Tuesday, October 07, 2008


The 2008 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival finished up Sunday night, and I have caught up on my sleep, so here's the update for this week, just a couple of days late.

  1. John Constantine, Hellblazer: Reasons to Be Cheerful by Mike Carey & Leonardo Manco. I'm slowly acquiring all of Carey's run on Hellblazer. I should pick up the next volume soon, since this one ends on a cliffhanger.
  2. M Is for Magic by Neil Gaiman. This collection had more stories that I had already read than I originally thought. I didn't recognize all the titles.
  3. Dungeon Monstres, v. 1: The Crying Giant by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Mazan, & Jean-Christophe Menu. (Checked out of the library.)
  4. The Collected Hutch Owen by Tom Hart.
  5. Godland, vol. 3: Proto-Plastic Party by Joe Casey & Tom Scioli. The best Kirby pastiche I've seen, because the creators use their own characters, rather than Kirby's. (Library.)
  6. Hutch Owen: Unmarketable by Tom Hart.
  7. Black Panther: The Client by Christopher Priest, Mark Texiera, & Vince Evans. (Library.)
  8. The Onion Presents Embedded in America: Complete News Archives, vol. 16 by various. Reading this went a lot quicker once I realized reading the articles didn't make it any funnier than just reading the headlines.
  9. Essex County, vol. 2: Ghost Stories by Jeff Lemire. Wonderful, touching book. (Library.)
  10. Banks/Eubanks by Tom Hart.
  11. Axis of Troubleby Lloyd Dangle. The political cartoons collected here are pretty good, but they're also past their shelf-life.
  12. Cat Eyed Boy, vol. 1 by Kazuo Umezu. More insanity from the creator of The Drifting Classroom. (Library.)
  13. Monster, vol. 16: Welcome Home by Naoki Urasawa. Events in this thriller are coming to a head. I can't wait for the conclusion in the next volume. (Library.)
  14. Emma, vol. 1 by Kaoru Mori. Back when I first read this, I thought it was okay, but it didn't grab me enough to buy any further volumes. Then I checked volume 2 out of the library and liked it a lot more. So I decided to pick up the whole series. It's taken me a little while.
  15. Fall of Cthulhu, vol. 1: The Fugue by Michael Alen Nelson, Jean Dzialowski, & Andrew Ritchie. I wasn't sure at first, but as this graphic novel went on, I liked it more. (Library.)
  16. The Goon: Noir by various. (Library.)
  17. Emma, vol. 2 by Kaoru Mori.
  18. Chance in Hell by Gilbert Hernandez. (Library.)
  19. Emma, vol. 3 by Kaoru Mori.
  20. Monster Attack Network by Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman, & Nima Sorat. (Library.)
  21. The Death of Captain America, vol. 2: The Burden of Dreams by Ed Brubaker, Steve Epting, & Butch Guice. I've never thought he would stay dead. Whatever Brubaker intends, he won't write the book forever, and Steve Rogers will be back sooner or later. But I'm enjoying the ride until we get there. Great stuff.
  22. Power Pack: Day One by Fred Van Lente & GuriHiru. I like Van Lente's writing, so I bought this for myself rather than for Teena's classroom.
  23. Dr. Fate: Countdown to Mystery by Steve Gerber & Justiano. Gerber's last work. I wish he could have completed it, but the tributes from other comics writers are touching.
  24. Korgi, bk. 2 by Christian Slade. This book I did get for Teena's classroom.
  25. Bleach, vol. 24: Immanent God Blues by Tite Kubo.
  26. Wolverine: First Class: The Rookie by Fred Van Lente, Andrea Di Vito, & Salva Espin.
  27. Black Summer by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp. I love the concept behind this book. If you're a superhero, you're taking the law into your hands. Where do you draw the line? Which criminals do you go after? This book opens with a superhero deciding that the president lied to get us into an illegal war. The book deals with the fallout of what he does after having made that decision.
  28. Abe Sapien: The Drowning by Mike Mignola & Jason Shawn Alexander. The story of Abe's first solo mission for the B.P.R.D.

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