Thanks to the Readathon, October was a great reading month! Without it, I'm not sure where I'd be. October was a mish-mash of novels, short stories, nonfiction and single-issue comics, and there were some definite stars in each group.
I can't pick a hands-down favorite this month, but I loved...
Short stories really seemed to take the cake, which Incendiary Girls and Spoiled Brats both blowing my socks off. I've already posted my glowing review of Spoiled Brats, and I can't wait to glow about Incendiary Girls later in the week.
I accidentally left Lumberjanes #7 out of my graphic up top. I adored this issue just as I've adored all the rest, so I want to take a moment to praise another great comic I read this month. Wild's End #1, by Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard.
Inspired by the sci-fi aesthetic of War of the Worlds and the anthropomorphic characters of Blacksad and Mouse Guard, readers will be blown away by Culbard’s art. When a rural English community of the 1930s is the victim of an alien invasion, the residents’ lives are upended. Led by the town’s outsider and retired war veteran, they will have to rally together to uncover the secret of their invaders and ultimately fight back. (via Boom! Studios website)I'm itching for more issues of this. The artwork is just breathtaking, and the characters are unique and fun, amidst all the alien invading. I have a feeling there's much more to uncover about these folks in future issues.
What impressed you in October?