Sunday, October 10, 2010

Back to Books

Quite a bit to get through. Over a month to cover.
  1. Penny Arcade, vol. 6: The Halls Below by Jerry Holkins & Mike Krahulik. Yet another web comic collection. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  2. White Night by Jim Butcher.

    Still liking the Dresden Files novels. This was NOT borrowed from Michael. I finally bought my own copies.
  3. Red/Tokyo Storm Warning by Warren Ellis, Cully Hamner, & James Raiz. The trailers I've been seeing for the upcoming movie Red got me thinking about this, so I re-read it. The movie bears almost no resemblance to this, but I want to see it anyway, since I want to see Helen Mirren kick ass.
  4. Invincible Iron Man, vol. 4: Stark Disassembled by Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca. The covers on the original comics collected here are great and unlike any other comics I've ever seen.

    Unfortunately, the cover on this collection looks like any other comic.

    Not that the art is bad, just not distinctive.(Checked out of the library.)
  5. Small Favor by Jim Butcher. Volume 10.
  6. The Best American Comics 2007 by various.
  7. Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents: The Superman Team-Ups, vol. 1 bu various. That's quite a mouthful of a title. The stories collected here aren't exactly good, but they are entertaining. And they're a great introduction to DC characters.
  8. Turn Coat by Jim Butcher. Volume 11.
  9. Unwritten, vol. 2: The Inside Man by Mike Carey & Peter Gross.

    This series is fantastic and keeps getting better. One of the first things I read each time a new issue comes out.
  10. Unknown Soldier, vol. 2: Easy Kill by Joshua Dysart, Alberto Ponticelli, & Pat Mastoni. (Library.)
  11. Thor: The Warriors Three by Alan Zelenetz, Charles Vess, et al.

    Beautiful, beautiful artwork from Vess.
  12. Dumbheart: A Get Fuzzy Collection by Darby Conley.
  13. Empowered, vol. 6 by Adam Warren. As this series goes on, it moves further & further from its roots in cheesecake pin-ups.
  14. X-Men: Pixie Strikes Back by Kathryn Immonen & Sara Pichelli. (Library.)
  15. Locke & Key, vol. 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez. This is getting more interesting as it goes along. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  16. Sir Apropos of Nothing: Gypsies, Vamps, and Thieves by Peter David & Robin Riggs. Comic version of David's anti-hero.
  17. Criminal, vol. 5: The Sinners by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips

    Great noir.
  18. PS238, vol. 8: When Worlds Go Splat! by Aaron Williams. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, vol. 6: Retreat by Jane Espenson & Georges Jeanty. This is getting better. I wasn't terribly impressed with the early volumes, but I quite liked this one.
  20. Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 23 by Hiromu Arakawa. Not done yet, but winding up to the conclusion. (Library.)
  21. Shade, the Changing Man, vol. 3: Scream Time by Peter Milligan & Chris Bachalo. Glad more of this is finally being collected.
  22. John Constantine, Hellblazer: Hooked by Peter Milligan, Giuseppe Camuncoli, et al.
  23. Changes by Jim Butcher. And with this, I am caught up with the Dresden Files books. Can't wait for the short story collection (due soon) and the next novel (April).
  24. DC Comics Presents: Jack Cross by Warren Ellis & Gary Erskine. Interesting little story that probably would never have gotten collected if DC weren't trying out a new format.
  25. Wally Gropius: The Umpteen Millionaire by Tim Hensley. (Library.)
  26. The Amazing Screw-On Head and Other Curious Objects by Mike Mignola.

    Goofy stories by Mignola.
  27. Patsy Walker: Hellcat by Kathryn Immonen, David Lafuente, & Stuart Immonen. Absurd & silly super-hero stories.

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