Sunday, February 07, 2010

A Fair Number of Books this Week
  1. Six from Sirius by Doug Moench & Paul Gulacy.
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 21 by Hiromu Arakawa. This looks like it is gearing up towards a finale in a few more volumes. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Gravel, vol. 2: The Major Seven by Warren Ellis & Mike Wolfer. More adventures of combat magician Sergeant Major William Gravel.
  4. What a Wonderful World!, vol. 1 by Inio Asano. Slice of life manga stories. (Library.)
  5. Grandville by Bryan Talbot. Anthropomorphic detective story featuring Detective Inspector LeBrock of Scotland Yard.
  6. Secret Invasion: X-Men by Mike Carey, Cary Nord, & M.A. Sepulveda. (Library.)
  7. 20th Century Boys, vol. 6: Final Hope by Naoki Urasawa. Still loving this series, although I wonder if Urasawa can keep up the quality through another 18 volumes. (I have noticed that a fair number of manga series go on longer than they really should. An unfortunate by-product of serialized publication.)
  8. Batman: Monsters by various.
  9. PvP, vol. 6: Silent but Deadly by Scott Kurtz. Collection of the web-comic. (Library.)
  10. Superman: Daily Planet by various. A collection of stories featuring the staff of the Daily Planet.
  11. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower, & Skottie Young. Beautiful adaptation of Baum's novel (not the movie). I haven't read the book since I was a child, so there are quite a few incidents that I had forgotten. Can't wait to see the next novel adapted. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  12. Copper by Kazu Kibuishi. I did not realize that this was a web-comic until I read the book. I had just seen the Copper stories in the Flight anthologies. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  13. The Boys, vol. 5: Herogasm by Garth Ennis & John McCrea. It's still completely over the top, and there are still plenty of jokes, but Ennis's examination of super-heroes seems to be getting more serious. (Library.)
  14. No Hero by Warren Ellis & Juan Jose Ryp. Another deconstruction of super-heroes.

Just a couple of movies this week.
  • RiffTrax: Planet of Dinosaurs. Oh, the tragic 70s fashions & hair.
  • RiffTrax: Voodoo Man. Bela Lugosi.

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