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)
Zodiac Starforce #1 by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau (Dark Horse Comics)
An all-girls high school team who have magical powers that they use to battle monsters, but they have to find ways out of class. I’ve already been hearing great things about this comic, and I’m so excited to read it.
I’ve been trying to read more manga, and this series about a girl who is hard of hearing being bullied mercilessly sounds like it’s right up my alley. Plus it’s only two volumes in, which is so much less daunting than some of these series that are 20 or 30 (or more!) in.
Outbox (Comics Finished)
Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (Graphix)
This semi-autobiographical graphic novel features a main character named Sunny who has been sent to live with her grandfather for the summer at his retirement home. It’s full of the small joys of life you can only really appreciate as a child; but also the realities of Sunny’s life back home, where her family is struggling. Definitely recommended!
Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl (Marvel Press, October 13)
Okay, so it’s not a comic, but it’s comics adjacent so I don’t feel bad including this! I’ve been waiting to get to this for a long time, so when I finally sat down to read it, I had high expectations. I enjoyed the read, but it took me awhile to get used to the idea that Black Widow isn’t the main character, which, given the title, is strange. Still, it’s an exciting book, and if there’s a sequel (whether comic or novel) I will read it.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Little Robot by Ben Hatke (First Second, September 1)
A comic about a little girl who makes friends with a robot, and then has to protect him from the bigger badder meanie robots. This sounds adorable and I must read it immediately.
Superman #41 – Gene Luen Yang, John Romita Jr., Klaus, Klaus Janson, Scott Hanna, Hi-Fi, Dean White (DC Comics)
I have never had much of an interest in Superman, but then Gene Luen Yang starting writing it. And I’ve been hearing such great things about Pak and Kuder’s Action Comics. So yes, I’m going to start reading Superman. I featured an article I found immensely helpful (and honestly, is what finally pushed me over the edge) in yesterday’s Off-Panel, in case you want to join me in this endeavor.
How about you? What comics did you read this week?