January 27, 2016 • Cee • Comics

from panel to panel

I love comics and graphic novels, so what do I do with that love? Well, I turn it into a new feature!

From Panel to Panel is a new feature where I talk about the awesome (and perhaps not-so awesome) comic books and graphic novels I’ve read. Basically, this will be me pushing them onto your laps. You’re welcome.

Short and sweet for this month! Only three comics I’m excited about that comes out this month! You will see a total DC Comics dreamboat, and the other is about gang of girls protecting their turf.

Let’s see these January comics that intrigued me. (Maybe it will interest you too!)


Grayson · Vol. 1: Agents of Spyral

Dick Grayson. Former Sidekick. Former Superhero. Former dead man. Agent of Spyral?! 

Unmasked, targeted and presumed dead, Dick Grayson’s world has been turned upside down. No longer Nightwing, former Boy Wonder, he’s now a man who doesn’t exist . . . which makes him the perfect double agent. Dick will have to leave behind the black and white world of super heroes to infiltrate the shadowy inner workings of the mysterious spy agency known as Spyral. Without a costume to hide behind, the would-be 007 must find the answer to one important question: just who is Dick Grayson?

A thrilling new chapter of Dick Grayson’s life begins here. A super-spy espionage thriller that will shock you and prove one thing: you might think you know Nightwing–but you don’t know Dick. Collects #1-7.

Written by Tom King and Tim Seeley, and illustrated by Mikel Janin. — DC Comics

Publication date: January 20, 2016 by DC Comics

Buy: LCBS · Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository · Indigo · Comixology

Grayson · Vol. 2: We All Die At Dawn

Grayson and Helena Bertinelli, a.k.a. Huntress, join together and take on some of their toughest foes yet. Dick is on a mission to stop Paragon from using the body parts of a dead villain to create something far more sinister, he goes toe-to-toe with the Midnighter, and he and Helena battle foes from their past–the Fist of Cain. Plus, a tie-in to FUTURES END!

Collects GRAYSON #5-9, and GRAYSON: FUTURES END #1.

Written by Tom King and Tim Seeley, and illustrated by Mikel Janin. — DC Comics

Publication date: January 20, 2016 by DC Comics

Buy: LCBS · Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository · Indigo · Comixology

Why I’m excited: Who’d kick major asses than an ex-circus trapeze performer + superhero? Dick Grayson. He gets his own name-sake comic, which is a spy espionage comic—not a genre you regularly see within DC Comics or the BatFam world for that matter. You get to see Dick doing spy stuff, and it’s an absolutely wonderful fit for good ole Dick.

What a dreamboat, that Dick Grayson!

(The first volume of Grayson came out in hardcover last June, but it’s out in paperback along with volume 2!)


Three gangs. Five girls. No way out.

Machete Betty leads a small gang of women under the self-appointed task of protecting their home of Old Beach, one of three boroughs surrounding a posh metropolitan city. When Betty takes the life of a rival gang member in an act of self-defense, she sets off a chain reaction of retaliation, gang warfare, and unlikely allies. It’s up to the The Fever—Machete Betty, Derby Girl, Bloody Mary, Daisy Chain, and Violet Volt—to defend their turf at all costs.

Curb Stomp is a no-holds-barred, visceral look at the lengths one woman will go to protect her home. Rising star Ryan Ferrier (D4VE) teams up with newcomer artist Devaki Neogi to create the unflinching story of Machete Betty and the girls of The Fever, a gang fiercely committed to protecting their turf. 

Publication date: January 27, 2016 in LCBS (but February 16 for online retailers) by Boom! Studios

BuyLCBS · Amazon · Barnes & Noble · The Book Depository · Indigo

Why I’m excited: “Three gangs. Five girls. No way out.” Hook, line, sinker.

Do any of these comics interest you? Tell me which ones you’re excited about! Have you read any of these?


2 Responses to “FROM PANEL TO PANEL | January 2016 Graphic Novel Releases I’m Excited About!”

  1. Ooh I might have to check out Curb Stomp! definitely going to add it to my TBR.

  2. Steph says:

    Cute feature! Great idea!

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