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.
I’ve been traveling like it’s my job (and part of it IS for my job) this past month, which is why I’ve asked Melody and Paul to fill in for me on Inbox/Outbox—but that means I’ve had the opportunity to read quite a bit!
Inbox (Comics Acquired)
Everything Is Teeth – Evie Wyld and Joe Sumner (Pantheon)
This gorgeous comic is prose novelist Wyld’s graphic memoir, in which she recounts her childhood fascination with sharks. Just flipping through this has convinced me that I immediately need to sit down with this incredibly drawn (by Joe Sumner) graphic memoir.
Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable Path Adventure – Ryan North (Riverhead)
It might be slightly cheating to include this, because technically it’s a prose novel not a comic, but considering the illustrious authorship and the fact that many great comics artists provided illustrations for it, I’m counting it. I’ve had an advance copy for awhile, but a gorgeous finished copy just landed and I’m looking forward to reading it again (and again and again!)
Outbox (Comics Finished)
It’s heeeeeeere: DC’s New 52 “course correction.” I received this on Monday and I’ve read it twice, and thumbed through it multiple times. If you’re a pre-New 52 DC fan, you’ll probably like this. If you’re a new reader who thought this would be a jumping on point…not so much. Here’s hoping the individual titles, rather than this event title, will be more new reader friendly.
Baddawi – Leila Abdelrazaq (Just World Books)
I picked this up last year at SPX, but of course, it took me awhile to get to it (this always happens with books I pick up at cons because there are just TOO MANY good ones). This is a thinly fictionalized account of Abdelrazaq’s grandfather’s experiences growing up in a Palestinian refugee camp. Sometimes I wish it had gone into more detail, but it was an engaging read for sure.
In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)
Einstein by Corinne Meyer and Anne Simon (Nobrow)
I am definitely excited to dive into this graphic biography of Einstein. I know much more about Einstein’s theories than I do about his actual life, so I’m eager to rectify that.
How about you? What comics did you read this week?