Wednesday, March 6, 2019

My Weekly Pull [60] & Can't Wait Wednesday [30]

My Weekly Pull is something I do every Wednesday to show which comics I had pulled for me that week! If you're into comics, or you're looking to start, please join me! If you decide to do your own post, there's a link-up at the bottom. I would love to stop by and check it out!

Star Wars Age of Republic Padme Amidala #1 by Jody Houser, Cory Smith, Paolo Rivera

Jacob's comics for the week!
Amazing Spider-Man #16.HU by Nick Spencer, Iban Coello, Greg Land
Deadpool #10 by Skottie Young, Scott Hepburn

Jacob brought Star Wars Age of Republic Padme Amidala to my attention (that title is a mouthful!), and I've been on the fence about whether or not I want to read it. I'm getting the first issue because I've always liked Star Wars, and I'm curious how the story will look in a comic. I'm sure it'll be a different perspective, which is always interesting. Also, I love Padme! She's a fierce female that isn't afraid to fight for what she believes in. She's also competent, intelligent, and badass.

It's also written by Jody Houser, and I love her writing. She wrote Amazing Spider-Man Renew Your Vows and Spider-Girls. Both are excellent! Renew Your Vows is easily an all-time favorite!

Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, that highlights upcoming releases that we're anticipating and excited to read. It's a spinoff of the feature Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Fame Adjacent by Sarah Skilton
Expected publication: April 9th 2019
Synopsis (via Goodreads): The child star that was left behind is about to get her moment to shine in this swoony romantic comedy inspired by a unique, beloved facet of pop culture history: The Mickey Mouse Club.

Holly Danner has a complicated relationship with fame. It's not easy being the only cast member of a 1990s song-and-dance show who didn't become famous. When she was eleven, she used to do anything for a laugh (or at least a laugh-track) on "Diego and the Lion's Den." If she talked about it--which she almost never does--Holly might explain how her childhood best friends came to dominate the worlds of pop music, film, and TV while she was relegated to a few near-misses and a nanny gig for her niece. She'd even be telling the truth about making peace with the whole thing years ago.

But when she finds out there's a 25th anniversary for the show planned--a televised reunion, clip show, and panel--and she wasn't invited, it's time for an impromptu road trip to crash the event and set the record straight. Three problems: she's currently in Internet Rehab (perhaps she's not quite as well-adjusted as she believes...), she has no cash, and the only person who can get her across the country in time is Thom Parker, a handsome, infuriatingly level-headed patient who doesn't think she should confront her famous ex-friends.

If the book is anything like its blurb, I'm going to love this!

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32 comments:

  1. I read a Star Wars comic bundle last year and it was great. I hope you like Age of Republic. 👍✨

    Fame Adjacent sounds fun. 😀

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    1. Whoop! I love winning books and comics! <3 I'll definitely let you know how this one is. Thanks for stopping by and linking up! I also really like the purple graphic you used on your post. Did you reverse the color scheme? Awesome!

      I hope Fame Adjacent is hilarious. It's been a while since I've read something really funny! :)

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  2. I love Star Wars but I haven't read any comics yet. I want to though!
    I haven't heard of Fame Adjacent before. But it looks good.

    Ash @ JennRenee Read

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    1. This will be my first Star Wars comic, so I'll let you know how it goes! I hope Flame Adjacent is funny! :)

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  3. I thought this book looked fun. I almost requested it, but I have way too many ARCs for that month.

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    1. Same! My March is slammed, so I'm just admiring it from afar right now. ;)

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  4. Ooh Padme kicks a little butt. I'm not a fan of the prequels but I always love the scene where Anakin's like all talking and she's like freeing herself while he just gabs away lol.

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    1. She doesn't cower and hide from her enemies, and she prefers to fight everyone. A lot of leaders dictate from a safe distance away, but not Padme! I definitely need to re-watch the series soon. That scene sounds familiar, and I'm drawing a blank! :(

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    2. I think it's in the second one, where they're tied up in an arena? Him and Obi-Wan are talking away and meanwhile she's like rescuing herself. Always cracks me up. :)

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    3. She's very self-reliant, haha. :)

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  5. The name is a mouthful, but can't wait to see what you think of it!

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  6. This is a new one for me. I really love that cover! I hope that you love it when you get a chance to read it. :)

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  7. Fame Adjacent sounds like a lot of fun!

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    1. Fingers crossed! Sometimes the synopsis sounds fun, but the book has to deliver! :)

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  8. Ooh Fame Adjacent sounds really good. I hadn't heard of it before. A lot of people really did become big from The Mickey Mouse Club, so it's an interesting premise; the one that didn't really blow up.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It's crazy to me that there are people now that don't know what The Mickey Mouse club is! It was such a staple during my childhood, and a lot of famous people today started on that show. Bananas! I'm really loving the idea for this book. <3

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  9. Fame Adjacent sounds good. I would like it because it is a throw back to the nineteen nineties.

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  10. Ahhh Fame Adjacent sounds so good, I hadn't heard of it at all, before, thank you so much for putting it on my radar! :D

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    1. Yay! I know we all love adding books to our TBR pile! ;)

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  11. I've always liked Star Wars but haven't read any of the comics for it.

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  12. Just list almost every one else said, I too havn't read any of the Star Wars graphic novels but probably should, lol! The last one I checked out was The Umbrella Academy after binging the series on Netflix. Characters were a bit different but I still liked it since I was on such a high from the show lol

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    1. I didn't realize The Umbrella Academy was based on a comic until recently. I have a friend that loves My Chemical Romance, and apparently one of the members wrote/writes that comic. She said she was going to watch the Netflix series just because it was something he started! My husband sent me a clip of the dance scene, and I laughed when the big guy was dancing and knocking a plane down from the ceiling. They look like interesting characters! Was the one guy dancing with an urn?? Other than the characters, was the comic pretty accurate?

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  13. Fame Adjacent is new to me but I like the sound of it!

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    1. Same! I really hope it's a laugh-out-loud book! It's been ages since I've read one of those. I want my cheeks to hurt. :)

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  14. This is the first time that I have seen Fame Adjacent but I think it sounds great. I hope you enjoy these!

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    1. I hope it's as great as it sounds! Thanks, Carole! <3

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  15. Oh that looks good at it's the first I've noticed it too, I hope when you read it you like it!

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    1. Apparently, Flame Adjacent is new to everyone! Haha! I'm happy I stumbled across it and was able to use it for this post. I love it when we can all introduce new books to each other. We're spreading the love! <3 <3

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