Inbox/Outbox: April 17, 2015

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)

ares-aphroditeAres and Aphrodite: Love Wars by Jamie S. Rich and Megan Levens (Oni Press)

I want more rom com comics in my life, and this one seems to be absolutely perfect. It’s about a divorce lawyer named Will Ares and he makes a bet to go on a date and it seems beautiful and sweet and cute and now I want to go read it instead of working.

Pride of Baghdad by Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon (Vertigo)

I picked this up on my first (but definitely not last) visit to Fantom Comics in Washington, DC! The store was awesome, the people working there are awesome, and this book is awesome (I haven’t read it yet, but pretty much everyone said good things, plus hello Brian K. Vaughan).

Outbox (Comics Finished)

strong-female-protagonistStrong Female Protagonist #5, pp. 97–105, by Brennan Lee Mulligan and Molly Ostertag (Webcomic)

I really very much enjoy this webcomic. It’s a superhero comic, but not what you’d traditionally think of. It features a main character who’s retired from the superhero business and is in college, but her sense of social justice doesn’t allow her to just disappear from the scene. Even if superhero comics aren’t your thing, this is one you should check out. You can read the webcomic for free online, or catch up on the first book in print.

Edge of Spider-Verse #2 by Jason Latour and Robbie Rodriguez (Marvel)

Panelteer Brian advised me to read this before starting the (excellent, so far) Spider-Gwen series, and he was so right. This is where Spider-Gwen (Spider-Woman in her world) was introduced, and it helps so much with understanding the world she lives in. Panelteer Michael did an excellent breakdown of Spider-Gwen’s universe, and so far, this comic is just a lot of fun.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

lovelace-and-babbageThe Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua (Pantheon, April 21)

Let’s face it: everything about this screams my name, from nonfiction comics to microhistory to tech. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and I can’t wait to read it. Plus it’s a gorgeously put together hardcover, and what can I say, I’m a sucker for well-put-together books.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, #1 and 2 by Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Hack, and Jack Morelli (Archie Comics)

This series has been on my radar for awhile, but I wanted to wait until the second one released, which finally happened this week. (The first issue came out in October). Hopefully the release schedule becomes more regular after this, because this is a series I’ve really been looking forward to.

How about you? What comics did you read this week?


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