In previous years, this was a memory box so we didn't miss any good nominations for the Cappies. With the Cappies hypertimed away, that doesn't mean we have to discontinue these threads. I've always liked going back at the end of the year and seeing the books and stories and moments that people really champion -- including plenty of stuff that I've forgotten about come Christmastime.
So have at it, Legionnaires! It's a bold new year! What in 2017 has knocked you out?
Two wonderful comic strip collections shipped today:
Prince Valiant v16
Steve Canyon v8
I'm going to start on those Steve Canyon strips eventually -- I loved those Terry & the Pirates collections so much!
HOUSE OF SECRETS: BRONZE AGE OMNIBUS: I was never a big follower of DC's '70s-era mystery line, but I pre-ordered this to take advantage of a bigger discount and I'm really glad I did. I had a treasur edition of Ghosts, and several years ago I bought a "Showcase Edition" of House of Mystery, which I read one year in October for Hallowe'en. Just flipping through this volume I know I'm going to enjoy it... I just need to find a space to slot in in to my reading schedule.
BATMAN and the OUTSIDERS Vol. 2 shipped this week. For some reason, DC changed the paperstock from Vol. 1. (That kind of bugs me.) I won't be reading volumes one or two, however, until I finish reading three volumes of Jim Aparo Batman.
MASTER OF KUNG FU – EPIC COLLECTION:
This is one of those “legendary” series I have always heard about how good it is but have never read. Back in the ‘90s, it was one of three series I bought from a dealer who advertised in CBG he was selling entire runs of several series cheap. (For the record, the other two were Tomb of Dracula and Warlord.) I started reading it at one point, but never got more than a couple of issues in (before the “good stuff” starts, by all accounts). Nothing will make me more likely to read something, though, than reprinting a “satisfying chunk” of issues, on high quality paper and in color, between two covers. Reading this may even inspire to read the rest of those issues I bought 20 years ago. I just have to find some time to slot it in.