In keeping with the times, and my lack thereof, and my low energy and brain power (this is a theme that is likely to continue for some time until I get back into some sort of routine), I have a backlog of books I want to read. I’ve tried. They just don’t keep my attention or I don’t have enough time to really get into them and then the next time I pick them up I’ve forgotten what came before and need to start over. And that’s the crux of the problem, I just don’t have the attention span for them at the moment.
I have, however, managed to read a few graphic novels in the last couple weeks as I try to get back into this whole writing and reading, and reading and writing thing. They are just about the right speed for me at the moment. Our library opened up for the first time in over a year and while letting the Little Prince and Littler Prince find some prizes to borrow, a graphic novel caught my eye and I scooped it up (Also, how cool is it that the library has comic books?) and devoured it easily. The art. The fast moving plot. The small commitment. Whatever it is/was, I was able to get through it. So, then I got another one. And then another one.
Superman: Year One – I was intrigued by the cover and I tend to like “origin” stories. And, for the most part, I enjoyed this one as well. It’s broken into three parts and I liked the first part the most but each section had merit and the art was beautiful.
Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite – I had started the tv series but hadn’t finished yet. Picked up the graphic novel and read it in one sitting. And, all things considered, I enjoyed the book more than I was enjoying the show.
Superman: Red Son – Revis recommended this one. The storytelling was very intriguing. I felt the ending was a little rushed given the time spent on the buildup, but it took nothing away from the overall enjoyment of the story.
I know I used (still do?) have a lot of comic fans among the faithful kingdomites. As I’m getting these from my local library system, I might not be able to get any you would suggest… The first couple Revis suggested when I reached out to him were unavailable, unfortunately, but what would you suggest? What can I look for next and dive into?