Monday, October 26, 2009

What I Read - October 26, 2009

Its been a little too long since I last wrote about what I've been reading and I don't have the time to go into details right now.

I'd love to write about Watchmen (by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons) which I think was brilliant, even if the ending was a bit underwhelming. The combination of the words and pictures was just amazing. Things that I thought were going to be predictable weren't. Some of the scenes were quite moving and had me blinking back tears as I read it in public. I have no interest in seeing the movie but I do want to get the absolute edition.

I'd also like to write about The Spectre v1 (by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake) which was unsurprisingly (to me) a very good read; unsurprising to me because I enjoyed their work on Grimjack and Firestorm back in the late 80s and early 90s. I hoped for the best but I was worried, before reading it, that it wouldn't measure up to my memories of those other series. Best thing I ever read? No, but it had some choice moments and artwork that really pulled me and made me want more. Sadly, this is the only collection of Ostrander and Mandrake's 60-issue run on the title.