Saturday, December 26, 2009

Stuff I Wanna Read (Dec 2009 - Part II)

I went to my LCS yesterday looking for the books I wrote about. I didn't walk away empty-handed but I didn't buy any collections from any of the three series I wrote about, even though they had some of them.

Today, reading through CSBG's Top 100 Comic Book Storylines thread.It occurs to me that I haven't read much in the way of Spider-Man comics books. He is one of the best known superheroes. I really need to read some.

There are two story lines that stand out:

Kraven's Last Hunt - wikipedia -
The Death of Gwen Stacy - wikipedia -

I think I read the Death of Gwen Stacy back in the day, before there were trade paperbacks. I know that there's more Spider-man stories worth reading. Somehow, someday I want to read Steve Ditko's run on the book.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Stuff I Wanna Read (Dec 2009)

Sometimes you feel an itch and you should scratch it. There are certain books that I read about, hear about, from time to time, and think about trying but have yet to take the plunge on. Here are three from DC that have been on my mind from time to time. I may have even mentioned them in this blog before. I really need to get my LCS to order me v1 of each of these series if they don't have them in stock.

Jonah Hex - I listened to the recently John Siuntres' re-released interview of Jonah Hex writer Jimmy Palmiotti. He talked about more than Hex in the interview but that irrelevant. What matters is that it got me thinking about reading this series again.

Secret Six - This looks like one of those offbeat series that kinda breaks the mold or at least doesn't conform to the typical superhero team script. I want to at least try it.

Booster Gold - Time travel. I don't have to say anything else. Time Travel is more than enough to get me interested. But maybe I'll press my luck and say that the little blurb's that DC puts out when it solicits each issue also has be salivating. It sounds like a really cool little book. I could be way off base and way wrong here but my gut is talking and I think I should listen.