Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More Devoured Comics and Books

I just finished Tolkien's The Two Towers several nights ago. Brilliant. And being so in the mood for it, it just fit completely. That ending with Frodo and Sam fighting the giant spider Shelob was extremely well done and suspenseful. Excellent. And I am diving right into The Return of the King now.

Read a couple of short stories in preparation for class:

"Blues in the Night" by Jennifer Jenkinson--I found it off of eastoftheweb.com and it was a romance story. I was trying to find something for teenage girls. Unfortunately, it had to end with way too much physical romance. So that one's out.

Also found "Gossamer" by David Gaffney at that site that is okay. An interesting story about a guy that poses as a night janitor at the place he works to find out what goes on at night. Pretty good.

"Sherlock Holmes in The Case of the Cardboard Box" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This is actually a great Sherlock story. Very tidy little answers on what is completely misunderstood at first, then it all falls together, making it seem like you should have seen it the whole time. This is one of the good ones.

"Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" by H. P. Lovecraft. Not one of his better tales but short and sweet. I swear, this guy could prove that Bigfoot existed, or Area 51--reading his stories feels like reading history.

Comics read lately:

Longshot #1 (Marvel, 1985) off the Marvel.com digital comics website--how I hate that interface but always wanted to read this.

Logan #1 (Marvel, 2008) part of the new series of Wolverine and his origins, I guess. I read it online for free thru Marvel's digital comics--it was one of their weekly freebies, you know, to get you to buy the next one. It works though because I seriously want to find out what happens next. I am intrigued by Wolverine's past. He is such a deep, three-dimensional character now.

The Invincible Iron Man #1 (2008) also off the Marvel.com digital comics website. Neat story that I now have to go out and buy the rest of the story, so I guess these free digital comics work in that they hook you like drugs.

Conan the King #21 (Marvel, 1984)

The Black Hood #4 (DC, Impact Comics, 1992)

Thor #263 (Marvel, 1977) amazingly, the sequel to a quarter bin comic I bought two conventions ago. Unbelievable conicidence. I didn't even know it when I bought this one.

The Adventures of Superman #617, 618 with Mr. Mxyzptlk in real bad-ass mode.

Ezra #1 (Arcana, no year 2007 or 2008) Sucked. Absolutely bad. No idea what is going on, story choppy and what appear to be two stories end without knowledge of ending--is one a preview? The only redeeming factor is the cool cover by Studio Mute Ant.

Super Powers, Volume 3 #1-4 (DC, 1986) four issue limited series about Darkseid getting back his power on Apokolips...these Super Powers mags I think were supposed to be introuctory for kids.

From the Reign of the Supermen storyline:

Green Lantern #46
Action Comics #691
Superman: The Man of Steel #26

The Adventures of Superman #505
Superman #82

The Phantom Zone #1 (DC, 1982) written by the great one Steve Gerber! Gene Colan draws! It's Superman! It's a treasure!

Detective Comics #613 Batman kicks two guys into a garbage truck when it is on.

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #63 (1994) with Superman and Lobo

Green Arrow Annual #5 (DC, 1992) part of the Eclipso series of annuals that year.

Robotech: The Macross Saga #12 (Comico, 1986)

Power of the Valkyrie #1-4 (Arcana/Bluewater, 2006-07) one of the worst comic series I ever read. I hate the writing of Darren G. Davis.

Strikeforce: Morituri #11, 12, 13

Detective Comics #476 (1978) with those Joker clown fish that I swear must have been an inspiration for that one Batman: The Animated Series episode.

Detective Comics #480 (1978)

The New Teen Titans #1 (1984) , 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

The Adventures of Superman #623 (2004) what a great story on the inspiration of Superman

Superman #345 (1980)

Action Comics #719 (1996) with the Batman and the Joker and a devious plan that almost makes Superman kill the Joker to save Lois' life.

DC Comics Presents #66 (1984) Superman and the Demon tackle Blackbriar Thorn

The Brave and the Bold #128 (1976) Batman and Mister Miracle foil a plot by Granny Goodness

Neverland by Dave Kiersh published by Bodega is a strange tale of a strange man about ready to settle down from this childish ways in order to love someone. It's an interesting cartooning style and a strange way to tell the tale, sort of through a dream. Worth picking up.

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