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)
The League of Regrettable Superheroes: Half-Baked Heroes from Comic Book History by Jon Morris (Quick Books, June 2)
This is an entire book filled with the regrettable superheroes of comic book history. How can I NOT want this? Plus it’s a gorgeous hardcover full of color illustrations. I can already tell this would make a great gift; I’m happy it’ll be on my shelves.
Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge (Amulet Books)
I’m always getting questions about comics appropriate for younger readers, so I’m eager to give Gulledge’s books a try. Raina Telgemeier and Cece Bell are the go-to authors I name for comics for younger girls, but I don’t have many go-to YA recommendations, so this should be great!
Outbox (Comics Finished)
Batgirl (The New 52) #1-34 by Gail Simone, Adrian Syaf, Fernando Pasarin, Jonathan Glapion, and others (DC Comics)
Confession: I’d never read Batgirl before this week. But oh wow, did I make up for that—I inhaled Gail Simone’s Batgirl. I’m now officially a fan of Babs, and I’m excited to see what’s next for Batgirl.
Iron Man: Season One by Howard Chaykin and Gerald Parel (Marvel)
If you haven’t heard of the Season One books, they’re a thing that Marvel has put out for all their major heroes, with all new origin stories. These aren’t canon (at least I don’t think), but they’re reimagined origin stories based on what the Marvel universe looks like now. If you’re looking for a quick way to get introduced to a character in the comics, I highly recommend these.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
A comic set in the 1960s featuring a typical housewife who also happens to be a killer for hire. The last issue is out this week, which means you can read the complete story. How can I NOT be excited about this?
Injection #1 by Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, and Jordie Bellaire (Image Comics)
I’ve had my eye on this one for awhile, so I’m eager to get to it. The talent list on this comic, Ellis, Shalvey, and Bellaire, is breathtaking, as is what I’ve seen of the art in this comic so far.
How about you? What comics did you read this week?
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