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Technically I got to 125 books (when I said I’d do my next post) a little over a month ago. But then I realized that if I did one at 125 books I’d have 5-10 books left over, which wouldn’t be quite enough to do a full post on. Since December already had a talking meme in it, not to mention being surprisingly busy for me, I decided to leave the final summing up of books read in 2015 until early January.

…And that is the purpose of this post! My goal last year was to read 50 books, and I smashed past that completely. I think, in the end, I read about 130 books in a variety of genres. Considering that I barely managed to read at all the year before that, when you do an English Literature degree you tend not to want to read for pleasure when you have free time, I am extremely pleased with that and am also extremely pleased with the variety of books I managed to pick up!

This post, as you’ve probably already guessed if you made it through the last one, is largely comics compilations but with a fair few books thrown in. I really enjoyed most of them, and I hope you enjoy my reviews of them too!

(As ever, A bolded + stands as a recommendation and a bolded – stands for a ‘burn copies of this book if you see it’.)



Superman: Action Comics, Vol. 1: Superman and the Men of Steel

Action Comics will be something new for both old and new readers and present humanity's first encounters with Superman, before he became one of the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Set a few years in the past, it's a bold new take on a classic hero.

I have big problems with nu52 Superman, most of them boiling down to me yelling “GROW OUT YOUR HAIR, YOUNG MAN” every time I see him, and so I went into this feeling a little nervous about how I’d respond.

As it turns out, I shouldn’t have worried! This is one of my favourite portrayals of Superman, and I absolutely adored reading it. I wasn’t expecting Grant Morrison to really “get” Superman, considering that a lot of his stuff ranges from slightly weird to brain meltingly weird, but… Man, he really does. This is a Superman who is good down to his core, who really cares about the people he protects and who always does the right thing. This volume was an absolute joy to read, and I’d recommend it to anybody who wants to get a grasp of what Superman should be like. +

Green Lantern, Vol. 2: The Revenge of Black Hand / Green Lantern, Vol. 3: The End

After the events of WAR OF THE GREEN LANTERNS, the villainous Sinestro is suddenly a Green Lantern, whether he wants to be or not!

I read the first volume of this earlier in the year, I think it’s in the first one of these posts I did, and hugely enjoyed it so I was glad to finally get around to the two after it. I probably liked them both a little less than the first one, but that definitely isn’t to say that they’re not good. They’re both really interesting compilations, with great plots and SUCH interesting character dynamics. Certain parts of them honestly brought me close to tears, and other parts made me laugh out loud. I won’t recommend them, because they’re in a series and you should probably read volume 1 first, but if you like that I’d definitely recommend them as a progression!

My Animals and Other Family – Clare Balding

The running family joke was that "women ain't people". Clare has to prove them wrong, to make her voice heard--but first she had to make sure she had something to say. "My Animals and Other Family" is a witty, brave, and moving account of stumbling--often literally--into one's true self.

I don’t tend to read many autobiographies, but I’ve been a fan of Clare Balding for years and so when I saw this going cheap on Amazon naturally decided that it was worth a go. I’m glad that I did! This is a very affectionately told memoir, that really appeals to my animal loving heart. The insights are super interesting, the portrait painted of Balding’s life is a lovely one and the “THESE ARE THE LIFE LESSONS I LEARNED” parts always manage to avoid being too on the nose. I’m not sure this biography has much interest outside the UK, so I won’t be recommending it, but as somebody familiar with her it was definitely an incredibly enjoyable read.

Supergirl: Power / Supergirl: Candor / Supergirl: Identity

Superstar writer Jeph Loeb and the red-hot art team of Ian Churchill and Norm Rapmund join forces to deliver the adventures of Superman's cousin from Krypton, the one and only Kara Zor-el! Spinning out of the megapopular hit Superman/Batman: Supergirl , this volume collecting Supergirl #0-5 tells the story of Supergirl's whirlwind tour of the DCU! Along the way, she encounters the JSA, the Teen Titans, the Outsiders, and the JLA — but will she be an ally or enemy to the world's heroes?

I… Am not entirely sure how I should feel about these books.

