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)
The October Faction, Volume 1 – Steve Niles and Damien Worm (August 6, IDW Publishing)
A retired monster hunter. A messed up family. Dry humor. Gloomy but gorgeous artwork. I can’t wait to read this first volume: just flipping through it, Worm’s artwork is absolutely stunning, and I’ve found myself chuckling at some of the dialogue, even out of context. I’m here for this.
DC Comics: Bombshells #1 – Marguerite Bennett, Marguerite Savage, and Ant Lucia (DC Comics)
Based on the popular DC Comics bombshells collectibles, this series takes us back to World War II for new stories and depictions of superheroes. I haven’t read it yet, but I love the art style, and I’m always up for reading anything by a lady writer/artist, so you can bet this is high on my list.
Outbox (Comics Finished)
Will You Still Love Me if I Wet the Bed? by Liz Prince (Top Shelf Productions)
This adorable little book full of mini comics is absolutely what you need to put a smile on your face. I loved these little depictions of Prince’s relationship; they are so true and honest and authentic. This is a quick read, but one with a lot of heart.
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong – Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)
This is set in a high school where the robot geeks are pitted against the cheerleading squad for funding, and it absolutely delivers. The characters are engaging and sympathetic, and it really pokes at and subverts the dynamics of high school, jocks vs. geeks in particular.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Michael Midas Champion, Book One by Jordan B. Gorfinkel and Scott Benefiel (Inklit, August 4)
A superhero by night and a … garbage collector by day? I like the idea that Michael Midas has to provide for his family by doing a job that many look down upon (but is so important to the basic functioning of U.S. society.) I’m curious to see what kind of social commentary this comic contains.
Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 1 by Bisco Hatori (Viz Media)
I don’t read a lot of manga, and I’m trying to correct that. This series came highly recommended to me by a few people (Panelteer Preeti, backed up by Hélène and Kristina) who I trust, so I’m looking forward to reading it!
How about you? What comics did you read this week?