Sunday, March 01, 2009

Catch-up Time
  1. Cromartie High School, vol. 6 by Eiji Nonaka. Silliness (Checked out of the library.)
  2. The Comics Cavalcade Archives, vol. 1 by various. Reprints of Golden Age comics. A really mixed bag, but the Wonder Woman stories were fun, especially the one where she (in her secret identity of Diana Prince), suspects a group of men are German spies (possibly because of their outrageous accents), so she tricks them into revealing themselves by saying "Heil Hitler!" They all automatically return the salute and then capture her. (She gets tied up an awful lot in these old stories.)
  3. Hulk Visionaries: Peter David, vol. 6 by Peter David, Dale Keown, & Bill Jaaska. This is where David's run on The Hulk really comes into it's own. It has the first issues with all of Banner/The Hulk's personalities integrated into one.
  4. Hulk: Heart of the Atom by various. Collection of stories spun out of the one issue of The Hulk that Harlan Ellison wrote. (Library.)
  5. Batman: The Resurrection of Ra's Al Ghul by various. Pretty good Batman crossover event. (Library.)
  6. Black Jack, vol. 3 by Osamu Tezuka. This volume contains the absolutely insane story where Black Jack operates on himself in the Australian outback while dingoes close in.
  7. Graphic Classics, vol. 14: Gothic Classics by various. Comics adaptations of various gothic stories. The best are "Northanger Abbey" and "At the Gate". Library.
  8. Jimmy Olsen Adventures, vol. 1 by Jack Kirby. Kirby's special brand of madness brought to Superman's pal.
  9. Showcase Presents Superman, vol. 4 by various. More Silver Age wackiness, including a story where Superman deliberately exposes himself to red kryptonite so he can grow an ant's head. I love the Silver Age.
  10. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons. I decided I needed to reread this one last time before the movie comes out. I know the advance word has been positive, but I just can't help thinking that Snyder hasn't looked past the surface, and that the movie is going to be all style & no substance.
  11. Conan, vol. 2: The God in the Bowl and Other Stories by Kurt Busiek & Cary Nord. (Library.)
  12. Monster, vol. 18: Scenery for a Doomsday by Naoki Urasawa. The conclusion of this suspenseful series. (Library.)
  13. Incredible Hercules: Secret Invasion by Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente, & Rafa Sandoval. (Library.)
  14. Flight, vol. 1 by various. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  15. The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks. I quite enjoyed this story about a new student at a boarding school. (Library.)
  16. Cromartie High School, vol. 7 by Eiji Nonaka. After seven volumes, I find the joke is wearing thin, but that may be because I read too many volumes too close together. (Library.)
  17. Punisher War Journal, vol. 4: Jigsaw by Matt Fraction, Rick Remender, & Howard Chaykin. (Library.)
  18. World of Warcraft, bk. 1 by Walter Simonson & Ludo Lullabi. Checked out because Simonson write it. Not his best work, but not his worst, either. However, I have to say that the art did not work for me. (Library.)
  19. Rosario + Vampire, vol. 3: Trolls by Akihisa Ikeda. (Library.)
  20. Speak of the Devil by Gilbert Hernandez. This just didn't really work for me. (Library.)

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