This was a case where I really enjoyed the first and third volumes, while acknowledging that they had big problems (I’m not saying that white men can’t write feminism well, but…), but absolutely loathed the second one. It was just all really uneven, there were lots of flashes of greatness that were never really followed up on. I liked bits of the writing, I liked some of the characterisation, I liked bits of the plot – but it was all so wobbly that it was hard to form a coherent opinion on it.

The whole thing was good in parts, and held my interest through three volumes, but… Was ultimately so uneven that it’s hard to do more than shrug confusedly at it.

Sinestro Vol. 2: Sacrifice

Across the Universe ring bearers from all the different Lantern Corps are being hunted by the New Gods of New Genesis...and that includes the Yellow Lanterns! In order to survive, all the Lanterns need to band together. Even Sinestro, back in charge of the Yellow Corps, must put aside his hatred of the Green Lantern Corps when the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.

This is a series that I’m largely reading because of Sinestro, and… It does indeed contain a lot of Sinestro?

I mean, that is a disservice to it. I did really enjoy this volume, and felt like it had a hell of a lot of good character moments within it. I like the way the corps are built up, and I love the weird Sci-Fi feel to it. It’s just that, much as with Supergirl, I feel that it misses its potential more than it hits it. Everything in this volume, and in the series as a whole, was good but not great. It was absorbing enough, but not the kind of thing that I devoured breathlessly while bent into an awkward shape. It’s definitely passable, it’s just… It could be more than passable, and the absence of that brilliance did kind of take away from my enjoyment of it.

Supergirl, vol 1: Last Daughter of Krypton

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics - The New 52 event of September 2011, meet Supergirl. She's got the unpredictable behavior of a teenager, the same powers as Superman - and none of his affection for the people of Earth. Crash landing on a strange new planet, Supergirl must come to grips with Krypton's destruction with her cousin Superman and learn about her own recent past. But an ingenious new foe wants that same information - and will do anything to get it.Supergirl, Vol. 1 presents an all-new take on the Superman's cousin Kara, and her standing in the DC Comics - New 52 universe!

This, as indicated by the blurb, is the nu52 version of Supergirl that I picked up on a whim. And I’m pleased to say that I enjoyed the first volume a hell of a lot! There just seems to be a hell of a lot more clarity here. The plots are sharp, the characterisation is well thought through and the whole thing is just incredibly enjoyable to read. I haven’t picked up the following volumes as of yet, but this was an incredibly strong start and a really interesting reinterpretation of a character who doesn’t seem to get as much strong stuff as she deserves. +

Batgirl, Vol. 2: A Knight Alone / Batgirl, Vol. 3: Death Wish|

Stripped of her ability to sense an opponent's next move, Batgirl continues her quest to regain her former battle prowess and more importantly, her confidence.

I really enjoyed the start of Cass Cain’s Batgirl run, and I still think Cass herself is an absolute goddess, but… I don’t know. Her stories seem to be getting a bit weaker as time goes on, and that’s slightly sad. The second volume had a lot of great moments, but a slight lack of plot in my eyes. The third volume seemed to have even less plot, and fewer great moments alongside. I still really enjoyed them, and am definitely looking forward to continuing with them, but it’s another case where I feel that they could’ve been a hell of a lot better and am rather disappointed that they’re not.

Silk, Vol. 0: The Life and Times of Cindy Moon

Cindy Moon exploded out of her bunker and into the Marvel Universe when we first learned that she had been bitten by the same radioactive spider from the first arc of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. She then went on to save Peter Parker's life (more than once!) and traverse the Spider-Verse alongside Spider-Woman. Now, as SILK, Cindy is on her own in New York City, searching for her past, defining her own future, and webbing up wrong-doers along the way! Robbie Thompson (writer from TV's SUPERNATURAL) fi lls this new story with his unique blend of antics and feels. Featuring interiors by future superstar Stacey Lee.

I’ve been interested in Silk for a while, and so when I saw a sale on comixology it seemed like the perfect time to get into her. I’m glad that I did! I really enjoyed this. The art is pretty, the tone is really enjoyable and I absolutely adore all the characters in it. It’s a really bittersweet and interesting story, and is told and drawn to perfection. I really adore what Marvel is doing with character expansion recently, and I think Silk is the perfect example of why. It’s just a really enjoyable story, and I’d definitely recommend it if you enjoyed Squirrel Girl (SQUIRREL GIRL!) but want something a little more serious. +

Justice League International, Vol. 2 / Justice League International, Vol. 3 / Justice League International, Vol. 4 / Justice League International, Vol. 5 / Justice League International, Vol. 6

Rediscover the book that redefined the term super-hero team for a generation.

