Saturday, April 16, 2011

Early Post This Week

Tomorrow Teena & I will be at Stumptown Comics Fest, so I'm updating today.
  1. Tiassa by Steven Brust.

    The latest Vlad novel. This one is unusual in that it is divided into 3 parts with 3 different narrators (including the narrator of Brust's Khaavren Romances*). (Borrowed from Teena.)
  2. Invincible Iron Man, vol. 6: Stark Resilient, bk. 2 by Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca. Iron Man's latest attempt to reinvent himself from a weapons dealer to philanthropist. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Vertigo Resurrected: Bad Blood by Jamie Delano & Philip Bond. Vicious look at British politics & royalty. Rather appropriate that it has been reprinted shortly before a royal wedding.
  4. Rin-Ne, vol. 5 by Rumiko Takahashi. Supernatural romantic comedy (like nearly everything else Takahashi has done). (Library.)
  5. Black Jack, vol. 13 by Osamu Tezuka. Still more medical manga. (Library.)
  6. Fantastic Four by Jonathan Hickman, vol. 1 by Jonathan Hickman, Dale Eaglesham, & Neil Edwards. Great comics, but not very imaginatively named collection. (Library.)
  7. Demo, vol. 2 by Brian Wood & Becky Cloonan.

    More one-issue stories about people with extraordinary abilities (although that premise seems to be falling by the wayside). Some great stuff here.
  8. Thunderbolts: Cage by Jeff Parker & Kev Walker. The previous volume of Thunderbolts pretty much was Parker wrapping up plot threads from the previous writer. In this one, he takes the series in the direction he wants.
  9. Showcase Presents The Doom Patrol, vol. 2 by Arnold Drake & Bruno Premiani.

    These comics are insane but a hell of a lot of fun. I get the impression that Drake had a blast writing them. So glad DC collected them in an affordable format.
  10. Superman Adventures, vol. 3: Last Son of Krypton by Mark Millar, et al. More comics in the style of the 90s animated Superman show.

*Which I really need to finish reading one of these days.

Watched a lot of movies while on vacation last week:
  • Doctor Who: Revenge of the CybermenEarly-ish Tom Baker Story.
  • Source CodeTeena & I both really enjoyed this director's Moon, and we liked this movie as well, although we felt that the ending was somewhat mishandled.
  • Doctor Who: The Brain of MorbiusDoctor Who takes on the Frankenstein story (sort of).
  • RedThis bears almost no resemblance to the graphic novel it is nominally based on, but it is an entertaining movie. Completely preposterous, but loads of fun. What's not to love about Helen Mirren kicking ass?
  • The Third ManI don't think there's anything I can say about this classic that hasn't already been said.
  • Doctor Who: The VisitationThe final story with the sonic screwdriver until New-Who.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Project MoonbaseSupposedly based on something written by Robert A. Heinlein. I suspect very little of his story remains.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Actually the sonic screwdriver appears in the TV movie.