Inbox/Outbox: June 26, 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)

cat-big-headThe Cat with a Really Big Head by Roman Dirge (Titan Comics, June 30)

Just the title makes me want to read this. A cat, who has a really ridiculously big head, trying to deal with every day problems. It reminds me of T-Rex Trying, which is the hilarious chronicles of a T-Rex with impossibly short arms trying to get things done. I’m really looking forward to this.

Poetry is Useless by Anders Nilsen (Drawn & Quarterly, July 15)

This is basically a collected sketchbook of Nilsen’s art, across subjects, and I’m into it. It looks really great.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

awkward-svetlana-chmakovaAwkward by Svetlana Chmakova (Yen Press, July 21)

I adored this comic, about a young girl named Peppi Torres whose main goal at her new school is to not do anything that might get her made fun of. Of course, she falls afoul of that on her very first day, but over the course of a few months, Peppi realizes that there are more important things in life. This comic is sweet, fun, and wonderfully diverse; I hope it gets a lot of attention in the next few months!

An Age of License by Lucy Knisley (Fantagraphics)

Lucy Knisley is a Panels favorite, but I am spacing out her books as much as I can because I’ll be sad when I have no more left to read! (As it is, I now only have one left.) This graphic memoir is about Knisley’s trip to Europe, where she ponders the freedom she has to travel and experience her own “age of license” (a term that’s explained in the book).

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

mulan-revelationsMulan: Revelations #1 by Marc Andreyko, Micah Kaneshiro, and Robert Alter (Dark Horse Comics)

A cyberpunk Mulan, set in a future where there’s a virus raging and a new incarnation of the classic hero has to stop it. I AM HERE FOR THIS.

Requiem for the Rose King, Vol. 1 by Aya Kanno (Viz Media)

I’ve been intrigued by this ever since Caroline talked about it a few months ago. A manga version of the Wars of the Roses? Richard III is born as both a female and male, and his mother casts him out for it. He grows up against the backdrop of the wars between the houses of York and Plantaganet and yes, I’m so ready to read this.

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

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