Episode 22

Books!

Nova_Vol_01Nova Vol 01 Annihilation Conquest, Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning, Pencils by Sean Chen & Scott Hanna.

First of all, everyone needs to read Andy’s Blog.  He is the one that keeps recommending all this stuff that I like so much.  Dude knows his stuff.  Secondly, this series is awesome, and I had a great time reading it.  The story is just terrific sci-fi, and the art is really great.  This was another series that I binged on, much like New Avengers and She-Hulk.  It was too cool to put down.  I mean, the guy is the last of his kind, and he shares head-space with a supercomputer AI.  What’s not to love?

Bloom County Complete Library Vol 01, Berkley Breathed

bloomcounty_vol_01hcIt would not be an exaggeration to say that Bloom County is my favorite strip comic ever.  I love it more than Doonesbury, more than Get Fuzzy, and as a young reader, I even loved it more than Garfield.  All I can say is that this collection makes me very happy, and as a body, it has mostly aged very well.  We still worry about war with Iran, but now we don’t really worry about the Russians.  Women’s liberation is still around, but not in the media as much as it used to be.  Some people are still complete ninnys, and penguins will always be endearing.  There was absolutely no chance that I would not buy this book, and likewise no chance that I would not sit and read it wistfully, remembering when I wore curly shoelaces and a side ponytail.

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