Archive for the 'Comics' Category
See which comic made them fans, by folks like Warren Ellis and Brad Meltzer.
16. X-Men: Wisdom – Rudiments of Wisdom
Writer: Paul Cornell Artists: Trevor Hairsine and Manuel Garcia
I know Paul Cornell for the Doctor Who episodes he’s written, so when I found out he’d written a series about an English mutant spy, I was curious. Nice little Warren Ellis-superteam-like story. B-
Pop culture columnist Whitney Matheson at usatoday.com recently ran a series of columns on what comics you should read. I found the first three to cover the essentials – the last one didn’t have any I liked. Nearly everything I really love is covered: Sandman, Watchmen, Dark Knight, Bone, Buffy, Fables, Planetary, Preacher, Strangers In Paradise, etc.
8. 100 Bullets:First Shot, Last Call
9. 100 Bullets:Split Second Chance
Writer: Brian Azzarrello Artist: Eduardo Risso
The first two collections of the comic book, an intriguing take on revenge: what would you do if you had an untraceable gun and 100 bullets for it? There’s also an overarcing storyline, so it mashes up noir and spy genres. This was a sampler to see if I liked it enough to buy more – I think I will. B+
The rest of the weekend was pretty lazy on purpose. That crick in my neck developed into my head being pulled down and to the left, so the week was totally a pain in the neck, and I couldn’t get in to see my chiropractor or massage therapist until next Wednesday. So while Jill had a busy weekend finishing a project, I sat around and read comicsand newspapers and watched TV on Saturday. I made a quick trip out that afternoon to get my car from the bus station, stopped at Target to get a CD, then went to Safeway and picked up some pork kebabs for dinner, which we enjoyed outside with some black beans and rice and a watermelon/pineapple salad.
Sunday, more comics and movies, plus a new fun thing for me – a runny nose (although my neck was feeling better, must have been the muscle relaxants I drank). So plenty of fluids and Cold-Eeze, and my portion of the BBQ sauce I made for the pork ribs I grilled was extra hot.
Monday was the annual Herndon Labor Day Jazz & Wine Festival, and I got free tix for doing that quickie website. Unfortunately Jill still wasn’t done with her project, so we only went for a little while, but we caught up with some friends, and she saw some classmates. I made BLTs for lunch (so good with fresh tomatoes) and reheated pizza for dinner while I made a salad. More comics read, all done with my pile (those were waiting for me to reread the stories in the hardcover). On the plus side, my neck’s feeling better and my cold feels like it’s ending.