Friday, October 6, 2017

Really Short Reviews: Heart and Brain and Jack Skellington

Heart and Brain: Body Language
The Awkward Yeti
Release: October 3, 2017
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From the New York Times bestselling creator of the hugely popular Awkward Yeti comics comes the third collection in his Heart and Brain series.

Heart and Brain: Body Language continues the adventures of the loveably conflicted sentimental Heart and rational Brain, as well as other bodily inhabitants like Gallbladder, Muscle, and Tongue.

Warm-hearted and laugh-out-loud funny, these comics bring our inner struggles to vibrant, humorous life.

Whenever I need a pick me up, I go and read some Heart and Brain comics. For me, they're always a win. This new collection isn't my favorite of the three out but it was still funny. Heart and Brain never fail to make me laugh. Also, so many of these comics are super relatable!

I never get tired of the Heart's shenanigans, the Brain's desperate attempts at order, or the hilarious relatability of Tongue and his cravings. Anyone who's got a human body can probably get a laugh out of at least a few of these, so I'd definitely recommend looking up the webcomic or picking up a copy of this collection.

ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.

  4 / 5 Stars

Disney Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Vol. 1
(The Nightmare Before Christmas #1)
Jun Asuka
Release: September 26, 2017
Manga publishing pioneer TOKYOPOP brings you a special edition gorgeous hardcover manga based on the classic Halloween masterpiece Disney Tim Burton s Nightmare Before Christmas. A must-have for manga fans, Tim Burton fans, and Halloween fans alike!! Collect this horrifying masterpiece!"

If you're familiar with The Nightmare Before Christmas stop-motion movie, there's nothing new in this manga volume story-wise. It was a faithful adaptation with beautiful illustrations. Not all stories work when presented in black and white art but it lent this one a more spooky and whimsical quality.

It's hard not to compare it to the movie and the previous picture book. While it was excellently done, this isn't the place for people new to the story to start. I would recommend watching the movie first. That being said, for people like me who have loved this story since they watched it, this volume makes an excellent addition to their manga collection.

ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.

  3.5 / 5 Stars

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