I devoured these over the past few months, and if you’ve read them I’m sure you can understand why. I don’t know what exactly what I was expecting, but what I got was an ever escalating run of weirdness containing some of the best jokes that I’ve ever read. Gloriously weird and wonderfully put together on pretty much every level, these very quickly became some of my favourite comics ever.

…So much so that I’m going to break my usual rule of not recommending sequels. GO READ! GO READ NOW! +

Quantum and Woody, Vol 1: The World's Worst Superhero Team

Those guys are the worst! Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father's murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose - and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime! Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! (And, yes, there is a goat too.)

Another one that I did enjoy, but that could’ve been better (as is becoming a theme with this post, alas). The was an interesting concept about two guys who gain superpowers and have to solve their father’s death, but sometimes lacked in the execution. It was a lot of fun, and well written, but did sometimes get too caught up in its own zaniness and lost momentum as a result. Good, but with a bit too much wasted potential for my liking.

Fubar Presents: Mother Russia

“Stalingrad. 1943. One baby. One rifle. Two million zombies. A soviet sniper risks her life to protect something she hasn't seen in a long time: A perfectly healthy two year old boy who has just stumbled right into the middle of the zombie apocalypse.”

This one was interesting, historical zombie antics, but just seemed… IDK, a little flat. I liked the setting a lot, I felt the plot was interesting but it just lacked a certain something. The characters were a little dull, and I felt like there was supposed to be a lot more story there but it just got left out for some reason. Still very good, and definitely something I wish zombie fiction would try more often, but nothing exactly earth shattering.

Marvel 1602

In Marvel 1602, award-winning writer Neil Gaiman presents a unique vision of the Marvel Universe set four hundred years in the past. Classic Marvel icons such as the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and Daredevil appear in this intriguing world of 17th-century science and sorcery, instantly familiar to readers, yest subtly different in this new time. Marvel 1602 combines classic Marvel action and adventure with the historically accurate setting of Queen Elizabeth I's reign to create a unique series unlike any other published by Marvel Comics.

I really enjoyed this! I picked it up on a whim, I think Comixology was having a sale and I’d been vaguely interested in it for a while, and I’m glad that I did. Very historically interesting, with a fun plot and good interpretations of the characters. Some points were a little messier than I would’ve liked, and some of the characters were interpreted in ways different from how I see them, but overall it was very enjoyable and a quite engrossing read.

Batgirl, Volume 1: Batgirl Rising / Batgirl, Volume 2: The Flood

In the wake of “Batman R.I.P.”and BATTLE FOR THE COWL, Stephanie Brown, the vigilante formerly known as The Spoiler and Robin has taken on the identity of Batgirl as she begins her nocturnal crusade to take back the night from the underworld. Now she has become the target of both Gotham City’s heroes (who don’t take kindly to a new person wearing the cape and the cowl) and its villains (who want to see the entire Bat-family six feet under).

AND NOW WE GET ONTO THIS ONE. *HEART EYES*

I wasn’t expecting to love Steph’s Batgirl run as much as I did, but now that I’ve read it (or at least the vast majority of it) HOLY FUCK IS IT GOOD. It’s just such a wonderful story, with such wonderful characters and SUCH wonderful writing. It’s pretty much exactly what I look for in a Superhero story, all about facing the horrible things in the world with optimism and utter enthusiasm. I loved it completely, and I’m pretty sure that all of you will too. +

Ant-Man & Wasp: Small World

Two of Marvel's smallest heroes must join forces and get over one BIG elephant-in-the-room! Eric O'Grady once STOLE the Ant-Man suit from Hank Pym. But now, Eric is the only one who knows about a secret AIM plot to steal Pym's greatest invention. Can the two men get along long enough to save the soul of the former GOLIATH, Bill Foster?

