Saturday, March 10, 2007

Back on schedule

  1. Monster, vol. 2: Surprise Party by Naoki Urasawa. Thriller about a doctor searching for the serial killer whose life the doctor saved 10 years ago, when the killer was just a boy. I'm enjoying this quite a bit. (Checked out of the library.)
  2. Fallen Angel, vol. 2: To Rule in Hell by Peter David & J.K. Woodward. I can't say I care for Woodward's art very much, but I do like the stories.
  3. Fantastic Four Visionaries: John Byrne, vol. 6. I think this book might have been better served if they had stuck strictly to comics that Byrne wrote. One of the comics reprinted here is "Secret Wars II, #2" written by Jim Shooter, and it is absolutely terrible. There wasn't even much of a connection to the Fantastic Four. You do not need to read the issue of "Secret Wars II" to know what's going on.
  4. Avengers/JLA Compendium by Kurt Busiek, George Perez, et al. This is a companion volume to the JLA/Avengers collection. I found it interesting, but I think only people really into superhero comics would do so. (Library.)
  5. Rex Mundi, Book 3: The Lost Kings by Arvid Nelson, Eric J, Jim DiBartolo, & Justin Ferreyra. Conspiracies, politics, sorcery, the Holy Grail, and more can be found in this noir-ish story. (Library.)
  6. Penny Arcade, vol. 3: The Warsun Prophecies by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik. Funny stuff. (Library.)
  7. Nat Turner, vol. 2: Revolution by Kyle Baker. A powerful story about an 1831 slave revolt. Baker does an amazing job. He has quite a range, from his usual cartoony style to this.
  8. Ex Machina, vol. 5: Smoke Smoke by Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris.

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