Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

While I'm pondering comic book heroes in my last post, I might as well bring myself up-to-date on my reading in that area.

It's been several weeks since I sat down and listed all the periodicals of this nature that I've been reading, but I have caught up on the stack that had gotten rather out of hand.

First one was Fables #141: they are winding it down, and I'm not all that enamored of the direction they're taking. I may or may not follow it into the dirt.

Next, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6 of 6 which obviously finishes this run of Firefly tales. It was a satisfactory ending, but it also wasn't an end; they leave it open for future stories. Cool!

Then, Letter 44 #7, and I'm intrigued with this title. They went back to the recruitment of the team in the space mission, thereby not moving the story forward, but I didn't find that the least bit irritating. I'm looking forward to the next book in the run.

Next was Saga #20 which wasn't as good as most of the previous books were. It dealt mostly with her work on a soap opera of sorts. Eh.

Then, Dream Police #3...very good. I find myself trying to figure out who has the power in Dream. Mind you, this isn't Neil Gaiman's "Dream".

Trees #2 by Warren Ellis follows; we get a look at a research station trying to figure out the biology of these tree entities. I'm hooked.

Then, The 7th Sword #3, apparently something of a retelling of The Seven Samurai in an SF setting, but much, much better than Battle Beyond the Stars was.

Fairest #27 came next, and this is also supporting the buildup to the fall of Fables, so I was finding my ennui expanding.

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: War Cry #2, on the other hand, deals with a saga of Dresden that wasn't covered in any of the books, which is fun. Let's say that this one has something of a Lovecraftian crossover.

Next was Protector's Inc #7, a JMS tale, and the murder investigation moves on. To me, this is a whole new way to deal with superheroes, and I like it.

Most recently was Moon Knight #5, another Warren Ellis book for the time being; interesting narrative structure; almost cinematic. The protagonist thwarts a kidnapping.

I've another on hand but I'm not done with it yet. You'll just have to wait.

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