Budget for Good Books: Comics Out September 29

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It’s been more than a month since I’ve done this, because we had some light summer weeks and I was spending at conventions instead of comic shops.

But I had to recommend to you this week’s $15 purchase: Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword. Barry Deutsch’s webcomic has been collected by Amulet Books in hardcover. As the author describes it, it’s “a comic book about an 11-year-old troll-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl”, and if that description doesn’t win you over, there’s nothing I could add.

On the manga side, Tokyopop has two comic strip collections. The second Neko Ramen I’ve read and enjoyed; Hetalia: Axis Powers I haven’t but it’s already getting press for its various digital releases.

As for floppies/pamphlets/issues/whatever your favorite term, when I catch up on the ones I have, then I’ll be looking for more.

7 Responses to “Budget for Good Books: Comics Out September 29”

  1. David Oakes Says:

    Last week was so light I didn’t even realize you had stopped.

    The top of this week’s list is Batman Brave and the Bold #21 and Chew #14, and I am glad it is $15 so I don’t even have to think about choosing between them.

    Third is Captain America: Patriot #2, which is actually about Jeff Mace, not Steve Rogers. Karl Kesel seems to be becoming the new Roy Thomas, finding historical corners of the Marvel Universe and fleshing them out. Here he perfectly captures the disconnect a normal man feels first emmulating Cap as a new hero, and then taking up the mantle. I can’t wait to read the rest of the story.

    Between a mini and Image, I think I have one comic left, so let’s call it Atlas #5. It’s a last issue, and I owe Jeff Parker some kind words.

    If I can borrow $5 from last week, add First Wave #4. But even after three issues I am not sure where Azarello is going with this. Still, half-engaged Azarello is better than a lot of what is out there.

  2. Suzene Says:

    Oooo, I’ve been waiting for Hereville! Yeah, that would be my budget for the week.

  3. Johanna Says:

    Thanks, David, for providing an overview of some of the issues out this week.

  4. David Oakes Says:

    And yeah, seriously, if “11-year-old troll-fighting Orthodox Jewish girl” doesn’t get you…

    How can it not, in this or any world?

  5. JeffG Says:

    Ok, just ordered on faith, along with I Kill Giants and books 3 and 4 from the Amelia Rules series which my 11 year old daughter gave a thumbs up to after getting 1 and 2 from your recommendation. Unfortunately I order through amazon.ca so I think I lose your referral on their site when ordering…

  6. Johanna Says:

    That’s no big deal — what’s important is that she’s getting good comics to read and enjoy!

  7. Barry Deutsch Says:

    Thanks, Johanna!

    (And David, and JeffG.) (Jeff, I Kill Giants was amazing, I’m sure you’ll love it!)




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