Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2008: Manga

Manga I finished reading in 2008:

Classic - Tezuka
Buddha vol. 5, 6, 7
Phoenix vol. 7, 8, 9

Fruits Basket vol. 1, 2
Hot Gimmick vol. 5
Kare Kano vol. 12, 13

Bleach vol. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Kekkaishi vol. 2
Monster vol. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Yotsuba&! vol. 2, 3, 4

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2008: Graphic Novels

I've made a list of the "Graphic Novels" I read in 2008. Note that I use the term "graphic novel" to include anything that I usually think of as sequential art. I use the term "graphic novel" because I think it is probably more commonly recognized than sequential art. I put quotes around the term because I don't like using it this way even though it serves a purpose.

Superheroes (23)

DC Comics
All-Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder vol. 1
Catwoman: When in Rome
Crisis on Earth Prime
Doom Patrol Archive vol. 1
Hitman vol. 1
Legion of Superheroes: An Eye for an Eye
Starman Omnibus vol. 1

Marvel Comics
Daredevil: The Devil Inside and Out vol. 1, 2
Exiles vol. 14
Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four vol. 6
Nextwave vol. 1, 2
Punisher War Journal vol. 1
Punisher: Circle of Blood
She-Hulk vol. 3, 4
Uncanny X-Men Omnibus vol. 1
Wolverine (mini-series by Chris Claremont & Frank Miller)
X-Men: God Loves Man Kills
Young Avengers vol. 2

Image Comics
Invincible vol. 6
Powers vol. 7

Other (12)
Some of these books contain elements of science-fiction or the supernatural but I don't consider any of them to be superhero books.

A Contract with God
Blue Monday: The Kids Are Alright
DMZ vol. 3
Queen & Country vol. 7
Strangers in Paradise vol. 1, 2
Team Zero
Y: The Last Man vol. 8, 9, 10
Camelot 3000


Superheroes - DC Comics (7)
2000s: 2
1990s: 2
1980s: 2
1970s: 0
1960s: 1

Superheroes - Marvel Comics (14)
2000s: 9
1990s: 0
1980s: 3
1970s: 1
1960s: 1

Hmmm, seems like I read many more Marvel than DC superhero books, and that I seem to be more interested in current Marvel titles rather than well aged ones. Also worth noting is that four out of five of the Marvel books from the 20th century are X-Men related titles, and none of the 21st century Marvel titles are X-Men related.