Inbox/Outbox: January 29, 2016

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)

hundred-thousand-worldsA Hundred Thousand Worlds by Bob Proehl (Viking, June 28)

It’s not a comic, but it’s comic adjacent and I’m excited about it. It features a woman, Valerie, who goes on a cross-country road trip with her nine-year-old son. She’s s former TV star on a paranormal show, so along the way, they stop at comic-cons across the country and meet all kinds of awesome and interesting people. I’ll definitely read this one soon.

Batgirl, Vol. 2 – Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr (DC Comics, February 23)

I fell behind in reading Batgirl, so I’m super excited to get all caught up. If you aren’t reading Batgirl, pick up Volume 1 as soon as possible, so you can binge through Volume 2 when it releases at the end of the month. This series is incredibly fun and so well written and draw, you’ll absolutely love it.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

finding-mollyFinding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting by Justine Prado and Jenn St. Onge (Emet Comics)

Yes, it’s a comic about catsitting. Why are you still even reading this post? Why haven’t you clicked through to read it already?? It’s only a few pages in, and it’s a webcomic so you can read it for free! GO GO GO.

The Twilight Children #1–4 by Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke (Vertigo)

I was hearing great things about this Vertigo miniseries, but I’ve been having enough trouble reading in issues lately that I wanted to wait for this entire series to release before I dove in. I’m really glad I saved it because I got to read it slowly, savoring the art, knowing the conclusion was ahead of me. Cooke’s art is really incredible in this.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

was-she-prettyWas She Pretty? by Leanne Shapton (Drawn & Quarterly, February 2)

I love the name of this meditation almost as much as I love the cover. It’s the author’s way of thinking about what is left when a relationship is finished, about those complicated and messy feelings and thoughts we have about our exes. I’m curious to dive into this, though I think I’ll probably read it in small bits, giving myself the chance to really absorb it.

One-Punch Man, Vol. 1 by ONE and Yusuke Murata (Viz Media)

It seems that everyone is loving this series, especially at Panels, and so I am ready to jump on this bandwagon.

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