Sunday, January 25, 2009


I read quite a few books in the last two weeks, so time to get cracking.
  1. The Miskatonic Project: The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft, Mark Ellis, et al. An adaptation & expansion of Lovecraft's story.
  2. Batman Black and White, vol. 3 by various. Collection of short Batman stories. The quality varies. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. MPD Psycho, vol. 4 by Sho-u Tajima & Eiji Otsuka. This horror series is growing on me as it goes. (Library.)
  4. Jack of Fables, vol. 4: Americana by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges, & Russ Braun. We finally get to see the American fable-land in this volume.
  5. Charley's War: Return to the Front by Pat Mills & Joe Colquhoun. More well-researched comics about WWI. (Library.)
  6. Astonishing X-Men, vol. 2 by Joss Whedon & John Cassaday. Whedon's run on X-Men wraps up.
  7. Gimmick, vol. 3 by Youzaburo Kanari & Kuroko Yabaguchi. (Library.)
  8. Legion of Super-Heroes: The More Things Change by Paul Levitz & Steve Lightle. I am happy to see Levitz's run on LSH collected, but I wish they'd started earlier in his run.
  9. You'll All Be Sorry! by Gail Simone. A collection of Simone's humor columns from the days before she was a professional comic book writer.
  10. Showcase Presents Supergirl, vol. 1 by various. I was annoyed that the final story in this volume, one that spanned five issues, was resolved by a deus (or rather, an imp) ex machina.
  11. The Brave and the Bold, vol. 2: The Book of Destiny by Mark Waid, George Perez, & Jerry Ordway. Fun super-hero cross-overs. (Library.)
  12. X-Factor, vol. 5: The Only Game in Town by Peter David, Pablo Raimondi, & Valentine DeLandro. I can't say I care for the art, but I do enjoy the writing.
  13. Marvel Adventures Hulk, vol. 4: Tales to Astonish by Peter David & Juan Santacruz.
  14. Thieves & Kings: Apprentices, Book 1 by Mark Oakley. Oakley has returned to comics, and I hope he keeps it up for a long time. I really enjoy his work, even if it sometimes does seem overly precious.
  15. Mighty Avengers, vol. 2: Venom Bomb by Brian Michael Bendis & Mark Bagley. Still not terribly good, but I'm curious. (Library.)
  16. The Flash: The Wild Wests by Mark Waid, Daniel Acuna, & Freddie Williams II. I liked this quite a bit. (Library.)
  17. Serenity: Better Days by Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, & Will Conrad. Set between Firefly and Serenity, this tells of a time when a heist goes right for Mal Reynolds and crew.
  18. Booster Gold, vol. 2: Blue and Gold by Geoff Johns, Jeff Katz, & Dan Jurgens. Johns tends to be hit or miss for me, but this is definitely a hit. (Library.)
  19. John Constantine, Hellblazer: The Gift by Mike Carey & Leonardo Manco. This wraps up Carey's run on Hellblazer.
  20. Nemi by Lise Myhre. A goth-themed comic strip that is just as trite as any you'll find in any family newspaper. Not bad, but not exactly good, either. (Library.)
  21. The Nightmare Factory: Based on the Stories of Thomas Ligotti by various. I've never heard of Ligotti before this, but these adaptations are pretty creepy. (Library.)
  22. Madman Atomic Comics, vol. 1 by Mike Allred. I really enjoyed the early Madman stories, but the latest run just doesn't really work for me. It feels self-indulgent. (Library.)
  23. B.P.R.D., vol. 9: 1946 by Joshua Dysart, Mike Migola, & Paul Azaceta. Man, this series just continues to impress. Creepy & scary, just what I want from a horror title.
  24. Legion of Super-Heroes: Enemy Rising by Jim Shooter, Francis Manapul, et al. Shooter started his career in comics 40 years ago with the LSH. And he's doing a good job on his return to the franchise. (Library.)
  25. The New Avengers, vol. 7: The Trust by Brian Michael Bendis & Leinil Yu. I just can't look away. (Library.)
  26. Sharks Just Wanna Have Fun by Jim Toomey. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  27. Rosario + Vampire, vol. 1: Vampires by Akihisa Ikeda. Another manga series. (Library.)
  28. Doctor Who Classics, vol. 2 by Steve Moore, Pat Mills, John Wagner, & Dave Gibbons.
  29. Ted McKeever Library Book 1: Transit, the Complete Series. This is from early in McKeever's career, and it shows. (Library.)
  30. Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 17 by Hiromu Arakawa. Still liking this.

And now, what I've been watching:


xire said...

are you buying Jack of Fables because i've been picking up the single issues at the Excalibur 50% sales.

Philip said...

I've been getting the Jack of Fables collections, but not the individual issues.