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Wait a sec ISSUES? Not collections? Are they bagged & boarded?

David R. (popshots75`), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 12:17 (sixteen years ago) link

no: they're those square bound prestige format reprint things. i think they actually collect 2 or 3 issues of the original series. still useless though.

mullygrubber (gaz), Wednesday, 5 May 2004 21:56 (sixteen years ago) link

Our library has millions of star trek and star wars GNs too. But it was also the means by which I got the missus into Tintin.

Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Sunday, 9 May 2004 08:59 (sixteen years ago) link

This week's library haul:
Batman: Year One (i actually have the first two issues, but the last two sold out before I got to 'em, way waaay back when, and then they were immediately marked up out of my price range) I can't believe they let me buy this stuff when I was like 10. I can't believe I liked it. But tonight I finally got to finish the story I started reading 16 years ago. 17? 18? SHIT. I am old.
Flash: Terminal Velocity I think I like the Flash. I have no good reason, and I don't think I need to justify this, so back off.
Daredevil Yellow I have no idea what this is about, but I think Tim Sale is fantastic.
Hellboy: Seed of Destruction Hmmm, this reads familiar. Still Mignola's art is boss.
Astro City: Confessions Yup, I'm at least branching out a little tiny bit. I might as well, right, no risk from the library.
And that's it. They've got The Watchmen there though, and I'll probably get it next time. I've read it of course, it was the first tpb I ever bought and it was astronomically expensive in 1989 or 1990, which, doing this horrible math seems a lot longer ago than it used to. Naturally. But I lent it to a friend (traded for his V for Vendetta, I think he came out ahead) about ten years ago, and shortly stopped talking to the dude, for no good reason. So I'm eager to read it again as a post-adolescent.
There are girls giggling outside my window. Giggling hard.

Huck, Tuesday, 11 May 2004 05:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Pay them no heed! You are safe here in our He-Man No Wimmins Club!

Leeefuse 73 (Leee), Tuesday, 11 May 2004 20:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, I'll just have to break up your testosterone party then.

The books what I got:
Goodbye, Chunky Rice (sweet); Queen and Country Vol. 1 (oh, my new love); DareDevil The Man without Fear (now I want to read more!); Gipsy Star (crapola); Jimmy Corrigan (I know everyone keeps praising this but I'm having problems getting through it.); Sandman Endless Nights (disappointing so far); Why I Hate Saturn (so good), Ultimate X-men V. 2& 3, now need to go back and get 1.

Next week it's From Hell, Louis Riel, and all the Q & C I can get my grubby little hands on. Other suggestions?

Jocelyn (Jocelyn), Tuesday, 11 May 2004 20:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Chunky Rice is sooo good. Is that DD the Miller/Romita Jr. arc? Kyle Baker's hot stuff too. And I had similar hardships with Jimmy Corrigan.

For Daredevil, you might find some of this thread useful.

I say, get as much Frank Miller as you can. Some of it is plainly bad, but there's enough top stuff (Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, Elektra: Assassin, etc) to make him my favo writer. Plus, he's sort of the spiritual ascendent of current top crop Bendis, Rucka et al.

Leeefuse 73 (Leee), Tuesday, 11 May 2004 21:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Miller's a hard case; even though he's supposed to be a liberal with his freedom-of-speech-talk and all, many of his comics verge on proto-fascism (Dark Knight Returns, his first run of Daredevil, etc. etc.). I guess he's sort of an extreme right wing libertarian, as contradictory as that may sound. If you can handle his politics, okay, otherwise some his work makes for a disturbing read.

Sandman Endless Nights (disappointing so far); Why I Hate Saturn (so good)

Funnily enough, I too borrowed both of these books from the library last week, and had the same opinion about them. Why I Hate Saturn was great, Endless Nights was not. Although I can't say I was that disappointed with EN, since my appreciation of Neil Gaiman certainly isn't as high as it was during my teenage fanboy years. Still, I did enjoy the Delirium story, which reminded me of some of Gaiman's better, more experimental work with Dave McKean (Signal to Noise, Black Orchid etc.).

Tuomas (Tuomas), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 08:45 (sixteen years ago) link

an extreme right wing libertarian, as contradictory as that may sound European ears. It's a lot more common in the US. To the point that the Political Compass site's FAQ has an entry saying "This says I'm left _and_ libertarian, how is that possible?"

