Saturday, June 24, 2017

This Week in Reading


BOOKS:
The Target, by David Baldacci, pages 1 – 183
Hood, by Stephen R. Lawhead, pages 1 – 88
Our Lady of the Forest, by David Guterson, COMPLETED


COMICS:
Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight 192 – 196
Booster Gold / The Flintstones
Crisis Aftermath: The Spectre 1 – 3
Green Lantern / Space Ghost
Jughead 190, 195, & 198
King Conan 26 – 30
Meta 4 2 & 3
R.E.B.E.L.S. ’95 #3
Shanna the She-Devil 3 & 4
Suicide Squad / The Banana Splits
Vampirella #0

Saturday, June 17, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Our Lady of the Forest, by David Guterson, pages 1 – 94. 
Batgirl at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
Archie Giant Series Magazine 174
DC Comics Bombshells 28 
Detective Comics 943 – 949
Die Kitty Die 1 & 2!
Girls’ Romance 103
Green Arrow 24
Jack Cross 1 – 4
Jughead’s Jokes 21
Lost in Space: The Lost Adventures 1
Steel 14 & Annual 2
Swordquest 0
Wonder Woman 23 & Annual 1

Saturday, June 10, 2017

These Weeks in Reading

This list is from the last 2 weeks, as we were on family vacation last week. Of course, the long amount spent in airports and on planes, ferries & subways mean ... I had plenty of time to read!

BOOKS:
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, by Peter Scazzero, pages 70 – 96.
Batgirl at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee, pages 105 – 166.
Peril at End House, by Agatha Christie, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
Conan the King 24 & 25
Frankenstein Underground 4 & 5
Green Lanterns 22 – 24
Grimm Fairy Tales 1 – 12
Jughead’s Double Digest 134
Justice League Europe 25
Marvel Classics Comics 14
Marvel Preview 6
Micronauts 1 & 2
Sleepy Hollow 1 & 2
Young Avengers Special 1 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

This Week in Reading

This week's post has been canceled due to a family vacation. Expect a longer-than-usual list next week.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Peril at End House, by Agatha Christie, pages 1 – 58.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, by Peter Scazzero, pages 1 – 70.
Sex, Lies & Serious Money, by Stuart Woods, COMPLETED.
Batgirl at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee, pages 51 – 105.

COMICS:
Alpha Flight 37, 47, 55, Special 3 (99)
Captain Thunder & Blue Bolt 1
DC Comics Bonbshells 27
DC Super Hero Girls: Finals Crisis OGN
Life with Archie 249
Madame Xanadu 2 & 3
Pep Digital 77
Scooby-Doo Team-Up 9 – 12
Superman: Man of Steel 72
Xenozoic!, pages 217 –  239 (*)

(*) covering “ Last Link in the Chain,” the first story that was discussed by Ruth & Darrin Sutherland in episode 10 of their excellent Xenozoic Xenophiles podcast.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Sex, Lies & Serious Money, by Stuart Woods, pages 1 – 137. 
Batgirl at Super Hero High, by Lisa Yee, pages 1 – 51.
Alliance, by Mark Frost, COMPLETED.
Designated Daughters, by Margaret Maron, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
DC Comics Bombshells 26
DC Special 1
Eclipso: The Darkness Within annuals: Action Comics (#4), Adventures of Superman (#4), Batman (#16), Demon (#1), Green Arrow (#5), and JLA (#6)
Fables 142 – 145
Green Arrow 22 & 23
Scooby-Doo Team-up 7 & 8
Walt Disney’s Goofy Adventures 16
Wonder Woman 22

Saturday, May 13, 2017

This Week in Comics

BOOKS:
Alliance, by Mark Frost, pages 154 –  232.
Designated Daughters, by Margaret Maron, pages 178 –  276                                                         
COMICS:
Doom 2099 14 & 15
Eclipso: The Darkness Within 1
Fables 141
Free Comic Book Day 2017: Captain Canuck, DC Super-Hero Girls, Doctor Who, Grimm Fairy Tales, Lady Mechanika, Star Trek: TNG, Steam Wars, Tex: Patagonia, The Tick, Underdog
The Inspector 2
Omega Men 12 & 17
Who’s Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes 3 & 4

