Review No. 1 -- Batman/Grendel by Matt Wagner
Thoroughly enjoyed this, mostly because I'd read a Grendel collection last year and found it fascinating. And Batman is my favorite superhero.
I don't want to spoil the story (told in three parts), so I won't delve into the details. But it's a solid read with beautiful artwork. This was probably my favorite of the ones reviewed in this post.
Review No. 2 -- Nightmares & Fairytales, Volume 3: 1140 Rue du Royale by Serena Valentino
Thoroughly despised this book. There is a way to revenge the death of poor souls who were cruelly mistreated, but a creepy comic book is not one of them. (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a much, MUCH better book that does something similar) This book was disturbing, but not because of the subject. It was more akin to a horror story (and I really don't like much horror), which didn't give value to the deaths, it just added grisly detail. Yuck.
Review No. 3 -- Catwoman, vol. 6, "It's Only A Movie" by Will Pfeiffer
Not bad. My favorite Catwoman story arc (the only one I really love, actually) is the six-issue mini series "When in Rome" which ties in with my favorite Batman story arc, "Dark Victory". This story has a fascinating villain, movie references (always a hit with me), and a surprise. Pretty good.
Review No. 4 -- Daredevil, Vol. 1 by Mark Waid
Probably my second favorite of the bunch. This had a solid story, an intriguing superhero, and great artwork. Also a suspenseful ending, which was awesome. Having only seen part of the lackluster Daredevil movie, this was surprisingly great. I'll have to read more.
More graphic novels to come, but I think my next review might be a book.
Also: Finished my ScriptFrenzy project this morning! Which means I've now won ScriptFrenzy three years in a row. Woohoo! Maybe after another three years I'll actually publish something. ;)
What are you reading these days? Do you have a list of books you ONLY read in the summer? Or do you read whatever strikes your fancy all year long?