Sunday, June 26, 2011

Still Another Light Week

  1. Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel by Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett.

    Great book about a robot invented late in the 19th century and its adventures until its disappearance during WWI. Presented as a history book, and full of amazing photos and illustrations, this could almost convince somebody that there was an intelligent robot over a century ago.
  2. JLA: The Hypothetical Woman by Gail Simone & Jorge Luis Garcia Lopez. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol.

    Very well-done young-adult comic about a high-school girl who finds herself haunted by a friendly ghost. Recommended. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  4. Black Jack, vol. 14 by Osamu Tezuka. Another volume of the manga about the maverick doctor. (Library.)
  5. Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter of Mars: The Jesse Marsh Years by Paul S. Newman & Jesse Marsh. Comics from the 50s adapting some of Burroughs's Barsoom stories.
  6. Essential Fantastic Four, vol. 6 by Roy Thomas, Stan Lee, John Buscema, et al. Early 70s super-heroes.

Just one movie this week:
  • Stardust. Fun, not great. Apparently, Terry Gilliam was offered the opportunity to direct this but turned it down. That would have been something to see.

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