I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it here before, but I work in a comic shop. On Tuesdays, we get the new comics for the week with the perk of getting to read (some of) them before they go out for sale on Wednesday.
So far* I’ve made my way through:
- Archie #4 – #lipstickincident revealed, finally! Annie Wu took over Fiona Staples for the art. And I am here.for.it.
- Jughead #2 – Still not sure how I feel about it as a book. But Jughead is my #1 comics crush.
- All-New Wolverine #2 – Laura Kinney meets Orphan Black? Maybe?
- Carnage #2 – Here for it until then end and then uhh.
- Ringside #1 – “For example, I’ve never watched a Texas high school football game but I loved Friday Night Lights.” Okay, definitely not FNL. That quote is from the writer, but it’s true. All I know about wrestling I know from Boy Meets World.
- Hellboy & The B.P.R.D. 1953 – I picked this up just cause Itty Bitty Hellboy came out and looked adorable and I never read any Hellboy before. Why haven’t I read any Hellboy before???
- Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #1 – Lunella’s got some Inhuman genes in her and she winds up pairing up with Devil Dinosaur. Which is totally a thing (I can’t with the Marvel footnoting “reference this” when it’s not incredibly tongue in cheek.) That said, this is pretty cute.
- Silk #1 – Has Cindy Moon turned bad? Honestly I only know the touchstones of her story. Definitely going to snag Silk vol. 0.
Now, to power my way though the last 8 of the books. Definitely not going to be able to finish up reading Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking tonight.
*I will possibly updating with initial thoughts as the evening progresses.
The first book of November, belatedly posted (as per usual.)
Rachel Rising — Terry Moore : 4/5
Rachel is dead, but she’s very convinced that she’s not dead and instead just having a very, very bad day. She’s trying to convince everyone of the fact that she’s still alive while trying to piece together what happened last night. No wait, was that three nights ago?
Rachel Rising is my first Terry Moore book. I’m pretty sure that picked up the first issue last year’s Halloween during Halloween Comics Fest? Anyway. I have this thing with black and white books, I just want to color them in. That’s not really important to this review. I like horror comics. I like offbeat zombies. (Give me iZombie or give me death!)
Rachel Rising is no exception. I really enjoyed Moore’s art in this and the story was pretty solid too. It ends too soon, and it leaves you hungry for more. Definitely going to have to pick up the second volume.
Another month, another belated bookshelf.
And this month? All graphic novels and/or trades. Yikes? To be fair, I’ve increased the number of issues that I’ve been reading and uh… podcasts that I’ve been listening to.
What’s your favorite comic series? One that’s not Marvel or DC.
Right now Image’s Wytches By Scott Snyder (writer) and Jock (illustrator) is high up on my favorites list. I snagged a second copy of issue 4, my pull list copy got all smudgy with lotion fingerprints (I’m a mess.) So I decided to do the logical thing and chop up my original copy and cut it up for some gothy decoupage. I already had a handful of coffin boxes that I picked up at Michaels last Halloween. They’ve been hanging out, primed, waiting for the right craft.
Last week, I posted an infographic about the ladies name dropped in Lumberjanes.
This week, I’m supplying the mix Duncan gives Madison in Black Mask Studios’ We Can Never Go Home. I’m pretty sure I got everything, there might be a song missing from Side A, but I got what I could. Trying to figure out what “In My Head” by T.S.O.L. was a pain, so I’m just going to assume that it’s right.
“Terms of Psychic Warfare” and “Bigmouth Strikes Again” might be two of the best songs to include for this series, at least two issues in. And I got a kick out of “Out of Step” following “Attitude”.
Setlist and trailer for the series below the cut!
One of the comics I have on my pull list and absolutely adore (especially as a former Girl Scout and summer camper) is Lumberjanes.
Sarah, from The Comic Book Shop, once wondered out loud if anyone had ever compiled a list of the famous ladies name-dropped through the comics. So a month (plus) later, I decided pull out issues 1-9, do some research and make a quick infographic. Check it out below the cut!