notable recent reads

Long time no blog, right? But I'm back with three recently read, utterly awesome books, all written by women with three names: Adrian Nicole Leblanc, "Random Family" Leblanc spent a decade hanging out with a random family from the Bronx, then she wrote this book. I'd read an interview with her in New New Journalism… Continue reading notable recent reads

Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly, “The New York Four”

By the dude who did "DMZ" and from the DC imprint Minx. A shy girl starts college in Manhattan and balances having friends for the first time with a txt-based relationship. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2008, 176 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 12.29.08 Date finished: 12.29.08 What I liked: I am all about Minx. Good… Continue reading Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly, “The New York Four”

Rutu Modan, “Exit Wounds”

Koby, a young man in Tel Aviv, hears from a soldier who believes his estranged father—her lover—may have been a victim in a suicide bombing. Together, they try to track down his whereabouts. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2007, 174 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 11.10.08 Date finished: 11.11.08 What I liked: The drawings are simple… Continue reading Rutu Modan, “Exit Wounds”

Brian Wood, Richard Burchielli and Nathan Fox, “DMZ: Public Works”

The latest installment of the series I've been reading that takes place in a demilitarized Manhattan in the midst of a new civil war. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2008, 128 pp. Obtained via: Library Date started: 7.16.08 Date finished: 7.18.08 What I liked: This comic comes off as so much more serious after reading "Transmetropolitan" for… Continue reading Brian Wood, Richard Burchielli and Nathan Fox, “DMZ: Public Works”

Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan” vols. 3 through 10

The final eight volumes of the series I started zipping through earlier. THE LOWDOWN Published: 1999 to 2004, about 144 pp each Obtained via: Pat Date started: 6.18.08 Date finished: 7.3.08 What I liked: The renegade journalist fighting for justice, the feisty assistants saving his ass. What I didn't like: The especially gory stuff. What… Continue reading Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan” vols. 3 through 10

Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vols. 1 and 2”

"Transmetropolitan"'s been described as postcyberpunk, which is a new one on me but seems fitting. It's a story about a journalist in search of truth in a grim future, in the same vein as "DMZ." THE LOWDOWN Published: 1998, 72 pp., and 1999, 208 pp. Obtained via: Pat Date started: 6.12.08 Date finished: 6.15.08 What… Continue reading Warren Ellis and Derick Robertson, “Transmetropolitan, Vols. 1 and 2”