This was another one that I picked up in a sale, and ended up enjoying a surprising amount! This is basically the buddy cop adventures of Eric O’Grady and Hank Pym. I was expecting to be indifferent to it at best, because comics!Hank Pym, but it was actually really enjoyable and made me like all of the characters involved. Both Eric and Hank are utter dicks, but they’re really compelling dicks who have a lot of interesting facets to them. This shows that excellently, and actually made me really interested in both of the characters.

I mean, it was nothing that profound and the ending was kind of weak. But if you like buddy cop adventures and awful characters being terrible to each other, this may well be for you! +

Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice

Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.

I was expecting to be indifferent at best to this one when I picked it up in (yet another) sale, but I ended up absolutely adoring it instead! So yay! The plot is great, the worldbuilding is really interesting and I ended up being so fond of the characters involved. It was just a really fun, really well done comic that was very easy to read. I’ll definitely be picking up the rest when I can (*sobs softly over money*), and I’d urge you guys to do so too! +

Irredeemable, Vol. 1

A comic book industry event: a new original ongoing superhero series from Mark Waid! IRREDEEMABLE dares to ask the question: what if the world's greatest hero decided to become the world's greatest villain? A "twilight of the superheroes"- style story that examines super-villains from the writer of KINGDOM COME and EMPIRE!

I picked this up mainly because of Mark Waid, and I did like it! It was a very interesting look at superheroes and supervillains, with a great amount of wordbuilding and a few really edge of seat moments. I don’t think it was quite my thing, though. It was interesting, but a little too dark for my tastes and a little too removed from the characters. Good plot, interesting world… But not really something that I could get all that involved in.

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 1 / Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 2

Wonder Woman stars in her first digital-first anthology series!

I picked these up mainly because I was looking to finish something light and quick, and I’m so very glad that I did. These are excellent, and are definitely worthy of a lot of attention. Sensation Comics is now an anthology series where lots of different writers take on Wonder Woman, which leads to a very fresh and interesting feeling. There are some low points of course, the one where Supergirl turned up can be described as “interesting” at best, but generally the quality of writing is high and the stories are really interesting. I would definitely recommend them if you like Wonder Woman, and want to read more about her! +

Loki: Agent of Asgard, Vol. 1: Trust Me

Kid Loki's all grown up - and the God of Mischief is stronger, smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia's one-man secret service, he's ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him...starting with a heart-stopping heist on Avengers Tower! And that's just the beginning, as Loki takes on Lorelei in Monte Carlo's casinos, and heads back to the dawn of Asgard to join its greatest heroes on a quest for a certain magical sword! But when Loki puts together a crew to crack the deepest dungeons of Asgardia itself, there may be one plot twist too many for even Loki to handle!

I read the first one of this ages back, possibly even in 2014, but only managed to finish the rest of the first volume this year. I really enjoyed it! The tone appears to me, the style is really pretty and I found the plot quite absorbing. I find the things that they’re doing with Loki really interesting, and I’m eager to see how it progresses with him. +

Injustice: Gods Among Us, Vol. 1 / Injustice: Gods Among Us, Vol. 2

Things in the DC Universe have changed after Superman is tricked into destroying the one thing he loves the most. Now unwilling to let crime go unpunished, the heroes of our world must choose if they are with Superman or against him. But not every country will submit to his new world order and neither will Superman's greatest threat—Batman!

This was part of P’s Christmas present to me (Is he the best boyfriend ever? Yes he is! :D), and I’m so glad it was. This was absolutely and utterly AMAZING. It takes a premise that I was a little wary of, Superman is tricked into killing Lois Lane and starts turning into a morally dubious dictator as a result, and makes it utterly brilliant. Emotionally devastating, brilliantly written and with so many moments that’ll make you clutch your chest in shock – this is honestly one of the best things I read this year, and I would recommend it to absolutely anyone. +

Thor, Vol. 1: The Goddess of Thunder

The secrets of Original Sin have laid low one of Marvel's greatest heroes. The God of Thunder is unworthy, and Mjolnir lies on the moon, unable to be lifted! But when Frost Giants invade Earth, a new hand will grasp the hammer--and a mysterious woman will take up the mantle of the mighty Thor! Her identity is secret to even Odin, but she may be Earth's only hope against the Frost Giants. Get ready for a Thor like you've never seen before as this all-new heroine takes Midgard by storm!

