01 February 2017

Reading Roundup Wrapup: January 2017

Pick of the month: Shellshocked by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, Cully Hamner, et al. This was a tough choice, between this and The Omega Men, both of which deliver what I want out of superhero comics, but in completely different ways: one is an angsty and funny answer to Spider-Man and forerunner for Ms. Marvel, the other a grim and gritty examination of the tactics of revolutionary/terrorist violence. But Shellshocked made me laugh, so I gave it the edge. I did also very much enjoy Metamorphosis.

All books read:
1. Star Trek: The Next Generation: Metamorphosis by Jean Lorrah
2. Manhunter: Origins by Marc Andreyko
3. The Jack Kirby Omnibus, Volume One: Starring Green Arrow by Jack Kirby with Joe Simon, France E. Herron, Bill Finger, Dave Wood, and Robert Bernstein
4. Blue Beetle: Shellshocked by Keith Giffen & John Rogers
5. The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
6. Threshold, Volume 1: The Hunted by Keith Giffen
7. Endymion by Dan Simmons
8. The All New Atom: My Life in Miniature by Gail Simone
9. The Mighty Thor, Vol. 3 by Walter Simonson
10. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
11. The Omega Men: The End Is Here by Tom King
12. Forever… by Judy Blume

All books acquired:
1. Star Trek: The Original Series: Elusive Salvation by Dayton Ward
2. Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History by Robert Greenberger
3. Collected Twelfth Doctor Comic Strips, Volume 2: The Highgate Horror: Collected Comic Strips from the pages of Doctor Who Magazine by Mark Wright, Jonathan Morris, Steve Lyons, Jacqueline Rayner, and Scott Gray, with Roger Langridge
4. Star Trek: The Original Series: Allegiance in Exile by David R. George III
5. Elisabeth Sladen: The Autobiography with Jeff Hudson
6. Dr No by Ian Fleming
7. Little Black Book of Short Stories by A. S. Byatt
8. Among Others by Jo Walton
9. Voices by Ursula K. Le Guin
10. Powers by Ursula K. Le Guin

Books remaining on "To be read" list: 653 (up 5)
Books remaining on "To review" list: 53 (down 10)

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