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)
I’m reading less in issues and more in trades these days (I’m finding with the number of comics I’m reading these days, it’s much harder for an issue storyline to stick in my head than a longer trade), but Tet is one that I’m going to make an exception for. It’s a war story, set during the Vietnam War, but it’s also a love story. So here for this.
Multiversity: The Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison, Ivan Reis, Frank Quitely, Cameron Stewart, and Various Artists (DC Comics, October 27)
I haven’t read any of the Multiversity stuff, but wow have I heard good things and sensed so much excitement around it. I can’t wait to take a deep dive into this and experience it for myself.
Outbox (Comics Finished)
The User’s Guide to Neglectful Parenting by Guy Delisle (Drawn and Quarterly)
I’m a huge fan of Guy Delisle’s travelogue comics, but I’ve only recently learned about his parenting comics. This little collection was hilarious and delightful, and he has another out, and yet another releasing this month! I’m kind of hoping they’ll put out a little box set I can give to my new-parent friends for Christmas.
Forget Sorrow: An Ancestral Tale by Belle Wong (W.W. Norton and Co.)
This dual memoir, about Wong’s experience moving home after college and dealing with a stalker, and her father’s experiences growing up in China, is an excellent one. I wish the narratives had been more balanced, and we’d seen more of Wong’s present-day experiences, but overall this is an excellent cultural tale.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Random House Books for Young Readers)
I’m a sucker for a good cover, so just looking at this book makes me want to read it. The plot, about an old city named Ember that is surrounded by the dark, and instructions for getting out of the city have been lost, is also enough to make me want to read this.
You Have Killed Me by Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones (Oni Press)
I saw “1930s detective” in the description and immediately knew I wanted to read this. I’m such a fan of old detective movies, and it’s Joelle Jones and Jamie Rich, so I know this will be in my wheelhouse.
How about you? What comics did you read this week?