Inbox/Outbox: January 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)

mean-girls-clubMean Girls Club by Ryan Heshka (Nobrow Press, February 2)

That title. That cover. You might as well scream, “THIS IS YOUR WHEELHOUSE, SWAPNA.” I can’t wait to read this.

The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil and Mike Lawrence (Peachtree Publishers, April 1, 2016)

This YA graphic novel features a teenager named Alba who wants to live her life, just as it is, forever. But the world turns, and change is inevitable. As she struggles against these changes, rumors arise that the world is ending. It looks to be a cute, fun read with a twist—I’m looking forward to it!

Outbox (Comics Finished)

past-the-last-mountain-1Past the Last Mountain #1–4 by Paul Allor and Louie Joyce (Comics Experience)

Only the first issue of this wonderful series has been released, but I was lucky enough to have the chance to read it all in one go. And let me tell you—it’s so great. Paul Allor is really a rising star of comics, and if you haven’t checked out his work, you need to. This was my first introduction to Louis Joyce’s art, but MAN. His coloring reminds me of Fiona Staples’. If you haven’t checked out this series already, you can pick up the first issue on Comixology.

Harbinger: Deluxe Edition (Volume 2) by Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Barry Kitson, Clayton Henry, Rafa Sandoval (Valiant Comics)

I’m gearing up for the release of Faith #1 in just over a week, and so I’m reading up on her back story. Don’t worry—I’ll be writing it up early next week, so you can read up on Faith and be introduced to her amazing character, if you haven’t met her yet! This series is inclusive, and while representation isn’t perfect (my suspicion is that’s on purpose because we’re not perfect), it’s great to see.

In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

legend-of-wonder-womanThe Legend of Wonder Woman #1 by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon (DC Comics)

Panelteers are falling all over themselves about this comic; everyone who’s read it has loved it. I’m eager to jump on the bandwagon, now that this is out in print (it was released digital first—if you’re buying digital, the print edition contains the #1–3 digital. I know it’s confusing, just go by the covers) and find out why people are calling this, not only the best Wonder Woman story being written, but one of the best superhero stories period.

Bakuman, Vol. 1 by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (Viz Media)

In my efforts to read more manga, I’ve been trying to back and read some of the series I keep hearing about. Bakuman is one of them; it’s 15 volumes, which isn’t as intimidating as some of the other long-running series I’m interested in. It’s fiction about making manga, which I don’t know a lot about, so I’m excited to dive in.

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