But first, Books:
- The Order of the Stick, vol. 4: Don't Split the Party by Rich Burlew. The latest volume of this web-comic that started as a D&D parody. Still very funny.
- Cromartie High School, vol. 8 by Eiji Nonaka. More absurdist manga. (Checked out of the library.)
- Thor: Ages of Thunder by Matt Fraction, et al. Some great Thor stories here.
- Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds by Geoff Johns & George Perez. Quite good (even if it is continuity-porn).
- Essential Fantastic Four, vol. 4 by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby. Not quite as great as the previous volume, but I think that's because Stan & Jack aren't introducing new elements to the Marvel Universe here; they're just playing with stuff they had already established. The art is still amazing, though.
- Static Shock: Rebirth of the Cool by Dwayne McDuffie, Robert L. Washington III, & John Paul Leon. I really had forgotten how great Milestone Comics were. It was, by far, the best of the various superhero universes that various comics companies introduced in the 90s. I hope the reintroduction of the characters (now integrated into the DC Universe) goes well and we see more reprint collections.
- Kickback by David Lloyd. Noir-ish story.
- B.P.R.D., vol. 11: The Black Goddess by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, & Guy Davis. The past few volumes of this series have really built up the sense of impending doom. It looks like it all comes to a head in the next volume. I can't wait.
Since I last updated I have watched
- Muppets Magic from the Ed Sullivan Show. Quite a few of the sketches done here were re-worked for The Muppet Show.
- The Best of the Colbert Report.
- Spellbound. Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman, & Gregory Peck.
- Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. I had hoped this would provide insight into why the Cylons launched their attack on the colonies. Instead, it was two hours of Dean Stockwell being a bastard.