July was a sci-fi themed challenge. I enjoyed most of what I read this month, though there were two books I didn’t make it all the way through. I do plan to finish some day, one I just started late in the month, and the other I was reading on my iPad, which I kind of forgot about.
I’d say I read about 40 issues over the course of the month. Here they are:
Just a Pilgrim 1-9: This came out right about the time Garth Ennis was finishing Preacher, from a now-defunct comics company Wizard Magazine started. On a scale of Preacher (excellent) to Adventures in the Rifle Brigade (Arsefaced), I’d rank JAP (not a great acronym) at a solid Marvel Knights Punisher, which was coming out around the same time.
The Private Eye 1-10: I bought these in digital form when they were coming out, which was a pay what you want model (so if you want to read this great series for free, you can). There were huge gaps in between issues, so I would kind of forget what was going on issue to issue. Read in one big chunk, the story worked really well. If you like Mr. Robot, this series is definitely worth a read. As a bonus, my comic shop had this $50 hardcover on sale for $15.
Black Science 1: This is the digital comic I forgot to come back to.
Saga 31-36: There was a moment in this run of issues where I cried. Shut up, Hazel is Ava’s age and… no, no, I’m not crying again.
Marshall Law Omnibus: This is a 450-page book, I made it to about page 300 by the end of the month. This was the series that first introduced me to Kevin O’Neill’s art. A few years after reading an issue of Marshall Law, I got hooked on League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. It’s an interesting take on American superheroes from the co-creator of Judge Dredd. Hey, the artist on Just a Pilgrim was also a Judge Dredd co-creator. That’s some nice symmetry, Joe.
August’s challenge is fantasy. I’ve got a few Fairest trades to finish up. Other than that, I’m not sure what I’m reading.