Detective Comics #936 by James Tynion IV and Eddy Barrows (DC)
I have an abiding love for the ladies of the Bat-verse, and an abiding skepticism about DC’s ability to treat them well. But my fellow Panelteers tell me that the recent issues of Detective Comics have done a great job of spotlighting some criminally underused characters (*cough* Spoiler *cough*). Now Batwoman’s stepping up to lead the family, and I might just come back to the fold.
New Super-Man #1 by Gene Luen Yang and Viktor Bogdanovic (DC)
Wandering Island by Kenji Tsuruta (Dark Horse)
I saw this graphic novel described as a “retro flying adventure in the spirit of Hayao Miyazaki” and immediately said, “Sold.” I mean, come on – the protagonist runs an air delivery service! My inner ten-year-old is immensely jealous! Tsuruta has a knack for creating lived-in magical-realist universes, and this edition has eight glorious pages in full watercolors.
Back to the Future #10 by Bob Gale and Marcelo Ferreira (IDW)
Monstress Trade Paperback #1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
I try not to judge a comic by its cover, but oh, this is the type of book I would buy just to look pretty on my shelf. And what’s inside is even more appealing: Female protagonist and creative team? Alternate history set in early 1900s Asia? A thoughtful exploration of feminine strength in the face of dehumanization? Consider my buttons pushed.
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