Irredeemable

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.

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How to be Happy

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.

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Punk Rock Jesus

One day I will be on track… In the meantime, here’s a post about Sean Murphy’s Punk Rock Jesus! This isn’t for the easily offended, containing weighty opinions on consumerism, capitalism, politics, and religion. If you’re into punk, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll like the book, considering the punk elements really only become a part of it in the second half of the series. I think folks looking for a more real world Preacher would like this book though.

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Blankets

Today we’re starting with Craig Thompson’s Blankets! This is a beautiful book, but it contains its share of nudity, sexual themes, religious questioning, and sexual abuse. I’m really on a memoir roll here, but I think if you’re interested in bittersweet stories, childhood romances, or coming-of-age stories, then you’ll enjoy this beast of a book.

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Blue Pills

Today’s posts might be a little late just because it’s father’s day and I’ve been out for the most part. First up we have Federik Peeters’ Blue Pills! This comic deals with HIV and has sexual content, language, and nudity. If you’re into memoirs, stories of people meeting their lifelong partner, or interested in how families cope with stigma, you’ll like Blue Pills.

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