I swear, I'm not making this up. Weep with me for a moment, won't you?
I have a weakness for Christina Aguilera songs. I'm SORRY. They're just SO MUCH FUN to sing along with
Stop looking at me like that. I won't sing them at YOU.
Hopeless Savages is a REALLY cute comic. It's sort of what the Osbournes would be like if they were, you know, interesting or at all likeable. It follows the adventures of the Hopeless-Savage family, Dirk Hopeless, Nikki Savage, and their four kids (Rat, Arsenal, Twitch, and Skank, who goes by her middle name of Zero). It's not a challenging read, but it's adorable, and the characters are a lot of fun. I'll probably offer this series to Emma if she complains of boredom. I've got Vol. 1, 2, and 3.
One of the contributing artist to parts of Hopeless Savages (I don't recall offhand if he had a part in the first volume, but I know he did some bits of the second and third) is Ross Campbell, whose style I've loved since I found him on DeviantArt. Wet Moon is a very laid-back comic that lets the reader peek in on the lives of some gothtastic college students in Louisiana. The art is sopretty. Volume 2 is out now, and I am totally buying it.
As for The Abandoned? I've never really seen a lot of zombie movies. Or read any zombie comics. But now, I want to. 'Cause this was gory and creepy and terrifying and I LOVES IT. Highly recommended for zombie and/or horror fans.
Runaways is the other series I've grown to love. Bunch of kids find out that (a) their parents are supervillians and (b) they seem to have inherited some special abilities, too. Hijinks ensue. The kids are written like real teenagers - they're by turns endearing obnoxious, snotty, goofy, and vulnerable. The first volume or so seems like the writers were trying just a BIT too hard to hit the audience over the head with the "WE'RE WRITING FOR TEENAGERS! WE KNOW POP CULTURE! SEE OUR MIGHTY POP CULTURE REFERENCES! HAHA! SO TOPICAL!" stick, but they got over it. The youngest is about 11 years old. She reminds me of a less-mature Emma in a lot of ways. Really, she's what one of Emma's friends would be if we blended her with Emma's lack-of-obnoxiousness. Also, the 'fat' chick (she's not TOO heavy, but is at least visibly chubby most of the time, and it gets pointed out by several people) dates the cute guy (well, one of them). This makes me cheer. Both for her being fat, and for the guy really being into he.. Not a major spoiler, but since it's not something you could read on the blurbs on the back of the paperbacks, I cut it. Because I wuv you. Amazon has volumes 1, 3, 4, and 5 (which I do not have yet), but I can't seem to find volume 2 for the life of me. I located it at my local comic book store (Bedrock City Comics, yo) without a problem, so I'm not sure what's up with Amazon.