I’d heard slightly conflicting reports about the quality of this, some people said it was brilliant while others said it was a bit drawn out, so I was a little wary going into it. I’m pleased to say that I loved it, though! It was a really fun read, with really interesting character interpretations and a lot of heart to it. I really love how diverse comics are starting to become, and this captures why perfectly. A really sincere and feminist work, that it’s very easy to get invested in. +

The King’s Evil – Edward Marston

The first in the series of Redmayne mysteries finds Christopher Redmayne working to restore London to its vibrant state after the Great Fire. He runs up against Puritan Jonathan Bale, but a fatal stabbing forces them to bury their differences.

This was another book that I got for Christmas, after requesting a new historical crime series on a whim. It isn’t the best historical crime book that I’ve ever read, but it’s certainly compelling with an interesting sense of place and character. It’s nothing particularly profound, and it doesn’t do that much with the genre, but it’s very easy to read and quite a lot of fun. Probably only for you if you’re into historical crime, but definitely a good example of the genre and what I enjoy about it.

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm!

I’ve been hearing buzz about this for ages and so decided to pick it up as something to quickly read on the last day of 2015. And, let me tell you, I was HOOKED from the start. Kamala is a wonderful character, who is truly given her chance to shine in this excellent book. The writing is brilliant, the art is beautiful, the characterisation is great and… Oh, it’s just all so amazing. I absolutely adored it, and I definitely recommend giving it a go. It really does show just how wonderful comic books can be. +



So, that’s all that I read in 2015! It was a really good year for reading, and I was very glad to finally get back into it after a break of far longer than I’d like. But what comes next?

Well, I’ve already read 2 books in 2016 and I’m determined to keep up my progress and read a lot more. I’d like to read at least 100 books this year, but I’m hoping to surpass that total again and really immerse myself in the world of reading. I’m hoping to do posts at various ‘quarters’ (25, 50, 75…) again, so look out for those. I’m also planning to start doing Reading Wednesdays, and keep better track of the things I’ve read through them. Hopefully 2016 will be another good year in books!

Yay reading! :D

Comments

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classics_lover
Jan. 8th, 2016 12:54 pm (UTC)
If you're interested in historic crime fiction... Did you ever read Lindsey Davis' Falco books? Proper noir mysteries set in Flavian Rome. They are so awesome it's unreal (and I haven't even read all of them :P)

The precis for Silk reads like she's the Mariest Sue ever to Mary Sue, does she come across that way in the comics, because that would really get my goat.
doreyg
Jan. 8th, 2016 01:16 pm (UTC)
...No, no she does not.
classics_lover
Jan. 8th, 2016 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, good. I'll have a look at that one of the days, because everything else sounded good :)
doreyg
Jan. 8th, 2016 02:35 pm (UTC)
I'd recommend it! It's very light and fun, but with a nice serious plot that keeps you invested. :)

And I haven't actually read the Falco series! I should look into them at some point, they sound like a lot of fun. I always love historical crime fiction. :D
classics_lover
Jan. 8th, 2016 04:50 pm (UTC)
Don't do what I did and start somewhere in the middle, though. I could follow the crime plot fine but when Falco didn't tell me who was who I was a bit lost ;) (not that that's a bad thing, it can get super repetitive in such a long series to get recaps for "those of you just joining us" but I really should have begun with The Silver Pigs)
doreyg
Jan. 11th, 2016 10:59 am (UTC)
Oh, man, I've done that before! Back before I went off Wallander I started right in the middle of the series. It was fairly easy to follow, but I was still a little confused as to who all those characters were...
classics_lover
Jan. 11th, 2016 01:54 pm (UTC)
I bought the Wallander dvds just for Tom Hiddleston. He was not in it enough to justify the most depressing show I've ever seen :P

I almost NEVER get into a series in the right order. It's nearly unusual for me to get into a series of books or tv or whatever at the start ;)
doreyg
Jan. 12th, 2016 10:38 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed the show, but really did not enjoy the books. At least the show had good acting and Kenneth Branagh to distract me, the books just had shoddy writing and a really loathesome main character.
classics_lover
Jan. 12th, 2016 12:06 pm (UTC)
Ben Aaronovitch has teased doing a spoof of these Scandi-dramas in a future Rivers of London book and I am all *chinhands* on the edge of my seat waiting for it. I'd bet he'd do a really good version of the Wallander-style thriller (not that any of the Wallander series was "thrilling" except Hiddles' occassional appearances).
batmarg
Jan. 8th, 2016 05:55 pm (UTC)
Wow, impressive.

