Latest comic book haul from Criminal Records! I’m pretty pleased if I do say so myself.
I’m really excited to check out Jeff Lemire’s new project Plutona, though I do need to find issue #2. Bitch Planet Book One – finally!! Lumberjanes without Noelle Stevenson is tragic but I will persevere. Jughead gets his own book yay though I wish I had a better variant cover, that sounds douchey and I’m sorry. Also a side character finally getting his own comic – Chewbacca!! And 3 biggies from Marvel – Secret Wars, A-Force, and Ms. Marvel!
What’s been on your pull list lately?
I didn’t get around to posting yesterday because our cat Bear was missing!! He went on a weekend long adventure into the great outdoors that nearly gave Mark and I a heart attack. After searching on foot/by car, going to the animal shelter and hanging flyers, Bear turned up this morning laying on the porch like nothing had happened. We are very happy to have the little troublemaker home.
On to comics! Just 3 this week plus a super awesome ARC.
Giant Day #5 – Probably my favorite issue yet!! I’m glad this was such a strong issue because I was a little indifferent about the last issue. Issue 5 saves the day.
A-Force #2 – A lot is going on which seems like an understatement. Still s relative newbie to comics, I am working on navigating Battleworld and Victor Von Doom. I’m loving all the the action. All the wonderful ladies in one comic is making want to seek out the solo comics especial She-Hulk.
Lumberjanes #16 – Month after month I love these girls. The girls are reunited with Jen and we get some more backstory of Rosie and the old Bear Woman.
Black Widow Forever Red by Margaret Stohl – So so excited to have nabbed this ARC from my bookshop Little Shop of Stories and I can’t wait to pass it around my book club. Due out this October, I’ll post a full review before then, hopefully within the next month.
What comics are you reading??
Last week brought some fantastic comics to my cubby at Criminal Records here in Atlanta.
Saga #29 – In the span of 20 pages, Saga has me cracking up over a serious NSFW 2-page lizard spread and then nearly in tears over an unexpected character death – how do you do this Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples?! HOW!
Descender #4 – If you have not picked up Descender yet, you absolutely must – consistently breathtaking artwork and a heart-wrenching story to boot.
Lumberjanes #15 – I just saw on Twitter that Noelle Stevenson is stepping down as lead on Lumberjanes. I’m sad but I know that Lumberjanes will continue to be amazing as everyone works tirelessly to ensure Friendship to the Max!
Rat Queens Vol. 2 – I haven’t read Vol. 2 yet but I’m excited!!
Giant Days #4 – Giant Days continues to be a quirky, enjoyable read. I am interested to see where the series goes.
Ms. Marvel #16 – Ramping up for a new story arc following Kamala’s heartbreak. How about the cliff hanger for next month #squee!
What comics have you been reading?
The past year I have dived into the world of comic books and fallen in love. This is my current storage method – I’m not sure the best method of storage but this has worked out better the more comics I acquired. So that’s a sign to buy more comics??
Here’s the line-up: Ms. Marvel, Thor, Lumberjanes, Locke and Key, Saga, Nimona, Seconds, Courtney Crumrin, Descender, Star Wars, Outcast, Darth Vadar, Trillium, Giant Days, A-Force, Buffy, Orphan Black, Southern Cross, Wytches, Rat Queens, and Sex Criminals. Whew! (Or at least whew by my standards!)
What are your favorite comics? And what is your comic book storage methodology?
While I made sure to go to Criminal Records this past holiday weekend, I clearly did not make posting about it a high priority. I beg for your forgiveness! See my humble offering:
Wytches #6 – You will not believe who pledged Sailor to the wytches in the chilling conclusion to the first story arc.
A-Force #1 – Yay it’s here!! Even though I was a little lost (this post from Panels helped a lot!), I thoroughly enjoyed so many bad-ass ladies in one comic book!
Lumberjanes #14 – A new story arc starts up as Jen is attacked and kidnapped in a freak summer snow storm! Of course the ‘Janes refuse to sit by and they set out to rescue their beloved camp counselor themselves!
In related news, I read and LOVED Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, featured on last week’s Sunday Comics. It was incredible – funny, serious, adorable, sad, ALL THE FEELS! This week’s Oh, Comics! podcast from Panels is all about Nimona – check it out here!
I’m a shark!! What did you read over the long weekend??
I’ve been with Lumberjanes since the beginning and Issue #13 is by far my favorite! #13 shows all the Janes coming to camp at the beginning of the summer, an origin story if you will.
A few thoughts while reading:
Jo’s one Dad is a silver fox! Is that weird that I just thought that about a cartoon character? I don’t care, it’s true.
The beginning of April and Ripley’s friendship is so sweet!
Mal is such a badass.
Yay all the Janes are united!
There’s even an origin story for Bubbles!! I’m seriously contemplating Molly/Bubbles cosplay for DragonCon. Aw beginning of the best summer ever!!
The rest of my comic book haul includes Ms. Marvel #14 and Thor #7.
A great haul of my featuring my favorite comic book ladies! What comics are you reading this weekend?
This latest round at the comic book shop brings four comics I am so excited about that I am drooling.
Giant Days #1 from Boom! Box by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Whitney Cogar
Locke and Key Vol.6 Alpha & Omega
Most of my fangirling is centered around Giant Days, a new comic from Boom! Box, and Locke and Key Vol. 6, the final chapter in the series. I want to devour all of these comics right now but I am having a slight first world nerd problem. In anticipation of the premiere of Season 5 of Game of Thrones, HBO has a GOT marathon on and I can’t look away. Yes, I have seen all these episodes before (more than once) and yes, I have HBOGo and can watch them whenever I want. HOWEVER, it’s like when ABCFamily does a Harry Potter marathon. I own all the movies and have seen them a million times but I still watch them anyway, on TV with commercials. Why?? I just can’t look away.
First world nerd problems for sure.
What are you reading/watching this weekend?