Saturday, May 6, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Finding Sanctuary, by Abbott Christopher Jamison, COMPLETED.
Alliance, by Mark Frost, pages 48 –  154
Designated Daughters, by Margaret Maron, pages 92 – 178  

COMICS:
Batgirl & the Birds of Prey 3 – 6
Bishop 4
DC Comics Bombshells 25
Watchmen 1 – 12
Wonder Woman 20 & 21

Saturday, April 29, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Finding Sanctuary, by Abbott Christopher Jamison, pages 126 – 150.
Gray Mountain, by John Grisham, COMPLETED.
Alliance, by Mark Frost, pages 1 – 48  
Designated Daughters, by Margaret Maron, pages 1 – 92

  
COMICS:
Batman 7 & 8
Dark Shadows 23
Detective Comics 941 & 942
Green Arrow 20 & 21
Green Lanterns 20 & 21
Fantastic Voyage 1
Jughead 1
Nightwing 5 & 6
The Shroud 3
Tail Spin 2

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Podcast Guest Appearances

I have had the great honor of appearing as a gust on some fine podcasts recently. Here are a few of the

In Trentus Magnus Punches Reality #196, I joined the esteemed Mr. Magnus to conclude our trilogy of episodes on Christopher Nolan's Batman films, to discuss The Dark Knight Rises.

It is "Assistant Editors Month" on Back to the Bins this month, meaning none of the regulars are appearing on the episodes. In episode #281, I appeared with Gene Hendricks and Luke Jaconetti to talk about the first issue of the A-Team Comic, a classic issue of World's Finest, and the premiere issue of The Destructor.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Finding Sanctuary, by Abbott Christopher Jamison, pages 111 – 126.
Gray Mountain, by John Grisham, pages 185 – 304 
The Kingdom, by Bryan M. Litfin, COMPLETED.                                                                            
COMICS:
Captain Thunder and Blue Bolt 5 & 10
Green Lantern 108 & 179
Kill Shakespeare 7 – 12
NecroWar 2
New Gods 10 & 11
Spawn: The Dark Ages 2
Startling Stories: Megalomaniacal Spider-Man
Warp Special 1


Saturday, April 15, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Finding Sanctuary, by Abbott Christopher Jamison, pages 70 – 111.
Gray Mountain, by John Grisham, pages 57 – 185.
The Kingdom, by Bryan M. Litfin.
Fully Alive, by Rich Nathan & Vineyard Columbus, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
Betty & Veronica Comics Double Digest 246
Booster Gold 8
Domino Lady & Sherlock Holmes 1 & 2
Hawk & Dove 10, 11, 13 & 14
Justice League Quarterly 16
Ravage 2099 3                
Ray Bradbury Comics 2
Strange Tales 1 & 2
Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories 540
Xenozoic!, pages 196 – 217 (*)


(*) covering “In The Dreamtime,” the first story that was discussed by Ruth & Darrin Sutherland in episode 9 of their excellent Xenozoic Xenophiles podcast.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Podcast Guest Appearances

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I was able to appear as a guest on some great podcasts, hosted by a couple of great podcasting buddies of mine. Here are two that recently came out.

As part of a podcast crossover, Em and I spoke with Tim Young on episode 542 of Deconstructing Comics. We talked about our history as podcasters, before chatting about the first trade paperback of the current volume of Power Man & Iron Fist. A few days later, Tim joined us on episode 51 of Shortbox Showcase. 


I joined my friend Trentus Magnus on episode 194 of his Trentus Magnus Punches Reality podcast. We discussed the Christopher Nolan film "The Dark Knight." Later in the month, our conversation about "The Dark Knight Rises" should appear on that podcast feed. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Gray Mountain, by John Grisham, pages 1 – 57.
The Kingdom, by Bryan M. Litfin, pages 145 – 197.
Fully Alive, by Rich Nathan & Vineyard Columbus, pages 55 – 102.
Let It Go, by Peter Walsh, COMPLETED.
The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz & Hatem Aly, COMPLETED.


