- The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, vol. 1 by Brian Holguin, Alex Sheikman & Lizzy John.
The title sums this up pretty well. The cover and some sketches are by Brian Froud.
- Scalped, vol. 8: You Gotta Sin to Get Saved by Jason Aaron, R.M. Guera, et al. Continuing the noir series set on a Native American reservation. (Checked out of the library.)
- 20th Century Boys, vol. 18: Everybody's Song by Naoki Urasawa.
I am very glad I didn't give up on this series. While the emphasis has changed from the early volumes, it has become gripping again.
- Yesterday's Tomorrows by Rian Hughes, et al. Nice to see Hughes' art collected. I particularly liked the adaptation of a Raymond Chandler story and the two stories written by Grant Morrison. (Library.)
- T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, vol. 1 by Nick Spencer, Cafu, et al. The latest attempt to revive the late 60s-early 70s series. I quite liked this and wish it had continued as a monthly series. With luck, the current mini-series is doing well enough for them to do another.
- Avengers: West Coast Avengers: Sins of the Past by Steve Englehart, Al Milgrom, et al. These comics do not warrant a deluxe hard-cover reprint. If Marvel had put these out as part of their inexpensive Essentials line, I would have been thrilled. I got these comics when they first came out in the 80s, but I am under no illusions that they are good. Awkward exposition and ham-fisted characterization are par for the course here. The action and plot-oriented parts are fun, though. (Library.)
- Essential Defenders, vol. 5 by J.M. DeMatteis, Don Perlin, et al. More comics from the 80s. These hold up a bit better, and the fact that this book is approximately 500 pages for $20 makes me more charitable in my assessment. I read these comics when they were first published in the early 80s, but I remember nothing from them. Enjoyed this a lot.
- DC Comics Presents: Batman-Blaze of Glory by Will Pfeifer, Chris Weston, et al. Enjoyable Batman story.
Only one movie this week:
- The RescuersI hadn't seen this since it was first released in 1977. The animation is a bit stiff in places, but the story and acting hold up great, which is the important part.