Still looking for a few short reads for your stack? Need to rest your eyes a bit? Comics might be the perfect solution! Here are a few of the comics goodies I recommend for your TBR…
I’m a fan of anything by Gene Yang, but for a quick read that’s still incredibly powerful and meaningful, the Boxers and Saints duology is the way to go.
This One Summer, by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, is a touching story of two girls, both alienated in their own ways, spending a summer at the lake. A sweet story on the surface with LOTS going on below the surface.
Seconds, by Bryan Lee O’Malley, is a whimsical comic full of magical realism and food! It follows a young chef desperate to open her own restaurant, and when she has an opportunity to re-do some old mistakes, things spiral out of control.
You may think superheroes aren’t your bag, but I bet Ms. Marvel (2014) could change your mind! Kamala Khan is a Muslim teen growing up in Jersey City, and one day she finds herself in a superhero’s shoes. Fun, wicked smart, and fantabulous. This one is available in single issues from Comixology.
If you’re looking for a kickass bunch of girls, Lumberjanes is for you. These ladies are away at a girls camp and all sorts of odd, supernatural, mystical, mythological things happen! Every lady in this bunch has her own special abilities that strengthen the group. It’s off-the-wall fun. Also available in single issues via Comixology.
Sweet Tooth, by Jeff Lemire, will yank on your heart strings. Gus is half boy, half deer, growing up in a world affected by some sort of plague. He and a very unusual sidekick must try to navigate what’s left of society to uncover more about the plague and its effects. This one is available in trade editions. Quite a few of them!
What other comics can you recommend?
–Andi from Estella’s Revenge