Sunday, January 22, 2012

Getting Back Up to Speed

This post may have the same number of books as the last one, but that was a couple of weeks' worth of reading instead of just one.
  1. Baltimore, vol. 1: The Plague Ships by Mike Mignola, Christopher Golden & Ben Stenbeck.

    Comics continuation of the story begun in the novel Baltimore; or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire. A fair amount of this is a recap of the novel, but it has been a couple years since I read it, so the refresher on the character was welcome.
  2. The Boys, vol. 9: The Big Ride by Garth Ennis, Russ Braun & John McCrea. Building towards the climax of this series. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 27 by Hiromu Arakawa.

    The final volume of this manga series. Arakawa actually managed to bring it to a satisfying conclusion, which is no mean feat. Looking forward to seeing what she does next. (Library.)
  4. Takio by Brian Michael Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming. A couple of school-age sisters become super-heroes.
  5. Brody's Ghost, bk. 2 by Mark Crilley. Moving along the story. (Library.)
  6. The Complete Alan Moore Future Shocks by Alan Moore, et al.

    Short, humorous stories Moore wrote for 2000 AD early in his career.
  7. Wolfskin: Hundredth Dream by Warren Ellis, Mike Wolfer & Gianluca Pagliarani. Barbarian comics from Ellis.
  8. Pogo, vol. 1: Through the Wild Blue Wonder by Walt Kelly.

    I have read previous collections of Kelly's comic strip, but it had been years, and I had forgotten how amazing it is. Simply beautiful art and wonderful jokes. This is one of the absolute best comic strips, and I am so glad that it is finally being reprinted from the beginning in a format that does justice to Kelly's art. I want the next volume now.

A couple of DVDs finished since last week:

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