Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day (Observed)

Before I begin my regular post, please take a moment to honor those who serve and have served, and especially those who have died in the service of their country.

Thank you.

  1. Doctor Who Classics, vol. 3 by various. About half of this book was written by Grant Morrison, and those stories read like Doctor Who stories. The others read like short stories written for 2000 AD, which is scarcely surprising, considering the creative teams were largely the same. Still, Dave Gibbons art is nothing to sneeze at.
  2. Fool Moon by Jim Butcher. I am continuing to read and enjoy the Dresden Files novels. (Borrowed from Michael.)
  3. The New Avengers, vol. 12: Powerloss, by Brian Michael Bendis & Stuart Immonen. (Checked out of the library.)
  4. R.E.B.E.L.S.: The Coming of Starro by Tony Bedard, Andy Clarke, & Claude St. Aubin. (Library.)
  5. Howard the Duck: Media Duckling by Ty Templeton & Juan Bobillo. No, this wasn't written by Steve Gerber (Howard's creator), but it does feel in the spirit of the original stories.
  6. Templar, Arizona, bk. 4: Trouble Every Day by Spike. The latest collection of the web comic. It is nice to have a chunk of the story all together in a book. Plus the annotations are interesting.
  7. Happily Ever After: A Collection of Cartoons to Chill the Heart of Your Loved One by Charles Addams. If you don't know who Charles Addams was, I suggest you find a collection of his comics and read it ASAP. Watching The Addams Family (either TV or movies) is acceptable as well. (Library.)
  8. Little Nothings, vol. 3: Uneasy Happiness by Lewis Trondheim. More day-to-day life of a French comic writer & artist. (Library.)

Just one movie this time around:
  • The Matrix. We watched this with the RiffTrax commentary. Very funny, but this demonstrated that we should not get the RiffTrax commentaries for movies we really like, because the jokes during some of the cool scenes just irritated us instead of making us laugh.

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