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Star Wars #70-72, from the original Marvel series as collected in the Dark Horse trade "A Long Time Ago" Vol. 5. This story featured Luke and Lando taking on bounty hunters Bossk and IG-88 as they try to get Han's body back from Boba Fett. It was a lot of fun, with some good surprises.
When Bone was coming out monthly, I was reading it for a while. Then I switched to trades, and then for some reason they dropped off my radar. (I think I bought Old Man's Cave, but hadn't gotten around to reading it when the next once came out, so I left it on the shelf until I was caught up.) Eventually, years ago now, I bought the one-volume b&w edition. It was too honkin' big to commute with, so I never really dug into it, though I lent it to a number of my friends, getting their daughter hooked in the process. But now I'm home, and now I'm reading. I'm still early on, in chapters I remember from the first and second times I read them (The Great Cow Race!), but man, is it great from the very beginning or what?
I have that big book to, Rob, but I haven't even cracked it open yet. I've had it for a few years now.
It's really worth doing; I've been reading more and more chapters every day; I'm almost a third of the way through already!
This morning I read Grant Morrison’s Doctor Who stories from the Doctor Who Classics tpb (Vol. 3) released earlier this week and found them the be some of the best Doctor Who stories I’ve read in comic book form.
Mark Sullivan said:
I read half of Eddie Campbell's (and Dan Best) The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard . I left this on the "to read" list while I caught up on the Alec and Bacchus series. It's a nice light entertainment, so far: funny and charming. I like all the little cartoons he does in the margins.

Finished this at lunch today. Campbell and Best seemed to have some difficulty figuring out how to end the thing...there's even a little discussion between them in the margins at one point. Charming and fun right to the end, though, and I liked the little allusion to the creation of Superman being inspired by Leotard's circus act.
I finished up the comics I got from the shop last weekend.
Plus, I read the Filthy Rich graphic novel.
Ōoku, vol. 1, by Fumi Yoshinaga

Kind of an odd one - it's sort of an alternate history. The idea is that in Edo-era Japan, ap lague broke out that only affected males, killing about three-quarters of the men in the country. by 1716, when the main action is set, women have taken over the roles formerly held by men. Men, being a scarce commodity, are treated as rare and delicate objects to be used carefully. Only women of the samurai class and the wealthiest merchants and magistrates can marry, for poorer women, there are brothels they can visit for pleasure and for hope of children.

The ōoku of the title are the "Inner Chambers" of the shogun, where are maintained a household of some 800 men - to a certain extent as a "harem", but also as a kind of "See how puissant I am, that I own such a large quantity of rare items" gesture.

The story initially focuses on a young man named Yunoshin, who joins the ōoku, but shifts to the new shogun, Yoshimune, who seems to be something of a reformer, and that's about where this volume ends.

It's interesting stuff, the artwork is good, and so far, at least, it's avoided the sort of "Planet of the Women" cliches you can get with this kind of story.
Half of Fables, Vol. 12: The Dark Ages. Wow, they didn't title it "Dark Ages" for nothing, did they? Plus half of The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become. A couple of horrifying surprises already, which is par for the course. I'm glad the rape of Rick's son Carl was prevented. I think that would have been where the story crossed the line for me.
Mark Sullivan said:
Half of Fables, Vol. 12: The Dark Ages. Wow, they didn't title it "Dark Ages" for nothing, did they? Plus half of The Walking Dead, Vol. 10: What We Become. A couple of horrifying surprises already, which is par for the course. I'm glad the rape of Rick's son Carl was prevented. I think that would have been where the story crossed the line for me.

Finished both of these. This Fables storyline is a slow buildup to the next big conflict. Seems to me that The Great Fables Crossover is kind of a detour, building from events in Jack of Fables as it does. Or maybe not? The disadvantage of waiting for trades is that I can't avoid getting a general idea of where things are going before I get to read the actual comics. As for The Walking Dead...I'm starting to feel like I'm watching the fourth sequel in a horror movie franchise. Kirkman is still coming up with new surprises, but even the surprises are beginning to feel predictable.
Low Moon by Jason
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Low Moon by Jason

Jason - Voorhees? Hervey? Marconnet? Who?

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