Written on Thursday, posted on Saturday...oops!
Well, yet another 'what I'm buying' post...I should probably type out the notes and reviews of the last few things I've read and drawn and whatnot sometime this weekend.
BERLIN Vol. 2, by Jason Lutes; The only new release that is out for me this week. I suppose I should re-read the first volume or something?
CHARLES BURNS Vol. 1: EL BORBAH, by Charles Burns; I've got this hankering for Burns stuff, and BLACK HOLE alone isn't cutting it anymore. I have read one of these CHARLES BURNS volumes before (maybe even this one), and I remember the stories didn't exactly set my world on fire, but Oh That Art.
COMPLETE DICK TRACY vol. 3 & 4, by Chester Gould; The Dickin' continues! After seeing that the first two volumes are almost sold out, I should probably stay caught up on these before they disappear too. I don't know, is IDW just completely unable to keep this or TERRY AND THE PIRATES in stock? Isn't the point of these definitive archival editions to make their availability permanent for at least a few years?
EC ARCHIVES: TWO FISTED TALES Vol. 1, by various; Woo, more old stuff! I've skimmed the WEIRD SCIENCE collection, and I think at one point I was a big Johnny Craig fan...I still like his stuff, but I'm really starting to fall for Harvey Kurtzman stuff. It actually comes down to a comparison in IN THE STUDIO with Art Spiegelman. The comparison of Kurtzman to Davis is kind of amazing. Initially I was kind of baffled by Spiegelman's description of Davis' as 'ugly'...but it kind of makes sense now. This sounds to be the most Kurtzman non-MAD EC Comic, so giving this a wild stab.
GROTESQUE #1, by Sergio Ponchione; Until someone pointed it out, I had no idea these were really only 32 pages long. In general the density of these comics is pretty light, making them read at the length of a visit to the bathroom.
KRAZY & IGNATZ 1925-26, George Herriman; So this is suppose to be pretty good.
SAMMY THE MOUSE, by Zak Sally; Hmm, another mouse book. I was planning on picking up all the Ignatz collection stuff, and this one comes highly recommended by Dick Hyacinth.
STOREYVILLE, by Frank Santoro; I've seen Mr. Santoro creep up all over the art comics blogs and discussion, so I thought I'd give this graphic novel a chance.