So, 14 months ago, I was 47% through this list; today I’m 64% through. Not a whole lot of progress, I must say. But I’ve made a concerted effort to finish this up shortly and free up a space on my list, so I’ve read a few of them recently.
Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 – I read the first issue of this a couple of years ago and was left unimpressed, but everyone else who reads it seems to love it. After reading it all together, it’s actually fairly good: I’m still not sold on the story, but the illustrations are great. It would be excellent for kids.
Bone: The One Volume Edition – Love. I love this series. It’s brilliant. I kind of wish the series had stayed as full of fun as The Great Cow Race and didn’t go all “fantasy epic,” but it’s a great story, and Jeff Smith’s visual storytelling is spectacular.
Daredevil: Born Again – It’s fun to remember when Frank Miller wasn’t a crazy hack. This story is great, and probably the best of the “make Matt Murdock’s life a living hell” stories that Daredevil comics have told since Miller started writing the book.
Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall – I really should have read this before now. It’s a great anthology telling the secret history of a number of the Fables characters, with a host of amazing guest artists.
Ghost World – I was really unimpressed with the first 2 chapters of this story, but as it progressed it was more and more compelling, and when I got to the end I was surprisingly affected and wanted to read it all over again. 2 years ago