We will have some house guests starting soon, so I may not get a chance to update again until after New Year's. I'll try, but no guarantees.
- DC Comics Presents Batman #2 by Ed Brubaker & Scott McDaniel.
- Supergirl: Friends and Fugitives bu Sterling Gates, Greg Rucka, Jamal Igle. (Checked out of the library.)
- Birds of Prey: The Battle Within by Gail Simone, Joe Bennett, Ed Benes, et al. I love Simone's writing on this series, but I can't say I like the artwork, particularly Benes's work. Awful cheesecake stuff.
- Superman: New Krypton, vol. 4 by James Robinson, Greg Rucka, Pete Woods, & Ron Randall. (Library.)
- Captain America: Two Americas by Ed Brubaker, Luke Ross, & Butch Guice. This is the book that collects the issues that garnered controversy by depicting the tea party movement as largely racist. Unfortunately, Marvel caved and edited the (accurate) offending panels.
- Picture This by Lynda Barry.
Like Barry's previous book: What It Is, this is a meditation on creativity. Beautiful, wonderful book. Barry just keeps getting better. Which isn't to say that I wasn't very excited to learn that next year we will see the first volume of a series collecting her comic strip work. I'm really looking forward to it.
- Gravel, vol. 3: The Last King of England by Warren Ellis & Mike Wolfer. I found the conclusion of this series somewhat unsatisfactory. At least, if it is the end of the series. If there is more to come, it's a good ending to the volume.
- Fingerprints by Will Dinski. (Library.)
- R.E.B.E.L.S.: Strange Companions by Tony Bedard, et al. (Library.)
- Li'l Abner, vol. 27: Dailies 1961 by Al Capp. Capp was fairly misanthropic, but boy was he funny. Definitely thinking more about picking up the new collections.
- Heart Transplant by Andrew Vachss & Frank Caruso.
This may have started as a screenplay, but it is currently a heavily illustrated novella about bullying. (Library.)
- Essential Defenders, vol. 2 by Steve Gerber, Sal Buscema, et al. The weirdness often found in Gerber's work hasn't fully manifested itself yet, but it grows in this volume.
- Batman & Robin: Batman vs. Robin by Grant Morrison, Cameron Stewart, & Andy Clarke. I am one of the people who has really been enjoying Morrison's run on Batman and associated titles, and they read even better when collected.
Okay, it has been way too long since I updated movies, so here goes:
- Dexter: The Fourth SeasonThis may have been the best season yet. John Lithgow certainly gives an excellent performance. However, I got this season from the library too soon after the previous season, and we had not had time to decompress from the previous season. Watching 12 episodes of this intense series in only 3 weeks can be hard-going.
- Doctor Who: The Hand of FearSarah Jane's final story.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bride of the MonsterEd Wood & Bela Lugosi. Not to mention Tor Johnson.
- MST3K: Devil DollCreepy ventriloquist movie.
- MST3K: Devil FishItalian rip-off of Jaws featuring a prototype of Sharktopus (from the SyFy Channel movie of the same name).
- Love ActuallyThere are certain movies Teena & I watch each December. This is one of them. We adore this movie.
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa ClausAnother of the movies we watch each December. Mexican kids movie in which a devil tries to thwart Santa.
- MST3K: Robot MonsterAwful movie that makes no sense. None at all.