Tuesday, October 21, 2003

(I didn't intend "later" to mean "the next day," but at least it still fits the definition.)

Didn't finish Lolita until last night, because I didn't feel like reading it over the weekend. Instead I read a whole bunch of graphic novels.

  • The Return of Lum: Feudal Furor
  • The Return of Lum: Creature Feature, both by Rumiko Takahashi
  • Dragon Ball Z, v.12 by Akira Toriyama
  • Catwoman: Dark End of the Street written by Ed Brubaker & illustrated by Darwyn Cooke. This is the first collection of the new, revamped, noir-ish "Catwoman" series. I really liked this & now feel I should be reading the comic. I think budget demands will limit me to buying the collections or checking them out of the library.
  • Preacher: Dead or Alive by Glenn Fabry. This book is simply a collection of the covers to the "Preacher" comic book series, without all the cover copy. There is also commentary by the artist, Fabry, and Garth Ennis, the guy who wrote the comic.
  • StormWatch: Final Orbit written by Warren Ellis & illustrated by various. Superheroes. Not as good at Ellis's Transmetropolitan series, but still pretty good.
  • Rising Stars, bk. 2: Power written by J. Michael Straczynski (creator of Babylon 5) and illustrated by various. Yet another version of superheroes in the "real world" but better than most.
  • Spider-Man's Tangled Web, v.4 (Amazon doesn't have this) written & illustrated by various, including Ted McKeever & Darwyn Cooke. Offbeat Spider-Man stories.
  • and finally: The Batman Adventures: Dangerous Dames & Demons by Paul Dini & Bruce Timm, the people responsible for the extremely cool Batman: The Animated Series. This book is a collection of all the comic book stories they've done, including "Mad Love," the origin of Harley Quinn.

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