Saturday, November 27, 2010


Preacher: Alamo by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon - I finally finished. This series had potential but it didn't pay off. The story meandered too far from it's beginnings and became a bit of a mess. Glad I read it but glad I'm done.

The Last Apprentice: Curse of the Bane by Joseph Delaney - I'm enjoying this series about a Spook (one who protects against supernatural threats) and his apprentice.

The Last Apprentice: Night of the Soul Stealer by Joseph Delaney - Book 3 and I'm still enjoying it. Good series so far.

Batman: Cacophony by Kevin Smith and Walter Flanagan - I've never read any of Kevin Smith's comic stories so when I came across this one at the library I figured I'd give it a go. Flanagan is a decent artist but Smith's dialogue is typically adolescent. I did like the villain, Onomatopoeia. Pretty creative. I wish Smith could grow up a little. He has talent but it needs to mature.

Batman: Gotham after Midnight by Kelley Jones and Steve Niles - The story was okay. I grabbed it up because Kelley Jones is a fantastic artist. He is one of the best Batman artists of all time.

Batman: Joker's Asylum by a cast of many - This graphic novel is a compilation of short stories based around some of Batman's greatest foes. Eash story had a different artist/writer so the quality jumped around a bit. Enjoyable.

Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr - I read several of her books years ago (Blind Descent, Liberty Falling, Blood Lure) but didn't read them in order. I finally decided to go back and start at the beginning. This book is okay. Having read the other 3 I can't say this is very strong but a series has to start somewhere. Her books are a good, quick read for mystery lovers and an appreciation for the great outdoors.