Wednesday, April 07, 2004

And I'd been doing so well about updating more than once a week. Well I have something of an excuse since I was sick on Monday. And it was a week, when I read quite a few things.
  • Liber Castellorum: The Book of Tethers by various. This sourcebook for the In Nomine role playing game has given me a few ideas for the game I'm considering running at some point.
  • Alias, vol. 4: The Secret Origins of Jessica Jones by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos. This is the final collection of the Alias comic book (no connection to the tv series). Great stuff about a private investigator who used to be a super-hero.
  • Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith by Darko Macan & Ramon F. Bachs. (Checked out of the library.)
  • Where Hats Go by Kurt Wolfgang. A cute little graphic novel told without dialogue. (Library.)
  • Ranma 1/2, vol. 25 by Rumiko Takahashi. More martial arts/romance/comedy. (Library.)
  • Red, White, Black & Blue: A (Th)ink Anthology by Keith Knight. A collection of one-panel cartoons by the guy who creates "The K Chronicles" (as seen in
  • Ultimate X-Men, vol. 1 by Mark Millar, Adam Kubert, & Andy Kubert. The X-Men recreated for a new audience (i.e. people who hadn't read the comic before they saw the movie), this has no relation to "regular" X-Men continuity. (And I should mention that I actually read the hardback that collects the first 12 issues, rather than this paperback that collects the first 6, but the hardback isn't available from Amazon.) (Library.)
  • Atomic City Tales, vol. 1: Go Power! by Jay Stephens. Superhero comics done with an almost underground comics sensibility.
  • Thor Legends, vol. 2 by Walter Simonson. Reprinting 10 issues of Simonson's run on Thor from the 80's. Great stuff, probably the best that Thor has ever been (helped a great deal by Simonson having read up on Norse myths).
  • Mutant, Texas: Tales of Sheriff Ida Red by Paul Dini & J. Bone. (Library.)
  • Daredevil Visionaries, vol. 1 by Roger McKenzie & Frank Miller. This reprints Miller's first Daredevil issues, before he started writing the series.
  • Thor Legends, vol. 3 by Walter Simonson & Sal Buscema. Another 10 issues.
  • Batman Black & White, vol. 2 by various. (Library.)
  • Captain Marvel: Crazy Like a Fox by Peter David, Michael Ryan, & Paul Azaceta.
  • Deadenders: Stealing the Sun by Ed Brubaker & Warren Pleece.
  • On the Road to Perdition: Oasis by Max Allan Collins & Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez. In Road to Perdition, Collins left space for more stories to be told later. This is one of them. (Library.)
  • On the Road to Perdition: Sanctuary by Max Allan Collins & Steve Lieber. And this is another. (Library.)
  • Superman: Doomsday Wars by Dan Jurgens. I think Jurgens became entirely to enamored of the character Doomsday and used it too many times (i.e. at all) after the death of Superman, but maybe that's to be expected when a slow news day gives you the biggest success of your career. (Library.)
  • Leonard & Larry: Excerpts from the Ring Cycle in Royal Albert Hall by Tim Barela.
  • Superman: The Man of Steel, vol. 2 by John Byrne, Marv Wolfman, & Jerry Ordway. This reprints the first three issues each of Superman, The Adventures of Superman, and Action Comics after Byrne revamped Superman in the mini-series Man of Steel (reprinted in volume 1).
  • Hellboy Junior by Bill Wray et al. No actual relation to Mignola's comic, this is more a parody of Harvey comics. Extremely crude at times, but rather funny.
  • Rising Stars: Visitations by J. Michael Straczynski et al.

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