Guys guys guys. I’m so excited about my latest book haul. I’ve been all about comic books/graphic novels lately, and I’ve had my eye on some of them for months. (By the way, comic books are super intimidating to the casual observer. But I think I’m starting to become more comfortable with the crazy comic book world.) So I spent some birthday gift cards and ordered myself some glorious new books.
Ahhh I’m so excited for all of these. (I’ve already finished Spider-man and loved it, btw) Heeeere we go.
1. Ultimate Spider-man, Vol. 1 by Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley
Okay, so I’ve kind of had a huge crush on Peter Parker since the film trilogy with Tobey Maguire. For the last couple years, I’ve been wondering where to delve into the Spider-man comics, desperately hoping that my love for the films would translate to the comic books. And after some research, the least intimidating place to start seemed like the beginning of the Ultimate Spider-man reboot-type-thing. (The technical term, obviously.) Because the first volume is basically a retelling of Peter’s early days before he becomes Spider-man and right after. It was so fun!! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to dip their toe in the water of the Spider-man world. Thoroughly enjoyable. Peter Parker is so endearing. And sassy.
2. Batgirl, Vol. 1 by Gail Simone, Ardian Syaf, & Vicente Cifuentas
This just looks like a ton of fun. I think I only vaguely knew of Batgirl’s existence before recently. But it looks very awesome and I love reading about badass female superheroes (like Captain Marvel or Black Widow). The art style is also right up my alley.
3. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
To be honest, I know essentially nothing about Watchmen. All I know is that it’s supposed to be an awesome and formative graphic novel. Wasn’t it made into a movie…? See, I’m completely clueless. But I’d like to remain clueless for now because sometimes it’s a lot more fun to go into books blindly.
4. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I also know very little about this book, but for some reason it kept catching my eye as I did my online book browsing. So I finally bit the bullet. I know it has a female narrator (win) and is set in the English countryside in an old castle (double win) and for some reason I think I’ll love it. I guess we’ll see. But it doesn’t hurt that my copy, the one I specifically bought for this reason (because it was worth it), has a quote from JK Rowling on the front saying how marvelous the narrator is. And I’ll basically trust her opinion about anything, let’s be real.
Getting new books is one of my favorite things. Do you guys have any new books you’re excited to read soon? Any graphic novel suggestions for me? I’d love to hear some!