Anyway, on to books from the last couple of weeks.
- The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. History, Graphic Illustrated by Kenneth Hite & Shepherd Hendrix.
Overview of U.S. history. No great insights, but it is under 200 pages.
- A God Somewhere by John Arcudi & Peter Snejbjerg.
Mbr< Really liked this, although I found the ending rather flat. (Checked out of the library.)
- Avengers: West Coast Avengers - Lost in Space and Time by Steve Englehart & Al Milgrom.
This holds up better than I expected. The characterization is still pretty awkward, however. (Library.)
- Thirteen by Mike Carey & Andy Clarke.
- Incorruptible, vol. 6 by Mark Waid & Marcio Takara.
This series is still good. (Library.)
- Water Baby by Ross Campbell.
Campbell's art is good, his writing is not, bad, exactly, but his stories don't seem to have much of a point to them. And his art style can be problematic in that every female character is drawn in a ridiculously sexualized manner. Reading a comic by him is an uncomfortably close look into what turns him on. (Library.)
- The Complete Chester Gould's Dick Tracy, vol. 1: 1931-1933.
The first couple of stories didn't really impress me, but that soon turned around and I found these comics surprisingly compelling. I can see why this is one of the classic comics. If I can find them cheap enough, I'll be picking up other volumes.
- Deadenders by Ed Brubaker & Warren Pleece.
One of the best stories I've read in set in a distopian near future. Again, the ending doesn't quite hold up, but the rest is fantastic. (Library.)
- A Disease of Language by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell.
Comics adaptation of "The Birth Caul" and "Snakes and Ladders", two spoken word performances/magical workings that Alan Moore has done. I have recordings of those performances and listened to them as I read the adaptations, and I think that really adds to the experience.
- Empowered, vol. 7 by Adam Warren.
The latest volume in Warren's fun superhero series that evolved out of commissions for cheesecake art. Things are getting increasingly serious, but still feel ultimately optimistic.