Friday, April 16, 2004

No more delays. Here's what I've read since last Wednesday.
  • Ultra Klutz, Book Two by Jeff Nicholson. This book is nearly impossible to describe. It started out as a parody of Ultra Man, but changed into something else. Something I like but don't know how to categorize.
  • Tomorrow Stories, Book Two by Alan Moore et al. Humorous stories by Alan Moore, including "Greyshirt", illustrated by Rick Veitch, a wonderful pastiche of Will Eisner's Spirit.
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Read because I was told you couldn't understand Mrs. Howell's chapter of Gilligan's Wake without having read Gatsby. (Checked out of the library.)
  • The Absolute Authority, vol. 2 by Mark Millar, Frank Quitely, et al. I bought the Authority collections (and it's predecessor, StormWatch) when they were written by Warren Ellis. But Millar's take doesn't grab me enough to buy it. (Library.)
  • Luba in America by Gilbert Hernandez. I'm not sure why, but I loved Beto's stories more when they were just set in Palomar. Still amazing stuff, though.
  • Top Shelf Asks the Big Questions by various. This anthology includes a story Alan Moore wrote for Tomorrow Stories about L. Ron Hubbard but got pulled on the advice of lawyers even though everything in it is documented.
  • The Avengers: The Kang Dynasty by Kurt Busiek et al. Busiek's final storyline on The Avengers.
  • What's Michael? vol. 9: The Ideal Cat by Makoto Kobayashi. Japanese cat comics.
  • Friends of Lulu presents Storytime by various. Friends of Lulu is an organization dedicated to bringing more women into comics, both as creators & readers.
  • Too Much Coffee Man's Amusing Musings by Shannon Wheeler.
  • What a Long Strange Strip It's Been by Keith Knight.

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