What are you reading in June 2012?
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Again, haven't been reading any comics lately so I'm living vicariously through you all. :) So what's everyone reading?
Okay, I must admit that there is some affective memory envolved with comment. ha ha ha
Yeah, that's why I avoid re-reading some stuff I have fond memories of from my past.
I will say, I re-read all my American Flagg comics, and they were even more awesome than when I was a youngin'.
A few things I've been digging this month:
I really enjoyed The Massive, the new monthly from Brian Wood & Kristian Donaldson. Very cinematic, beautifully drawn, with an engaging post-disaster story.
The Moon Knight, Vol. 1 collection was great. I'll follow the Bendis/Maleev team anywhere. The monthly was cancelled, but I still have Vol. 2 to look forward to, and now they can get back to Scarlet.
The new Daredevil, Vol. 2 collection, from Mark Waid & Paolo Rivera, was mostly good. There was a silly arc with The Mole Man, and some goofy repartee with Spiderman, but hey, we're still recovering from a decade of bleak, noir DD.
I just reread Lynda Barry's The Freddie Stories. Great stuff but very dark (like her novel Cruddy). Nobody captures the earnestness, joy, terror, & resilience of children quite like her.
Finally, in addition to several other monthlies I follow, I started reading the new Dial H, written by China Mieville, one of my favorite sf novelists. This book is over-the-top weird--not sure how I feel about it yet.
Agree. Moebius was one of the greatest (sadly, he died recently). Have you seen or read the volumes of Inside Moebius ?
No, I haven't, Antonio. The Inside Moebius volumes available in the U.S. all seem to be in Spanish, and my Spanish is rusty.
Yes, I saw he died recently, darn it. Some of his books are available here, but not as many as should be.
I'm starting Fable: Volume 1: Legends in Exile and intend to catch up with the series by the end of the year. I really liked what Bill Willingham did in The Sandman Presents and I've heard great things about Fables, so expectations are high.
Some Batman comics before the movie comes out. Because the trailers are making me impatient.
I hope to start Astro City by August.
Okay, I've lost my patience with Batwoman. JH Williams III is a genius artist, but his plotting here (issues 6-10) is a crazy mess. Maybe I'll check out the next arc when it's collected, and see if things have improved, but I'm avoiding the monthly issues for now.
Really? I just read Batwoman: Elegy (where Williams III was illustrator) a few days ago and liked it. It seemed like a great start. How bad does it get?
I really liked Batwoman: Elegy as well. (Notice Williams did not script it.)
I find the current arc ("To Drown the World") incoherent. They'll spend one or two pages on a scene focused on one character, but those scenes jump back & forth in time ("Chase: 2 days ago", "Jacob: 3 weeks ago", "Kate: Now") in a way that doesn't build the story, but derails any momentum. I don't see how it will hold together any better as a collection. This is just poor storytelling.
The first arc, collected as Batwoman, Vol. 1: Hydrology, was good. But this one is driving me bonkers!
>18 edgewood: I just finished reading the latest issue and I was just thinking that while this is probably one of the most beautiful book I'm reading right now the story is, as you said, a mess. I love Batwoman as a character but I may also have to stop reading this (for now at least).
Thanks for the warning. Williams is a great artist, however.
Just finished The Walking Dead volume 7.
It was really good, as always, but I'm getting really tired of the whole "What Bad Thing Can We Make Happen To Rick" thing. Just once I'd like to read a collection where something terrible doesn't happen to him.
I realize that, yes, it is the Zombie Apocalypse, but still. Kirkman doesn't do this to the other characters as much.
It's like that season on St. Elsewhere where they just kept doing terrible things to the one doctor.
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