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Maria Binge Reads: Comic Books Edition


I had literally nothing to do this past Saturday until later in the evening, so I decided to binge read a bunch of comics that I had been hoarding. I tend to purchase these with every intention of reading them right away…until they end up sitting on my shelf for months. I needed to do something about it…so why not read five of them before I actually needed to start adulting? Here are 5 mini reviews of each of the bind-ups that I read!


It had been a little while since I read volume 1, but I was able to jump right into this volume no problem. The second I started reading, I was able to jump right back into the story. I loved the element of time travel in this volume. I know it was introduced in the first volume, but it really went all Back To The Future in this one. We saw multiple versions of one of the characters which was pretty awesome! I still have a few questions, especially about the extreme future timeline and what the hell is going on over there. Also, is Apple the mecca of the world in some sort of futuristic timeline? I need volume 3 now!

Maria's Rating -4-01


I’ve been waiting for this one ever since I finished reading volume 1! Archie has been a part of my life ever since I was a kid. I would read the comics all the time as my mom would bring the digests home for me every once in a while. This second volume picks up right where the first left off. Archie (as always) is bouncing back and forth between Betty & Veronica while obtaining important advice from his best friend Jughead. I’m not sure if I enjoyed this volume as much as I enjoyed the first one, but I did really love reading it!

Maria's Rating -4-01


I didn’t know much about Alex + Ada before I started reading it. All I really knew was that it centered around the idea of artificial intelligence in a futuristic time period. First of all, if you couldn’t tell already, I absolutely love futuristic story lines. Especially when they’re so incredibly realistic and don’t feel too far off from the near future. I love the idea of technology waking up, even though it can also be a scary thought in reality, it makes for a great fictional story. Volume one was a great introduction into this three part series and I have already ordered volumes 2 & 3!

Maria's Rating -5-01


Like Alex + Ada, I had no knowledge of what Sweet Tooth was all about before I picked it up. I had no idea what the storyline was even remotely about. I must say, this was probably the most unexpected surprise out of all of the comics that I binged. It was such an awesome introduction to what seems like will be an amazing series. This volume spent most of the story introducing characters and setting up the plot for the series. The ending was a bit of a shock for me…so of course I have already ordered volume 2.

Maria's Rating -5-01


Morning Glories Volume 1 was probably the most disappointing comic that I read during this binge, but not because it was bad necessarily. It was just a little too confusing. What is the purpose of this school? What is this weird ghost thing that seems to be living within the school? What is the significance of each of the students sharing the same birthday? The characters are pretty cool so far, but I still need to learn a lot more about them. I haven’t picked up volume 2 yet, but I will eventually in hopes of learning more.

Maria's Rating - 3.5-01

Stay tuned for a new binge read session coming soon! I still have a nice stack of comics that need to be read and with the Christmas season fast approaching, I’m sure I’ll have time to knock a few good reads out soon!

Thanks for reading!



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