Sunday, December 19, 2010

I'm Here After All

Turns out I do have a chance to update today. Don't count on it next week, though.
  1. Excalibur Classic, vol. 3: Cross-Time Caper, book 1 by Chris Claremont, Alan Davis, et al. I really enjoyed this until Davis stopped doing the artwork. The quality went way downhill right away. (Checked out of the library.)
  2. Rolling Stones - Voodoo Lounge by Dave McKean.
  3. Star Wars: Legacy, vol. 1: Broken by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema. The final volume of this is out, so I am re-reading all the previous volumes.
  4. Greek Street Vol. 2: Cassandra Complex by Peter Milligan & Davide Gianfelice.

    Re-working Greek myths to contemporary London. Can't wait for the next volume.
  5. Legion of Super-Heroes: The Great Darkness Saga by Paul Levitz & Keith Giffen.

    Nice presentation of a years worth of LSH comics from the mid-80s. It's the kind of storyline you couldn't do nowadays. At the time, the identity of the bad guy was a mystery, and the reveal late in the story was a genuine surprise. Now it would get spoiled months in advance, and people would pick it to shreds on the internet. It helped that this was one of the first uses of Darkseid outside of Kirby's original Fourth World comics. He has been way over-used since then.
  6. Skin Horse, vol. 2 by Shaenon Garrity & Jeffrey Wells. The second collection of the web-comic about the black-ops social service agents tasked with aiding the sapient non-human community. This volume contains the entire Alaska storyline that ran for months & months. I have to say, it reads better all at once. Not that it was bad in small daily doses.
  7. The Best American Comics 2009 edited by Charles Burns.
  8. Star Wars Legacy, vol. 2: Shards by John Ostrander, et al. I do like how not all the stories in this series are about Cade Skywalker.
  9. Ex Machina, vol. 1: The First Hundred Days by Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris. As with Star Wars Legacy, the final volume was recently published, and I am going back & re-reading the earlier volumes before tackling the new one.
  10. Ex Machina, vol. 2: Tag by Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris.
  11. Ex Machina, vol. 3: Fact vs. Fiction by Brian K. Vaughan & Tony Harris.

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