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Reading update

Posted in Books, Entertainment, Reviews, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2009 by blakejohnson

Following up on that other reading material, Simon Dark was awesome, a great new issue, the worst part about this series really is waiting for the next book. Walking Dead is now added to my list of to-read series, a fascinating character drama that happens to take place in an apocalyptic zombie-ridden world. The original zombies, slow, stupid ones, not the 28 Days Later edition (though those weren’t zombies, I know, but that’s a widespread misconception that’s still best to be mentioned for clarity’s sake, I think). I really like the art in these books too.

I’ve yet to read the next DMZ, but I’m currently in the middle of Y: The Last Man, book 3, and it’s pretty sweet. Lots of high-tension, sort of a pulling-in-different-directions of the male’s storyline. Cool effect, and the art and narrative go together quite well.

To check out more of my reading interests, see my GoodReads profile.

Free Comic Book Day booty

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2009 by blakejohnson

I went to free comic book day yesterday, a bit later than I’d hoped, which is probably why they didn’t have Hellblazer Vol. 2 or Courtney Crumrin Vol. 4 (though that one’s been hard to find anywhere so far), and it was pretty cool. People in costume, the fullest I’ve ever seen that comic store since I discovered it was there. Made a donation to their food drive, got some booty, bought the next in the Y: The Last Man series, overall it was a good trip.

I picked up a few cool things, which I was happy about (duh!) mostly because it was a very random selection and I’d never heard of most of what was available. So I basically just pointed at random stuff and they put it in a bag and gave that to me.

I ended up getting some cool stuff though, and am looking forward to reading it: The Overman #4, Young Guns ’09 Sketchbook, love and rockets, The Stuff of Legend (very excited about this one), and Hot Lists (a countdown of the best comic book-based movies), and of course Y: The Last Man #3 (One Small Step).

Take a gander at a photo of mah new shtuff after the jump.
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Reading Material!

Posted in Books, Entertainment with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by blakejohnson

Reading Material!

My roommate just got back from Toronto [religious holiday], and brought me back some goodies. His brother was [and I believe still is] a big comic junkie, so he lent me the first two issues of Walking Dead [in awesome condition, by the way], and I decided to reward myself for a whole lot of hard work the past week by self-gifting DMZ issue 3 [‘Public Works’] and Simon Dark issue 2 [‘Ashes’]. Yess….the anticipation builds…