the holiday*

5 graphic novels out this week we can’t wait to read!

BILLIE HOLIDAY

Born in Baltimore in 1915, and dead too early in New York in 1959, Billie Holiday became a legendary jazz singer, even mythical. With her voice even now managing to touch so many people, we follow a reporter on the trail of the artist on behalf of a New York daily. Beyond the public scandals that marred the life of the star (alcohol, drugs, violence…), he seeks to restore the truth, revisiting the memory of Billie. Through this investigation, Muñoz and Sampayo trace, through the undertones of racism, and in the wake of the blues, the slow drift of a singer who expressed the deepest emotions in jazz. By internationally renowned Argentine artists, featuring Munoz’ strikingly raw heavy blacks, this is not just a biography but a spell-binding art book tribute.

BLACK WIDOW Vol. 2: No More Secrets

Now that Natasha knows the Weeping Lion’s secret, she’s in control of his very particular skills. Natasha plans to use him to destroy the Red Room’s reincarnation, the DARK ROOM. But she’ll have to face RECLUSE, daughter of the Red Room’s headmistress, who’s fixated on killing Natasha to prove her worth. Collects Black Widow (2016) #7-12.

SURGEON X Vol. 1: The Path of Most Resistance 

In an antibiotic apocalypse in near-future London, brilliant surgeon Rosa Scott becomes Surgeon X, a vigilante doctor who treats those who’ve been abandoned by the system. Haunted by the murder of her mother and harassed by the mysterious Hippocrates, Rosa risks everything to save lives–but warps her medical oath to do so.

ALL-STAR BATMAN Vol. 1: My Own Worst Enemy

In this new graphic novel, Batman finds himself trying to help old friend Harvey Dent…now known as the villainous Two-Face! The Dark Knight accompanies his foe on a cross-country trip to fix his scarred face and hopefully end the Two-Face identity forever. But when the former Gotham City D.A. sets his plan into motion to free himself, what deadly secrets from the past will bubble to the surface?

One of the biggest creative teams in DC Comics history share their take on one of the greatest heroes ever in ALL STAR BATMAN VOL. 1! Collects issues #1-5.

SAGA Book 2

At long last, it’s finally time for the second hardcover collection of SAGA, the New York Times best-selling series praised by everyone from Alan Moore to Lin-Manuel Miranda! Created by the multiple Eisner Award-winning team of artist FIONA STAPLES (Mystery Society, North 40, Archie Comics) and writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN (THE PRIVATE EYE, PAPER GIRLS, WE STAND ON GUARD), SAGA BOOK TWO continues the action-packed education of Hazel, a child born to star-crossed parents from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war. Collecting 18 issues of the smash-hit comic, this massive edition features a striking original cover from Fiona Staples, as well as a brand-new gallery of exclusive, never-before-seen SAGA artwork from legendary creators including CLIFF CHIANG, PIA GUERRA, FAITH ERIN HICKS, KARL KERSCHL, JASON LATOUR, SEAN GORDON MURPHY, STEVE SKROCE, and MORE!

For my agenda today, I’m gonna work on my Etsy shop mostly I think. I have a few things I want to do with it, and it’d be nice to get those in place ASAP.

But tomorrow and Monday I am reserving for holiday stuff. Even though I think I’m gonna split Bealtaine between the 1st of May and maybe 20th of May, I want to celebrate tomorrow. I can’t afford a feast tomorrow but I got my pizza dough so I can make my holiday rosemary pizza. I got wine, which is special since I don’t drink alcohol ever. Gonna bless my pets with gathered water and watch Secret of Kells. I’m gonna try to put up a May Bush too.

Then, on May 20th when I’m moved into a new place, I’m gonna bless that new home and have a feast. Probably keep my May Bush up until then too…

But yeah. Bealtaine kinda sneaked up on me this year, but I’m gonna celebrate it nonetheless!