Inbox/Outbox: December 11, 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)

new-romancer-1New Romancer #1 – Peter Milligan and Brett Parson (Vertigo)

A romance comic coming out from Vertigo? Not what I expected, but this story about an awesome coder named Lexy who manages to bring Lord Byron to life sounds like everything I ever wanted in a comic. With Fresh Romance currently on hiatus, you bet I’ll be reading this.

We Can Never Go Home, Vol. 1 by Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon, and Josh Hood (Black Mask Comics)

I’ve heard really great things about this series, and now that it’s been collected into its first trade, I’m going to dive in. It’s the story of two outcast teens who have special powers, and, well, yep. I’m here for it.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

prophecy-1Prophecy, Part 1 – Tetsuya Tsutsui (Vertical Comics)

This modern-day thriller focuses on the use of the Internet to accomplish really horrible things. Someone is out there, taking revenge on people he feels has done wrong and broadcasting it for all to see. This first volume dives into the who, the what, and a little of the why, with perspectives from both the victims and the police investigating the crimes. It’s intriguing, and I’m excited to see where it goes next.

Harbinger, Vol. 3: Harbinger Wars – Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Trevor Hairsine, and Mico Suayan (Valiant Comics)

I’m on a mission to read/reread Faith’s story before her individual series at the end of January. I’ve been trying to read a trade every couple of days, and this week, I reread the first two Harbinger volumes and read Harbinger Wars for the first time. I love the glimpses and introductions I’m getting of Faith, and I’m looking forward to seeing her come into her own.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

thing-explainerThing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

This hardcover beauty arrived in my mailbox this week, and it’s such a gorgeous book. I’m always here for fun, science-y stuff, especially in comic format, so I’m looking forward to diving into this book.

Love at Fourteen, Vols. 1–4 – Fuka Mizutani (Yen Press)

Since I’m a big fan of Horimiya, this manga, also from publisher Yen Press, came highly recommended. This story, about two teenagers who fall in love, seems sweet, fresh, and a nice change of pace from a lot of the comics I’m reading.

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

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