Inbox/Outbox: June 19, 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)

nanjing-burning-cityNanjing: The Burning City by Ethan Young (Dark Horse Comics, September 1)

I’m always interested in historical comics, so this one caught my eye. It’s the (fictional, I believe) story of two Chinese soldiers, left behind as Japanese soldiers seized the Chinese city. It sounds dark, but also incredibly important, and it’s got a great cover.

Andre the Giant: Life and Legend by Box Brown (First Second)

I tweeted a couple of weeks ago about how I excited I was to discover an Andre the Giant comic biography, and now, it has arrived. I can’t wait to dive into this.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

alex-ada-15Alex + Ada #15 by Sarah Vaughn & Jonathan Luna (Image Comics)

I love Alex + Ada so, so hard, and Vaughn and Luna broke my heart with issue #14. I didn’t know how they could resolve it in a way that wouldn’t have me so angry, but they accomplished it beautifully. This is one of my favorite comic series of all time, and I’m so sad to see it come to an end.

Gotham Academy, Vol. 1 #1–7 by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, & Karl Kerschel (DC Comics)

You’ve heard us talk a lot about Gotham Academy. You’ve heard us tell you why we love it, why it’s amazing, and why you should read it. Well, I finally took Panelteers’ advice and sat down with the entire run so far, and let me just say that I’m pretty much in love with this series.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

strange-fruitStrange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel Christian Gill (Fulcrum Publishing)

Reading is how I deal with things. It’s how I process what’s happening in the world around me. Strange Fruit has been on my list for a long time; with yesterday’s events in Charleston, and the internal horror I feel, it’s high time for me to read this.

Princeless: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley, Rosy Higgins, & Ted Brandt (Action Lab Comics)

I loved the first two volumes of Princeless, so I’m incredibly excited to read The Pirate Princess. This series, about a young black princess who decides that she’s not waiting around for a prince to save her, and instead saves herself (and then proceeds to save other princesses) is hilarious, breaks gender and racial stereotypes, and is incredibly fun.

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

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