I bought three graphic novels this month, and I just wanted to share that. Hopefully I’ll be buying more throughout the year and I’ll have enough to do regular-ish hauls.
Captain America: Winter in America by Coates/ Yu
I’m not going to lie, I bought this because I thought it looked cool, but I feel like it’s a little more excusable when it comes to comic books. At least that’s what I going to keep telling myself. This is one of the more recent Cap stories, one that I think is still going on, while this edition collects issues #1-6 of the current Captain America, along with Avengers/Captain America from Free Comic Book Day 2018. This is Steve in a world which no longer trust him, struggling with what it means to be American, and how to represent the country. Its not longer 1943 and Cap is going to have to adapt or die.
Captain America; The Winter Soldier by Burbaker/ Lark/ Epting/ Leon
If there’s one thing you should know about me is that Bucky Barnes is one of my all-time favourite characters, and the MCU Winter Soldier film is cinematic perfection. Surprisingly I’ve never actually read the graphic novel, so here I am to rectify it. Step one: buy the book. Done. But seriously, I am super excited to see how much of the movie is from this book, and what the charges are. I think it’s time to re-dedicate our live to one James Buchanan Barnes. I don’t think I need to recap the story for you, do I? Just know that it’s a huge tuning point, and reinvention for these characters, and it really brings Captain America into the real world.
Shades of Magic, Vol. 1: The Steel Prince by Schwab/ Olimpieri
As I mentioned in a couple of posts last month I got to meet Queen V at her Cardiff event, and I knew before I got there that I would be picking up a trade paperback of The Steel Prince. Collecting issues #1-4 of the new Shades of Magic comic book series, The Steel Prince introduces us to Maxim Maresh, or Rhy’s dad from the Shades of Magic novels. This is a fantasy world which I am already in love with, so to be able to see it depicted through Olimpieri’s stunning art is just such a gift. You don’t have to have read the trilogy before this, so feel free to rush out this second for a copy.
So these are the most recent trade paperbacks I’e picked up, and I’ll be the first to admit it’s bee a while since I’ve had any individual issues. What have you picked up? What am I missing out on?