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 10:34 (sixteen years ago) link

I've never cottoned to Sandman. I remember really liking the idea, but never being satisfied by any of the stories. The art was usually pretty cool.
BTW, the giggling girls outside my window the other night weren't laughing at me. I'm on the third floor, so who knows what was tickling them.
Jocelyn, I look forward to hearing what you think of Riel.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Wednesday, 12 May 2004 13:37 (sixteen years ago) link

I used to adore Sandman, but now I think I've outgrown a lot of it. About the same time that I outgrew mopey-I'm standing in the rain- music, too.
I finished The Dark Knight Returns yesterday and was impressed by what Miller's done with the Batman universe, and liked how he avoided obvious cliches. I think I need a few more days for it to sink in. I read Year One a few weeks ago while on major painkillers so it all seems sort of hazy/loopy, but I really liked it. I've known a surprising number of people who fall into the left-wing but libertarian category, I think it's a fairly common American trait, so it's not so jarring a note in the writing for me. I'm interested to see how he treats more prominant female characters...
I read Blankets before Goodbye, Chunky Rice, and I definately think that Thompson can only get better as a writer. Parts of Blankets reminded me very much of people and mindsets that I've met in my nidwestern hometown, so I think it resonated better with me than Chunky Rice did.
Also, read Sacco's The Fixer and continue to be heart-broken and amazed by his work. I still have relatives in the Balkans and that scares me. I wish all political commentators were this honest. Will let you know what I think of Riel.

Jocelyn (Jocelyn), Thursday, 13 May 2004 13:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Dark Knight Strikes Again is pretty wild. I liked it a lot for some reasons and thought it was pretty vile for some reasons. SOmetimes they were the same reasons.
Did Frank Miller use the newscast-narrative thing in Daredevil and Ronin too? Cause he's used it in everything I've read of his and I think it plays out really fast.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Thursday, 13 May 2004 14:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Jocelyn, didn't you find the politics implied in The Dark Knight Returns disturbing? Especially the ending, with Batman building an private army of vigilantes around his charismatic persona (hence their seamless transformation from crooks to Sons Of Batman)?

Did Frank Miller use the newscast-narrative thing in Daredevil and Ronin too?

Nope, and it wasn't used in the Elektra stories or Sin City either.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 13 May 2004 16:06 (sixteen years ago) link

I did find the slant of Dark Knight Returns disturbing at the end, with the Sons of Batman, but I'm not sure if that's Miller political slant or the Batman universe, which has always been rather dark. I haven't read enough Miller to know whether it's a theme in his work, or if he is exploring the idea of the vigilante vs. the idea of the government sanctioned police/Superman figures. I suppose what I was trying to say above "not so jarring a note" is that the politics fit in with the American Gotham that Miller has created. (my own personal views do not match the ones in the comic) I'm still stewing over how much I actually liked DKR as a whole.

Jocelyn (Jocelyn), Thursday, 13 May 2004 17:28 (sixteen years ago) link

I think there have always been fascistic elements to the Batman mythos, Millar just cranked them up.
I mean, here's a really rich dude who spends his free time beating up poor people.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Thursday, 13 May 2004 17:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Don't start that again, Huck.

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 13 May 2004 17:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Did Frank Miller use the newscast-narrative

Elektra: Assassin kind of uses a substitute form of narration -- rather than newscasts, he has people giving Powerpoint presentations.

I'm interested to see how he treats more prominant female characters...

Err, touchy Miller point. Simply put, he doesn't. Elektra is obv. his most notable female character, and he's written one mini series and one graphic novel focusing on her. In the latter, it's told from Murdock's POV. In the former, the series starts out with the first 1.5 issues from Elektra's POV (and they happen to be marvelously written), but then it switches to another man's for the remainder of the series. Mix in boring/flat Sin City women, and his female trackrecord isn't exemplary. (Though maybe Martha Washington, I never stuck around long enough to read all of them, and the woman in Ronin, balance things out.)

Leeefuse 73 (Leee), Thursday, 13 May 2004 18:04 (sixteen years ago) link

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Thursday, 13 May 2004 18:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh my gosh. I went to the library today for the first time in ages -- I'd taken out books and kept them months overdue without actually reading them, which always happens when my books are overdue (I purposely don't read them once they're late, reasoning that it would result in my procrastinating returning them; also I'm spoiled by being able to take books out for a year from the university). Anyway, the summer is great for the library here because the kids are gone, and stuff is actually in: so I checked the graphic novels section, which usually only has part 11 of some manga series and some movie adaptations.

