- Wednesday, 1 July 2015 -

Recent Reads: Comic Books!


Hello my lovelies! Typically, when you think of comic books, vision of Batman and Spiderman spring to mind, and having not played a prominent part in my childhood, I feel that I'm making up for lost time! This time of year I like to pick out a book or two to get totally lost in, because nothing spells summer like lounging outside in the warmth with a good book in one hand and a crisp drink in the other. However, as I'm busy interning this year with my free time dwindling, I find that comic books act as a nice light read during these mild summer months. 

If you've ever been in a comic book store before, you'll understand how I was practically drowning in choice. But then I saw them, glistening in the back of the store begging to be bought - the absolute awesomeness that is Adventure Time and Bee and Puppycat. Adventure Time follows the antics and adventures (funnily enough) of a boy and his best friend, who just so happens to be a talking dog. Originating as a kids television programme on Cartoon Network, Adventure Time is one of those miraculous shows that after watching just one episode, you can feel your mood instantly elevated.


And then there's Bee and Puppycat, in what started off as a web series soon developed a cult following. Bee personifies the typical woman in her twenties; who is habitually fired from unfulfilling jobs, unsure of her life's purpose - that is until Puppycat comes along. Illustrated primarily in pastel tones, Bee and Puppycat is beautiful to read and watch and you can't help but fall in love with Puppycat's dry humour. 

Both of these shows hold very similar themes, they're colourful, quirky and have got the most lovable characters imaginable. So, if you don't mind embracing your inner child, these comics should be right up your street! I love nothing more than flicking through the pages first thing in the morning and having a good chuckle along with my cornflakes. Luckily for me (as I've already binged on all episodes of both shows), the comic books detail new and exclusive storylines that manage to sate my appetite. 


Do you read comic books?


  1. I want, no, no, no, I NEED THESE IN MY LIFE!!!! <3

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  2. Crying of envy! I love these two shows dearly~ They always put a smile on my face <3
    xxx
    She Will Be

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  3. I love Adventure Time so much! They're amazing little reads. I'm sad that Pendleton Ward is no longer part of the TV series, I wonder if it'll affect the comics too :( x

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  4. I love both of these shows - I'll have to get hold of these cute comics now!
    Do you watch Gravity Falls too, Claire? I get the feeling that if you like these, you'll love it.

    Jenna
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  5. I have these...of course. ;) Did you know they first created the comics incase the Bee and Puppycat episodes were not well received?! And they only orginally planned on doing six comics...i'm so glad they are doing more!! I hope the kickstarter hurrs up and reaches its goal so they can make all the episodes they want...not far to go..yay!! xx

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  6. Adventure Time is my most favourite, but definitely could do with tracking down Bee and Puppycat by the sounds of things!

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  7. I LOVE ADVENTURE TIME. I never see the comics in my local forbidden planet though! I'm actually planning to write a little bit of a post on comics, since comic con I've been reunited with my love of comics and I've bought about 50 since March! And atleast 10 trade paper backs, I have a problem I think! Haha. I might have to venture to Newcastle to see if I can get Adventure time there!
    Kloe xx
    skullsandkisses.com

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  8. I LOVE ADVENTURE TIME. I never see the comics in my local forbidden planet though! I'm actually planning to write a little bit of a post on comics, since comic con I've been reunited with my love of comics and I've bought about 50 since March! And atleast 10 trade paper backs, I have a problem I think! Haha. I might have to venture to Newcastle to see if I can get Adventure time there!
    Kloe xx
    skullsandkisses.com

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