Inbox/Outbox: February 20, 2015

In Inbox/Outbox, we document the rhythm of readers’ lives by sharing comics we acquired, the comics we finished, and the next comics we plan to read each week.

Inbox (Comics Acquired)

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Silk #1 by Robbie Thompson, Stacey Lee, and Ian Herring (Marvel Comics) – I don’t know much about the character of Silk, but I’m trying to give any and all female-led series an chance, so I’m looking forward to meeting Cindy Moon.

Dept. of Monsterology by Gordon Rennie, P.J. Holden, and Jim Campbell (Renegade Arts Entertainment) – It has to do with a Department of Monsterology. It sounds like Sanctuary for comics (did anyone else watch that TV show? No??) Consider me intrigued.

Fantasy Sports by Sam Bosma (Nobrow, July 2015) – This new graphic novel is being advertised as “a fast-paced adventure graphic novel in the vein of 1960s manga.” Okay, that’s enough to make me interested.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

batman-new-52Batman, The New 52, Volume 1: The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Jonathan Glapion (DC Comics) – My first Batman, and it was a doozy. It’s certainly dark and twisted, but it didn’t turn me off like so much other grimdark stuff. The story was interesting, and I’m glad I have Volume 2 on hand so I can keep reading as fast as possible.

Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon) – Even though graphic memoirs are my first love in comics, I’ve put off reading this one for awhile. The subject matter just seemed too depressing to me. And it was a difficult read, but absolutely and completely worth it.

Bitch Planet #3 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robert Wilson Iv (Image Comics) – I love Bitch Planet, or at least I loved the premise of it and the idea behind it. The story told in issues #1 and #2 was interesting, but it had yet to hook me. Issue #3 broke my heart and made me a fan of this series forever. I can’t to see where Kelly Sue takes it next.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

displacementDisplacement by Lucy Knisley (Fantagraphics) – Confession: I’ve had a review copy of this book for AGES and haven’t gotten to it yet. I’m going to rectify that this week, so I’m putting it at the top of my list here to hold myself accountable. I love Lucy Knisley, and I already know this book will be just as good as her others.

She-Hulk #3 by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido (Marvel Comics) – I’ve been meaning to catch up on this series on Marvel Unlimited for awhile. I’m so sad it’s ending (and wish I’d gotten with the program before so I could have supported it early on). I can’t say enough great things about the first two issues of the series, so I’m curious to see where it goes from there (at least, as far as I can get on MU).

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