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.
Oh October, you’re bringing so many awesome comics that star a lot of women. My kind of comics! ;) You get graphic novels about wondrous Mockingbird and Black Widow, sleuthing ladies, and much more!
Get your shopping carts loaded with all these comics!
|GOLDIE VANCE • VOL. 1 TP|
Move over Nancy, Harriet, & Veronica.
There’s a new sleuth on the block! Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery. Eisner Award-winning writer Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) and artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!) present the newest gal sleuth on the block with Goldie Vance, an exciting, whodunnit adventure. — Boom! Studios
Publication date: October 5, 2016 by Boom! Studios
Why I’m excited: Goldie Vance had me at “sleuth!” (And Hope Larson and Brittany Williams!) Bet your butts that this comic will be utterly delightful. How can sleuthing girls not bring a lot of fun and intrigue?
|THE WICKED + THE DIVINE • VOL. 4: RISING ACTION|
Every ninety years, twelve gods are reincarnated as young people. They are loved. They are hated. And sometimes – just sometimes – they fall into open Superstar wars.
The fourth volume of the award-winning, best selling series from acclaimed creators KIERON GILLEN, JAMIE McKELVIE and MATT WILSON is the most explosive yet. Collects THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #18-22. — Image Comics
Publication date: October 5, 2016 by Image Comics
Why I’m excited: The Wicked + The Divine series is my one true love. I’m sure you’ve seen me screaming in excitement about this comic series, and I will forever keep screaming about it! After the jaw-dropping cliffhanger of volume 3, readers will be in for a surprise: think Underworld + shit hitting the fan. And it’s wonderful. I’m trying not to keel over thinking about what goes on in this comic.
|GIANT DAYS • VOL. 3|
Continuing their first semester at university, fast friends Susan, Esther, and Daisy want to find their footing in life. The girls, along with their male hall-mates, Ed and McGraw find that college is more than academics and bad microwavable meals. Add some pub hopping, hookups, breakups and political scandal this might just be the most eventful first semester ever.
Giant Days, the comedic slice-of-life series from creator John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round), and fantastic newcomer, Max Sarin has graduated to a third volume, collecting issues 9-12 of the critically acclaimed series. — Boom! Box
Publication date: October 5, 2016 by BOOM! Studios
Why I’m excited: This super fabulous comic series is back with more fun and wacky university shenanigans! If you haven’t read Giant Days, let me direct you to my reasons why you should pick this series up. This comic will have you grinning and wishing these girls were your friends.
|THE DOUBLE LIFE OF MIRANDA TURNER • VOL. 1: IF YOU HAVE GHOSTS|
Miranda Turner never knew her sister, international supermodel Lindy Turner, was also the super-powered crime fighter The Cat. At least not until Lindy appeared in Miranda’s bedroom as a ghost, looking for help finding her own murderer. Miranda takes over her sister’s secret identity, and if Lindy’s spirit can keep her on track, this new Cat might survive long enough to solve the mystery and make the moniker her own.
From Lady Killer co-creator JAMIE S. RICH and up-and-coming artist GEORGE KAMBADAIS (Vampire Diaries). – Image Comics
Publication date: October 12, 2016 by Image Comics
Why I’m excited: Crime-fighter, sisters, ghosts, secret identities, can you imagine all the fun that you will have reading The Double Life of Miranda Turner?
|MOCKINGBIRD • VOL. 1: I CAN EXPLAIN|
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Bobbi Morse, the former Avenger known as Mockingbird, goes solo! With a scientific mind and a lethal mastery of martial arts, she’s always been one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s best agents, but what happens when someone close to her is murdered? There are strange goings-on to investigate in the peacekeeping organization’s own medical-and-recovery network. But when Lance Hunter’s undercover gig at the London Hellfire Club goes south, Mockingbird sets off, battle staves at the ready, to save Hunter — and the Queen of England! From helping out a teen driven bonkers by her own new powers, to doing a little dog-sitting, Bobbi shows she’s a woman of many talents as best-selling author Chelsea Cain makes Mockingbird sing!
Collects Mockingbird (2015) #1-5 and material from Mockingbird: S.H.I.E.L.D. 50th Anniversary #1. – Marvel Comics
Publication date: October 19, 2016 by Marvel Comics
Why I’m excited: Mockingbird gets shit done. It’s a damn shame that Marvel cancelled this wonderfully badass series and asshole trolls attacking Chelsea Cain because they are threatened by women + feminism. If you love reading women in superhero comics, you must read Mockingbird; it will give you what you always wanted and more.
|BLACK WIDOW • VOL. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.’S MOST WANTED|
They wowed you with DAREDEVIL, now the Eisner Award-winning team of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee take Black Widow to new heights — by forcing her to go on the lam! Natasha has a lifetime of secrets, and when some of the darkest ones are made public, nobody is safe. As S.H.I.E.L.D. turns on its once-greatest asset, she seeks out her own answers in a knock-down, drag-out tale of action and espionage! But the Widow’s hunt for the Weeping Lion sends her back to the one place she never wanted to go! With a little help from old friends — and old enemies lying in wait — she’ll face the new incarnation of the Red Room: the Dark Room! But as S.H.I.E.L.D. closes in, Natasha finds herself on a collision course with the Invincible Iron Man!
Collects Black Widow (2016) #1-6.– Marvel Comics
Publication date: October 26, 2016 by Marvel Comics
Why I’m excited: Everybody needs Black Widow in our lives. Just imagine what Natasha has to do, being on the lam, and what she does, finding out there’s a new incarnation of the Red Room. You can only assume a whole lot of badassery and espionage awesomeness.
SPECIAL MENTIONS: Grayson • Vol. 4: A Ghost in the Tomb, Low • Vol. 3: Shore of the Dying Light, Trees • Vol. 2: Two Forests, Wolf • Vol. 2: Apocalypse Soon, We Are Robin • Vol. 2: Jokers, East of West • Vol. 6