Saturday, August 04, 2007

Back to Books

  1. Usagi Yojimbo, vol. 20: Glimpses of Death by Stan Sakai.
  2. Rex Libris, vol. 1: I, Librarian by James Turner. Funny, but occasionally too wordy, comic about the two-fisted adventures of a librarian as he tracks down overdue books, even if the search takes him to different planets.
  3. Albion by Leah Moore, John Reppion, & Shane Oakley. I would have enjoyed this more if I knew more about British comics of the 60s & 70s other than what I have picked up reading tributes like this one. (Checked out of the library.)
  4. The Last Sane Cowboy and Other Stories by Daniel Merlin. Surrealist comics. (Library.)
  5. Crecy by Warren Ellis & Raulo Caceres. I'm just going to quote from the promotional material for this book: A highly trained but under equipped army invades another country due to that country's perceived threat to home security. The army conducts shock-and-awe raids designed to terrify the populace. This army is soon driven to ground, and vastly outnumbered. The English army has to stand and fight, in Crecy, France. On 26 August 1346, modern warfare changed forever.
  6. Penny Arcade, vol. 4: Birds Are Weird by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik. (Library.)
  7. Batman: Harley & Ivy by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm, et al.
  8. The Nodwick Chronicles VI: Nodwick Goes Hollywood by Aaron Williams. One of several comics I read that have their origins in role playing games.
  9. Knights of the Dinner Table, Bundle of Trouble, vol. 18 by Jolly R. Blackburn. Another of several comics I read that have their origins in role playing games.
  10. Marvel Adventures: The Avengers, vol. 3: Bizarre Adventures by Jeff Parker & Juan Santacruz. This comic may be aimed at kids, but it is one of the most entertaining things Marvel is currently publishing. How can you not love a comic that features the Avengers all turning into M.O.D.O.C.s? Or a comic that reveals that Ego, the Living Planet, is actually Ego, the Loving Planet? Well, I guess you could if you weren't familiar with M.O.D.O.C. or Ego, but trust me, this book is fun.
  11. The Goon, vol. 1: Nothin' But Misery by Eric Powell. I enjoyed this series when I checked it out of the library, so when I had the chance to order this cheap from the Science Fiction Book Club, I did.
  12. The Grave Robber's Daughter by Richard Sala. As always, Sala's artwork perfectly matches his creepy stories. Also, this is quite funny. (Library.)
  13. Killer Princesses by Gail Simone & Lea Hernandez.
  14. A Man Called Kev by Garth Ennis & Carlos Ezquerra. (Library.)
  15. Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, vol. 4 by Peter David, Jeff Purves, et al. Some good stuff here, but the peak of David's run on the Hulk is still to come.
  16. Annihilation, Book 2 by various. Marvel's big event with their space-based characters. Entertaining enough. (Library.)
  17. Post-Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel. Bechdel's comic strip may be soap opera, but it's damn good soap opera.

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