Inbox/Outbox: September 4, 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)

curveballCurveball by Jeremy Sorese (Nobrow, November 24)

When this comic becomes one of the most talked about comics of the year, you’ll remember I talked about it here on Panels before it was everywhere. I haven’t read this yet, but I’ve been hearing about it for months. It’s a science fiction love story, and a hefty, operatic graphic novel, and yes. I want to read this so bad.

Lost Angels #1 and 2 by Dave Accampo and Chris Anderson (Comicker Digital)

FULL DISCLOSURE ALERT: The lovely Dave Accampo, writer of this comic, is also a Panelteer. But considering this is a comic featuring a PoC female main character at a high school featuring both human and angels, you can tell this is right in my wheelhouse.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

invisible-republic-vol-1Invisible Republic, Vol. 1 – Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman, & Jordan Boyd (Image Comics)

After Caroline described this comic as King Arthur set in space, I immediately knew I had to read it. After all, I was nuts for the King Arthur legend growing up and read everything I could get my hands on about it. Even now, I have a soft spot for it, so I was really excited that the first volume of this trade finally released. I was 100% hooked by the premise and can’t wait to see where they take it next.

Shoplifter – Michael Cho (Pantheon)

Michael Cho’s debut graphic novel is about a woman who seemingly has it all together—but there are cracks beneath the surface. His art and writing style give this comic the air of urban desperation, when we realize that the things we’ve been working towards might not necessarily be the things we want or need.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)


Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz (Koyama Press, November 10)

I would read this comic JUST for the title. But I’ve heard amazing things about this coming-of-age graphic memoir. Koyama Press, an independent press that is doing very interesting things, is repackaging and republishing this book, and you can bet it’s near the top of my list.

Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks (First Second)

I’m late to the Faith Erin Hicks party, but my enthusiasm more than makes up for it. I can’t wait to dive into this graphic novel; her books are sharp and clear-eyed, and really resonate, regardless of the age at which you read them.

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

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