Sunday, February 06, 2011

I Don't Know What To Title This Post

  1. Essential Captain America, vol. 2 by Stan Lee, Gene Colan, Jack Kirby, et al. Man, these comics are entertaining. And I love the way Gene Colan draws. His art does something to my brain.
  2. X-Men Noir: Mark of Cain by Fred Van Lente & Dennis Calero. X-Men characters translated to the idioms of the pulps. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Planetary, vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories by Warren Ellis & John Cassaday. Ellis's tour through the pop culture of the 20th Century. I finally got the final volume and decided to reread the previous volumes.
  4. Planetary, vol. 2: The Fourth Man by Warren Ellis & John Cassaday. In which it is revealed that the series' bad guys are the Fantastic Four.
  5. Planetary, vol. 3: Leaving the 20th Century by Warren Ellis & John Cassaday.
  6. Planetary: Crossing Worlds by Warren Ellis, et al. Planetary cross-overs.
  7. Planetary, vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology by Warren Ellis & John Cassaday.

    Good wrap-up to the series. Glad I waited for the collection, since the huge gaps between the last few issues would have driven me insane.
  8. Love and Capes, vol. 2: Going to the Chapel by Tom Zahler. I had heard good things about this romantic super-hero sit-com, so when I found a cheap used copy, I picked it up. Occasionally too sit-com-ish for my tastes, but overall very good.
  9. Hikaru No Go #19: Hikaru No Go, vol. 19: One Step Forward by Yumi Hotta & Takeshi Obata. I fell behind in this manga series about the game go, but am catching up now. (Library.)
  10. Groo: The Hogs of Horder by Sergio Aragones, with Mark Evanier. Social commentary in a comic about a profoundly stupid barbarian. Very funny. (Library.)
  11. Uncanny X-Men: The Birth of Generation Hope by Matt Fraction, Whilce Portacio, et al. Fall-out from the latest X-cross-over. (Library.)
  12. Detroit Metal City, vol. 7 by Kiminori Wakasugi. More absurdity & death-metal. (Library.)
  13. The Muppet Show Comic Book: Muppet Mash by Roger Langridge. The final collection of the Muppet Show Comic Book. Fun stuff, and I'm sorry to see it go. Langridge really captured the feel of the Muppets, especially when he did the art himself.
  14. Tales of the Green Lantern Corps vol. 3 by Steve Englehart & Joe Staton. Not exactly profound, but entertaining comics from the 80s.
Catching up on movies (many of which were watched via NetFlix Watch Instantly):
  • Doctor Who: The Mind Robber. A second Doctor adventure. The one in which the actor playing Jaime got chicken pox and had to be replaced for a couple of episodes.
  • The Black Adder. The first series. Not as polished as the later ones. (Blackadder III remains my favorite.) But still funny.
  • Doctor Who: The Green Death. A third Doctor story. Environmental issues, self-aware computers, and giant maggots.
  • RiffTrax: Order in the Shorts. One of two recent collections of old educational films with sarcastic commentary.
  • RiffTrax: Shortstoberfest. The other.

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