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text 2017-05-10 15:07
Reading progress update: I've read 88 out of 296 pages.
V for Vendetta - David Lloyd,Alan Moore

I'm so glad to finally be reading the original. I love the basic premise--and some of the scenes and even dialogue--which made it into the film intact, but this is better. and that's saying something, because I do love the film. I think this may be turn out to be my "you can have one, on a desert island" graphic novel...

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text 2017-05-10 02:10
Reading progress update: I've read 31 out of 296 pages.
V for Vendetta - David Lloyd,Alan Moore

it's beautiful. I'm a big fan of the film, but this looks like it's going to be even more interesting.

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text 2017-05-05 01:32
Reading progress update: I've read 4 out of 296 pages.
V for Vendetta - David Lloyd,Alan Moore

wow. I am SO excited. and apparently, there's a lot more to the story than I've seen so far.

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text 2017-05-03 18:00
What should I get next week?
Quantum Teens Are Go #2 - Magdalene Visaggio,Eryk Donovan,Claudia Aguirre,Zakk Saam
Green Arrow, Volume 1: The Death and Life of Oliver Queen - Nate Piekos,Benjamin Percy,Otto Schmidt,Juan Ferreyra
Deathstroke (2016-) #15 - Christopher Priest,Jeromy Cox,Bill Sienkiewicz,Jason Paz,Carlo Pagulayan
Descender Volume 1: Tin Stars (Descender Tp) - Jeff Lemire,Dustin Nguyen,Dustin Nguyen
Swamp Thing, Vol. 1: Saga of the Swamp Thing - John Totleben,Stephen R. Bissette,Alan Moore

*Reposting as a reminder/if you want to vote and missed this*

 

Vote on which of these books I should read.

 

1. Quantum Teens Are Go is a series written by a trans woman, who wrote Kim and Kim.   (Which I love.   Magdalene Visaggio is hardcore about writing queer positive stories, and doing her best to stay away from toxic themes in her works.   Her new series, Quantum Teens Are Go, has at least one queer character, and seems to continue this trend.  I also really love Black Mask, which is a very small press, and I've read some other books from an exclusive box set they did for a comic day last year - or perhaps the year before?  I got it on sale from Newbury.)

 

2. The Life and Death of Oliver Queen, because I really want to read more DC right now.   So should I hit the button and buy this?   It looks like it's pretty heavy on his girl, Black Canary, whom I kinda love, too.   (Or that's what I got from flipping through this volume in a bookstore.)  I'm kinda excited!

 

3. Deathstroke #15 - and one or two issues beyond - because I picked up #14 because it promised Deathstroke was blinded.   (On the cover of that, so I don't consider that a spoiler.)   I really kinda enjoyed that issue.   Should I continue?   It's more Rebirth that I'm loving, so...

 

4. I own quite a bit of Descender, but there are three or four issues I don't have.   Should I buy them, and actually catch up on this series?   Beautifully illustrated, and there's a robot resistance.   (Following, sadly, a robot massacre.   *cryface*)  Still, I'm really loving this despite all the sad, robot death.   

 

5. Let's go old school.   The thing I like best about the new Hellblazer series?   Swamp thing.  I kinda wanna kick it old school - and I'll even break my rule and go a little above ten dollars since I spent less than I thought I would today - and get the Saga of the Swamp Thing volume one.   Alan Moore.   Could get kinda weird.   Does from what I remember hearing about this.   And I'm definitely up for getting to figure out what's up with Abby and The Rot.   

 

Vote on these five.   Whichever you decide?   I'll get next week via Comixology - or Amazon if they have a better price, which I believe they do for 2 and 5 - and binge on Saturday and Sunday.    

 

This is partly because I'm curious if anyone will care what comics I read, and partly because I'm trying to get myself to read more non-Marvel comics to kick my Marvel habit mostly to the curb.   (I did buy some one dollar digital comics because Star-Lord and Gamora a couple days ago.  I will continue to buy super cheap digital comics and graphics.  But other than that, and some series I'm hardcore invested in, I'm dropping most everything else for now.)

 

So, if you want to, vote.   Because otherwise, I might buy and write about some really weird shit.   Also, feel free to add something for the next vote.   I'm already thinking Saga, Lumberjanes, and Spawn in the future, since I just bought the two issues I need to catch up on that.   (Also, there's a nifty 60% off TMNT sale.   One was on sale for four bucks, and I got half off that, so yes.)   After this, I'm going to flood you with reviews.   And I am truly sorry for that.   But I've found the motivation I need to read comics again, as I've been slowly dealing with Secret Empire.

 

And, ugh, desperately wanting to read Secret Empire #4 because Pym-tron, and I kinda love that literal mashup of character.   Ugh.   Ugh, gross, ugh, but I maaaaay check out that issue in print and flip through it, though I refuse to purchase it. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2017-02-27 00:00
The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore
The Extraordinary Works of Alan Moore - Alan Moore,George Khoury,Neil Gaiman The end of February was a time for me to give up things, like pretending that I was enjoying the format of this biographical tribute to Alan Moore. Khoury takes interviews, Moore juvenalia, artist-tributes and pieces them into...this.

I enjoy Alan Moore's comics, but I can't say I'm a diehard fan, until recently when I read Tom Strong comics, I'd only read his popular hits: Watchmen, The Killing Joke, V, etc., I had no idea of the variety of the depth of his other work.

This book may appeal to a big fan, but I quickly got tired of it. The interviews needed editing, the conversations went all over the place and never to the kind of depth I was looking for. The inclusion of some early writing and art by Moore either overstayed its welcome (Lovecraft fanfiction) or was presented with little explanation or context.

This book is for people who need a cult of personality, I just wanted to know more about an interesting writer.
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