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April 12th, 2015


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09:15 am
It's been a long while since I mentioned the various comic books I've read, so I think it's about time today.

Let's start with:

Munchkin #1, 2, 3: There's multiple tales in each book, but the real draw isn't the comic but the attached card for the Munchkin game. I'm not all that impressed with the work, but I like the game, and the cards are an amusing addition. Next...

EGOs #5, 6, 7: I'm ambivalent about this SF story. It hasn't completely bored me yet, but I'm hard-pressed to give a good reason why I'm still reading it. May soon be canned. Next...

Saga #25, 26, 27: I'm still liking this tale of an interstellar clash of a magic-oriented alliance against a technologically-based alliance. There's a lot of character development still going on, and I look forward to each new issue. Next...

The 7th Sword #7: Apparently the last book of the series, though who knows? The stranger/soldier from the wastes helps defeat the evil villain. Not a bad read, a bit obvious, pretty good artwork. Next...

Deep State #4, 5: I find this series intriguing. It's not as predictable as some books. Something of the feel of such stories as The Men in Black or Warehouse 13 or Fringe without mirroring them completely, with a bit of a spy novel feel to them as well. I'll be watching for the next release of this series. Next...

War Stories #5, 6, 7: Children of Israel #2, 3 of 3, The Last German Winter 1 of 3: Three comic books, the first two complete the story of an Israeli tank unit holding the line against the Syrians in the Yom Kippur War; the last of the three starts a new tale of the German evacuation of East Prussia amidst the Soviet onslaught late in World War II. Pretty graphic, not for everyone. Next...

Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town #1, 2, 3: This is a new piece, not coming directly out of the novels about this wizard/detective. Something is killing civilians in a neighborhood in Chicago, and Dresden gets drawn in, as does his apprentice. I'm still hooked. OTOH, I can't wait for the next Dresden novel. Next...

The Empty #1, 2: It's hard to describe this book. There's two main characters. One is a farmer, with near-magical powers to grow and heal plants. The other is a hunter/warrior. Both are driven out of their tribes into a poisoned land. They seek the secret of what is causing this poisoning. I like the art, I like the feel. Can't exactly explain why. Next...

Copperhead #2, 3, 4, 5, 6: Female sheriff of an SF township. I had enjoyed the first book of the series, but missed the second, and it took a while to get a copy. Then I caught up. I'm enjoying it. Not quite a Star Wars feel to it, neither a Firefly one, but there's hints of both...not to mention High Noon and other Westerns, but there it is. I like it. Next...

Letter 44 #14: The title refers to the letter that each US President supposedly writes to the person who wins the election; in this case the letter warns of an alien presence in our Solar System. The book deals with how the decisions of world politics would be colored by this presence. The book also deals with a spaceship sent by the US to explore this alien presence. A very good series, but not as regular in its appearance (watch, next book'll probably show up next week). Next...

Eight #1: Obviously a new book, this appears to be SF, possibly time travel, completely boring/uninteresting/waste of time. Not even the artwork interested me. Gave it up pretty much right away. So boring I had to go out to the garage, pull the book back out and look at it to remember what the heck it was, and found myself bored just paging through it. Feh. Next...

Supreme Blue Rose #7: Last book of this run, and when it was all over I found myself asking what the heck it all meant? The artwork was quite an odd style, in keeping with an odd book. Worth discussing, or listening to someone discuss, I'm still not quite sure what I felt about it. The writer was Warren Ellis, and I usually find his work worth my time, but I think this was a lesser piece. Next...

Blackcross #1, 2: New Warren Ellis title, and it's fascinating. Very strange things are happening in a small town, and the local police are overwhelmed, but something is coming and it's not good. I can't wait for the next issue. Next...

Robert A. Heinlein: Citizen of the Galaxy: Act #1, 2: First, let me say that the book this series is based on is one of my all-time favorite SF novels, so I have perhaps great expectations of anyone trying their hands at presenting this in a new format. I am underwhelmed by the artwork. The way that they divide up the comics makes a certain amount of sense, but what they choose to include or cut leaves me a bit cold. I'll follow through to the end of the run, but I'm mostly disappointed. If you haven't read the original Heinlein novel, I'd recommend that instead. Next...

Invisible Republic #1: Another new title, this one appears to be socio-political science fiction, and I'm hooked. It's really new so I don't expect #2 for at least a few weeks. Next...

Shaper #1: And yet another new title, this one is vaguely Star Wars-y, with an interstellar empire of some sort that's putting down all shapers, apparently a shape-changing race. A young being discovers that his teacher is one, and that he is, too. I'll follow for now. Next...

Dream Police #6: This title from JMS has been a bit moribund lately in terms of frequency of the issues; in this one the protagonist and his partner are on the verge of learning something important about the realm that they patrol. I'm in. Next...

Savior #1: It appears that someone with some powers is assassinated, or maybe just wounded, and then we flash back to a plane crash with some survivors. What??? I'm not going to bother any further with this one. Next...

Battlestar Galactica: Six #2: Talk about moribund, IIRC this book's first issue was on the order of a year ago, maybe more. It's been so long I'd completely forgotten about it. The storyline deals with the backstory of the Cylon who suborned Dr. Baltar. Next...

Rebels #1: Once more, a new comic series, this one dealing with a young man of New Hampshire who participates in the American Revolution. Nice to watch the goings-on from the viewpoint of a regular guy. I'm willing to go on with the series, at least for the time being. And that's all. Whew.

Some of the runs are over, some of them I'm not continuing with, and some are new. I'll try not to let this list get so backed up, but no promises.

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