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)
Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory
Chew is one of those comics recommended to me as soon as I began reading comics. I hesitated to begin because it’s already several volumes deep–but that just shows how awesome it is, right? This premise–an FDA agent investigating the crime of eating or possessing chicken–sounds like a fantastic combination of two genres: foodie narratives and crime stories.
Fables by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton, and others
Outbox (Comics Finished)
Lady Killer by Joëlle Jones, Jamie S. Rich, Laura Allred, and Crank!
Josie Schuller looks like the perfect 50s housewife–impeccably dressed, with a tiny waist, perfect makeup, and a knack for getting stains out. That’s a skill that really comes in handy for her secret life as a cold-blooded assassin. But it’s tough to get workplace respect as a woman–especially when dealing with associates like Josie’s. Don’t worry; she’s got a few tricks up her sleeve!
Bitch Planet #5 by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Valentine De Landro, Cris Peter, Clayton Cowles, Rian Hughes, Laurenn McCubbin and others
What’s that? You want even more badass ladies who aren’t afraid to get a little dirty? Then you’ve come to the right comic. Yet there’s a great deal of depth to the narratives in Bitch Planet; it’s not just kickass women rising up against the patriarchy. Each character is unique and memorable, and their motivations are often shadowy and complex. The ending to this issue in particular just ripped my heart out. NC 4 Life!
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds
Raven: The Pirate Princess by Jeremy Whitley, Rosy Higgins, and Ted Brandt
I absolutely love Princeless, so this spin-off immediately caught my eye. Adirenne’s new friend is bent on revenge, and she won’t take no for an answer. Yep, yep, yep, I’m ready for it. The third issue was released digitally this week, and I can’t wait to get caught up!