Comics, Comics, Comics!

Book Reviews

Lately I’ve been getting really into comic books, like the ones that get released once a month that I pick up from the comic book store right down the street from me. Seriously, living close to a comic book store is the best thing ever!! Anyways, I wanted a talk a bit about my new found love of comic books! I’ve read online comics for quite a while and supported them on Kickstarter when they printed hard copies of their comics (aka Munchies, Ava’s Demon, and Monster Pop!) Also, since I just talked about cartoons yesterday, the next step is obviously comics!
Comics I’m currently reading:
Lady Killer 
Bee and Puppycat 
Lumberjanes
Bitch Planet
Ava’s Demon (online)
Monster Pop (online)


Comics I want to read:
Cucumber Quest (online + books)
Steven Universe
The Summer
In Real Life
I feel like I have to make a distinction between comic books and manga. While they are in some ways very similar, they are also very different. Manga is from Japan, and it’s created in Japanese, then translated to English. Sometimes I struggle wanted to list graphic novels as well, which In Real Life is sorta a graphic novel? It gets confusing trying to make distinctions. I try to sort them into: what I’d count as a book on Goodreads and what I wouldn’t. I count manga and heavy graphic novel/comics like In Real Life as books, but I wouldn’t count my single issue comics like Lumberjanes or Lady Killer. 
On another note, I still haven’t read any of the mainstream super hero comics, I just don’t know, they’ve never caught my eye like the indie ones have I guess. 
Do you read comics? Are they any comics that you love? Do you consider graphic novels to be books? I’m curious!

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!