Inbox/Outbox: April 15, 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)

goldie-vanceGoldie Vance #1 by Hope Larsen and Brittney Williams (BOOM! Studios)

The cover of this comic and the authorship is really all you need to know why I wanted to read it. SO HERE FOR THIS.

Gotham Academy, Vol. 2 – Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher, Karl Kerschl, Mingjue Helen Chen (DC Comics)

Every issue of this series just keeps getting better and better. I love the gothic feel and the slow-burn (no pun intended) exploration of Olive’s heritage. You get fun, lightheartedness, and genuine friendship alongside mystery and exploration of the darker parts of us. I dare you to find something about this series that isn’t just perfect.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

shackletonShackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi (First Second)

I’m obsessed with pretty much everything Antarctica (I even took a trip there!), so I was really eager to pick up this comic retelling about Shackleton’s Antarctica voyage. The comic is beautifully drawn and the story told well, but what I really appreciated about it was that it has a real sense of humor. It’s a lot of fun to read; though I got this from the library, I’ll be buying it for my personal permanent collection because I enjoyed it so much.

Letter 44, Vol. 1 by Charles Soule and Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque (Oni Press)

I’m here for all your sci fi, and I feel remiss in not having read Letter 44 before this. The story, of a secret mission sent to explore some sort of mining operation (not launched by humans from Earth) in the Asteroid Belt. There’s science and drama and hints of stories and characters still unexplored, and I love it.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

servant x serviceServant x Service by Karino Takatsu (Yen Press)

I’ll admit it: The cover and packaging of this manga is what initially drew me to it. As I’ve been exploring manga more, I’ve realized that I tend to like manga with a certain kind of packaging (which makes sense, because they’re probably targeting readers like me with its content). This seems to be an workplace comedy set in a Health and Welfare Department and well…sold!

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

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