July 6th, 2014
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.
Figuring on picking up collected editions for Letter 44 and Leaves on the Wind as finances permit. Seems the smarter way to read these series.
I can't argue much, but although I completely expect Leaves on the Wind to turn up as a graphic novel, I'm uncertain about Letter 44.
|Date:||July 6th, 2014 11:34 pm (UTC)|| |
By the by...
...been hearing good things about the fight sequences in Moon Knight # 5.
|Date:||July 7th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)|| |
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