Sunday, July 22, 2012

More books

  1. Jon Sable, Freelance Omnibus, vol. 2 by Mike Grell

    Adventure comics from the 80s. Great art, occasionally awkward characterization.
  2. Lost Dogs by Jeff Lemire.

    Lemire's first graphic novel back in print. A little rough, but showing the promise exhibited in his current work.
  3. African-American Classics (Graphic Classics, vol. 22) edited by Tom Pomplun & Lance Tooks.

    Anthology of comics adaptations of short stories & poems by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, et al. (Checked out of the library.)
  4. The Savage Sword of Conan, vol. 5 by Roy Thomas, John Buscema, et al.

    They seem to have run out of Robert E. Howard stories to adapt by the time they got to this volume.
  5. Captain America: Death of the Red Skull by J.M. DeMatteis, Paul Neary, et al.

    I had fond memories of these comics from when I was a kid and am happy to say that it holds up well. (Library.)
  6. The Lovely Horrible Stuff by Eddie Campbell

    Money, money, money. It's been a while since I read a comic that Campbell both wrote and drew, and I had forgotten just how good he is.
  7. Snarked, vol. 1: Forks and Hope: Forks and Hope by Roger Langridge.

    Fantastic all-ages comic inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll. Fun & funny. One of the best comics I've read all year.
  8. H.P. Lovecraft's the Dunwich Horror by Joe R. Landsdale, Robert Winberg & Peter Bergsting.

    Adaptation/sequel to Lovecraft's story. Not terribly impressed, which is unusual. I normally like Landsdale quite a bit. I think it was the art, which I didn't care for.
  9. The Twelve, vol. 1 by J. Michael Straczynski & Chris Weston.

  10. The Twelve, vol. 2 by J. Michael Straczynski & Chris Weston.

    I enjoyed the first volume when it came out a couple of years ago, and I was looking forward to the second volume, but it was delayed and delayed. Glad it's finally out now. Nice wrap-up to the story. (Library.)
  11. The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain't Dead by Keith Knight.

    The first (and only, as far as I know) collection of Knight's syndicated "autobiographical" comic strip.
  12. FF, vol. 3: All Hope Lies in Doom by Jonathan Hickman, Juan Bobillo & Nick Dragotta.

    It had been too long since I read volume 2, so I had difficulty remembering what was going on, and the book made no allowances for new readers or faulty memories. (Library.)
  13. Marvel Universe Spider-Man: Amazing Fantasy by Paul Tobin, Rob DiSalvo, et al.

    Fun all-ages comics.
  14. Invincible Iron Man, vol. 9: Demon by Matt Fraction & Salvador Larroca.

  15. The Defenders, vol. 1 by Matt Fraction, Terry Dodson, et al.

    Weirdness in the Marvel Universe.

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