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.
Since Swapna is gallivanting about at Book Riot Live (I’m not jealous, I’m not jealous, I’m not jealous), your beardiest Panelteer is here to fill in on Inbox/Outbox this week.
Inbox (Comics Acquired)
The Sandman: Overture Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III (DC Comics)
Calling me a Sandman or Gaiman fan is a bit of an understatement. I was a bit late to the party to get this in single issues and it was plagued by delays getting all six issues to print, but now it’s collected in a deluxe hardcover, so it’s at the top of my pull list.
Batman: Superheavy by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and Danny Mikki (DC Comics)
I’m a fan of Batman, but since I got back into comics, I’ve been trying to avoid most mainstream stuff for fear of being swept up into crossovers and $100/month pull lists again. But after the bevy of praise heaped upon Snyder’s Batman run, I’m diving back into The Dark Knight.
Outbox (Comics Finished)
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (Mariner Books)
I wasn’t able to snag this before Paul and Preeti did their podcast about it, but I did finally check it out from my library. Bechdel is so smart, so well-read, and so insightful. She puts together a heartbreaking family story in a profoundly entertaining and touching way. Brilliant.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image Comics)
I enjoy Chew. It’s a nice break from some of the grimdark stuff I usually go for. I’ve read the first three volumes and have the next six sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read them. I feel a binge coming on soon. PUN intended.
How about you? What comics did you read this week?