Girl Scouts who do Kung Fu? That's sort of the spirit of Lumberjanes, by Noelle Steveson (et al) from BOOM! Studios. These ladies all have great natural abilities and individualized qualities that add to their quirky team dynamic. This series could not be more fun. Weird bear ladies, river monsters, and yetis make cameo appearances. While I read the first three single issues in August, I zipped through the fourth and fifth single issues just yesterday!
I've been trying to hold off, but who am I kidding? I'll be downloading the other single issues of Ms. Marvel. This reincarnation of the original busty blonde is a gangly Muslim teen from Jersey. Totally in love.
I read two stand alone graphic novels in August, and This One Summer, by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, was all I'd hoped and more. A sensitive family story about a young girl on vacation with her parents. They can't stop fighting, and she's lucky to have a quirky friend to help her through the summer.
While I read some great novels in The Paying Guests and East of Eden, The Supernatural Enhancements, by Edgar Cantero, was a surprise standout for me. It's quirky, creepy, humorous and really mind-bendy. It's a perfect RIP read if you're so inclined.
What were your August favorites?