Sunday, March 04, 2007

Current Reading...

OK, so last night I finished my three months' of comics catch-up (sheesh!)... and hopefully, starting in April, I'll be able to start doing mini-reviews again (I just don't know where to start with what I bought and read recently, so I'm holding off).

Being caught up on comics gives me time to read other stuff now... and thanks to my local library, I'm doing so with relish (well, you know what I mean... not real relish, like the condiment!).

I'm on my second batch of books from the library (the first batch was picked up Tuesday, and returned Friday)... this batch includes: Essential Fantastic Four Vol. 5 (the last of the Lee-Kirby run), Boys' Toys of the 50s and 60s (the source for the Sears catalog stuff I'll be sharing sometime soon), Against the Grain: Mad Artist Wallace Wood, Astro City: Local Heroes, Godzilla: King of the Movie Monsters, The Ultimate Guide to the JLA, and the book I'm currently reading, Tales to Astonish, Ronin Ro's biography of Jack Kirby.

Honestly, I'm glad I've only borrowed this book, and not bought it. As Mark Evanier's reported when the book came out, it's full of errors (heck, I think it may have perpetuated the whole Sub-Mariner being created as a Hollywood tie-in that was recently reported in Comic Book Resources' Comics Urban Legends column), but I am taking it all with a grain of salt. Of course, it doesn't help that it talks about Sandman and Manhunter (at DC) as being actual comics titles, and not features in anthology titles.

Jon

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