The Best and the Worst of 2015 Comic Books

Yes, the time has come to say goodbye to 2015 and ring in 2016. Here’s a look back at the Best and the Worst of 2015* Comic Books.

The Best On-Going Series

Bitch Planet1. Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Val De Landro, and Robert Wilson IV
Average rating: 5/5

I love this blatantly intersectional feminist book so much. It packs a solid punch with each and every issue. Though it makes me sad that the book is late almost every month. However, the work and finesse that DeConnick and De Landro put into it make it layered, relevant, and scarily close to our reality. Not to mention the fantabulous essays in the back of every issue.

Read my reviews of Bitch Planet.

Lumberjanes2. Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, Brooke Allen, Kat Leyh, Brittney Williams, and Carolyn Nowak
Average rating: 4.9/5

This series was a runaway hit. I’m so happy for the success Lumberjanes has had, both in making it an ongoing series and for its creators, who are doing other amazing projects too. At its heart, this is a book about female friendship and that critical friendship during adolescence. Sure, there are dinosaurs, magical gods, mermaids, etc., but the core is the relationships between the girls. My only wish would be that when I was a girl, there was a great book like this.

Love live Lumberjanes! Friendship to the max!

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Heart in a Box Graphic Novel Review

Heart in a BoxErica gives this comic five starsHeart in a Box by Kelly Thompson
Art: Meredith McClaren

This story was an unexpected surprise. I loved it quite a bit. McClaren’s art was a great style to accompany the story. She’s best with movement and Emma’s impromptu road trip kept her moving.

Thompson sets up the story when the main character Emma is depressed and heartbroken over her ex-boyfriend Alec. She can’t get out of bed. And her best friend and roommate Xan is determined to bring her back to the world of the living. Nothing can cure the blues like a night out, and maybe the fact that she’ll meet someone who will change her life.

Which she does.

Of course, who she meets is Bob, and Bob — like many people at clubs — promises to take away her pain. Continue reading “Heart in a Box Graphic Novel Review”