Monday, January 24, 2011

DanG's Reading Resolution for 2011

So we're almost one month into 2011 and I haven't really changed anything about my life, my diet, my job, my lack of exercise, etc. I've never been one for resolutions, but this year there is one thing I wanted to work on and that is the backlog of reading material that I've accumulated over the past year or two.

Individual comics are easy for me to knock out, but trade paperbacks, graphic novels, collections...those require more of my time and attention in order to fully appreciate the work. I'm sure that's why I have many books on my shelves that haven't been handled since the first day I got them.

Well that's going to change. I've compiled a list of books purchased or obtained prior to 2011 that I intend on finishing before 2012, because, let's face it, the world will end that year anyway.

So, in no particular order...

Crisis on Infinite Earths/Marv Wolfman & George Perez/DC Comics

Crisis on Infinite Earths

The Waiting Place: The Definitive Edition/Sean McKeever & Mike Norton, Brendon Fraim, Brian Fraim, David Yurkovich /IDW

The Waiting Place: The Definitive Edition

Stagger Lee/Derek McCulloch & Shepherd Hendrix/Image

Stagger Lee 

The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures/Dave Stevens/IDW

The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures 

Richard Stark's Parker, Vol 2: The Outfit/Darwyn Cooke/IDW

Richard Stark's Parker, Vol. 2: The Outfit

Locke & Key Volume 2: Head Games/Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez/IDW
Locke & Key Volume 2: Head Games HC 

Last of the Independents/Matt Fraction & Kieron Dwyer/AiT/PlanetLar

Last Of The Independents

Comic Book Tattoo/Various/Image

Comic Book Tattoo [COMIC BK TATTOO]

Journey Volume 1/William Messner-Loebs/IDW

Journey Volume 1 (v. 1)

Johnny Hiro/Fred Chao/AdHouse Books

Johnny Hiro

Incognegro/Mat Johnson & Warren Pleece/Vertigo
Incognegro SC 

I Kill Giants/Joe Kelly & J. M. Ken Niimura/Image
I Kill Giants 

American Widow/Alissa Torres & Sungyoon Choi/Villard
American Widow 

After The Cape/Jim Valentino, Howard Wong, Marco Rudy & Manny Trembley/Image

After the Cape, Vol. 1 (v. 1)


scottyduke said...

You could knock out "I Kill Giants" in about 20 minutes. It's an easy read.

I have a couple complete runs that I would like to read this year including: 100 Bullets, Sin City, Will Pfeiffer's run on Catwoman (V3 #44 - 83) and the complete run of Strangers in Paradise.

Shawn Atkins said...

nice list i'll have to try some those books