Inbox/Outbox: August 5, 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)

mooncopMooncop by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)

This is a quiet sci fi comic about a colony on the moon that is dwindling, and the cop who patrols it. I love science fiction comics, and I can’t wait to dive into this one.

Becoming Unbecoming by Una (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Panelteers are raving behind the scenes about this memoir, set in the 1970s against a series of murders, in which Una is the victim of violence and made to feel like it is her fault. It promises to be a searing examination of violence and victimhood in our society. Easy? No, but absolutely worth the read.

Outbox (Comics Finished)

black scienceBlack Science Premiere Hardcover by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera, Moreno Dinisio, and Dean White (Image Comics)

I’ve been hearing about this series for awhile, so when I discovered there was an oversized hardcover containing the first three arcs, I was sold. The story of a man desperate to get his children home, who went one step too far in toying with the darkest areas of science, it’s a series that this oversized hardcover format was made for. I was blown away by the lush visuals and intricate art, and I’m definitely looking forward to the next arcs of the series.


In the Queue (What I’m Reading Next)

kahlilKahlil by Kumail Rizvi

I’ve talked about the webcomic Kahlil before: the story of Superman, a recognizable one to be sure, but asking a simple question: What if Superman had crash landed in rural Pakistan instead of Kansas? I love this series, and the most recent chapter has just been released, so you can bet I’m going to read it as soon as possible.

Emma, Vol. 2 by Kaoru Mori (Yen Press)

I can honestly say that Kaoru Mori is one of my favorite comics creators out there, and I’ve been taking her series Emma as slowly as possible. The story of a Victorian lady’s maid who falls for a man above her station, it’s incredibly drawn and the story is moving. It’s time to finally dive into the second volume (these are 3-in-1 volumes, so they’re actually quite hefty) of this great story.


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