On to the stacks of printed words and images that I’ve gone through over the last few months, and I’m sure I’ve missed some:

– Used my iPhone to finally read Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
– Nahoko Uehashi’s Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness continues the goodness, and I’d love to see Production I.G. follow up their adaptation of the first book with a 13-episode season covering this, or perhaps a movie.
– Finished the last book in Terry Brooks’s Word and the Void trilogy, which leaves me wanting the Genesis of Shannara trilogy
– Currently working on Steven Erikson’s Toll the Hounds, the Malazan books are always a long project
– Again have a growing stack of unread books, the newest being the first Spice and Wolf light novel.

Buying piles of books, usually 10-15 singles per week, plus the occasional trade, its safe to say this is something I’ve been rather focused on…

DC Comics:
– Finished up various minis, most recently the Final Crisis: Aftermath titles and Arkham Reborn
– Reading Batgirl, Batman, Batman and Robin, Batman: Detective Comics, Batman: Streets of Gotham, Doom Patrol, The Great Ten, Gotham City Sirens, Green Arrow-Black Canary, Outsiders, Power Girl, Red Robin, Secret Six, and World’s Finest

Marvel Comics:
– Finished up the newest volume of Exiles, Immortal Weapons, War Machine, most of the Soleil titles, and The Wizard of Oz limited series
– Reading Astonishing X-Men, Fantastic Four, Invincible Iron Man, The Marvelous Land of Oz, S.W.O.R.D., Ultimate Comics Iron Wars, Vengeance of the Moon Knight, and X-Force (and Necrosha tie-ins)

– Finished up Ignition City, Incognito, The Incredibles, North 40, and others I’m sure I’m forgetting.
– Reading Anna Mercury 2, Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, DMZ, Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep, Doktor Sleepless, Empowered, Ex Machina, Fall Out Toy Works, Greek Street, Madame Xanadu, Northlanders, Phonogram 2, Soulfire, Soulfire: New World Order, Starstruck, Supergod, Underground, The Unwritten, and Viking

And that’s not even counting the trades, where I’ve picked up Paul Pope’s 100%, Batgirl: Year One, Secret Warriors, Kyle Baker’s Special Forces, Brian Azzarello’s Filthy Rich, both volumes of Justice League Elite, continuing to get the Moon Knight hardcovers as the singles go to a friend, started collecting Fables now that its getting the hardcover treatment, and think I’m about to get into the trades for the current runs of Wonder Woman and the various Green Lantern stuff that’s been happening since they got, well, more colorful. So yes, lots of comics for me.

In something of a stroke of awesome, somewhere around the end of September, start of October, Ryan Kelly had a garage sale and I went over and pilfered huge stacks of Batgirl and Ex Machina from him, along with the aforementioned copy of Pope’s 100%.

ARIA vol 5
Bamboo Blade vols 1-3
Battle Angel Alita: Last Order vol 12
Black Lagoon vol 8
Detroit Metal City vols 2-3
DOGS vols 1-2
Gunsmith Cats: Burst vol 4
The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi vols 2-4
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei vol 2
Soul Eater vol 1
Yozakura Quartet vols 4-5

A slower affair, as ever, particularly as I’m not up with the scanlation scene, and we’re now at a frustrating point of Alita and Black Lagoon both being essentially caught up with the Japanese releases, meaning new volumes will be slower than ever, le sigh. I also really wish someone would pick up and translate Birdy: The Mighty, as I’ve quite enjoyed the anime.

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Posted on December 25th, 2009 at 9:45 pm.
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