Well September is over, and let’s get the bad news out of the way first: I still have a lot of comics left to read. But I did make some headway over the last 30 days. Since my last update, here’s what else I managed to get caught up on.
This is one title that earns its Mature Readers warning. A historical tale of horror featuring all kinds of monstrous transformations as our heroines attempt to protect their son while getting revenge on the men who’ve mistreated so many. It’s lesbian erotica mixed with spine-chilling horror, and it’s downright incredible. Margierite Bennet and Ariela Kristantina make one hell of a creative team, and I can’t wait to see where the next story arc takes us.
Teenagers revealed as new incarnations of the old gods by a strange, wizened woman, but the revelation carries with it the knowledge that they’ll be dead in a couple of years. All the power and magic they can imagine, combined with teenage whims and emotions, and fed by adoring fans. It’s a recipe for drama and disaster, especially when nothing is as it seems, and if it’s not an errant god killing other members of the pantheon, then just who is it? The Wicked + The Divine is smart, funny, and intensely current. The story arc recently ended, but Kieran Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matthew Wilson, & Clayton Cowles just returned with a one-shot set in 1831 in the same universe, and the main series will return in November. The available trades are well worth picking up if you haven’t already been reading this series, and the fourth trade that comes out in October will get you all caught up.
So there it is, over the month of September I managed to catch-up on just 14 of the 32 titles I listed. Not as good a result as I’d have liked, but at least it got a LOT of individual issues out of my “to read” box and onto the shelves. I may revisit this challenge in the future and see if I can’t more of the list crossed out.