Monday, March 15, 2004

Once again, it's been a week since I updated. Oh well.

  • Usagi Yojimbo: The Shrouded Moon by Stan Sakai. More anthropomorphic adventures of the ronin rabbit.
  • The Golden Age by James Robinson & Paul Smith. (I can't seem to find this book at Amazon. Therefore, no link.) This is the same creative team as Leave It To Chance, but is very different. This is the story of the golden age superheroes & what happened to them in the years after WWII. It is excellent, but I'm not sure it would work for somebody who didn't already have at least some familiarity with the characters. While this is technically an "Elseworlds" story (meaning DC doesn't consider it to have "really" happened), Robinson has said that as far as he is concerned it is canon, and during Starman there were a few references to the events in this story.
  • Usagi Yojimbo: Duel at Kitanoji by Stan Sakai. Reading these has reminded me how good these comics are. Now I want to pick up the volume or two that I'm missing.
  • Nightstand Chillers by Pat Boyette. (Checked out of the library.)
  • John Constantine: Hellblazer: Son of Man by Garth Ennis & John Higgins.
  • Star Trek, New Frontier: Gods Above by Peter David. It had been a while since I'd read any of David's novels (I make sure to pick up whatever comics he writes), & I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed them. So I bought this after finishing the other.
  • Club 9, vol. 2 by Makoto Kobayashi. (Library.)
  • Phoenix: Dawn by Osamu Tezuka. (Library.)
  • Post-Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel.
  • Supergirl: Many Happy Returns by Peter David & Ed Benes. This is a collection of the final 6 issues of the Supergirl series. Sales hadn't been very good, so DC cancelled it. Ironically, sales took an upturn with this storyline, but by then it was too late.
  • Subway Series by Leela Corman. Eh. (Library.)
  • Liberty Meadows: Creature Comforts by Frank Cho. (Library.)
  • Outsiders: Looking for Trouble by Judd Winick, Tom Raney & Chriscross. Superheroes by a former star of The Real World.
  • The Life Eaters by David Brin & Scott Hampton. This is a graphic novel sequel to Brin's short story, "Thor Meets Captain America." I haven't read the story, but now I definitely want to.
  • Diana: Warrior Princess by Marcus Rowland. This is an odd little item, it's a role playing game based on a TV show that doesn't exist. The idea is that sometime a thousand or more years in the future, somebody decided to create a show based on the life of Princess Di and researched as carefully & thoroughly as Xena was. So you get Diana & her sidekick, Fergie, roaming around, thwarting the plans of Landmines, God of War, and opposing the plots of her ex-mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth. Other characters include Queen Victoria & Prince Albert Einstein, rulers of Britannia (which neighbor's Elizabeth's England), and Wild Bill Gates, riverboat gambler. Very funny stuff.
  • Frightful Fairy Tales by Dame Darcy.
  • Green Lantern: The Power of Ion by Judd Winick et al.

Movies & DVDs
  • Red Dwarf I
  • The middle third of the 2nd season of Sports Night with Teena & some friends from The Usual Suspects message board.
  • Red Dwarf II
  • Finished watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 5.
  • Westender, an independent movie filmed in Oregon. This film looks like it was made by members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. It's the story of a knight who has fallen on hard times & his search for a ring that has great value to him. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous, the acting ranges from pretty good to so-so, and generally the script is good. But there is one sequence towards the end of the film that goes on much too long. By the time it was over, I had lost patience with the movie & was unwilling it cut it any slack.
  • Hidalgo. Saw this with Teena yesterday. Very entertaining. Kinda formulaic, but lots of fun. It made me want to watch things like The Mummy and Indiana Jones.

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