Inbox/Outbox: March 11, 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)

investigating lois laneInvestigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of The Daily Planet’s Ace Reporter by Tim Hanley (Chicago Review Press)

I’m loving this trend of histories of comic book characters, so you can bet that I was excited for this to show up on my doorstep. I’m eager to learn more about the character’s history, as well as rage at the way she’s been treated over the years.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1 by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Takeshi Miyazawa, Joe Caramagna (Marvel)

You might be wondering, “Wait…doesn’t she already own that?” And indeed I do own the individual issues, as well as the first paperback trade of Ms Marvel, but this amazing deluxe hardcover has the first two volumes of the series in it! You may think I’m silly for rebuying what I already own (and you wouldn’t be the first), but having this series, quite possibly my favorite ever, in hardcover is really important to me.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

paper girls

Cover by Cliff Chiang

Paper Girls #1–5 by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson (Image Comics)

I’ve been hearing amazing things about this series, and now that I’ve let some issues pile up, I decided to dive in. The story, about a gang of paper-route girls in the 80s with a sci fi twist, is interesting, but it’s not what hooked me. What really made me want to keep reading was Cliff Chiang’s incredible art and Matt Wilson’s breathtaking colors. I loved them so much.

Mind MGMT, Vol. 1 by Matt Kindt (Dark Horse)

I’m a huge fan of Lost, so you can bet I was intrigued that Damon Lindelof was the one who wrote the forward to this volume, which is the first in a series about a planeful of people who are struck with amnesia. I was hooked for every second I spent reading this and was really sorry to finish. The good news is I have quite a few volumes to catch up on.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

rosalie lightning tom hartRosalie Lightning by Tom Hart (St. Martin’s Press)

Honestly, this has been on my “read this next!” pile for awhile and I’ve been putting it off because of the subject matter. It’s a graphic memoir that is about Hart’s young daughter, who dies. I know it’ll be difficult, and I’ll probably cry. But I also know it’ll be a rewarding read.

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

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