And so. Last week, I bought the first Young Liars trade. It was bizarre and twisted and left me with an odd taste in my mouth, and yet I want to read more. I like the idea of the girl with no inhibitions, even though that could so easily lend itself to exploitation (or a bad porn script…). And I enjoy stories where there are no good guys, because that means there are no bad guys, either.
Of course, Young Liars does have bad guys, but it’s intriguing nonetheless. Don’t know if I’m entirely comfortable with the portrayal of “Annie X”–I don’t tend to read eating disorders as funny. But I like the tendency to throw out obvious stereotypes and then subvert that I see developing here.
And I’m a sucker for rock’n'roll references.
On to this week, then. It’s AIR week and the last Battlefields: Night Witches as well. I’ve decided that I cannot live without Hellblazer monthly once again, and so I’d be buying that even if the cover wasn’t awesome.
(Oh, there will be more on my love for John Constantine soon.)
I can’t really say that there’s anything else I’m tempted by this week, but as always, I can be persuaded. So give me your best pitch for the series you love.