I love reading new comic books and graphic novels, which has been a constant for over three decades now. I support the sequential arts industry, its creators, the publishers, and all that moves this form of storytelling.
For my annual tradition, I share again my list of the best comic books and graphic novels, released and fresh last year. The list is on strangerworlds.com, a site I contribute too.
If you have any favorite comics, graphics novels of 2021 that I missed, or just books I should read….please tell me below (or in the link). And I would love to hear your opinions on my reads, or if you add them to your list.
But most of all, keep on the book shelves and enjoy those new reads!
The partly sunny, warm weather this weekend with no minimal plans meant two essential things for me, to read and relax.
And so I did, after a visit to a couple of comic-book stores (Comics Dungeon in Wallingford, Seattle and Zanadu Comics in the Downtown area). On Saturday, they and many other stores of its kind took part in the annual Free Comic Book Day event. This special day is meant for promoting the still existing physical comic stores with the sequential art they promote and sell.
For me, I did partake. From both, I got a nice stack of new reads and purchased some ongoing favorites. Such purchases were Flintstones #11 (a brilliant satire and very different take on the classic cartoon), Eternal Empire #1 (interesting new sci-fi fantasy from a favorite writer/artist duo), Paper Girls #14 (paper delivery girls from the 1980s displaced in time, discovering weirdness), Extremity #3 (a fresh sci-fantasy action drama, with war and revenge themes).
With those and free comic curiosities (too many to list), I read some at Gas Works park in Fremont for Saturday, then others at Olympic Sculpture Park on Sunday; while taking breaks to nap and take notes on ideas and thoughts. An overall good productive time, that would be wasted in doing less.
– Orion T
The picture above is from Gas Works Park in the Fremont district, while reading the latest Paper Girls comic. Here is the view without the pages…