Sunday, March 21, 2010

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  1. Vixen: Return of the Lion by G. Willow Wilson & Cafu. Pretty good exploration of a character that hasn't gotten as much attention as she perhaps deserves. (Checked out of the library.)
  2. Rex Mundi, Book 6: Gate of God by Arvid Nelson & Juan Ferreyra. Satisfying conclusion to this alternate-history exploration of a world where magic works & the Protestant Reformation never happened. (Library.)
  3. Essential Super-Villain Team-Up by various. 500+ pages of Doctor Doom and the Sub-Mariner screaming at each other.
  4. Jack Staff, vol. 4: Rocky Realities by Paul Grist. I wish this sold better, so Grist could spend more time on it, because he has a masterful command of the comics medium. Issues are few & far between, but I enjoy each one when it arrives. (Now if only the rest of his Kane series would be collected.)
  5. High Moon by David Gallogher & Steve Ellis. Somewhat disjointed story, not helped by serviceable are rendered very muddy by a terrible coloring job. The only white space on the pages are the word balloons. Awful coloring on some terribly flimsy paper. (Library.)
  6. Ignition City by Warren Ellis & Gianluca Pagliarani. Where do all the old space heroes go to die? Great comic examining the likes of Flash Gordon & Buck Rogers.
  7. Emma, vol. 9 by Kaoru Mori. More stories about side characters. (Library.)
  8. The Complete Annotated Oz Squad, vol. 2 by Steve Alhquist & Terry Loh. One of the few continuations of Baum's Oz stories that I've liked, and the only "mature" version (not that it's pornographic) that's any good at all.
  9. Love & Rockets New Stories, no. 2 by Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez. Now that Gilbert is doing less realistic stories, I find that I prefer Jaime's work. However, Gilbert's Heartbreak Soup and Human Diastrophism (f.k.a. Blood of Palomar) will always remain some of my favorite comics.

A couple of movies this week:
  • Doctor Who: The Invasion of Time. Teena is being exposed to classic Doctor Who all out of sequence, but she seems to be enjoying it. She has said that she likes Leela as a companion, so I think I'll be getting more of the stories with her from the library.
  • Quantum of Solace. Not as good as Casino Royale, but not as bad as the reviews led me to believe. Admittedly the plot was somewhat confused, but the action sequences were great.

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