Lumberjanes #18-23 by Shannon Watters, Kat Leyh, Carey Pietsch, et al has been a little uneven for me lately. There was that whole mermaid arc that didn't thrill me, but we're in a better place now.
Zodiac Starforce #1 by Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau is a first issue I picked up on the fly. It was cute...a team of teen girls with powers that fall in line with their zodiac signs. Where's the scorpio, tho?
Friends is Friends by Greg Cook was a graphic novel I did not enjoy. Typically, I'm charmed by anything from First Second, but this one was a big miss. Cut into little vignettes of a "hobo" elephant and his friends, it seemed to not know exactly what it wanted to be. Adult? Children's? Boring? Pointless? Yeah.
Pretty Deadly #6-8 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios continues to rock my world. This second arc in the series is set in WWII and I can't wait to see where it goes.
Underwire by Jennifer Hayden was, by far, the surprise of the month. This is a graphic novel I picked up on sale at Comixology, and I couldn't have been more thrilled with it. Biographical vignettes of the author's irreverent life were just my bag.
The Wicked + the Divine Volume 1: The Faust Act by Kieren Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, et al was stellar. When it comes to sophisticated storytelling and compelling art, this one is tippy top for me.
Supergirl Volume 1: Last Daughter of Krypton by Michael Green, Mike Johnson, and Mahmud Asrar is again outside my comfort zone with its capes and tights, but I looooved this. There's some nostalgia involved here, too, since I've adored Supergirl since I was a kid.
We Can Never Go Home by Matthew Rosenberg, Patrick Kindlon, and Josh Hood was in my latest Landfall Freight box, and it was not my fave. Two teens, one who claims to have magical powers and one who is questionable, are on the run after they rob a drug ring. This just seemed like shallow storytelling and too many of the same old plot devices.
And the lonely prose this month...
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie just wasn't long enough, but beyond that, I have no complaints.
The Vegetarian by Han Kang was a book I loooooved. If you're participating in Outlandish Lit's #Weirdathon in March, this is right on the money.
I would consider six of these "my own damn books" for #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks. That is, they were procured before 2016 began. The others are a result of my not instituting a comics buying embargo on myself.