Inbox/Outbox: May 1, 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)

Fight Club 2 #1 byfight-club-2 Chuck Palahniuk and Cameron Stewart (May 27)

Honestly, I feel like I might have outgrown Fight Club (though I loved it in high school/college), but that doesn’t mean I won’t be reading the hell out of this comic. Tyler Durden, married, living in the burbs, living a mundane life…I am Jack’s complete lack of surprise. I’m looking forward to seeing what trouble Tyler gets in this time around.

Trash Market by Tadao Tsuge (Drawn & Quarterly, May 12)

This is a collection of short stories set in post World War II Japan, and that’s about all I know about it. I’m a sucker for comics in translation, especially as I’m trying so hard to read more diversely, and as I don’t know much about this time period in Japan, it seems like it’ll fit the bill nicely.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

wytchesWytches #1–5 by Scott Snyder & Jock (Image Comics)

I can’t really do horror in TV/movies, but I’ve enjoyed them in comics. This is TWISTED, but so good. What really makes it, though, is Jock’s art. It’s strange and has an almost psychedelic sheen, and just really messes with your head. This is one of those comics where the collaboration between writer and artist is just perfect, and I’m so looking forward to the next issue.

Second Quest by David Hellman and Tevis Thompson

This has been touted as a gender-swapped Zelda, and it’s as amazing as it sounds. The story is both intriguing and adorable, and the art. Oh, the art. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s clamoring for a sequel. (Because I am. Clamoring. WATCH ME CLAMOR.)

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

divinity-3Divinity #1–3 by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine (Valiant Comics)

This comic has been on my list for awhile, but now that Brian included it on comics to read if you enjoyed The Martian, it’s a must for me.

Questionable Content, Volume 2 by Jeph Jacques (TopatoCo)

Full disclosure: I’m actually in the middle of reading this (so it’s not technically up next), but I’m taking it slow. I’m afraid of what happens if I get used to bingeing on QC and then I catch up and have to read at the same pace as everyone else (one every weekday). I love this comic.

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

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