Reads: Comics!10:16 PM
My dad used to have this giant box of old comics that my brothers and I would paw through whenever we felt inclined.I was particularly fond of Black Orchid, and soon started a small collection. I had Wonder Woman comics, Catwoman comics, and of course, Archie comics. Later, when I started watching BTVS, I accumulated both Buffy, and Angel comics, but I never really, really collected them, as they were more of an after-thought as far as reading material went. That, and in high school I was pretty skint (even more so than I am now, shockingly), so if I couldn't pick it up at the library, there was a fat chance that I wasn't going to be able to read it.
Fast-forward to a few months ago, and I came across Meg's post on Shutter, and I became intrigued. I value Meg's opinion on most geek things, because we have very similar taste in fandoms. I picked up the book, read it in one sitting, and went back to the comic book store to get the most current issue. Since then, I am currently reading three different comics, as well as a huge stack of borrowed ones from my friend Nicole.
Guys, I am hooked.
Anyway, I thought I would write a tiny blurb of why I like the ones that I am currently reading, so that's what I am going to do!
Shutter, Image Comics- Kate Kristopher is a famous explorer and photographer on an Earth much more awesome than this one. Ten years after she quit that life, she soon discovers that she has siblings, and lots of them. One in particular is after her maybe-not-dead father, and Kate isn't overly fond about any of this. Shutter is my absolute favorite out of the comics that I am reading. I love the fantasy aspect to the story, I love how the characters are developing in each new issue, and the artwork, the artwork is just beautiful. Oh, and Alarm Clock Cat! I want an Alarm Clock Cat tattoo, add it to the never-ending list of tattoos that I want.
Bitch Planet, Image Comics- A futuristic world, where non-compliant females are sent to an off-world penitentiary, commonly known as Bitch Planet. I discovered this comic by way of Joe Keating writing about it in the back of one of the issues of Shutter. Since I am very OCD about reading things in order, and making sure that I have access to said things. I am not going to lie, it took a bit of effort trying to track down that first issue. The fine folks at Comics & More, and Detroit Comics were super helpful though, and even though I eventually had to get that first issue via the interwebz, I was able to pick up both the second and third issues from said locations. Anyways, a feminist comic about strong, kick-ass women vs, the patriarchy. As I said, a necessary comic, and it is EVERYTHING.
Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor, Titan Comics- New adventures with the Twelfth Doctor and Clara! Okay, you guys already know my mad, undying love for Doctor Who, so this one really should not come as a surprise. However, I did not intend on reading it, mostly because I did not know that it existed. When I was at Comics & More last month looking for Bitch Planet, I got into a conversation with one of the employees, Chris, and I admitted that I really did not know shit about comics. He was really helpful, and since I mentioned Doctor Who, he showed me the new series that just started up with the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors, and since I am now a huge fan of 12/Clara, I caved.
Kyle also gets an honorable mention in this post. Detroit Comics is super close to my house, but Comics & More is closer to his work. Asking Kyle to stop at the comic book store to pick up my comics is the equivalent to asking most dude-bros to head to CVS to get tampons. I am actually considering doing the pull-service for Detroit Comics. There is a $20 fee, but then it is %10 off comics, so it essentially pays for itself. So far I only have these three comics down, so I think I should add a few more to make it worth my while. That being said, I will take suggestions! I am a little nervous about starting something that has been out for ages, but hell if it is really good, I will give it a go! So please, suggestions, I will take them.
Alright, it is Friday night, and I am burning mix CDs for two of my friends, sipping a beer (or two), and cleaning out my closet. A much needed night in, and I am looking forward to the rest of it. Happy Friday!