Sunday, January 27, 2008

Lots of books and a late start

  1. Bound By Law?: Tales from the Public Domain by Keith Aoki, James Boyle, & Jennifer Jenkins. Information about copyright law & the public domain, especially as it applies to documentary filmmakers, presented in comics format.
  2. Buddh, vol. 5: Deer Park by Osamu Tezuka.
  3. John Constantine, Hellblazer: Stations of the Cross by Mike Carey, Marcelo Frusin, Leonardo Manco, et al. Horror comics.
  4. Buddha, vol. 6: Ananda by Osamu Tezuka.
  5. Laika by Nick Abadzis. A very touching story about the first animal put into orbit. (Checked out of the library.)
  6. Buddha, vol. 7: Prince Ajatasattu by Osamu Tezuka.
  7. Buddha, vol. 8: Jatavana by Osamu Tezuka. I have to say that this entire series is simply amazing. A fantastic story, well told. My highest recommendation.
  8. B.P.R.D., vol. 7: Garden of Souls by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, & Guy Davis. More thrilling adventures. Plus more information about Abe's past.
  9. The Tarot Cafe, vol. 1 by Sang-Sun Park.
  10. The Surrogates by Robert Venditti & Brett Weldele. Impressive science fiction graphic novel. I've heard that it's being made into a movie.
  11. JLA: Kid Amazo by Peter Milligan & Carlos D'Anda. I was disappointed in this. I know Milligan can do better. It felt like he was writing down to the audience. If he hadn't written smart & clever superhero comics in the past, I'd say he hold superhero fans in contempt. Maybe his opinion of the fan-base has changed since he wrote X-Statix. Not recommended.
  12. Azumanga Daioh Omnibus by Kiyohiko Azuma. Cute, sometimes baffling, comics about a group of high-school friends. (Library.)
  13. Thunderbolts: Faith in Monsters by Warren Ellis & Mike Deodato Jr. There's quite a bit of nastiness here, but what else would you expect from Ellis writing super-villains posing as heroes? Good stuff.
  14. Bookhunter by Jason Shiga. Man, graphic novels about librarians have started springing up lately. (See also: Rex Libris and Unshelved) (Library.)
  15. Powers, vol. 11: Secret Identity by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming.
  16. Terrabella Smoot and the Unsung Monsters by Jon "Bean" Hastings. Kid's book.

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