- Clinically Inane will be at Emerald City Comicon! We’ll be in the new Podcast Zone with a live show on Sunday at 3:15
Highlights from Curtis:
As my collection grows I’ve started switching from print to digital (with the exception of a few books still in print). I feel it’s important to make that delineation in my highlights from now on:
- East of West #31 – (W) Jonathan Hickman (A) Nick Dragotta – Hickman and Dragotta’s masterpiece moves forward as Babylon learns about the world from his father, Death.
- All-Star Batman #7 – (W) Scott Snyder (A) Tula Lotay – Tula Lotay lends her beautiful art style to Snyder’s gripping story of the Bat seeking help from Ivy.
Highlights from Sarah:
- Death Be The Damned #1 – (W) Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, Andrew Miller (A) Hannah Christenson – For fans of Pretty Deadly and The Sixth Gun comes a new weird-western vengeance miniseries from Supernatural and Deadpool writers, The Bens Acker and Blacker, and Harrow County‘s Hannah Christenson. When Miranda Coler and her family were murdered by a band of outlaws, the rest of her family stayed dead. Good news: Miranda, it turns out, can’t completely die until she has settle her score. Bad News: every time her body is killed, she loses part of her memory. I love The Bens’ western-style storytelling and quick wit (see Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars) and Hannah’s layered, expressive imagery.
- Newsprints Vol. 1 – (W/A) Ru Xu – Stories where circumstances force young women to pretend to be young men in order to pursue their talents (think Pierce’s Alanna: The First Adventure or Westerfeld’s Leviathan) have a special place in my heart. Especially when they are Young Adult Fiction. MOST Especially when the talents in question are journalistic in nature. Blue lives in a world being torn apart by war, wherein her newspaper, The Bugle, remains the only outlet for her pursuit of the truth. This looks to be an outstanding debut novel from creator Ru Xu.
- Pretending is Lying GN – (W/A) Dominique Goblet – An achingly beautiful comedic memoir, and first English translation, from Belgium artist Dominique Goblet. Through a combination of detailed, photograph-like stills and looser, action-focused panels, Goblet probes her relationships with her abusive, alcoholic, yet well-meaning parents, her lover, their young daughter, her own childhood trauma, and joy.
- The Wicked + The Divine #26 – (W) Kieron Gillen (A) Jamie McKelvie – Let me just check something here and… yep. Everything is still definitely not okay. It is saying something, I’m sure, that the one comic where I know everything will go to hell in a hand-basket every month is one of the ones I look most forward to. If you figure out what, come find me in my oubliette and let me know.
Curtis’ Full Comic Pulls List:
Sarah’s Full Comic Pulls List: