Sunday, November 22, 2009

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  1. 20th Century Boys, vol. 5: Reunion by Naoki Urasawa. I really like this series. Did not expect the timeline to jump forward about 14 years. And the twist at the end caught me fairly unexpectedly. Can't wait to see what comes next.
  2. Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness by Reinhard Kleist. Graphic novel biography of Johnny Cash. Very good, but I did find it puzzling that it skipped twenty-some years of his life. It jumps from the concert in Folsom Prison to the last year of his life. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Spider-Man: Brand New Day, vol. 1 by various. I thought I'd see what the new Spider-Man status-quo is like. I wasn't impressed. (Library.)
  4. PS238, vol. 7: Daughters, Sons, and Shrink-Ray Guns by Aaron Williams. The latest volume of comics about a school for super-powered children. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  5. Captain Britain and MI13, vol. 3: Vampire State by Paul Cornell & Leonard Kirk. Dracula, at the head of an army of vampires, invades the UK. This series was quite good but fell prey to poor sales. This is the final volume (Library.)
  6. The Sandman: The Dream Hunters by Neil Gaiman & P. Craig Russell. Gorgeous comics adaptation of the novella Gaiman wrote to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of Sandman. Russell's art is a beautiful as always.
  7. Space Dog by Hendrik Dorgathen. Wordless comic about a dog shot into space. (Library.)
  8. The Question, vol. 5: Riddles by Dennis O'Neil & Denys Cowan. While these comics may no longer be as radical (at least as far as super-heroes go) as they were when they were first published in the 80s, they're still entertaining.

Movies and DVDs:
  • Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, The Complete Sixth Season. Penn may be the definition of "asshole libertarian", but they're funny.
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats. Pretty funny, but ultimately not much substance. Great cast, though.

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