Looking for something new to read, or wondering if the comic lives up to the hype? As a comic shop employee, I’ve got some recommendations.
Kelly Sue DeConnick’s comic about a prison planet populated by women who defy the patriarchy is supposed to be set in the future, but has an awful lot in common with the present.
From women gone wild in outer space to a 3000 year old heist spanning multiple lifetimes, here are some comics that are brand new, or just new to me.
There’s been a recent resurgence on the topic of the importance of paying artists for what they produce – but more importantly, changing the cultural consciousness until this is not some sort of far-out, radical concept.
One of the things I like most about The Grendel Affair, the first SPI Files novel, is that while Agent Makenna “Mac” Fraser is smart and competent, she bucks the all-too-common urban fantasy trope of the ‘strong female character.’ I’m happy to see that continue in The Dragon Conspiracy, even if she’s working to improve her combat skills for the sake of necessity. Unlike many of her peers in the genre, Makenna isn’t all about kicking ass and casting spells. Don’t get me wrong, I love that type of character, too, but once in awhile it’s nice to see a ‘strong female character’ whose value is something other than martial arts and gunplay.
Bone magic, jinns, lost princesses, and alternate realities – check out these urban fantasy novels that hit the shelves between June and December.
Lost in a sea of brightly colored panels, or just venturing out into comic waters? Allow me to help.
Looking for advice on what to read in comics and graphic novels? Let me help.