Inbox/Outbox: March 25, 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)

ArchieVolume1-1Archie, Vol. 1 – Mark Waid, Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, Veronica Fish (Archie Comics)

It’s finally here! I love this comic so much. I love what Archie Comics has done with this relaunch. Waid has written awesome characters in Archie, Betty, and Veronica, and you can bet I wanted this first volume on my shelf so I can read it again and again.

Chief O’Brien at Work by Jon Adams 

I gave to this Kickstarter, and I was thrilled when the finished print copy of the book showed up at my house this week. It’s GORGEOUS and I’ve already thumbed through it and cackled at the comics inside. I’m not sure if/how you can purchase it if you missed the Kickstarter, but you can absolutely find the webcomic here.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

civil warCivil War, main book + tie-in issues #1–39 (according to Marvel Unlimited) (Marvel)

I’m reading the entire Civil War event according to the suggested reading order in Marvel Unlimited (SUPER handy, by the way), which means the issues are haphazard and from too many series to name. Because the current Marvel universe I’m invested in is far enough away from this event, I can appreciate it for what it is, removed from context—but in context, it’s a horrible mess, which is why it ultimately fails. Because you can’t have characters taking positions that make zero sense in regard to their established history just to suit the story you’re trying to tell.


In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

prison school 1Prison School, Vol. 1  – Akira Hiramoto (Yen Press)

I’m intrigued by this manga set at a traditional all-girls’ boarding school that decides, for the first time in its history, to accept boys. I’m assuming hijinx will ensue?

Kahlil, Ch. 2 by Kumail Rivzi

I’ve read the first chapter of this excellent, gorgeous webcomic, which envisions what might have happened if Superman had crashed in rural Pakistan instead of rural America, and now I’m ready to settle down with the second. The chapters are short, but take your time reading them, as the gorgeous art is worth studying and savoring.

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