Sunday, December 06, 2009

Missed One Last Week

Don't know how, but I skipped a book last week in my update.

  1. The Prisoner: A Day in the Life by Hank Stine. This is the missing book. Teena & I still have not finished watching the Prisoner remake. (Who knows what possessed AMC to show the entire thing over 3 nights.) But what I have seen got me thinking about the original, and I dug out this tie-in novel from the 80s. It's only okay, but it definitely captures the feel of the original show better than the remake.
  2. Ultimate Fantastic Four, vol. 6: Frightful by Mark Millar & Greg Land. Zombies! (Checked out of the library.
  3. Ultimate Fantastic Four,vol. 7: God Wars by Mike Carey & Pasqual Ferry. Jack Kirby's Fourth World stories as seen through the Marvel Ultimate universe. (Library.)
  4. The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion by Will Eisner. This is Eisner's final work. In it, he explores the history of this forgery and how it keeps resurfacing despite having been thoroughly debunked.
  5. Avengers: The Initiative, vol. 2: Killed in Action by Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Stefano Caselli, & Steve Uy. (Library.)
  6. Essential Spider-Man, vol. 5 by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, John Romita, & Gil Kane. In this volume, Peter Parker takes a serum that was supposed to remove his spider powers. Instead, it causes him to grow four more arms. Fortunately he is able to get rid of them after a couple of issues. Also, he travels to the jungle hidden in the heart of Antarctica. I love the Marvel Universe.
  7. Fantastic Four Visionaries: Walter Simonson, vol. 3 by Walter Simonson and Arthur Adams. Fun stuff, with gorgeous art from both Simonson and Adams. Nice to see Simonson's FF run fully collected.

A couple of movies:
  • Mystery Science Theatrer 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. Each December, Teena and I have four different movies we watch. This is one of them. Such an awful movie (although the guy playing the Martian father really sells it; he's much too good for this movie).
  • Love Actually. This is the second of our Christmas movies. This is so good. I love that Colin's story is completely preposterous and Emma Thompson's is so devastating. Wonderful, wonderful movie.

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