My wallet hurt pretty bad after last week (Marvel I’m looking at you). This week doesn’t seem too bad. Here’s some comics that I read and what my next targets are:
Last Days of Ms. Marvel (#19) – G. Willow Wilson; Adrian Alphona
Soooo many feels for this issue. This being the last day of the MCU (but as we all know not really because we see Kamala as an Avenger so hah!) there was a lot of closure: Kamala with her family, her BFF Nakia, Zoe, and Bruno. Love how potential “girl rivalry/mean girl” was sidestepped and that yes, young women can communicate responsibly and resolve issues with each other like awesome mature women they’ll eventually become thankyouverymuch. And the last scene with Bruno?! Such beauty. Great job shout out to Adrian for capturing a beautiful bittersweet moment between those two. And moral of the story? When the world is ending, you dance.
Sex Criminals – Matt Fraction; Chip Zdarsky
My local library finally notified me that they have it on hold for me. My LCS’ Valkyrie keeps mentioning how awesome this series is, so how can I resist? Never doubt a Valkyrie’s taste.
Snapshots of a Girl – Beldan Sezen
In this autobiographical graphic novel, Beldan Sezen revisits the various instances of her coming of age, and her coming out as lesbian, in both western and Islamic cultures (as the daughter of Turkish immigrants in western Europe)—to friends, family, and herself. Through a series of vignettes, she navigates the messy circumstances of her life, dealing with family issues, bad dates, and sexual politics with the raw honesty of a young woman looking for happiness. Snapshots is an amusing, thoroughly modern take on dyke life and cultural identity.
As a PoC, I support reading material that reflects the myriad of different perspectives our world is made of, despite what pop culture media wants me to believe. Give me more diverse voices in my books all-day-everyday.
My bookshelf is always looking for new friends. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to see what else is out there!