Bento Review: Lola XOXO Volume One


I’ve never really read anything by Aspen Comics before.  Most of that was due to, well, the covers.  The late Michael Turner was heavily involved with the company, and he probably more or less designed the company’s house look.  His work tended to go towards willowy females in skimpy outfits.  The handful of times I read stuff where he did interiors didn’t do much for me.

But, quite frankly, I tend to avoid comics where the major draw seems to be a scantily clad female on the cover.  There never seems to be much going on there, so I passed.  But, Comics Bento doesn’t just ship stuff to my tastes, so I have now read the first volume of a series called Lola XOXO.

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Bento Review: Troublemaker


Janet Evanovich is a best-selling mystery writer known for her novels.

So, imagine my surprise to seeing her name on a graphic novel in my monthly Bento Box…

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Move Over Carmen Miranda, There’s A New Chiquita In Town!


Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl, With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there, She would merengue and do the cha-cha… (yadda, yadda, yadda) …At the copa! Copacabana! The hottest spot north of Havana (here)! At the copa (CO!) Copacabana! —okay, I got that out of my system. But seriously! Just look at that hat! I’m sure Carmen Miranda is rolling in her grave, either that or she’s high-fiving some angels, because the hats that Etsy artist Maor Zabar is creating are just too much! Fruits and veggies are so 1950’s, now with the help of Zabar, you can crown yourself with the likes of sushi, salads, fried eggs, and more! Check out all these wacky styles after the break and try not to cha-cha-cha.

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