I'm getting back into reading. I used to love it, but law school sapped a lot of my ability to concentrate. Getting better though.
doreyg
Jan. 11th, 2016 11:00 am (UTC)
Thank you!

And yeah, I get that. I read barely anything not course related from 2012-2014, so it felt really good to get back to it last year!
ragnarok_08
Jan. 9th, 2016 03:38 am (UTC)
I'm so glad that you liked Ms. Marvel - Kamala Khan is just great :DDD
doreyg
Jan. 11th, 2016 11:02 am (UTC)
She really is amazing! She's just such a lovely character, and her series is so well written and tailored to my tastes. :D
night_owl_9
Jan. 9th, 2016 04:18 am (UTC)
Quite impressive!

Marvel 1602, Loki: Agent of Asgard, and Ms. Marvel sound really intriguing :)
doreyg
Jan. 11th, 2016 11:04 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I'd recommend all of them! They're all a lot of fun to read, but have fairly interesting plots too.
crookedspoon
Jan. 10th, 2016 02:45 am (UTC)
Injustice, YES. It's my favourite thing ever. <3

Thanks for so many recs! :D I did not need more to read, but whatever, my to-read grows whether I like it to or not xD

Also yay for you liking Ms. Marvel! A friend of mine thrust it at me. I had zero clue what to expect, but boy was it a joy to read.

Edited at 2016-01-10 02:48 am (UTC)
doreyg
Jan. 11th, 2016 11:07 am (UTC)
It's so brilliant! I'm so glad P got it for me. I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did, but... It was all so good! All of it! :D *HAPPY FLAILING*

I know that feeling. XD My to-read list covers one of our tables currently, and that's not even counting the non-physical copies of things I have...

And yay Ms Marvel! :D I'd heard a lot of good buzz around it, and I'm so glad that it lived up to the hype. It was seriously just THE MOST enjoyable thing!
crookedspoon
Jan. 11th, 2016 09:30 pm (UTC)
GREAT!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, too! I'm REALLY looking forward to Year 5, because the writer of the first two years is finally back! (Psst, if you have any pairings you'd like to see, throw 'em my way. I wanted to make 2016 the year in which I write all the Injustice rarepairs ever (I blame the random matchups of the game) ;D)

Yeaaah, I know how that works xD I'm not keeping physical lists anymore...
doreyg
Jan. 12th, 2016 10:40 am (UTC)
I've only read the first year so far, but I've got half of the second one so it's really just a matter of finding the time to read it. Like, there are so many pairings I care about though? SO MANY THEY ARE ALL AMAZING.

It's less a list and more a "vague pile of books I haven't read yet and will get around to as soon as possible", but yeaaaaaaaaaah. I just keep seeing shiny books! XD
crookedspoon
Jan. 12th, 2016 11:29 pm (UTC)
Prepare for a lot of heartbreak. And yes, that. It's why I can't decide what to write first xD That and having to get acquainted with a lot of characters more. Well, I have a couple of ideas to explore, so maybe by the time I'm done you'll have finished reading everything xD

Yes, so much shiny!
doreyg
Jan. 13th, 2016 10:07 am (UTC)
Oh, god, the first year was bad enough for that. XD And yeah. Once I have them I think I'll work through them pretty quickly, but it's just a matter of money...
klose
Jan. 10th, 2016 12:36 pm (UTC)
If you like Grant Morrison's take on Action Comics, his All-Star Superman is a classic & right up there with Mark Waid & Leinil Francis Yu's Superman: Birthright.
doreyg
Jan. 11th, 2016 11:08 am (UTC)
That was one of the first books I read this year, actually! It was really, really good. :) I love it when Superman is done well.
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