Monday, October 26, 2009

Sick Day

I am not feeling well today, so I stayed home from work. Therefore I have the chance to update. However, I don't feel like putting too much thought into this, so things will be short.

  1. X-Men First Class: Finals
  2. by Jeff Parker & Roger Cruz. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Pluto, vol. 5
  4. by Naoki Urasawa. Still really impressed by this.
  5. Rex Libris, vol. 2: Book of Monsters
  6. by James Tuner. Two-fisted librarian action. (Library.)
  7. Final Crisis: Rogues' Revenge
  8. by Geoff Johns & Scott Kolins. (Library.)
  9. Captain America: The Man with No Face
  10. by Ed Brubaker, et al.
  11. Ultimate Spider-Man, vol. 10
  12. by Brian Michael Bendis & Stuart Immonen. Still good. (Library.)
  13. Odd and the Frost Giants
  14. by Neil Gaiman. Enjoyable take on Norse mythology. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  15. James Robinson's Complete WildC.A.T.S.
  16. by James Robinson, Travis Charest, et al. These don't hold up as well as I thought they would.
  17. Gotham Central, book 2: Jokers and Madmen
  18. by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark, et al. Police procedural set in Gotham City. I did not buy the first hardback collection, because it doesn't have anything that wasn't included in the paperback collections. This volume does, so I picked it up. Great stuff.
  19. Uncanny X-Men: Sisterhood
  20. by Matt Fraction & Greg Land. I have the same complaints about Land's art that everybody else does: his use of photo reference (apparently from porn) means that all his female characters look the same. Love the writing, though. (Library.)
  21. Goats: Infinite Typewriters
  22. by Jonathan Rosenberg. Collection of a web comic I had never heard of. Pretty amusing, but in some ways stereotypically web comicky: Over the top violence, psychopaths as viewpoint characters, being transgressive for the sake of being transgressive. (Library.)
  23. X-Men Noir
  24. by Fred Van Lente & Dennis Calero. I enjoyed this, but the occasional use of contemporary language in what is supposed to be a period piece lessened my enjoyment. (Library.)
  25. DMZ, vol. 7: War Powers
  26. by Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli, et al. Still very good.
  27. Essential Captain America, vol. 1
  28. by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Lots of fun.
  29. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  30. by Douglas Adams. As a way to commemorate my 42nd birthda, I re-read this for the first time in years. I was amazed at how much of it stuck with me. Of course, I've listened to the radio plays and seen the TV show multiple times over the years. Still holds up.
  31. The New Avengers, vol. 10: Power
  32. by Brian Michael Bendis & Billy Tan. (Library.)
  33. Marvel Zombies 3
  34. by Fred Van Lente & Kev Walker. Nasty bad fun. (Library.)

Still feeling brain dead, so movies will have to wait.

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