What Are You Reading in October, 2010
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If you live in the NYC area like me, you might be picking up a few new books this weekend at New York Comic Con. ;)
But what am I reading right now?
Invincible by Robert Kirkman
Oishinbo by Tetsu Kariya
The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé
The last one is mostly a re-read; the first two are me expanding my horizons. :)
Just started Three Days in Europe. It's a romantic comedy, which is not usually a genre I like very much, but it should be light and breezy --- exactly what I'm looking for after taxing my brain too much with work and school!
And I might be picking up some new reads at Comic Con, too :)
Let us know how it goes at Comic Con! We had a great time at the one in Chicago.
I'm back in Buffyworld in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus Volume 7.
I'm reading some horror comics for October. First up is Horror Comics from the Graphic Classics series. It's a collection of black and white comic adaptations of short horror stories. The majority are traditional styles but there's some variety, including a single page wordless adaptation of The Thing at Ghent and a version of Lovecraft's The Thing at the Doorstep told with blocks of text with many illustrations.
Reading horror comics for October is a good idea! I don't know a lot about them, anyone has any recommendations?
Unrelated but I've just finished reading The Outfit, the Darwyn Cooke adaptation of the Richard Stark novel. It's the second in the series and I liked it more than the first one.
I'm currently reading the 5th Starman Omnibus.
Graphic Classics are usually great. Horror Comics sounds like another good one.
BTW, Comic Con was great, though a little overcrowded. I didn't end up picking up any new reads, other than, ironically, a little children's picture book for my nephew.
Just read Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8: Retreat and am working on the X-Men: S.W.O.R.D. series by Kieron Gillen.
Also picked up Sandman: The Dream Hunters, FINALLY. The Amano art is incredible.
I don't have too many horror recommendations. I haven't read much. I read the graphic adaptation of Coraline last year and enjoyed it.
Works that I've seen that are well regarded but have never read include From Hell (Alan Moore's take on Jack the Ripper), The Walking Dead (zombie apocalypse), and Lock and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft (murder and a haunted house).
Finished Arkham Asylum (which, although set on April Fool's Day, certainly makes for Halloween-type reading), and I'm still not sure I completely followed it. A hide and seek game in an asylum told from multiple perspectives with flashbacks - woo, not easy! But well-written by Grant Morrison with creepy Dave McKean graphics.
Next is a Dr. Strange: The Oath.
I've been reading some Hellboy, that's sort of Halloween-ish.
Lock and Key is a great suggestion. Thanks! That's another comic I've been meaning to read but sort of forgot about.
Arkham Asylum is definitely an interesting work. I didn't love it, but after reading it I did keeping thinking back on it. I thought the story was a bit thin but admit that I may have missed some of the symbolism (plus I may have missed out not knowing some of the characters). The edition I read had a copy of Morrison's script with some notes by him, which were helpful in interpreting the story.
As for me, I'm on to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
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