Saturday, September 20

Off Topic: Big Box o' Books

I received 2 months of comics from DCBS due to a shipping snafu, including about 10 trades. Some of these aren't Vertigo titles, but y'all might find them interesting:

Scud the Disposable Assassin: The Whole Shebang
I remembered hearing about this book in middle school, but when I got back into comics a few years ago, it wasn't even on the radar, not having been published for almost 10 years. So when he finally finished the series and this came out, I snagged it to see what the hubbub was about. I was a little disappointed. It's very funny in places, but the story is very disjointed, and the art is almost impossible to decipher half the time.

Hawaiian Dick, vol. 1 & 2
Heard about this series on a variety of podcasts, so picked it up. It's really good! The premise is that a cop gets forced into retirement and moves to Hawaii, where he becomes a private detective, which causes him to get mixed up with organized crime and supernatural stuff.

Exterminators vol. 4
Really good series, and it's a shame it got cancelled 10 issues before it was due to end anyway. Vol. 4 won't make any sense without reading the first 3, but as a series it's worth picking up.

The Faker
A sci-fi/horror thriller from Mike Carrey. Screws with your head, but the payoff is worth it. Kind of a cop-out ending, but it's good. And art by Jock, so you can't go wrong there.

It's a Bird...
Hard to talk to much about it without ruining the story, but the basic premise is that a comic book writer who hates Superman gets offered the job of writing it, and the story is him trying to come to grips with the character. Actually, that doesn't sound very good, but it is. It's one of the more depressing books I've read in a while.