Inbox/Outbox: July 24, 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)

punky-brewster

Cover artist: Lesley Vamos

Punky Brewster, Vol. 1 by Joelle Selner and Lesley Vamos (Roar Comics)

Yep, it’s a Punky Brewster comic. And yep, I’m so excited that it arrived this week. I can’t wait to dive in; the art looks bright and fun, the perfect complement to this story!

Beautiful Darkness by Fabian Vehlmann and Kerascoët (Drawn & Quarterly)

After the sheer number of people who have recommended this to me, I couldn’t resist picking it up when it was prominently displayed at my comics shop. I’ve heard it’s weird and dark and twisty and it might mess me right up. I can’t wait.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

we-are-robin-1

Cover artist: Lee Bermejo

We Are Robin #1-2 by Lee Bermejo, Jorge Corona, Khary Randolph, Emilio Lopez, Trish Mulvihill, Rob Haynes, and Various Artists (DC Comics)

I’ll admit it: when I first heard the premise for We Are Robin, I thought it sounded cheesy: Teenagers in Gotham City have adopted the Robin mantle as their own and are trying to make a difference. It’s got an awesome hook, a diverse cast, and the art is phenomenal. I’m going to be handing this series to everyone for the next few weeks.

We Stand on Guard #1 by Brian K. Vaughn, Steve Skroce, Matt Hollingsworth, and Fonografiks (Image Comics)

New Brian K. Vaughn!! Of course I was picking this up. I liked it, but it didn’t fully hook me. I think once we learn more about the characters, I’ll be fully invested, but for now, I’m curious enough to be along for the ride.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

todance_siegel

To Dance by Siena Cherson Siegel and Mark Siegel

To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel by Siena Cherson Siegel and Mark Siegel (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

As soon as Becca listed this ballerina graphic memoir in her post about dance comics, I knew I had to read it. I’m a sucker for books about dance, and I tripped over myself adding all those awesome comics to my list. This is called a graphic novel, but it appears to be a memoir about Cherson Siegel’s days as a young ballerina.

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman, Andy Kubert, Richard Isanove, and Scott McKowen (Marvel Comics)

Another comic choice influenced by a Panelteer, this time by Josh, I’ve been wanting to read this for awhile. Marvel has revisited this setting in Secret Wars with 1602: Witch Hunter Angela, and I definitely want to read this version first. I’ve flipped through it already, and the art just looks amazing.

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

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