Inbox/Outbox: June 10, 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)

fruits basket vol 1Fruits Basket (Collectors Edition), Vol. 1 – Natsuki Takaya (Yen Press)

I’ve heard a LOT about Fruits Basket, an insanely popular shojo manga, so I was delighted to see deluxe editions of the first two volumes show up at my doorstep! I’m looking forward to diving into these, for sure.

Merry Men #1  – Robert Rodi, Jackie Lewis, and Marissa Louise (Oni Press)

This series, asking the question “What if Robin Hood and his Merry Men were, in fact, gay?” was announced by Jon Erik on Panels (we’re here for queer!) and I’ve been looking forward to it ever since.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

lumberjanes gotham academyLumberjanes/Gotham Academy #1 – Chynna Clugston Flores, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Maddi Gonzalez, and Whitney Cogar (BOOM! Box/DC Comics)

I have been waiting for this comic since…well, let’s face it, since before it was even announced. I love Lumberjanes, and my love for Gotham Academy knows no bounds, so I am incredibly excited that these two comics are having a crossover event! And I was even more thrilled when I discovered that it was 100% worth the wait. This comic captures everything I love about both these teams, and more.

Batman: Rebirth #1 – Tom King, Scott Snyder, Mikel Janin, and June Chung (DC Comics)

I was really sad to see the Snyder/Capullo team leaving Batman in rebirth, but I can’t help but be excited to see Tom King taking up Snyder’s writing mantle. He’s well paired with Janin in this first issue of Batman: Rebirth. New readers should definitely take heart — this issue makes a great jumping on point for Batman.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

indehIndeh: A Story of the Apache Wars by Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth (Grand Central Publishing)

Yes, this is written by THAT Ethan Hawke, and is the story of the wars of the Apache tribe in the 1870s. I don’t know much about Apache culture or history, so I’m looking forward to diving into this. I wasn’t sure what to think of Ethan Hawke writing an Apache narrative, but I’ve done some research into it, and I think it could be well done. (If any people of Apache heritage want to read this and let me know what they think, I’d also love that.)

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