Here are the new graphic novels and comics collections I'm most looking forward to that come out in May!
Comics Review – Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death by Shaun Simon, Gerard Way, and I.N.J. Culbard
You Look Like Death worked really well for me. It's an Umbrella Academy spin-off that focuses solely on Klaus and his life away from the rest of the family.
Bite-Size Comics Review: Once & Future, Vol. 2: Old English by Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, and Tamra Bonvillain
I am liking Once & Future so much that I had to look back through all of the Kieron Gillen comics I've read to see if there's anything I've had more fun reading.
Comics Review: Wonder Woman, Earth One: Volume 3 by Grant Morrison, Yanick Paquette, and Nathan Fairbairn
Is it perfect? No. Is it heavy handed? Maybe at times. Is it effective? Yes. Is it a good Wonder Woman comic? Yes. Is it beautiful? Again, yes.
Comics Review – Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Well I loved this. I'd been putting off reading this for no real good reason. It's been at the library available for most of the past year and I've really liked Yang's previous original graphic novels. Based on the name and cover I was vaguely aware Dragon Hoops had something to do with basketball. I love basketball…it's one of the few things I love as much as reading.
Comics Review – Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley
★★★★★ Stepping Stones is a middle-grade graphic novel from national-treasure Lucy Knisley. Those who have read Knisley's previous work will recognize that this is semi-autobiographical from the jump. The book follows a girl named Jen as her mother and her mother's boyfriend move to a farm in the country. Jen is a city girl and... Continue Reading →
Bite-Size Comics Review: Crema by Johnnie Christmas, Dante Luiz, and Ryan Ferrier
Crema is a Comixology Original OGN written by Johnnie Christmas, art by Dante Luiz, and Ryan Ferrier lettering. I picked it up having heard an interview with Christmas about the book last year and that it was available for no cost as part of Comixology Unlimited didn't hurt.
Comics Review – The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman, J.H. Williams III, Dave Stewart, and Todd Klein
The Sandman: Overture is a comic book that might as well have been tailor-made for me. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, JH Williams III is one of my favorite artists, and Dave Stewart is one of my favorite colorists. It's a true personal dream team.
My Favorite Reads of 2020
Now that I've already made lists covering my picks for the best books and comics that were released in 2020, I figured I'd put together a list of my favorite reads from the year regardless of release year. I decided to exclude things in my other two lists (if only to make it easier to fit more things!). Check out my favorite books, comics, and manga reads below.
Bite-Size Comics Review: Doomsday Clock by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
I'm not really a "DC should never touch the Watchmen" person but I do think they should endeavor to make good comics when they use them. Doomsday Clock is not that. My perception might be a bit altered by having read this in single issues as they were released on DC Universe. The series is long and it had a very lengthy release schedule.