COMICS:
100 Bullets 11
Adam Strange / Future Quest Special
Darkhawk 9
Detective Comics 622 – 624
Kill Shakespeare 1 – 6
New Adventures of Superboy 1
Superman 658 & 660
Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories vol 36, #12

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Podcast Guest Appearances

Over the course of the last few weeks, I was able to appear as a guest on some great podcasts, hosted by a couple of great podcasting buddies. Here are two that recently came out.

I had the opportunity to join my Book Guys co-host Paul on a recent episode of The Doctor Who Show. They did a special episode about fan music, and Paul and I contributed some of our favorites examples. 


I joined my friend Trentus Magnus on episode 194 of his Trentus Magnus Punches Reality podcast. We discussed the Christopher Nolan film "Batman Begins." Over the next month, our conversations about "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises" will appear on the podcast feed. 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Death’s Mistress, by Terry Goodkind, COMPLETED.
The Kingdom, by Bryan M. Litfin, pages 115 – 145.
Fully Alive, by Rich Nathan & Vineyard Columbus, pages 1 – 55.
Let It Go, by Peter Walsh, pages 1 – 108.
The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz & Hatem Aly, pages 225 – 292.

COMICS:
Action Comics 711
DC Comics Bombshell 24
Death-Defying ‘Devil 3
Deathstroke: Rebirth & 1 – 5
Infinity Gauntlet 5 & 6
New Warriors 19
Strange Tales 3, Strange Tales II 2 & 3
The Sub-Mariner 47
Superman: The Man of Steel 46
Wonder Woman 19

Saturday, March 25, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
The Kingdom, by Bryan M. Litfin, pages 1 – 115.
Finding Sanctuary, by Abbott Christopher Jamison, pages 41 – 70.
Death’s Mistress, by Terry Goodkind, pages 398 – 472.
The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz & Hatem Aly, pages 181 – 225.

COMICS:
Adventures of Superman 524
Afterlife with Archie 7 – 10
Cloak & Dagger 1
Green Arrow 19
Green Lanterns 17 – 19
Morlocks 3
Superman 101
Tomboy 1 – 8

Saturday, March 18, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Finding Sanctuary, by Abbott Christopher Jamison, pages 1 – 41.
The Reason, by Lacey Sturm, COMPLETED.
Death’s Mistress, by Terry Goodkind, pages 282 – 398
The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz & Hatem Aly, pages 138 – 181.

COMICS:
24 Underground 1 – 5        
Action Comics 710
Birds of Prey: Wolves 1
Green Arrow 18
Into the Badlands Special 1
Madame Xanadu 1
Ray Bradbury Comics 1
Sandman 47 – 49
Superman 100            
Superman: The Man of Steel 45
Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Adventures 2

Saturday, March 11, 2017

This Week in Reading


BOOKS:
The Reason, by Lacey Sturm, pages 1 - 108
Death’s Mistress, by Terry Goodkind, pages 128 – 282
The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz & Hatem Aly, pages 97 – 138.


COMICS:
Adventures of Superman 523 & 551
Betty & Veronica 1, Jumbo Comics 247
DC Comics Bombshells 23
Free Comic Book Day 2014: Sherwood, Texas
Free Comic Book Day 2015: Wonderland
Just So Happens, by Fumio Obata, OGN
Mister Miracle 1, 4 & 7
The Omac Project Infinte Crisis Special
Superman: The Man of Steel 42, 44 & 60
Wonder Woman 18

Saturday, March 4, 2017

This Week in Reading

BOOKS:
Death’s Mistress, by Terry Goodkind, pages 1 – 128.
The Inquisitor’s Tale, by Adam Gidwitz & Hatem Aly, pages 40 – 97.
The First Quarry, by Max Allan Collins, COMPLETED.
Nest, by Terry Goodkind, COMPLETED.

COMICS:
A-Team 1
Baker Street Peculiars 1 – 4
Detective Comics 934 – 940
Green Arrow 17
Nomad 2 & 3
Wonder Woman 17
World’s Finest 240
X-Men 2099 3 & 14