#Comics – What I’ve Been Reading (RUNLOVEKILL, Birthright, Squirrel Girl, Inhumans)


RUNLOVEKILL #1 & #2 by Jonathan Tsuei and Eric Canete

I was really taken in by the covers here, so I grabbed these and I’m so happy I did. A wall is being built around Prygat, supposedly to provide security from outside aggressors. Assassin and fugitive Rain Oshiro knows this isn’t the case, and needs to get out of the city. Someone is hunting her, and they’re getting close. She has 24 hours.

I was immediately sucked into RUNLOVEKILL, by the writing and the art. I adore the art. It reminds me a bit of Rob Guillory’s style (he does Chew), but bolder, more stark lines and scenes. And the story grabs you from the first page. Who is this woman? What is she up to? Why is she running? The setting is very sci-fi urban, with a sense of doom and that the government is more of a harm to it’s people than a help. I am just the most excited about this. It’s SO GOOD. I can’t wait for issue 3.


Birthright #7 by Joshua Williamson and Andre Bressan

This was a really great issue, a LOT happening. They’re still roughing it and trying to hunt something down. Mikey tries to teach Brennan about girls. There are some absolutely gorgeous panels. I need issue 8 like yesterday.


 The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4 and #5 by by Ryan North and Erica Henderson

I love this series for how wonderfully ridiculous and fun it is. It’s lady-positive, it’s spunky, and it’s just a weird, weird ride. Issue 5 fell a little flat for me, it was kind of an odd thing where people pretended they knew who Squirrel Girl was and made up stories, and yeah… hopefully back to our regularly scheduled programming with issue 6.


 Inhuman #13 and #14, Annual Inhuman #1, The Uncanny Inhumans #0 by Charles Soule, various artists

I like the Inhumans. They’re weird and there’s great power struggles and I love how Ms. Marvel is related and it’s all fascinating. I like Medusa a lot more than I initially thought I would, and am super intrigued by her husband Black Bolt. I’m glad there’s going to be a movie. BUT. I’m thinking I may take this off my monthly pull list and just start getting the trades as they come out. It’s not something I SUPER look forward to, and I think I’d probably enjoy the story more just being able to read several issues in one go.

And now for a few more comments on comics I was too lazy to take a picture of:

  • Storm is over now, yes? I’m glad. I got bored with it a while ago, but I was already so far in I figured I should just finish out the current arc. Of all the things I’ve been reading, this is one that I actually had to kind of force myself to. Sorry, Storm. You could have been really cool, but this was so DULL.
  • Nailbiter continues to be awesome. I think it’s the only crime/murder/mystery type of comic that’s really held my attention.
  • Saga is kind of breaking my heart. I just want Marko and Alana to be together forever, okay? And I’m an optimist so I’m sure it will turn out that way, but man so much action and tension happening right now.

Alright, that wraps this up I guess. I have a lot more to talk about, so hopefully I’ll get another WIBR post up this week to talk about some of the trade volumes I’ve devoured lately.




  1. Ugh Saga is SO good. Each successive issue is so so good, and I just want Alana and Marko and Hazel to be reunited and be a family again. And also I want to know what’s going on with the Will. And I want Sophie to be in a thousand more scenes, because I cherish her slightly-more-grown-up self.


  2. I totally fell off the Saga bandwagon, but it sounds like it’s time to get back on! I finished Nimona this morning and it might be the best graphic novel I’ve read all year. I also fell in love with The Wicked + the Divine today, so I’m on the verge of ordering volume 1.


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