Showing posts from June, 2012

On Vampires and Keys

The Pull List:

Justice League Dark #10 - DC

Also Read:

American Vampire #28 - Vertigo
American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #1 - Vertigo
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1-#6, Head Games #1-#6, Crown of Shadows #1-#6, Keys to the Kingdom #1-#6, Clockworks #1-#6 - IDW

My pull list for the forth week of each month is usually pretty weak. It is my version of Fast Sunday. (In the Mormon church, one Sunday a month is Fast Sunday, which means you don't eat anything for a few meals. In my head, Wednesday is the sabbath and a small pull list is like fasting.) And last weeks experience of going without any superhero books really did carry over into this weeks reading. I'm not going to spend time with Justice League Dark, if you want to know about the series, check my post from four weeks ago.

When I teach my English 2010 comics class, I am sure to point out to my students (especially those who have no experience with comics) that the medium of comics and graphic novels has so much mor…

My No Superhero Week

The Pull List:
X-Men #51 - Marvel (Thumbed Through) The Punisher #12 - Marvel (Not Read) Birds of Prey #10 - DC (Not Read) Batwoman #10 - DC (Not Read) Wonder Woman #10 - DC (Not Read) Before Watchmen: Comedian #1 - DC (Not Read) The Walking Dead #99 - Image
What I Did Read:
The Massive #1 - Dark Horse Morning Glories #1 - #19 - Image Scalped #1 - #50  - Vertigo
Last week I made a goal for myself, no superhero comics. I didn't realize how difficult that was going to be. Yes, superhero is the primary genre that people think of when comics comes up. It is also the genre that got me into the medium and the main money maker of the big two. But come on, I know there is more than just that. I only teach one Superhero book a semester in my Writing About Graphic Narratives class, I'm the one that recommends the non superhero stuff to students. I guess that's why I was so surprised when I looked at the potential for this week. Aside from The Massive, that I vowed to finish for this week, I o…

On Brian Wood

The Pull List:

X-Men #30 - Marvel Comics
Ultimate Comics X-Men #13 - Marvel Comics
The Massive #1 Dark Horse Comics (Not yet read)
Batman #10 - DC Comics
Batgirl #10 - DC Comics

This week was a pretty unique week. I actually matched my number of DC titles with Marvel titles. And this can all be attributed to one person; Brian Wood. It seems more and more that Brian Wood is the big name that showing up in comics. He is now on these big two titles and you may of heard about him recently. Hold on a second while I put on my hipster glasses, a deep V t-shirt and a scarf. I have been reading Brian Wood way before he was writing X-men books. Okay, hipster me goes back in the box. Here at SUU, they have 4000 level English classes that are variable topic, major authors. You get Hemingway, Faulkner etc. If I was teaching one of those it would be ENGL 4430  Brian Wood. Okay, I would probably name it a bit different, but I will someday teach a Brian Wood Class. My favorite comic book writers are my fa…

Before Watchmen and Free Zombies

The Pull List:

Before Watchmen - Minutement #1 - DC Comics
Earth 2 #2 - DC Comics
Animal Man #10 - DC Comics
Swamp Thing #10 - DC Comics
The Boys #67 - Dynamite (Not Read)

I started reading The Boys around Christmas time and tore through the series and the attached miniseries over the break. If a series catches my attention, I can burn through it pretty quick. And that's what happened with this series. The only problem with this method of getting caught up on new things is, I'll read through 60+ issues of a series and be caught up to the regular monthly releases. So I got caught up on The Boys and now have to wait four weeks to get a new issue and this week, I couldn't get my hands on the new issue. I've actually never run into this problem. I can usually get what I want to read when I want to read it, but the thing is, I'm not as irritated as I thought I would be about not getting to it. The series has been really great and Ennis has stated that he will end the series …