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)
Log Horizon, Vols. 1–3 by Mamare Touno and Kazuhiro Hara (Yen Press)
I’m really intrigued by this manga series, that’s about a vast MMORPG, and the players wake up one day to realize that this fantasy world has come to life. Can these gamers, who are experts at this world when it’s virtual reality, survive for real among the monsters and other threats that roam this land? I’m excited to find out.
Wonder Woman, Earth One: Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette, and Nathan Fairbairn (DC Comics, April 12)
This comic doesn’t release for awhile yet, but it’s got the Panels team really excited. We’re all looking for more Wonder Woman comics, as we’re (im)patiently waiting for the Wonder Woman movie, and this gorgeous graphic novel looks incredible. I can’t wait to dive in.
Outbox (Comics Finished)
Preacher, Book 2 – Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon (Vertigo)
It took me awhile to get from Preacher Book 1 to Book 2, but when I finally sat down with this, I read it so fast. I liked the second volume of this incredible epic series even better than the first, and with the TV show in production, I want to get as much read as possible. There’s a reason this series is one of the modern classics of comics, and it lives up to the hype.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Our Expanding Universe – Alex Robinson (Top Shelf Productions)
I haven’t been able to get Box Office Poison out of my head, so you can bet that Robinson’s latest graphic novel is near the top of my reading list. I love the way he writes and defines characters; there’s never black and white, and everything is so nuanced and carefully done.
Baddawi – Leila Abdelrazaq (Just World Books)
I’ve been wanting to dive into this graphic novel, based on Abdelrazaq’s father’s experiences in Palestinian camps, for awhile. With all that’s out there to choose from, I haven’t been reading as many diverse graphic nonfiction as I used to, and I really want to get back there, as it’s my first love in comics.
How about you? What comics did you read this week?