Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Past Two Weeks
  1. Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love by Chris Roberson & Shawn McManus. Spin-off from the Fables series. (Checked out of the library.)
  2. Icon vol. 2: The Mothership Connection by Dwayne McDuffie & M.D. Bright. Great super-hero comics from the 90s. I wish more of the Milestone comics were collected.
  3. Crogan's March by Chris Schweizer.

    More historical fiction about the Crogan family. This time about a member of the French Foreign Legion. Great stuff, well-written, largely historically accurate (as far as I can tell), and nicely illustrated. I can't wait for the next volume. (Library.)
  4. Sandman Mystery Theatre, vol. 8: The Blackhawk and the Return of the Scarlet Ghost by Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle, Matthew Smith, & Guy Davis. This was a great series.
  5. The Adventures of Superboy by various. A collection of the earliest Superboy stories. Interesting to see these stories from the 40s. (Library.)
  6. Ultimate Comics Iron Man: Armor Wars by Warren Ellis & Steve Kurth.
  7. Dark Entries by Ian Rankin & Werther Dell'edera. A John Constatine story printed as part of the "Vertigo Crime" series. (Library.)
  8. Spider-Man: Fever by Brendan McCarthy.

    Trippy story with sometimes awkward writing, but great, psychedelic art.
  9. Superman: Tales from the Phantom Zone by various. Oh man, these stories are fantastically silly. Did you know that Jor-El's evil brother (cousin?) was named "Cru-El"? Isn't that awesome?
  10. Essential Punisher, vol. 2 by Mike Baron, Whilce Portacio, & Klaus Janson. Some very 80s comics here. Can't say I like Portacio's art, but Janson's is great as always.
  11. Nancy, vol. 2 (John Stanley Library) by John Stanley & Dan Gormley. These comics almost feel like re-purposed Little Lulu stories, which is not surprising, considering that Stanley wrote Little Lulu for years & years. (Library.)
  12. Secret Warriors, vol. 3: Wake the Beast by Jonathan Hickman & Alessandro Vitti. (Library.)
  13. Stephen King's Dark Tower: Battle of Jericho Hill by Robin Furth, Peter David, & Jae Lee. More back-story to the Dark Tower series. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  14. Super Spy: The Lost Dossiers by Matt Kindt. Odds & ends that didn't make it into Kindt's amazing. Super Spy.
  15. Jimmy Olsen Adventures by Jack Kirby, vol. 2

    Kirby's brand of action & insanity applied to Superman's pal.
  16. Showcase Presents Wonder Woman, vol. 2 by Robert Kanigher & Ross Andru. Speaking of insanity, these stories don't make a lick of sense. But they're tons of fun.
  17. Melvin Monster, vol. 2 (The John Stanley Library) by John Stanley. (Library.)
  18. DC Comics Presents Batman #1 by Ed Brubaker & Scott McDaniel. I'm not sure why DC hasn't collected these comics before, given how popular Brubaker has become.
  19. Detroit Metal City, vol. 6 by Kiminori Wakasugi. Heavy metal silliness. (Library.)
  20. Justice League: Cry for Justice by James Robinson, Mauro Cascioli, et al. I got this to see if it was as wretched as I'd read on the internet. Not quite, but close. Robinson used to be one of my favorite comics writers. Not so much anymore. (Library.)
  21. Captain America Reborn by Ed Brubaker, Bryan Hitch, & Butch Guice. The return of Steve Rogers.
  22. The Cartoon History of the Modern World, part. II: From the Bastille to Baghdad by Larry Gonick

    The conclusion of Gonick's fantastic history of everything. Comics is an amazingly versatile medium, and it's great to see it used for something other than power-fantasies.

Movies can wait until next week.

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