Inbox/Outbox: July 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)

guardians of the louvreGuardians of the Louvre by Jiro Taniguchi (NBM Publishing)

I knew I was interested in this gorgeous oversized hardcover graphic novel the second I saw it. It’s part of a series of graphic novels, where the guardians of the Louvre come alive—in this installment, for a Japanese artist who is visiting Paris alone. Just flipping through the book is a real treat, so I know I’ll enjoy reading it.

Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn (DAW)

A prose novel that’s the first in a series starring lady Asian American superheroes? I am HERE. FOR. IT. I’m always looking for more diversity in what I read (and it can be a real challenge in capes/tights, especially when it comes to authorship), so I’m excited to read this.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

new super-manNew Super-Man #1 by Gene Luen Yang, Viktor Bogdanovic, Richard Friend, Blond, Hi-Fi, and Kelsey Shannon (DC Comics)

This is one of the DC Rebirth titles I was most interested in, so I picked it up as soon as it appeared on my doorstep. I’m definitely intrigued by the premise—a young Chinese man (who doesn’t exactly embody the spirit of Superman) is given his powers…but you learn there’s more to him than appears on the surface. I’m not reading many series comics these days, especially in issues, but this is one I just might stick with.

Nicolas by Pascal Girard (Drawn & Quarterly, September)

Life has been tough, all. Seriously. Things have not been good. This entire year has just been one personal life disaster after another. Things have also been crazy busy, so a lot of evenings I don’t have the bandwith to sit down with a long book, but I want a deep, thoughtful read. I’ve been loving graphic memoirs like Nicolas (which is about the death of the author’s brother at a young age) because they’ve been allowing me a thoughtful, pensive story with simple, but expressive, drawings.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

professor astro catProfessor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space by Dominic Wallman and Ben Newman (Nobrow)

I picked this up at a librarian’s conference I was at a few weeks ago, and I’m so eager to read it. It’s a professor who is a CAT who teaches us all about space. I mean, how can this not be a win?

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