Monday, November 4, 2013

Re-Reading Gotham Central or "Batman is a huge jerk and we cops can do our job."

 I am re-reading Gotham Central by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka. I am greatly enjoying it. The book has a 90's Homicide: Life on the Streets feel to it that never gets old for me. The best thing about re-reads is that it can reaffirm your love. I believe there is always a doubt that some things won't hold up no matter how much you loved them initially. Thank Yezzus, that wasn't true this time. I finished the first two story-lines (that had little to do with Renee Montoya) and I still read Batman's voice in a douche gravel voice. He really does come off as a jerk in this. I love it. I will officially always love it. 
I really needed this re-read because DC Comics pissed me off with the New 52. Hard. I stopped defending it months ago. I still have love for Gail Simone and Batgirl but I just...I'm just going to keep re-reading. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

You Suck!

Yes, it does. I tried. I really tried. I know that Moore has the tendency to "satire" race stereotypes in his books and it doesn't usually stand in my way. I read all of A Dirty Job and loved it. The difference between this and that though is a good story. The long and short of it is that I dislike the main characters. I dislike them so much. So what you have left are somewhat interesting side characters and racist stereotypes. Even the vampire lore is less than fun. How is it possible not to have fun with that? 
Lamb was still perfect though. See also: The Stupidest Angel. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year Challenge

This year's challenge will be getting through Lord of the Rings. I know. I didn't really do the challenge for 2012 but I figure this one will require less effort. Wish me luck.