Darth Vader, Vol. 1: Vader (Star Wars: Darth Vader (2015) #1)

Star Wars!

I’m of an age where I didn’t catch the original trilogy in theaters, instead watching it over and over again on VHS. When the prequels came out, I absolutely went to see them over and over in theaters (they’re not great, but they’re not as bad as they’ve been made out to be). Now more recently the new trilogy–well, I suppose I should finish those.

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A Lion to Guard Us

I’m not entirely sure what to think about A Lion to Guard Us . It’s historical fiction: the story of three young children in London and later on a journey to the new world. The children never existed, but a lot of the events that that happened either could have happened (their life in London) or in a general (the Sea Adventure was a real ship and the problems with it’s journey and Jamestown are real history).

For the most part, it’s a depressing story. The children’s father is an ocean away, their mother is sick ( and dies, to little surprise for older readers ), the family taking care of them is exploitive, their stand in father figure also eventually dies , and they get shipwrecked . On the other hand, I suppose it’s a good way to teach the idea of ‘no matter what life throws at you, just keep on keeping on’?

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Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks

Another volume, another Key. This time, the ability to travel in time! Albeit only to view what’s going on. But given how many mysteries there are in this house and this family… that’s more than enough.

It’s really interesting going back to the time of the Revolutionary War and the origins of the Locke family and the keys.

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Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games

Okay last time around, we were introduced to Keyhose, to the Well (and the creepy denizen thereof). Nice and creepy. But of course, this time around, we have to go a few levels further…

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