Sunday, August 10, 2008

Catching Up

  1. Death, Jr. by Gary Whitta & Ted Naifeh. Not too bad.
  2. The Incredible Hercules: Against the World by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, Khoi Pham, et al. I've been hearing good stuff about "The Incredible Hercules", and this volume supports what I've been hearing. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Judenhass by Dave Sim.
  4. PvP, vol. 5: PvP Treks On by Scott Kurtz. (Library.)
  5. Planet of the Capes by Larry Young & Brandon McKinney.
  6. Marvel Adventures Fantastic Four, vol. 9: New York's Finest by Paul Tobin, David Hahn, & David Nakayama. More fun comics aimed at kids.
  7. Cowa! by Akira Toriyama. Cute manga about the adventures of a boy monster who is half-vampire & half-werekoala.
  8. Counter X, vol. 1 by Warren Ellis, Ian Edginton, Whilce Portacio, et al. There's some good writing here, with some interesting ideas, but the art is remarkably ugly, and the storytelling leaves a LOT to be desired. Also, this seems to be from the period when it was editorial policy to make the various X-titles inaccessible to new readers.
  9. Usagi Yojimbo, vol. 22: Tomoe's Story by Stan Sakai. The latest volume in this excellent series.
  10. Shazam!: The Monster Society of Evil by Jeff Smith. Finally! A good updating of Captain Marvel, one that understands the original comics. (Library.)
  11. 100 Bullets, vol. 6: Six Feet Under the Gun by Brian Azzarello & Eduardo Risso. (Library.)
  12. Magic Trixie by Jill Thompson. This is definitely a children's book, but it is enjoyable by adults as well. Beautiful artwork (as always) from Thompson, and a cute story about a Trixie's jealousy of the attention her baby sister receives.
  13. The Order, vol. 2: California Dreaming by Matt Fraction & Barry Kitson, with Javier Saltares.
  14. Girl Genius, book 7: Agatha Heterodyne and the Voice of the Castle by Kaja & Phil Foglio. I'm still loving this series.
  15. Fallen Angel, vol. 5: Red Horse Riding by Peter David & J.K. Woodward. A bunch of story threads that have been building come to a head in this volume.

And with that, I am caught up with books. If I feel like it, after dinner I may post about movies that I've seen recently and/or the video games I've been playing. (But don't count on it.)

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