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laceblade ([personal profile] laceblade) wrote2014-02-02 06:32 pm

Reading "Wednesdsay" | Fuck-Ton of Comics Edition

SO...after my HP reread, I had a lot of stuff due back at the library.
Then I went to comics club & borrowed lots of stuff from people. SO THIS IS A LONG LIST, is what I'm saying.

Cold Steel by Kate Elliott - Great conclusion to a trilogy I've loved. I LOVE CAT AND BEE. CAT AND BEE FOREVERRRRRRR. Also I now want to read a bunch of other Kate Elliott stuff. Good thing I've been buying her novels wherever I find them used/cheap.

Kaze Hikaru, volumes 14-18 - Things are getting a little more intense! I loved the foreshadowing when the doctor came to visit - listening to Okita's chest, when the reader knows he's going to end up dying from consumption.

Saturn Apartments, volumes 6 & 7 - The end of this series! It got a little more intense than I thought it would. Anyway, I can't remember any manga or comic focusing so much on class issues as the central theme of the plot. I'm glad I read this - great sf/f ideas, and a great entry manga, if you're looking for something.

Tears of a Lamb, volume 2 - Didn't like this volume as much as the first - almost the entire thing was about the school's sports festival. I did enjoy meeting Kanzaki's sisters, though.

Dengeki Daisy, volume 2 - I loathed the first half, where Teru was a "slave" doing domestic tasks for Daisy (although she doesn't know he's Daisy).
I LOVED the second half, though - where it's about hackers & the work Teru's brother did while he was still alive. I really hope that Teru goes & lives with Riko.
I'll keep reading FOR NOW.

Very Vicky, issue #? & The Very Vicky Junior Hepcat - This was described to me as a fashion magazine, but idk if I agree? Anyway, Vicky dresses in black cocktail dresses & oversized black hats, & is going to visit her aunt & uncle down in the South (she lives in NYC). She hangs out at the beach although she tries to stay out of the sun. She makes friends. The pages are filled with references to old fashions & alcohol. One of the side character meets God on the beach, & he walks around & tries to meet people. I think I didn't read enough to get a full picture. Overall, it seemed kinda weird. I didn't like it enough to seek out more, I don't think.

Dykes to Watch Out For, vols. 1 & 2 - borrowed from [personal profile] jesse_the_k - I've heard about these for years but never read them before. Strip comics about the lives of lesbians! Just people living life. I really like "mundane" comics like these - it happens more often in manga than in US comics, I think. I'm glad there's lots more to read. The references to late-1980s politics make me happy. The errant transphobic comment does not.

Pretty Deadly, #1-4 - Glad I went back to reread #1 & then reread everything that's been released through now. It all makes sense again! I love the writing & the art. I'm excited to see where this goes.

Saga #18 - Decent wrap-up to this arc. Loved the final panel. Thirsty for more, but the next arc won't start 'til May!

Hawkeye #16 - I spent an embarrassing amount of time searching my apartment for #15 before complaining on Twitter & being told that Marvel skipped #15! Weird, but yay for more Kate Bishop!
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[personal profile] meganbmoore 2014-02-03 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
You are now way ahead of me for Kaze Hikaru. I think I'm on volume 14.
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2014-02-03 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Ha! Glad you liked the mundanity of DTWOF, that is its ongoing value for me. Can you point me to similarly daily-life-centered manga?

re errant comment, perhaps Bechdel heard from people who were displeased. The core circle enlarges to welcome trans peopleā€”in fact that was where I first "met" them.
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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2014-02-05 04:41 pm (UTC)(link)
This is awesome! Thanks so much for the enlightenment, and I'll swing by and take advantage of your generosity re SILVER SPOON real soon now.
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[personal profile] heyfoureyes 2014-02-04 03:53 am (UTC)(link)
re: DTWOF -- I find that some characters are transphobic and biphobic, all those things. And having been a young lesbian in the mid-90s, a lot of that was true.

Alison Bechdel followed these characters up until her strip took a hiatus in 2008. And many of the characters, evolved with the culture.

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[personal profile] jesse_the_k 2014-02-06 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Ha! I totally fail at reading comprehension.

I do better to appreciate manga at my own pace. I'll come swooping into your sector some night and borrow "Tramps Like Us," which sounds like it's right up my anti-establishment alley.