Teena & I went to the 7th Annual Stumptown Comics Fest yesterday. She has written a report on our experience. I found it lots of fun (as always) and am looking forward to next year.
- Prime Baby by Gene Luan Yang. Cute little book about sibling rivalry.
- Wonder Woman: Rise of the Olympian by Gail Simone, Aaron Lopresti, & Bernard Chang. I enjoyed the individual issues of this, but they do read better all at once.
- Bob Dylan Revisited by various. Comic adaptations of Dylan songs. (Borrowed from the library.)
- West Coast Blues by Patrick Manchette, adapted by Jacques Tardi. Adaptation of a French noir novel. (Library.)
- My Life as a Cartoonist by Harvey Kurtzman, with Howard Zimmerman. Aimed at kids, but still interesting.
- Mysterius the Unfathomable by Jeff Parker & Tom Fowler. Great story about a magician who is a complete jerk. Lots of fun.
- Hardware: The Man in the Machine by Dwayne McDuffie & Denys Cowan. I really wish DC would put out more collections of Milestone comics. But given the way they've been treating McDuffie in the past couple of years, it seems unlikely.
- Swamp Thing, vol. 9: Infernal Machines by Rick Veitch, et al. It's a shame that Veitch's time-travel storyline (which came after the comics collected here) was never completed, because I would love to see it in book form.
- The Unwritten, vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity by Mike Carey & Peter Gross. This is a great comic about fiction and how stories affect the world. I look forward to each issue, and can't wait for further collections.
- Black Jack, vol. 10 by Osamu Tezuka. Still enjoying this.
- Captain America: Road to Reborn by Ed Brubaker, et al. Building the storyline up to the return of Steve Rogers.
- Welcome to Tranquility, vol. 1 by Gail Simone & Neil Googe. I checked this out from the library a while ago and really enjoyed it. Glad to have my own copy now.
A couple of movies since last week:
- The Best of the Kids in the Hall, vol. 2.
- Star Wars, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Before you judge me, we watched this with the RiffTrax commentary. Very funny. I especially like how they heaped abuse on Jar Jar just about every time he opened his mouth.