Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another Break from the Dresden Files

  1. 20th Century Boys, vol. 8: Kenji's Song by Naoki Urasawa. Still blown away by this series. Can't wait for the next volume.
  2. Mercury by Hope Larson. Young adult comic about two young women in Nova Scotia separated by a hundred and fifty years. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Dungeon Twilight, vol. 3: The New Centurions by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Kerascoet, & Obion. Another Dungeon volume. (Library.)

  4. The Question, vol. 6: Peacemaker by Dennis O'Neil & Denys Cowan. Wrapping up the monthly series. As I mentioned on a previous volume, this doesn't seem as innovative as it did when the comics were first published, but that's because other comics imitated it. I do hope they continue with these collections and go on to The Question Quarterly.
  5. Potter's Field by Mark Waid & Paul Azaceta. A mysterious man investigates the anonymous people buried in New York's Potter's Field. (Library.)
  6. Area 10 by Christos N. Gage & Chris Samnee. Supernatural mystery involving trepanation. (Library.)

  7. The Stuff of Legend, bk. 1: The Dark by Mike Raicht, Brian Smith, & Charles Paul Wilson III. A puppy and a group of toys venture into the closet after their boy has been stolen by the Boogeyman. Nicely done, and I'm looking forward to the next volume (although it will be a while before it's done.)

  8. The Bronx Kill by Peter Milligan & James Romberger. As I have mentioned before, Milligan can be hit or miss for me. This story about escaping the past (or not) was a hit. (Library.)
  9. Superman: New Krypton, vol. 1 by James Robinson, Geoff Johns, et al. (Library.)

And now on to movies (including the ones from last week):
  • The A-Team. I never watched the show when I was a kid, and I found the movie a big, dumb, fun action movie. Teena loved the show when she was young, and she adored the movie. Not smart in the least, but entertaining.
  • The Matrix Reloaded. We watched this with the RiffTrax commentary, which enhanced the movie. Although I wish they had shut up during the highway chase sequence. And during Neo's confrontation with the Architect. (The latter makes me strange, I know.)
  • RiffTrax Plays with their Shorts. Another collection of educational shorts with commentary by some of the people from Mystery Science Theater 2000.

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