Sunday, April 15, 2012

Another Sunday, Another Post

  1. Love and Rockets: New Stories #4 by Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez.

    Another fantastic volume. Jaime's "Love Bunglers" is particularly amazing.
  2. Spider-Man, Chapter One by John Byrne.

    Re-telling the first Spider-Man stories because why not? (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Showcase Presents: Batman, vol. 1 by various.

    These stories aren't bad, but I wish, when deciding where to start collecting Batman stories for these volumes, DC had gone back to wacky sci-fi 50s Batman.
  4. Dotter of Her Father's Eyes by Mary M. Talbot & Bryan Talbot.

    Impressive mix of memoir and biography of Lucia Joyce (James' daughter). The more of Bryan Talbot's art I see, the more impressed I am by his talent. Mary Talbot hadn't written for comics previously, but she and her husband use the medium extremely well here. A beautiful book. (Library.)
  5. John Constantine, Hellblazer: Phantom Pains by Peter Milligan, Giuseppe Camunodi, Stefano Laudini, et al.

    Latest collection of this horror comic.
  6. Chase by J.H. Williams III, Dan Curtis Johnson, et al.

    Another hefty collection of a 90s comic that I didn't read at the time but have heard good things about. I quite liked this and wish I had bought the issues when they were coming out because the series ended too soon. (Of course, one additional customer probably wouldn't have saved it.) The story is about Cameron Chase, an ordinary (or is she?) woman working for the government in a world of super-heroes. Williams produces some beautiful art (as usual).
  7. Hellboy, vol. 12: The Storm and the Fury by Mike Mignola & Duncan Fegredo.

    The latest Hellboy collection. This brings to a head a lot of long-running plot threads. Satisfying, although I was happy to learn that, despite appearances, more Hellboy is coming.

Only one, not very good, movie this week, so I'll hold off on posting about that.

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