Sunday, April 01, 2012

April Fool's Day

No jokes, just some books.
  1. Essential Captain America, vol. 6 by various. The first third of this book is by Jack Kirby and is great. The rest of it isn't at the same level, but is still pretty good.
  2. The Grave Doug Freshley by Josh Hechinger & mpMann.

    Supernatural western. Not bad. (Checked out of the library.)
  3. Resurrection Man, vol. 1 by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning & Butch Guice.

    I've heard good things about this 90s comic about a guy who, whenever he dies, is resurrected with a new super-power. The things I heard about it are justified. (Library.)
  4. Mass Effect, vol. 1: Redemption by Mac Walters, John Jackson Miller & Omar Francia.

    While I love the video game series (at least up until the last 5 minutes or so), I would not have picked this up if the games' main writer weren't involved. It's pretty good.
  5. Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale by Joss & Zack Whedon & Chris Samnee.

    The back story to Shepherd Book. The story skips backwards every few pages, but it still coherent. Beautiful art, too. (Library.)
  6. Stephen King's The Stand: The Night Has Come by Roberto Agguirre-Scasa & Mike Perkins.

    Final volume of the comic adaptation of King's epic novel. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  7. I, Zombie, vol. 3: Six Feet Under and Rising by Chris Roberson & Michael Allred.

    Another great volume. Lots of cool new monsters. I can't wait to see where this is going.
  8. Explorer: The Mystery Boxes edited by Kazu Kibuishi.

    Another great all-ages anthology from Kibuishi & friends. (Borrowed from Teena.)
  9. Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer by Van Jensen & Dusty Higgins.

    On the one hand, this is a great premise. On the other, it ends up taking itself too seriously. There are angst-ridden moments where Pinocchio remembers Geppetto and his death at the hands of vampires. Come on! This is a comic about a wooden puppet who slays vampires with stakes snapped off his ever-growing nose. Have some fun with it. The best part of this book is the recap of Carlo Collodi's original novel. (Library.)
  10. Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, vol. 2: "Trapped on Treasure Island" by Floyd Gottfredson.

    The comics collected here are great. Lots of fun and adventure. Unfortunately, as products of the 30s, they are sometimes racist. There's no getting around that. I just try to remember that times were different then and concentrate on the other parts.

I'm going to put off movies until later. I'm taking tomorrow off work, so I may put up an entry then. No guarantees, though.

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