Sunday, June 03, 2012

It's Been a Month. Time to Catch Up

Keeping things short since I've got a lot of books to get through.
  1. The Boys, vol. 10: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker by Garth Ennis & Darrick Robertson.

    (Checked out of the library.)
  2. Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely.

    Morrison's love letter to super-heroes.
  3. Shapes and Colors: A Cul de Sac Collection by Richard Thompson.

    Another collection of this wonderful comic strip.
  4. Essential Defenders, vol. 6 by J.M. DeMatteis, Don Perlin, et al.

    I know I read these comics when I was a teenager, but I remembered almost nothing about any of them except for the Dr. Seuss tribute issue.
  5. Thunderbolts: Fear Itself by Jeff Parker, Declan Shalvey, et al.

  6. The Sixth Gun, vol. 3: Bound by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt & Tyler Crook.

    Another great collection of this fantastic horror-western.
  7. Hulk: Fear Itself by Jeff Parker, Elene Casasgrande & Gabriel Hardman.

  8. Abe Sapien, vol. 2: The Devil Does Not Jest and Other Stories by Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Patric Reynolds, Peter Snejbjerg & James Harren.
  9. Secret Avengers: Run the Mission, Don't Get Seen, Save the World by Warren Ellis, et al.

    Generally liked this, except for the part where Captain America condones torture. And that's a big damn sticking point. (Library.)
  10. Schulz's Youth by Charles Schultz.

    Cartoons Schulz did for a religious newsletter aimed at teenagers.
  11. Jim Henson's the Storyteller, vol. 1 by various.

  12. 20th Century Boys, vol. 20: Humanity in the Balance by Naoki Urasawa.

    This story probably should be considerably shorter, but I'm still enjoying it and sticking it out to the end.
  13. Sabrina the Teenage Witch: The Magic Revisited by Tania Del Rio.

    Manga-influenced version of the character.
  14. Stan Lee's Starborn, vol. 3: Homecoming

  15. Superstar: As Seen on TV by Kurt Busiek & Stuart Immonen.

    Bought this directly from Busiek at Stumptown. I'd love to see more about this character.
  16. American Barbarian by Tom Scioli.

    Kirby-esque post-apocalyptic story. Lots of fun. (Library.)
  17. Mangaman by Barry Lyga & Colleen Doran.

  18. The Damned, vol. 1: Three Days Dead by Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt.

    Gangsters & demons.
  19. Essential Marvel Team-Up, vol. 3 by Chris Claremont, John Byrne, et al. Nostalgia comics for me. I had a subscription to this comic when I was a kid, and I read 12 of the issues collected here over & over.
  20. Lucifer, vol. 1: Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey, Scott Hampton, Chris Weston, et al.

    I read this a while back, but it never grabbed me. I've been enjoying The Unwritten so much that I'm giving it another shot. However, the library doesn't have volume 4, and it looks like it's out of print. So that could be a problem. (Library.)
  21. I...Vampire! by J.M. DeMatteis, Bruce Jones, Tom Sutton, et al.

    Horror comics from the early 80s. (Library.)
  22. The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath and Other Stories by H.P. Lovecraft & Jason Thompson.

    Comics adaptation of Lovecraft's Dreamlands stories.
  23. Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Services, vol. 12 by Eiji Otsuka & Housui Yamazaki.

    This manga series is back. (Library.)
  24. Rin-Ne, vol. 7 by Rumiko Takahashi.

    Supernatural romantic comedy. (Library.)
  25. Doctor Who Classics, vol. 6 by Steve Parkhouse, Alan McKenzie & John Ridgeway.

    Comics featuring the sixth Doctor.
  26. Avengers: West Coast Avengers Assemble by Roger Stern, Bob Hall, et al.

  27. The Future's So Bright I Can't Bear to Look by Tom Tomorrow.

    Political cartoons from the Bush years.
  28. Ultimate Comics Thor by Jonathan Hickman & Carlos Pacheco.

    Origin for the Ultimate Comics version of Thor. (Library.)
  29. Rin-Ne, vol. 8 by Rumiko Takahashi.

  30. The Supervillain Handbook: The Ultimate How-To Guide to Destruction and Mayhem by King Oblivion, PhD, as told to Matthew D. Wilson.

    Guidebook to being a supervillain. Quite funny.
  31. The Mighty Thor by Matt Fraction & Olivier Coipel.

  32. Captain America and Bucky: The Life Story of Bucky Barnes by Ed Brubaker, Marc Andreyko & Chris Samnee.

  33. Sword of the Atom by Jan Strnad & Gil Kane. Some beautiful art. The story isn't bad but nothing all that special.
  34. Batman: The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder, Jock & Francesco Francavilla.

  35. Lucifer, vol. 2: Children and Monsters by Mike Carey & Peter Gross.

    It had been so long since I first read this that I wasn't sure I had actually done so. It just seemed vaguely familiar. Liked it this time. (Library.)
  36. Hitman vol. 6: For Tomorrow by Garth Ennis & John McCrea.

    Lots of fun. Just one more volume after this.
  37. Willie & Joe: Back Home by Bill Mauldin.

    The great WWII cartoonist continued drawing after he came home, and here are those cartoons.
  38. The Mighty Alice by Richard Thompson.

    The latest Cul de Sac collection.
  39. Gone to Amerikay by Derek McCulloch & Colleen Doran.

    Three intertwined stories of Irish people coming to America. Beautiful artwork from Doran, as always. And a great story that really comes together at the end. I was nearly in tears. Wonderful book. (Library.)
  40. Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise, pt. 2 by Gene Luan Yang & Gurihiru.

    This comic really captures the feel of the show.
  41. Essential X-Men, vol. 7 by Chris Claremont, et al.

    The comics reprinted here are from about when I was ready to give up reading the issues. Claremont's writing tics are becoming more & more prevalent.
  42. Steve Rogers: Super Soldier by Ed Brubaker & Dale Eaglesham.

  43. Captain America: Prisoner of War by Ed Brubaker, Mike Deodado, et al.


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