Sunday, September 14, 2008

Not Too Many Books This Week

  1. Essex County, vol. 1: Tales from the Farm by Jeff Lemire. Very good. (Checked out of the library.)
  2. The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard by Eddie Campbell & Dan Best. I enjoyed this quite a bit, but don't have anything to say about it.
  3. Millennium by Steve Englehart, Joe Staton, & Ian Gibson. I had fond memories of this cross-over, so I ordered the collection when it showed up in "Previews." It doesn't live up to my recollections. There were too many crossover issues (which aren't collected here), and too much of the story happens in them for this to make much sense on its own. I found it reasonably entertaining (although Englehart's attempt at cosmic wisdom is laughable), but unless you're deep into superheroes, I cannot recommend this book.
  4. Suicide Squad: From the Ashes by John Ostrander & Javier Pina. Sometimes you can go home again. I loved Ostrander's Suicide Squad when it ran in the late-80's to the early 90's, and this collection of the new mini-series is just as good as the original. Now if only DC would collect the old comics.
  5. Edgar Allan Poe's Haunt of Horror by Richard Corben & Rich Margopoulos. Adaptations of several of Poe's poems & a couple of his stories. (Library.)
  6. DMZ, vol. 5: The Hidden War by Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli, et al. The latest collection in this excellent series.
  7. Superman: Last Son by Geoff Johns, Richard Donner, & Adam Kubert. (Library.)
  8. The Complete Copybook Tales by J. Torres & Jim Levins. Pretty good semi-autobiographical stories. My biggest complaint is that early in the book, Torres overdoes it with 80's pop culture references.

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