Sunday, January 23, 2011

Lots of Books

  1. Marvel Adventures Spider-Man, vol. 14: Thwip! by Paul Tobin & Matteo Lolli. All-ages comics. Lots of fun. Wish I'd picked this up when it first came out.
  2. The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion by Roger Langridge & Amy Mebberson.

    Great translation of the Muppet Show to comics.
  3. Hikaru No Go, vol. 18:Six Characters, Six Stories by Yumi Hotta & Takeshi Obata. A break from the main storyline for some side stories about characters other than the main one. (Checked out of the library.)
  4. 20th Century Boys, vol. 12: Friend's Face by Naoki Urasawa.

    Half-way through the series. The identity of the mysterious and sinister "Friend" is finally revealed.
  5. Marvel Adventures Spider-Man: Peter Parker vs. the X-Men by Paul Tobin, et al. Oddly, Marvel decided to stop numbering these digests with this volume. Also, the chose to skip an issue. Don't know why. Don't care about the numbering, but wish they had included issue #57.
  6. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race. Funny stuff. Great bathroom reading.
  7. Starman Omnibus, vol. 5 by James Robinson, Peter Snejbjerg, et al.

    The penultimate collection of the best super-hero comic of the 90s.
  8. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch. Great fantasy story about "yet another troll-fighting 11-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl." Can't wait for Stumptown to pick up a copy directly from Deutsch. (Library.)
  9. Essential X-Men, vol. 6 by Chris Claremont, John Romita Jr., et al. Oh, the angst.
  10. Gorilla-Man by Jeff Parker & Giancarlo Caracuzzo. Parker knows how to write enjoyable comics. In this one, we get the back story to one of the characters from Agents of Atlas.
  11. Marvel Adventures Spider-Man: Amazing by Paul Tobin & Matteo Lolli. One advantage to having fallen behind on Tobin's Marvel Adventures stories is that now I have a bunch of cool comics to read.
  12. Set to Sea by Drew Weing. Short graphic novel about a poet who gets Shanghaied and discovers his love for the sea. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  13. Dr. Horrible and Other Horrible Stories by Zack Whedon, et al. Basically back-stories for the major players (and a couple minor characters) from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Several movies this time around:
  • Doctor Who: The Beginning The first three Doctor Who stories from 1963. I had never seen these before. The first Doctor was quite the jerk. Interesting to see the very first Dalek story too.
  • Despicable Me Teena saw this over the summer when she was in California, but I hadn't seen it before. Funny & very sweet.
  • Clash of the Titans The new version, but we watched it with the RiffTrax commentary. It wouldn't have been unwatchable without the jokes, but they made it a lot more palatable.

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