Black Widow: The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Written by Devin Grayson and Greg Rucka
Art by J.G. Jones and Scott Hampton
Overall impression: Liked it! I’m a huge fun of the Black Widow character, and this volume, which contains two completely separate stories was an incredibly fun read. Much leather. Much badassness.
Paper Girls: Volume 1
Written by Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Cliff Chiang, Jared K. Fletcher, and Matthew Wilson
Overall Impression: Loved it! This was basically Stranger Things, but a female version and it comic book format. What’s not to love?
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (#1)
Written by Leanna Renee Hieber
Overall Impression: Liked it! A new take on Jack the Ripper + Gothic romance + beautiful language + supernatural splendor. I can’t wait to read the second book!
March: Book One
Written by John Lewis
Art by Nate Powell
Overall Impression: Loved it! This book is so important. A sweeping, beautifully illustrated look at the Civil Rights Movement. The hardcover edition is worth every penny!
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction
Written by Neil Gaiman
Overall Impression: Loved it! Neil Gaiman is, hands down, my favorite author. His musings on writing, comic books, music, and making good art were absolutely delightful…And now I want to read absolutely everything he’s ever written.
Legendary (Triskaidekaphilia Book 1)
Edited by Laura Harvey
Stories by Sara Dobie Bauer, Michael Leonberger, Wendy Sparrow, T.R. North, and Aisling Phillips
Overall Impression: Liked it! An incredibly fun concept: romantic twists on classic urban legends. I loved the creativity of this collection, and its diversity.
In a Dark, Dark Wood
Written by Ruth Ware
Overall Impression: Loved it! I’m a sucker for a great mystery. Full of twists, turns, and questionable characters, I devoured half of this book in one day.