Comic Books

I have found myself surrounded by so many amazing comic books recently. Everywhere I turn I see trades on sale, whether second-hand or at conventions, and I can't turn them down! Then there's all the new series that have been released in the last few months that have been getting rave reviews! My to-read pile has grown massive in the last couple of months. You know what that means? I have a Summer of reading ahead of me! There's a couple of comic book series that have stood out recently. 

Goldie Vance
"What's to Love: From Nancy Drew to Veronica Mars, we really dig girl detectives! Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel) and Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A Hellcat!) present the newest gal sleuth on the block with Goldie Vance, an exciting, whodunnit? adventure that mixes the fun of Eloise with the charm of Lumberjanes. What It Is: In a timeless story, 16-year-old Marigold "Goldie" Vance lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place. Her mom, who divorced her dad years ago, works as a live mermaid at a club downtown. Goldie has an insatiable curiosity, which explains her dream to one day become the hotel's in-house detective. When Charles, the current detective, encounters a case he can't crack, he agrees to mentor Goldie in exchange for her help solving the mystery utilizing her smarts, random skills, and connections with the hotel staff and various folks in town."

I've only read the first two issues (the third one came out last week) and I know I'm already going to love this series. It's adorable and fun and I really enjoy the setting. It's pretty much the perfect comic to read this Summer since it has a Summer-vibe, taking place at a Florida resort. 

Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!
"Patsy Walker has managed to escape her past, her enemies and Hell itself (literally), but nothing compares to job hunting in New York City! Between trying to make rent and dodging (literal) bullets, Patsy barely has time to deal with her mother's exploitative romance comics about her childhood resurfacing, much less how they start to interfere with her work and dating life. As she goes from living a double life to a triple, what the Hell is Patsy Walker supposed to do? Raise your (literal) claws for Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat!"

I didn't have much knowledge of Patsy Walker initially. I was introduced to her through Marvel's Jessica Jones TV show. Afterwards I picked up the first issue of this new series, and quickly fell in love with it. Kate Leth is an amazing writer and I fly through each issue. I love the cameos of other 'superhero' characters that show up and Patsy's friendship with Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk). And of course I'm a big fan of all the cat references (including most of Patsy's clothing). 

I was able to pick up the new Archie series which I'm super excited to read finally. I think it'll be the perfect read for Summer. I'm also planning on finishing up the Runaways series finally. 

What are you reading?

xo Jen

*All quotes are from comiXology, where all these comics are available in digital format*


  1. Hellcat is so great (yay the trade came out today!)
    I've been wanting to check out Goldie, you might have sold me on it :)

  2. On man, these both sound amazing. Will need to check them out.

  3. I really wanna check out Goldie Vance, that looks really cool!