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Review: Jace Wars Episode 2 by Aaron Russell

Two weeks ago, I reviewed the first Jace Wars comic; today, we are looking at the second. If you don’t remember, these comics are based around Jace, who had a brain tumor when he was very young. These comics give a different perspective on the family’s journey to fight and stick together through difficult times. The money raised has been going to McMaster Children’s hospital for many years.

The story continues with Jace, Gigi, and the rest of their crew as they set out to stop a deadly virus from being released.

The story had an interesting arch, lots of emotion, and a few twists. At one point, I was upset at what happened to some characters that I liked. I am excited to see the outcome when episode three is finally released!

The artwork was spot on, which is very important for a comic. At times the story progresses through pictures alone. This is accomplished because the artwork is consistent and detailed.

At the end of the book, there are a few informational pages. These explain how the villains were created based on difficult emotions that the family had to deal with during Jace’s fight with the tumor. The  next informational page explained Jace’s armor and what each mark meant. It was ‘t just a cool drawing but encaptured significant events and people. I was  aptivated by the amount of thought that went into each character and the armor.

Jace Wars is a great story for all ages. Particuarly to help children who may be struggling with something challenging.

Be sure to check out the Jace Wars website and take a read.

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Review: Snarc by Bruce Olav Solheim

This comic follows an alien named Snarc that needs to prepare Earth for his hosts. The comic is written as five shorter stories where Snarc meets various Earth people. Snarc #1 by [Bruce  Solheim, Gary  Dumm]

I enjoyed this comic and thought it had a different take on an alien invasion story. The illustrations were vibrant with crisp drawings. The fact that they looked hand-drawn and not computer generated gave it a nostalgic feel. Snarc is an interesting character, but my favourite character is his witty cane.

The various shenanigans Snarc and his cane get up to were enjoyable, humourous, and held important lessons. This is a comic that can be enjoyed by kids and adults.

I can’t wait to see who else Snarc meets in future editions.

Get your copy here (affiliate link).