Sunday, August 14, 2011

Time to Catch Up

  1. The Boys, vol. 8: Highland Laddie by Garth Ennis & John McCrea. This volume really goes a long way to humanizing this series. (Checked out of the library.)
  2. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill.

    I finally got around to re-reading this so I could read the following book:
  3. Impossible Territories: The Unofficial Companion to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier by Jess Nevins. Annotation to the references in the above book, plus an interview with Alan Moore. I admire the effort Nevins puts into researching these annotations.
  4. PunisherMax: Bullseye by Jason Aaron & Steve Dillon. (Library.)
  5. Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson.

    A great, new newspaper comic strip. Very funny, and covering different territory than the many other strips about suburban kids. Highly recommended.
  6. Fables, vol. 15: Rose Red by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, et al. Moving things along. (Library.)
  7. Dracula: The Company of Monsters, vol. 1 by Kurt Busiek, Daryl Gregory, Scott Godlewski & Damian Couceiro. (Library)
  8. Dracula: The Company of Monsters, vol. 2 by Kurt Busiek, Daryl Gregory, Scott Godlewski & Damian Couciero. The best vampire story I've read in a long, long time. Can't wait for volume 3 to come out. (Library.)
  9. Captain America: The Fighting Avenger by Brian Clevinger, Gurihiru. Tie-in with the movie (which I haven't seen.) (Library.)
  10. DC Comics Presents: The Metal Men by Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, & Kevin Maguire. Light-hearted treatment of one of DC's more absurd super-hero groups.
  11. Captain America: American Nightmare by Mark Waid, Andy Kubert, et al. Comics from the 90s. (Library.)
  12. Northlanders vol. 4: The Plague Widow by Brian Wood & Leandro Fernandez. Another story of vikings. (Library.)
  13. Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger: The Little Sisters of Eluria by Robin Furth, Peter David & Luke Ross. Looks like these sell well enough that they will end up adapting the entire Dark Tower series.(Borrowed from Teena.)
  14. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century, vol. 2: 1969 by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill.

    What we have seen of Century so far has been darker than previous LoEG stories. I'm hoping volume 3 ends on an up note.
  15. Conan, vol. 8: Black Colossus by Timothy Truman & Tomas Giorello. (Library.)
A fair number of movies since I last posted a real update:
  • Doctor Who: Mawdryn Undead. Turlough's introduction. Interesting to see a companion who isn't as altruistic as usual.
  • Doctor Who: Terminus. I hadn't been getting Doctor Who discs in sequence from NetFlix, but because these two stories and the following one have a character arc for Turlough, I broke with tradition.
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera. Yay for Japanese monster movies and Americans poking fun at them.
  • MST3K: Gamera vs. Barugon.
  • MST3K: Gamera vs. Gaos.
  • MST3K: Gamera vs. Guiron. Of the 5 Gamera movies in the latest MST3K box set, Teena and I had seen only 2. We've got one movie to go, and it is one of the ones we had not previously seen.

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