Snowbound Mystery

The children are off at a cabin in the woods and suddenly SQUIRRELS! IN THE CEILING! Oh, and they also get snowed in by a freak storm that dumps four feet of snow on them. But from the way they go on, the squirrels are totally the problem…

In any case, the first 80% or so of the book is pretty good. It’s nice to see the kids mostly out on their own and the setting is fun. The mystery is… pretty terrible. The secret ingredient in family buns? Really? (And we, the read, never find out!)


Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 9

Man this story is getting crazy. Both in the worldbuild aspects (we keep learning more about how souls/homunculi/chimeras work) and in a more ‘traditional’ sort: death and PTSD. It’s so well written and drawn. I’m quite enjoying this.

Chapter 34: The Footsteps of a War Comrade


Ghoul Goblin

Welcome to the Jungle was new, but an introduction. Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Volume 2: Maelstrom and The Dresden Files: Fool Moon, Volume 2 are adaptations of previous works I’ve read a number of times. But Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Ghoul Goblin? NEW CONTENT!

It’s interesting seeing introductions over and over again. I know the books do the same, but for some reason it feels different in a comic. Perhaps because I’m reading them relatively quickly?


Fool Moon

Fool Moon, but as a comic book/graphic novel!

It’s one of two novel adaptations (Storm Front being the other) and I think the weaker of the two. Still a lot of fun though.


Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 8

We’re learning so many more things about the world! And it’s getting bigger and crazier and more wonderful all the time.

30: The Truth Inside the Armor


Houseboat Mystery

A mystery on a houseboat? Sure! That actually sounds like a really fun vacation.

Grandfather’s still just throwing his money around (what does he even do for work anyways?) and the kids are impressively meddlesome. But you know what? It works.


The Woodshed Mystery

It’s straight forward, with a nice bit of history for the mystery (which is a nice change) and the return of Aunt Jane (actually being married and happy, yay!).

Not much to say. It’s one of the better ones. I enjoyed it.

Welcome to the Jungle


It’s certainly a bit different–there’s less room to breath and less freedom to imagine the characters as you want, but on the other hand, it’s more Dresden Files!