Thursday 8 September 2016

Comics Wrap-Up - You're Not From San Francisco, You're From Hunter's Bar

Single Issues

This week I read Bread and Butter #1 by Liz Mayorga, about a young Latina woman trying to make her way in San Francisco (hence the song-lyric title to this post) by working at a coffee shop.

It took me a while to get used to the art style - I think it was the lack of background in most of the panels that felt a little odd - but it grew on me.

I'll be doing a mini-review of this nearer to its release date.

(Latina, rather than Latinx, is the form used in the publicity materials from Rosarium Publishing.)

Other Stuff

Women Write About Comics talked about the first gay couple to front a DC series - The Midnighter & Apollo.

(In honesty, I didn't read all this article because it's fairly damned long. But I skimmed it and there are some good points so I figured I'd link it for you guys.)


And you can take a look at this awesome book trailer for Ta-Nehisi Coates' first Black Panther book - A Nation Under Our Feet (UK - US.)

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  1. I will be looking out for your review of Bread and Butter. I just realized that I have not read any GNs with Latina MCs so I will have to fix that. Bread & Butter probably isn't the place to start, though. Any recommendations? BTW, writing this comment reminded me that I have to fund a kickstarter for a La Raza Anthology with all Latinx writers and artists!! It sounds like an excellent project.

    1. I actually can't think of many Latinx graphic novel characters... which is sad, when you think about it.

      There is Miles Morales - the black-Latinx Spider-Man from the Ultimate universe. And America Chavez, aka Miss America, she's from an alternate universe too, but she kind of universe-hops. She's also one of the few openly LGBTQ+ characters in superhero comics. I don't think she has her own title-series though, she's usually a team-character.

      There's also the graphic novel versions of Laurell K Hamilton's Anita Blake series - Anita is half-Latina.

      I'll see if I can find any more and either find you a list, or write one if I can't find any. :)


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