- Stargazing Dog by Takashi Murakami.
Very touching story about a dog's loyalty. I do wish the translation had been presented in the Japanese format, since flipped art is occasionally distracting. (Checked out of the library.)
- Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 26 by Hiromu Arakawa. Only one volume to go. (Library.)
- The Secret Society of Super-Villains, vol. 1 by various. A collection of standard 70's fare from DC. The stories are okay, but there is absolutely no way this material warrants one $40 hardcover, much less the second one implied by the "vol. 1" in the title. Originally DC solicited a Showcase Presents for this material. $20 for 400-500 pages of comics printed in black and white on cheap paper would have been ideal. So glad I didn't buy this. (Library.)
- The Show Must Go on by Roger Langridge.
Odds & ends from Langridge. Very funny stuff.
- Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, vol. 1: Race to Death Valley by Floyd Gotfredson.
Comic strips from the 30s. A great mix of adventure and humor. Looking forward to getting future volumes from the library.
- PS Magazine: The Best of the Preventive Maintenance Monthly by Will Eisner. Here is a book that owes its existence to a creator's reputation. If Eisner weren't a legend, there would be no call to collect the best of the comics he created for an Army-published magazine about maintaining equipment. Some great art here, but the stories are mostly all-business. Fortunately, Eisner brought interest to what could have been some incredibly dull comics. (Library.)
- Moomin, vol. 6: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip. After his sister Tove stopped doing the Moomin comic strip that she created, Lars took over and kept up the gentle humor. (Library.)
- Dragon Puncher Island by James Kochalka. (Borrowed from Teena's classroom.)
- Hellboy: House of the Living Dead by Mike Mignola & Richard Corben. An untold tale of Hellboy's time in Mexico working as a luchador. Man, I love Corben's art.
- DC Comics Presents: Batman: Don't Blink by Dwayne McDuffie & Val Semeiks.
- The Misadventures of Prince Ivan by Diane Duane & Sherlock. I don't know enough about Russian folklore to know if this is an unusual retelling of an old tale or an original story from Duane, but I quite enjoyed it.
- Captain Swing and the Electrical Pirates of Cindery Island by Warren Ellis & Raulo Caceres.
Ellis takes on steampunk and the nature of police work. I loved this.
- B.P.R.D.: Being Human by Mike Mignola, Karl Moline, et al.
Short pieces about some B.P.R.D. agents.
Just one movie since last week:
- Hogfather. Amazingly faithful to the book. Incredibly well-done. This may go into the list of Christmas movies Teena & I watch each December. If you love Terry Pratchett's Discworld books, you have to see this.