Finished vol. 2 of Hush, really liked both of em. Then the kid gave me Superman: For Tomorrow. Finished it last night, also really liked it, really wanna see how that one ends. Next on the list I believe is gunna be Red Son.
2013 Games Beat: 13
So in the first three pages Luke is in solitary, gets let out, beats up some dude called Shades for trying to get all of the black dudes in the joint to start a riot, gets thrown back in solitary for beating up guys, gets beat on by a guard, then is pitied by the new reformist warden and allowed to be locked in a solitary cell with the aforementioned guard who was beating him so he can turn the tables and beat him up instead.
Later in the first issue he volunteers for a biochemical experiment and has to take a bath in electrified chemicals. The doctor leaves and one of the guards comes in and cranks up the juice and he gets super strength and becomes bulletproof. He then busts out of jail, sets up a hero for hire business in Times square and kills the dude who framed him and killed his hotass girlfriend.
In issue eight he's hired by proxy to kick total ass for a nameless employer. The asses he kicks turn out to be robots. Then it turns out his secret employer was none other than DOCTOR DOOM. Who has more work for him. And since robots ain't people he takes the job. Then Doom stiffs him and flies back to Latveria without paying his bill. No way is Cage gonna stand for that so he waltzes over to the Baxter building and beats up the Thing but is then entangled by Reed Richards who then lets him borrow a rocket to Latveria. Cage shows up, whoops Doom's ass and collects his $200 and then rockets back home.
That's pretty much where I'm at right now. Ah, 1972. A very good year.
Last edited by PaCrappa; 13 Feb 2010 at 12:37 PM.
The new Joe Hill book Horns.
It took exactly 12 pages for it to become utterly fucking fascinating. Get on this one.
Imajica by Clive Barker. I forgot how utterly awesome old-school Barker is.
The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart by Jesse Bullington. Graverobbing brothers Manfried and Hegel cavort about medieval Europe, kill demons, couple with witches, curse, vomit, drink too much, and discuss the holiness of the Virgin Mary and the virtues of murder. Lots of fun, but kind of overwritten.
The San Veneficio Canon by Michael Cisco. A Divinity Student gets killed by lightning. He gets eviscerated, stuffed with ancient manuscripts, and resurrected, becoming kind of a living book. He is then sent to San Veneficio to re-discover the Catalog of Lost Words. He does this by digging up the remains of the dead catalogers and reading their minds through mechanical/magical osmosis. Strange stuff. Good, but definitely style over substance; the story doesn't match the writing.
Satoshi Kon: 1963-2010