This week I picked up comics that were entirely self-indulgent. As in, I read comics that I wanted to read! I was so excited to pick up "Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen" which is illustrated by Portland-based artist Steve Lieber.
Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
I caught up with Lieber at Portland IndieCon where he talked about working on the project and promised it would be zany and different than most other books.
"I can't believe DC is letting us make it," he said.
And it was everything he said and more. I, admittedly, don't know much about Jimmy Olsen so it was really cool to get to know him through the vignettes that the comic presented. They were fun and silly and overall reading it was a really good time!
As a young person, I had two comic influences: Lois Lane and Peter Parker. I wanted to be both a kick-butt journalist and photographer. I am a mediocre version of both but all that is to say I am so happy to see Lois Lane in her own comic as a modern lady (again).
This comic is written by Greg Rucka, who you may remember as the author of "Stumptown" a comic set in Portland about a PI (to keep it short and sweet). Am I in love with the idea of Lois being written by someone who isn't a woman? Not particularly. But I know Rucka has the unique ability to write a very cool and engaging and overall awesome female protagonist because I read "Stumptown" and was impressed.
I love to see the grittier side of Lois, I love to see her outside of the role of mother or wife and get to see her working hard at her career too.
House of X
And last but not least is the much anticipated "House of X." This book promises to be a whole new chapter in the line of X-Men stories and I think it's off to an amazing start! The "House of X" comic didn't read like a normal comic, but more like a world-building intensive sort of book. If you want to learn more about why I loved it, check out my comic review here.
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