Monday, December 13, 2004

Starting books read in November:
  • Way of the Ninja by various. Another role-playing book.
  • Fables, vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, & P. Craig Russell. The latest collection of Willingham's update on all sorts of fairy tales. Because this series seems quite popular, and it looks like Vertigo will continue to publish collections, I have stopped buying the individual issues. From here on out, I'm just waiting for the book. It's tempting when I see a new issue in the store, but it's simply a matter of economics.
  • The Walking Dead, vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore. A pretty good zombie comic. My only major complaint is that the opening is remarkably like that of 28 Days Later. (Checked out of the library.)
  • Captain America, vol. 3: Ice by Chuck Austen, John Ney Rieber & Jae Lee. (Library.)
  • Creatures of Rokugan by various. Yet another role-playing book that is destined to be sold at Powell's.
  • Love Hina, vol. 1 by Ken Akamatsu. Manga. (Library.)
  • Runaways, vol. 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan & Adrain Alphona. The story of what 6 teenagers do when they discover that their parents are super-villains. Entertaining.
  • Girl Genius, book 2: Agatha Heterodyne & the Airship City by Phil & Kaja Foglio. Another collection of this wonderful series. I greatly enjoy the steampunk genre, and when it is handled as well as it is here, it's easy to see why. The Foglios have clearly put a lot of thought into how this world works, and it comes out in the comics. Things aren't thrown in simply because they're a neat idea; they hint at characters' pasts or highlight the differences between Agatha's Europe and our own. The fact that they're also neat ideas is simply a bonus.
  • Negima, vol. 3 by Ken Akamatsu. More manga.
  • Sandman Mystery Theatre, vol. 2: The Face & The Brute by Matt Wagner, John Watkiss & R.G. Taylor. This is another series where Vertigo has finally started collecting more than the first storyline. This is the Golden Age Sandman, nothing at all about the embodiment of dreams or the rest of the Endless, just a man in a trench coat & gas mask who investigates crimes.

Okay, that's it for now. More later.

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