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)
Two Brothers by Gabriel Ba and Fabio Moon (Dark Horse Comics, October 27)
When this arrived in the Panels inbox, there was a collective “AAAHHHHHHH!!!!” that rang out through the Panels’ virtual halls (also known as Slack). It features two identical-looking brothers who couldn’t be more different and explores the culture of Brazil. I can’t wait to dive into this.
Jessica Jones: Alias, Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Gaydos, Bill Sienkiewicz, and David Mack (Marvel)
I’ve read Alias, the run that the upcoming Netflix show Jessica Jones is based on, but I couldn’t resist picking up this gorgeous trade at the comics shop. It was hard to find the full run of this, so I’m excited that Marvel is repackaging and republishing it in advance of the show.
Outbox (Comics Finished)
Gunnerkrigg Court, Vol. 1: Orientation by Thomas Siddell (Archaia)
I finally dove into the first print volume of this much-lauded webcomic, and I absolutely love it. I can’t believe how quickly I read two years’ worth of comics; it’s kind of depressing but the comic is just that wonderful. It’s got a gothic feel, set in a mysterious school of magic. If you’re a fan of Gotham Academy, you should absolutely be reading this webcomic.
Bear, Bird, and Stag Were Arguing in the Forest (and Other Stories) by Madeleine Flores (Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics)
I love keeping an eye on what Retrofit Comics is doing. They publish such strange and wondrous comics that are unique, and Big Planet Comics just happens to be my LCS. This short story collection features whimsical, rounded black and white art and deep, thoughtful themes.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Drawing the Line: Indian Women Fight Back! – Edited by Priya Kuriyan, Larrissa Bertonasco, and Ludmilla Bartscht (Ad Astra Comics)
You’re going to see me talking a lot about this comic in the next few weeks, which is currently on Kickstarter at 1/6 of its $6000 goal with 20 days to go. It’s an anthology of comics by Indian woman protesting the treatment of women—rape, murder, harassment—in India. It’s such a good thing and great promotion of diverse voices, but also? I selfishly want this Kickstarter to be fully back because I need this print comic in my greedy little hands (I’ve had the chance to look over a digital review copy and it’s wonderful.)
A Boy and a Girl – Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat (Oni Press)
A romance comic, set in a future where lifelike androids are taking the place of people. Sign me up.
How about you? What comics did you read this week?