secrecy and evil. Could he have been deliberately setup? Why? This dark tale isn't for everyone but if you like creepy Manga, give it a shot.