Check out what I’ve been reading comic wise in the past couple months. It really is a little bit of everything!
Saga, Vol. 6 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Published by Image on July 5, 2016
Pages: 152 Format: Paperback Source: Library
After a dramatic time jump, the three-time Eisner Award winner for Best Continuing Series continues to evolve, as Hazel begins the most exciting adventure of her life: kindergarten. Meanwhile, her starcrossed family learns hard lessons of their own.
Saga is just a constant surprise and I really think the time jump worked for the series. I’m still fascinated by all the character interactions and connections and the world just keeps expanding. A must read!
Batgirl, Vol. 3: Mindfields by Cameron Stewart and Brendan Fletcher
Published by DC on August 24, 2016
Pages: 200 Format: Paperback Source: Library
Batgirl’s about to lose the greatest weapon in her arsenal…because her mind is failing her! Are her ragtag group of allies ready to pick up the slack? And while Batgirl is down, it’s Black Canary to the rescue to discover the identity of a malevolent mastermind menacing Burnside!
Batgirl is my fave but I wanted more from this conclusion to the Burnside story line. I still love all the side characters and I’m looking forward to what Rebirth has in store.
Harrow County, Vol. 1: Countless Haints by Cullen Bunn and Tyler Crook
Published by Dark Horse on December 2, 2015
Pages: 144 Format: Paperback Source: Library
Emmy always knew that the woods surrounding her home crawled with ghosts and monsters. But on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, she learns that she is connected to these creatures–and to the land itself–in a way she never imagined.
This one was highly recommended by coworkers and it made for a great October read. Not my usual taste but it had just enough creepy for the season.
Raven the Pirate Princess, Vol. 2: Free Women by Jeremy Whitley
Published by Action Lab Entertainment on June 21, 2016
Pages: 128 Format: Paperback Source: Library
Raven and her crew cast off to the high seas and the adventure of their lives! But before they can take on Raven’s brothers they ll have to learn where they are and what s happened since Raven was locked away. So they’re headed to Raven’s ancestral home island, The Island of the Free Women . It’s swamped with every kind of thief, assassin, and despot. Can Raven’s crew face their first challenge? Can they even handle being cooped up in the same ship together?
I love my Pirate Princess and it was awesome to see her crew forming up and learning together. I’m already emotionally attached to so many of them and the action and adventure are still on point.
ATLA: North and South, Part One by Gene Luen Yang
Published by Dark Horse Comics on September 27, 2016
Pages: 80 Format: Paperback Source: Purchased
When Aang leaves to aid Zuko with the Kemurikage, Katara and Sokka return to the Southern Water Tribe by themselves. Katara is shocked to find that her beloved village has become a bustling city, with none other than their father, Hakoda, in charge! A Northerner named Malina seems to be behind this change, pushing the North and South to be more unified…but what are her true goals?
Finally a return to the Southern Water tribe, but big changes are being made. It was cool to see Katara and Sokka return home but I miss the gaang being all together. Should be interesting to see what comes next.
Grayson, Vol. 4: A Ghost in the Tomb by Tom King and Tim Seeley
Published by DC on October 6, 2016
Pages: 184 Format: Paperback Source: Library
UNDERCOVER…AND IN OVER HIS HEAD.
Dick Grayson—the former Robin turned Nightwing turned superspy Agent 37—is back to work at the covert global agency, Spyral. But one question continues to haunt him: Who is Agent Zero, and what does she want with him?
My biggest issue with this volume was that half of it was already in Robin War. I wish they had just wrapped up this series already but I love Dick Grayson too much to give up now. One more to go.