Sunday, July 16, 2006

Less than 2 weeks between updates!

  1. Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back by Nora Vincent. The author disguised herself as a man for something like a year. I think she might have had more insights into gender if she didn't buy into stereotypes about men & women so much. (Checked out of the library.)
  2. Ultimate Iron Man, vol. 1 by Orson Scott Card & Andy Kubert. (Library.)
  3. Queen & Country Declassified, vol. 2 by Greg Rucka & Rick Burchett.
  4. Robin: To Kill a Bird by Bill Willingham, Damion Scott, et al.
  5. Michael Chabon Presents the Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, vol. 3 by various. These anthologies hold less & less interest for me as the series goes along. Not even Will Eisner's story was very good.
  6. Death Note, vol. 5: Whiteout by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata. More twists & turns in this story of a high-schooler who gains the ability to kill anybody whose name & face he knows.
  7. Sandman Mystery Theatre, vol. 4: The Scorpion by Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle, & Guy Davis. I am so happy that this series is finally being collected. I love Davis's artwork, and the stories are great too.
  8. Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, vol. 3 by Peter David, Jeff Purves, et al. Another series I'm happy to see collected. David's run on the Hulk may well be the best take on the character.
  9. The Order of the Stick, vol. 0: On the Origin of PCs by Rich Burlew. After introducing Teena to these comics about a party of adventurers, I decided to reread this book. Funny stuff. (Library.)
  10. Birds of Prey: Of Like Minds by Gail Simone & Ed Benes. (Library.)
  11. Justice League Unlimited, vol. 1: United They Stand by Adam Beechen, et al.
  12. War Stories, vol. 2 by Garth Ennis et al. Ennis's serious, non-fantastic stories all have a certain feel. He uses several stock character-types an awful lot. But they're still damn good stories. (Library.)
  13. Invincible, vol. 5: The Facts of Life by Robert Kirkman & Ryan Ottley. (Library.)
  14. Zombieworld: Winter's Dregs and Other Stories by various. (Library.)
  15. Max Hamm: Fairy Tale Detective by Frank Cammuso. (Library.)
  16. Birds of Prey: Sensei & Student by Gail Simone, et al. (Library.)
  17. City of Tomorrow by Howard Chaykin. Chaykin is another creator who uses a stock of certain character types over & over. But boy-o-boy, can the man draw! (Library.)
  18. Astonishing X-Men, vol. 1 by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday. Perhaps not as good as Whedon's TV work, but still pretty good.
  19. Northwest Passage, vol. 2 by Scott Chantler.
  20. Gotham Central, vol. 3: Unresolved Targets by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, & Michael Lark. Another story about the cops who work in Batman's town. It's too bad the comics market doesn't support more books like this. But I guess comics fans aren't interested unless the people in spandex have the spotlight.
  21. Shaman King, vol. 9 by Hiroyuki Takei.
  22. Bambi & Her Pink Gun, vol. 2 by Atsushi Kaneko. More over-the-top violence. (Library.)
  23. Negima! vol. 8 by Ken Akamatsu. (Library.)
  24. The New Avengers, vol. 2: Sentry by Brian Michael Bendis & Steve McNiven. (Library.)
  25. Negima! vol. 9 by Ken Akamatsu. (Library.)
  26. Mary Jane, vol. 1: Circle of Friends by Sean McKeever & Takeshi Miyazawa. (Library.)
  27. Dr. Slump, vol. 5 by Akira Toriyama. (Library.)
  28. Green Arrow, vol. 6: Moving Targets by Judd Winick & Phil Hester. (Library.)
  29. The Goon, vol. 2: My Murderous Childhood (And Other Grievous Yarns) by Eric Powell. Goofy, fun stories about a thug who rules a city's underworld through threats & intimidation. (Library.)
  30. Mary Jane, vol. 2: Homecoming Sean McKeever & Takeshi Miyazawa. (Library.)
  31. Star Wars: Clone Wars, vol. 2: Victories & Sacrifices by various. I finally found a used copy of this selling cheap enough that I'd be willing to pay that price to have the issue or two written by John Ostrander that are collected in this book.
  32. Queen & Country Declassified, vol. 3: Sons & Daughters by Antony Johnston & Christopher Mitten.
  33. Y: The Last Man, vol. 7: Paper Dolls by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra.
  34. Tuxedo Gin, vol. 9 by Tokihiko Matsuura. (Library.)
  35. The Punisher MAX, vol. 1 by Garth Ennis, Lewis Larosa, & Leandro Fernandez. I liked Ennis's take on the Punisher better when he didn't take the character entirely seriously. (Library.)
  36. What's Michael? vol. 11: Planet of the Cats by Makoto Kobayashi. Goofy cat comics from Japan.
  37. JLA: Crisis of Conscience by Geoff Johns, Allan Heinberg, & Chris Batista. Yet another attempt to make superhero comics serious & grown-up that just makes them seem grim & humorless. (Library.)
  38. The Goon, vol. 3: Heaps of Ruination by Eric Powell. Silly absurd stuff, much more to my taste. Plus, there's a guest appearance by Hellboy! (Library.)

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