Sunday, July 24, 2011

Once Again, a Light Week

(I realize just how skewed a perspective it is that I consider a week in which I finished reading 8 book to be light.)
  1. Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 25 by Hiromu Arakwa.

    I keep expecting this series to wrap up with each new volume, but it looks like there are 2 to go after this one. (I have noticed a tendency for manga series to run a few volumes too long. The dangers of serial publication, I suppose.) (Checked out of the library.)
  2. Echo, vol. 6: The Last Day by Terry Moore. The final volume of this series brought in connections to his previous series, Strangers in Paradise, which I never finished. Fortunately, you don't need to know anything about that series to enjoy the climax to this one. Apparently his next series is set in the same world. Looking forward to that one.
  3. Batman: Haunted Gotham by Doug Moench & Kelley Jones. Batman vs. demons. Well-suited to Jones's art style. (Library.)
  4. Red Hulk: Scorched Earth by Jeff Parker & Gabriel Hardman. Basically, this is Marvel Team-Up: Starring the Red Hulk. Lots of guest-stars, lots of fun. (Library.)
  5. Dungeons & Dragons, vol. 1: Shadowplague by John Rogers & Andrea DiVoto.

    I've been buying the individual issues of the new D&D comic, and had been going to pass up on the collection, but was won over when I saw that the book was packaged to look like a source-book for the role-playing game. It looks fantastic and even comes with an appendix with the story from the comic converted into a 4th edition D&D adventure.
  6. Secret Warriors, vol. 5: Night by Jonathan Hickman, Alessandro Vitti, et al. More spy action. (Library.)
  7. Essential Captain America, vol. 4 by Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, et al. Captain America stories from the early to mid-70's, when Cap undergoes a crisis of conscience brought on by Watergate (and by seeing the Marvel Universe version of Richard Nixon commit suicide after his attempt to become dictator of the US was thwarted*).
  8. Shadowland by Kim Deitch. Sordid & trippy stories about carnival life and the early days of Hollywood.
*Long story.

Once again, only one movie:
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I. Once the books finished, both Teena and I pretty much lost interest in the movies, which is why it has taken us this long to get around to this movie. When we see the final one soon will depend on whether or not we can find a decent theater showing it in 2D. We may just wait for it to show up on NetFlix (as we did this one).

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