New Books for 7/31/19

In addition to the book list this week we have a couple of reviews from a long time friend of RCX Joshua Clinton! We are hoping to add more content in the future so if you like what you see let us know!

The Orville #1: New Beginnings (Part 1 of 2)

While it’s a bit odd to have a season 1.5 comic after the second season wrapped two months ago, Orville fans are suffering a drought that looks to last until late 2020. And with a creative team of the show’s executive producer David Goodman, coupled with former Ms. Marvel artist David Cabeza, this book will be like cigarettes from a matter synthesizer!
The issue follows season 1: Ed misses Kelly, Kelly, meets Cassius, and Cassius is hesitant to include Topa in his class, who’s finally grown to the ripe old age of 3 months. Bortus informs us of the Moclan’s rapid rate of evolution, which is a handy way of explaining Topa’s insane growth spurt in the span of three months. It’s great that this book can add to the lore of the show, but it’s also a little unfortunate that we don’t get to see any more of tiny Topa,
Finishing issue #1 felt like a decent first half of an episode that left me hanging just before the commercial break (which is fitting since it’s a 2-part comic). None of the jokes will make you laugh out loud, but Topa’s growth spurt and the resulting “conflict” of him joining grade school does manage to bring in a nugget of The Orville’s titular social commentary. Ending on Ed and Gordon discovering a colony of desert penguins living inside an active particle beam cannon will DEFINITELY have me tune in for part 2.

Archie# 706: Archie and Sabrina (Part 2 of 5)

If I were a fanfiction author, I’d swear Nick Spencer has been stealing my ideas lately. First he has Peter and M.J. hook up in his new run on the Amazing Spider-Man, and at the start of Archie run, he had Archie and Sabrina hook up over summer vacation. We’re currently in Part 2 of this 5-Part power-couple origin story, but it already has me hungry for more, even if the two haven’t actually met yet.
Nick Spencer’s proven that he gets the aches and pains of growing up, evident in his work on Morning Glories (hey, wait, this is the SECOND time he’s written a lovesick redhead…). Reading this had me flashing back to the summers where I would just work all summer and have zero human contact with any of my friends. Although, I never hooked up with a cute witch from the next town over (a man can dream!). But Nick isn’t the only voice present. Mariko tamaki jumped onboard this issue, giving Sabrina a voice that’s reminiscent of Rose’s frustrated, angst-fueled boredom in This One Summer, but with the added sass we love from the recent Netflix incarnation. Their angsty, internal monologues contrast perfectly, and I can’t wait to see how they come to find each other so…spellbinding.
I’ve been gushing about all of the angst that I nearly forgot to talk about the artwork. Jenn St-Onge renders the characters in a soft, cute, and expressive manner that also leaves them looking younger than they’ve typically been portrayed in a post-reboot Archie world. However, I’d say that it fits the themes of nostalgia.

Also there’s a line about a lame guy hooking up with a new girl played by a 29 year old woman, which definitely feels like a dig at Riverdale season 1 having Archie hook up with sexy Ms. Grundy.

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