Sunday, December 05, 2010

Back on Track
I hope. Two weeks in a row. Fingers crossed I keep it up.
  1. Barry Windsor-Smith Archives Conan, vol. 1 by Roy Thomas & Barry Windsor-Smith. The comics collected here are from before Windsor-Smith had fully developed as an artist, but his talent shows through.
  2. Showcase Presents Legion of Super-Heroes, vol. 4 by Jim Shooter, J. Winslow Mortimer, et al.
  3. The Extremist by Peter Milligan & Ted McKeever. Short Vertigo mini-series finally collected.
  4. Power Girl, vol. 2: Aliens and Apes by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, & Amanda Conner. Light-hearted super-heroics. (Checked out of the library.)
  5. Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, vol. 11: List of Ingredients by Naoki Urasawa. More twists. I'm still with this, but I wonder if the story can support another 14 volumes.
  6. Batman: Dark Detective by Steve Englehart & Marshall Rogers.

    The creators of some legendary Batman comics in the 70s reunite. Rogers' art is gorgeous as always, and Englehart is one of my favorite comics writers.
  7. Final Crisis Aftermath: Dance by Joe Casey, ChrisCross, et al. Superheroes as celebrities. It's been done before. (Library.)
  8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8, vol. 7: Twilight by Brad Meltzer, Georges Jeanty, et al. The big bad of season eight is revealed. Caught me by surprise.
  9. The Annotated Northwest Passage by Scott Chantler. Adventure and derring-do in 18th century Canada.
  10. The Purple Smurfs by Peyo. The original Smurf comics are being translated into English, so I thought I'd check them out. Don't know that I'll get any for myself, but if Teena wants more for her classroom, I'll probably read them before passing them on. (Borrowed from Teena's classroom.)
  11. Siege: Battlefield by various. Assorted one-shots tying into Marvel's "Siege" cross-over. (Library.)
  12. Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation adapted by Tim Hamilton.

    The art is good, but it doesn't do a great job of storytelling. The story, on the other hand, is a classic.
  13. Dragon Puncher by James Kochalka. Silly story for kids. (Borrowed from Teena's classroom.)
  14. Grant Morrison's 18 Days by Grant Morrison, with Mukesh Singh.

    This is the series bible and scripts for the first three episodes of an upcoming (?) animated series adapting The Mahabharata, the Indian epic. It also includes lots of gorgeous concept art. Based on this, I would love to see this series. However, the site for the series says it is coming in Spring 2010, so I doubt we will ever actually see it. Which is a shame.
  15. Grandville Mon Amour by Bryan Talbot. Much better than you would think from something that could be described as "funny-animal, steampunk Sherlock Holmes". But really, this is great.

Too lazy to do movies today. Maybe next week.

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