To start, this blog is intended to serve as my reintroduction to the world of comics. Iíve been out of the loop for quite some time and I found myself exhausted of standard superheroes. Between blockbuster Hollywood films and the overwhelming amount of Marvel and DC content, Iíve decided to try my hand at more ďalternativeĒ comics and graphic novels. I use that term loosely to what I consider content that is apart from your usual masked vigilantes, though thereís nothing wrong with them. In fact, I have several volumes of Ultimate X-Men
boxed up somewhere. This renewal of interest was sparked by some beautiful artwork of Saga
I happened to find on Tumblr. I asked a friend of mine, my go-to comic book guru, if heíd heard of it and his response was, ďYES AND YOU HAVE TO READ IT!Ē Since I had planned on picking up one, and Amazon throws in free shipping on certain orders of $25+, I figured Iíd throw in a few more.
With this blog, I hope to keep track of what Iím reading and what I hope to read. I also plan on making monthly updates. I can probably afford to buy one volume a month, though that's not set in stone. On a personal note, I prefer to buy trade paperback volumes instead of individual issues. Itís more of a time and cost thing. Often, tracking down issues can be a pain and I find it more enjoyable to have several bundled together. For those of you interested, I mainly buy them on Amazon because some of the used prices are just amazing. For issues, Iíve browsed through sites like Midtown Comics and Things From Another World.
I welcome any suggestions or recommendations as well. Or even just a discussion about things Iíve posted. I will keep the actual content of the comics to a minimum to avoid spoilers for others, though Iím always willing to discuss the particulars of something via PM. Reviews will be for current comics only. One's I've read in the past probably won't appear, though I don't mind answering any questions.
Below Iíve organized the latest comics that Iíve read. Reviews will follow and links will be provided. Then, thereís the comic I am currently working through and a reading list. They books are listed in the order I hope to read them. Lastly, Iíve created a buying list to keep track of the ones Iíd like to pick up at some point and those are merely alphabetical. Links list will take you to the publishers' websites.Currently Reading*Cyber Force #1ReadFables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
- ReviewMorning Glories Vol. 1: For A Better Future
- ReviewSaga Vol. 1
- Review Coming Soon!Reading ListI Love Trouble #1Chew Vol. 1: Taster's ChoiceOzma of Oz Vol. 1Lady Mechanika #0*Artifacts #1Morning Glories Vol. 2: All Will Be Free*The Manhattan Projects #1*Mind The Gap #1I, Vampire #1*Fatale #1*Madame Mirage #1*Bedlam #1Triggergirl 6 #1*Girls #1*Nowhere Men #1*Box 13 #1Shopping ListAmerican Vampire Vol. 2Cyber Force Vol. 1: RebirthExecutive Assistant Iris #1Fables Vol. 2: Animal FarmFive Weapons #1Gotham City Sirens #1Happy!Haunted City #1Jupiter's Legacy #1
- Released 4/24Kill Shakespeare #1Lady Mechanika #1The Manhattan Projects Vol. 1: Science. Bad.Neozoic #1Polarity #1reMIND Vol. 1Revival Vol. 1: You're Among FriendsSaga #7Sky Doll Vol. 1Tank GirlY: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned*
Denotes a free
issue acquired digitally
, usually though Comixology.