Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s Y: The Last Man absolutely devastated me yesterday, so it’s time to whip up a post about it. And yes, I did marathon through all ten books in one sitting. It was worth it.
Today we’re starting off with another great hit from the man I love to hate, Mark Millar, and Dave Gibbons’ The Secret Service: Kingsman! I really enjoyed the movie, so I was surprised to see that Millar wrote this comic, but as it turns out, the movie is far superior to this six-issue series about espionage and white, cishet boy angst. It’s the Cinderella story for cisgender, heterosexual, poor, white boys. In other words, problematic for all the same reasons Cinderella is problematic for cisgender, heterosexual, poor, white girls.
Today we have Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley! This is a cute book that doesn’t really have warnings for much…maybe a few sexist jokes. You’ll like this book if you’re fond of cartoon-y styles, moral lessons, or feel-good storytelling.
First up we have Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.’s Kick-Ass! This is a 13-year-old comic fan boy’s wet dream, drenched in misogyny, sexism, racism, ableism, drug use, gore, violence, and language, but that’s par for course for Mark Millar. If there’s anything for you to enjoy in Kick-Ass, you should be worried because this is honestly one of the most inane comics I have ever read.
I’ve been holding out to read Wuvable Oaf on a special occasion, and what better time than today? Even Luce has tweeted about his overwhelming joy of today, which also happens to be his anniversary.
In honor of “same-sex” marriage passing in the USA, I’m focusing on a romantic comedy focusing on gay, cisgender men, who tend to be the ones thought of when it comes to gay marriage in the USA. It contains brief nudity, lots of sexual material, some gore, and sporadic language. Wuvable Oaf will appeal to you if you like heavy metal, alternative queer, or the San Francisco vibe.
Today’s post is about Mark Waid’s Irredeemable with art by Peter Krause and Diego Barreto! It has its share of violence, sexual themes, misogyny, sexism, and homophobia (and transphobia, depending on how you read Modeus), which is the unfortunate aspect of reinventing a comic cliche. Fans of deconstructionism and revisionists of the golden era of comics will definitely enjoy this series.
Yesterday I was totally enraptured with Irredeemable, so we’ll see how far I get with posts today. First up we have Eleanor Davis’ How to be Happy! Although featuring some nudity and violence, there’s nothing particularly obscene about the book. This book speaks to a broad spectrum of bittersweet human emotions and experiences and also social inequity.