Sunday, May 01, 2011

Late in the Day Update

  1. The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, vol. 1: Pterror of Paris & The Eiffel Tower Demon by Jacques Tardi.

    Strange goings on in turn of the century Paris. (Checked out of the library.)
  2. Gotham Central, bk. 4: Corrigan by Greg Rucka, Ed Brubaker, Kano, et al. The final volume of a great police procedural comic set in Batman's home town. I wish the series had lasted longer.
  3. Spider-Man: Grim Hunt by Joe Kelly, J.M. DeMatteis, Michael Lark, Max Fiumara, et al. Sequel to DeMatteis' & Zeck's Spider-Man: Kraven's Last Hunt. (Library.)
  4. The Thing Classic, vol. 1 by John Byrne & Ron Wilson. Thing solo series that followed Marvel Two-in-One.
  5. Axe Cop by Malachi & Ethan Nicolle. Collection of the web comic written by a 5-year-old and drawn by his 29-year-old brother. Wacky stuff, but best in small doses. (Library.)
  6. Thor: Godstorm by Kurt Busiek & Steve Rude. Good story and gorgeous art (which should be obvious, given the creative team). (Library.)
  7. Superman Adventures, vol 4: The Man of Steel by Mark Millar & Aliur Amancio.
  8. Dominic Fortune: It Can Happen Here and Now by Howard Chaykin. Swashbuckling adventure set in the 30s. This came from Marvel's "Max" imprint, so there is nudity & swearing.
Also this week I listened to an audio version of the first book in the Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning. Each character is voiced by a different actor, and Tim Curry (who is perfectly cast) provides the narration.

Just a few movies:
Also this week, I finished playing Dragon Age IIWhile it never engrossed me as much as the first game, it grew on me as I played. And at the end, I had to make an absolutely brutal decision which really adds some depth to the game. If you've played the first game, I definitely recommend this.

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