Monday, November 12, 2007

A Day Late & A Dollar Short

Computer problems prevented me from updating yesterday. They seem to have sorted themselves out, and I'm staying home from work today because I'm feeling sick, so I'm not too late with the update.

  1. Daredevil: The Devil, Inside & Out, vol. 2 by Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark & David Aja. I enjoyed this, but it does seem to be all about restoring the comic to its status quo. At the end Matt Murdock is free, and most people think that his being outed as Daredevil was all a hoax. I know superheroes thrive on their characters not changing (at least not long term), but genuine character development would be nice.
  2. Dragon Head, vol 8 by Minetaro Mochizuki. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Pounded by Brian Wood & Steve Rolston. This was okay, but it didn't feel like a complete story, more like the opening of a longer series.
  4. The Immortal Iron Fist, vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story by Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction, David Aja, et al. This was a blast. Kung Fu action, the hidden legacy of the Iron Fist, cool art (including flash back sequences by great like Russ Heath & John Severin). I'm really looking forward to more of this.
  5. Zombie Powder, vol. 4: Walk Like a Zombie by Tite Kubo. Early work from the creator of Bleach.
  6. Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes: Adult Education by Mark Waid, Tony Bedard & Barry Kitson. (Library.)
  7. Sandman Mystery Theatre: Sleep of Reason by John Ney Rieber & Eric Nguyen. An obvious attempt to revive one of Vertigo's early successes. It tries a bit too hard.
  8. The Goon, vol. 3: Heaps of Ruination by Eric Powell. Goofy stuff. Fun.
  9. Alex Robinson's Lower Regions. Silent comic about a D&D-type adventure.
  10. House by Josh Simmons. Silent comic about three teenagers who find an abandoned mansion deep in the woods.

Also this week I finished listening to the audio-book version of The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. I had forgotten just how good this book is, and I can't wait for the movie (although I am apprehensive about changes the studio will have made in an attempt to placate people who will take offense at the implication that blind obedience to the church is not a good thing).

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