Good Comics Out July 31: Exploring Memory in Various Ways

It’s the fifth Wednesday of the month, so releases are something of a mixed bag. But there are a few highlights I wanted to draw attention to.

First is a re-release of Capote in Kansas from Oni Press. It’s now in hardcover ($19.99) and tells the story of Truman Capote researching In Cold Blood. It’s fictional, but its treatment of the outsider and how one struggles for art is fascinating.

For manga, Vertical concludes the suspenseful Limit series with Volume 6 ($10.95). Will the teens survive their time stranded in the wilderness? I won’t tell.

On the coffee table/art object front, Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Tales is a lovely time capsule of poems and illustrations. Along similar lines, I haven’t seen Candlewick Press’ Bluffton: My Summers With Buster ($22.99), but the premise — a young Buster Keaton summers in a small town, where he changes the life of a regular boy — is fascinating, and the preview pages beautiful. The fuzzy, dreamlike watercolors suit an historical story of nostalgia.

3 Responses to “Good Comics Out July 31: Exploring Memory in Various Ways”

  1. Kat Kan Says:

    Really try to get your hands on Bluffton. It is a beautiful book with a great story. I met Matt Phelan this summer, at the American Library Association Annual Conference, and he had some original pages for people to look at. He also sketched young Buster Keaton in my book earring!

  2. Johanna Says:

    So glad to hear it’s worth seeking out. Turns out my library already has a copy, so I’ll be able to read it soon.

  3. James Schee Says:

    Batman Annual 2 was really good this week. Cowriitten by marguerite Bennett(sp?) who was a student of Scott Snyder, it was a nifty story that avoided the grisly stuff Snyder seems to dive into. With a new villain that had a somewhat different viewpoint.

    Flash Annual 2 was a lot of fun, with a look at the first Hal and Barry teamup that had such humor along with the action that I was surprised to see in a DC book these days. With a thoughtful backup story by Nicole Dubuc, who had previously written for the Young Justice cartoon.




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