Inbox/Outbox: June 12, 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)

melody-raincourtMelody: The Story of a Nude Dancer by Sylvie Rancourt (Drawn & Quarterly, June 25)

These strips, collected in a new edition and published in the United States with the original art for the first time, are hailed as the first Canadian autobiographical comic. And they’re about Raincourt’s alter ego, Melody, and her life as a nude dancer. I’m all in.

The Land of Lines by Victor Hussenot (Chronicle Books)

After being blown away by the art on Hussenot’s The Spectators, you can bet I was excited for this beauty to show up in the mail. It’s an all-ages book about the power of art and lines, which is so important. Coming from a prose book background, it can be difficult to find the language to describe art, so I’m excited to dive into this.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

The Woods - CoverThe Woods, Vols. 1 and 2 by James Tynion IV and (BOOM! Studios)

I’ve been hearing great things about The Woods, and I know the latest issue is supposed to be a good point to start the series. I’m a completist, though, so I wanted to start from the first issue, and am so glad I did. This is a beautiful, brutal series, about a high school that’s transported to an alien world, and everyone is struggling to survive. I’m definitely a fan.

Debris by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Riley Rossmo (Image Comics)

I was at Awesome Con a couple of weekends ago (it has been an extremely busy, travel-heavy few weeks), and the awesome Kurtis J. Wiebe (author of Rat Queens) was there. I picked up this trade, which I’d never even heard of, while I was there and got it signed. It’s a standalone graphic novel that’s set in the distant future, and that’s all I’m going to say about it. It’s worth a look!

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

skim-mariko-tamakiSkim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood Books)

No, I have not read this yet. Yes, I’m correcting that as soon as possible. I’m already preparing myself for how much I’m going to love it.

Harbinger, Vol. 1 by Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Lewis Larosa, and Ian Hannin (Valiant Comics)

When I was at BEA, I asked about diverse jumping on points into the Valiant universe, and was immediately handed this trade. And flipping through it, I really like what I see. It’s about a boy, Peter Stanchek, who discovers he has the power to change the course of the world. I’m game.

 

How about you? What comics did you read this week?

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