Saturday, January 27, 2007

  1. Cancer Vixen: A True Story by Marisa Acocella Marchetto. (Checked out of the library.)
  2. Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, vol. 5: Monsters on the Prowl by Peter David & Mike Norton. The Marvel Adventures books are aimed at kids, rather than the (arrested) adolescents of the main Marvel line, but kids' books can be good, and I normally enjoy David's writing. Nothing spectacular, but fun.
  3. Naruto, vol. 10: A Splendid Ninja by Masashi Kishimoto.
  4. Naruto, vol. 11: Impassioned Efforts by Masashi Kishimoto.
  5. Hikaru no Go, vol. 1: Descent of the Go Master by Yumi Hotta & Takeshi Obata. If you had told me, before this manga began serialization in Shonen Jump, that I would enjoy a comic about a board game (Go), I wouldn't have believed you. But of course, the comic isn't actually about the game, but about the characters playing the game.
  6. Flight, vol. 2 by various. (Library.)
  7. Unshelved, vol. 1 by Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum. A comic strip about a public library. (Library.)
  8. Star Trek the Manga: Shinsei Shinsei by various. (Library.)
  9. Star Trek: The Return of the Worthy by Peter David, Bill Mumy, Gordon Purcell, et al.
  10. What Would Dewey Do?: An Unshelved Collection by Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum. (Library.)
  11. Read or Die, vol. 3 by Hideyuki Kurato & Shutaro Yamada. It had been long enough since I read the previous volumes that I had forgotten just how bad this is. No more. (Library.)
  12. Zombie Powder, vol. 2: Can't Kiss the Ring (of the Dead) by Tite Kubo. Early work from the creator of Bleach.
  13. Inverloch, vol. 2 by Sarah Ellerton. Fairly standard fantasy tropes, but pretty well executed. To read the strip online, go here. (Library.)
  14. The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Anime by various. (Library.)
  15. Marvel Adventures The Avengers, vol. 1: Heroes Assembled by Jeff Parker & Manuel Garcia. I've been hearing good things about this series, so I thought I'd check it out. Lots of fun.
  16. Library Mascot Cage Match: An Unshelved Collection by Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum. (Library.)

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Phantom Planet
  • Six Days, Seven Nights
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark. We saw this at the Hollywood Theatre. It was the first time I had seen it on the big screen since it was originally released. Man, melting faces look really scary when they're 10 feet tall.
  • Popeye. I'm not sure why, but this movie has a bad reputation. It's a lot of fun, and really captures the feel of the original comic strips. And you have to admit that Shelley Duvall is the perfect choice to play Olive Oyl.

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