Saturday, March 31, 2012
IN WHICH I review several books and comics sent to me by Aussie publishing house Milkshadow Books (www.milkshadowbooks.com or milkshadow.wordpress.com.
Running time: 18 min.
Thanks to James Andre for sending me the books. :)
Sunday, March 4, 2012
WHERE I talk about my indy read-fest from last month. Maus, Daytripper, lots of Jason Lutes and Adrian Tomine...and more.
Oh...and I forgot to mention Mr Wonderful by Dan Clowes. That was also an excellent read. :)
Running time: approx. 25 minutes
Saturday, March 3, 2012
* NOW WITH STAR RATINGS (ala Wrestling Observer Newsletter PPV reports) *
HOW I RATE THE COMICS VIA THE ALAN MOORE SCALE
***** Watchmen, Marvelman, V For Vendetta
**** From Hell, Supreme, Swamp Thing, Whatever Happened To The Man Of Tomorrow?
*** League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (the first two series), Axel Pressbutton, Tom Strong
* LoEG: Century: 1969
DUD (or lower) anything he’s written for Avatar or any of the non-comics drivel he shits out on a regular basis
1. Jar Of Fools by Jason Lutes (Faber & Faber, 2008) ****¼
2.-9. Berlin Book One: City Of Stones by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly, 2001) ****½
- originally published in Berlin #1-8
10.-17. Berlin Book Two: City Of Smoke by Jason Lutes (Drawn & Quarterly, 2009) ****½
- originally published in Berlin #9-16
18. Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine (Faber & Faber, 2007) ****
19. Scrapbook: Uncollected Work: 1990-2004 by Adrian Tomine (Drawn & Quarterly, 2005) ****
20. Mister Wonderful by Daniel Clowes (Pantheon Books, 2011) ****
21. Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by Art Spiegelman (Penguin Books, 1986) *****
22. Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began (Pantheon, 1991) *****
23. Breakdowns: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young %@?*! (Viking, 2008) ***
- originally published as Breakdowns (Belier Press, 1977)
24.-33 Daytripper by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá (Vertigo, 2011) ****¼
- originally published in Daytripper #1-10 (Vertigo, 2010)
34. De:TALES by Fábio Moon & Gabriel Bá (Dark Horse, 2010) ***
35. Salem Brownstone: All Along The Watchtowers by John Hattis Dunning & Nikhil Singh (Walker Books, 2009) **