Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another Sunday Update

  1. Beanworld, vol. 3: Remember Here When You Are There by Larry Marder. New Beanworld stories after 15 years! Yay! I am so very happy Marder has returned to Beanworld. And I can't wait for volume four. Teena has written an entry about this as well. She goes into much more depth than I do.
  2. V: Symphony of Terror by Somtow Sucharitkul. Much like the Prisoner remake, I am not terribly impressed the new V, but it reminded me that I had an unread tie-in novel from the original. Sucharitkul is my favorite author nobody has heard of. (I highly recommend his Inquestor books, if you can find them.) This is by no means his strongest work, but it's entertaining enough.
  3. Bloom County The Complete Library, vol. 1: 1980-1982 by Berkeley Breathed. Wow, this strip started off very different from what it would develop into. Kind of rough to start with, but it settles in fairly quickly. Looking forward to further volumes. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  4. Sycopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays edited by Brenden Burford. What the title says. (Checked out of the library.)
  5. Black Jack, vol. 8 by Osamu Tezuka. Still more medical manga.
  6. Pluto: Urasawa X Tezuka, vol. 6 by Naoki Urasawa. The update-expansion-modernization of an old Astro Boy story continues. Still fantastic.
  7. 3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man by Matt Kindt. Not as great as Kindt's Super Spy, but still good. (Library.)

A couple of DVDs this week:
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus. The third of the four Christmas movies we watch every year. Mexican kid's movie dubbed into English and then made fun of by the MST3K crews. Source of the immortal line "Ah, the classic battle between evil and the narrator."
  • Penn and Tellor: Bullshit!: The Complete Fifth Season. I say this every time we finish another season: They may not always convince me of their opinion, but they are very funny.