Since mid-December, I’ve been neck-deep in the process of buying a house and then renovating it. This has severely cut into my comic book reading time.
To keep me from going insane with all the (hopefully) good books I’m missing, I’ve compiled a want-to-read list.
Fables Volume 20: Camelot by Bill Willingham and various wonderful artists
Fables starts out with showing how fairy tale characters have adapted to life in present-day New York City, but has morphed into something much deeper and more epic over the ten-plus years of its run. The past few volumes have been beautifully devastating, so I’m both excited and scared to find out what happens next.
Fatale Volume 5 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
I’ll read anything by Ed Brubaker. He does crime noir so well, it’s like he invented it. This particular series mixes the femme fatale and horror genres to create a dark, twisted mystery.
Ms. Marvel Volume 1 by G. Willow Wilson
When Marvel announced the new Ms. Marvel would be a shape-shifting Iranian immigrant Muslim lady, and that it would be written by a real live Muslim woman, I was psyched. Sales for this have been going steady, so I’m thinking it’s going to be even more awesome than the concept alone implies. I suggest following author G. Willow Wilson on Twitter–she posts interesting tweets about religion, social justice, and of course, comics.
Rat Queens Volume 1 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and various artists
Like a Dungeons and Dragons quest, only with ladies kicking butt. Need I say more?
Have you read any of these? What did you think?