Promethea book 1 and Bendis's Fortune and Glory! Score.

They also have book 2 of Phoenix (the manga, there's a thread around somewhere, I think), so I assume they have book 1 and it's just out.

Tep (ktepi), Friday, 21 May 2004 22:46 (sixteen years ago) link

As much a "read it in order" harsh mistress that I am, I don't think it matters much what order you read Phoenix in.

Leeefuse 73 (Leee), Friday, 21 May 2004 22:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Ooooh, okay. Well, next time I'm there ...

Tep (ktepi), Friday, 21 May 2004 22:59 (sixteen years ago) link

I've got Watchmen out right out, and I started reading it last night when I got back from my big wilderness whoop-up. I haven't read it in about 12 years, when I traded my copy to my friend for his V for Vendetta.
So, first time reading as an adult. I can't believe how much I missed the first 20 times!

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 14:33 (sixteen years ago) link

I didn't read it for the longest time just because it seemed like such "mandatory reading," but it really might be the best comic I've ever read.

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 14:37 (sixteen years ago) link

I just read Promethea, and Watchmen was the first thing to come to mind when I thought, "Why does this pale so much compared to what I expect from Alan Moore?"

Weirdly, my girlfriend -- who is a big fan of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and much of Moore's current stuff -- was bored by Watchmen. She didn't grow up reading superhero comics the way I did, but came to them after getting interested in comics in general through Preacher and Transmetropolitan, so even though she reads them now, I wonder if that's part of it.

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 14:42 (sixteen years ago) link

I also love reading it now knowing that the Watchmen were all based on the Charlton Comics characters.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 14:51 (sixteen years ago) link

I finished Watchmen about two weeks ago. Wow. Although I don't have as much background in superhero comics as the people on this board, so I believe a lot of the significance flew over my head. Please enlighten me on the importance of the gothic Robinson Crusoe story that runs throughout it!?

x-post x-post sorry

Jocelyn (Jocelyn), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 14:51 (sixteen years ago) link

There are parallels in the pirate story to the main story going on, although I forget them now (supposedly you can figure out the surprise ending of Watchmen if you don't skim over the pirate stuff the way I tended to, but I dunno) -- I guess the main thing, kind of brilliantly, was just the idea that pirate stories, instead of some superhero predecessor like pulp heroes or gunfighters or cops or something, would fill the superhero niche in a world where superheroes were real, and would fit the niche very neatly. And of course, that compatibility is reinforced by the existence of the parallels.

There are probably all manner of things here and there, and there are annotations out there somewhere (did Jess Nevins do them, maybe?).

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:01 (sixteen years ago) link

The pirate narrative juxtapositions are some of the most self-consciously clever bits I think, but it's still sometimes jaw-dropping how he'll have upwards of three layers of meaning going on at the same time (i.e. the pirate captions relate to the pirate story, the current on-panel action in the 'real' world, and the larger story going on off-panel).

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Is there really a Black Freighter comic by Joe Orlando?

SPOILER ALERT: I can't believe how obvious Rorshach's identity is from the very first panel even. I remember being very surprised the first time I read it. Mind you, I was 12.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:07 (sixteen years ago) link

I kept thinking about how I could have written the juiciest Watchmen paper in college.

(x-post, in the first couple pages I thought, "Oh, so Rorshach's that guy...nah, too obvious.")

Jordan (Jordan), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:09 (sixteen years ago) link

The Watchmen: Classic, duh!

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Please enlighten me on the importance of the gothic Robinson Crusoe story that runs throughout it!?

It parallels the story of Ozymandias. Ozymandias is the shipwrecked dude, that's why in the end he says something like "I dream of swimming towards a huge black ship", just like the protagonist of the pirate story does.

Here's how it goes: the shipwrecked guy wants to help those he loves, just like Ozymandias wants to help the humanity. He's floating on the back of dead men, just like Ozymandias is, after all those killings to make his plot work. The shipwreck dude uses a white, spotted shark to reach his goal, just like Ozymandias uses Rorschach to muddle his trails. But, despite all his good intentions, the dude doesn't do any good for his loved ones, and instead causes only death and suffering. Just like Ozymandias. This, I think, is rather clever way for Moore to end the story. Though the ending of Watchmen is seemingly open, and the reader is free to judge whether or not Ozymandias did the right thing ("I leave it entirely to your hands."), Moore's own judgement is hidden in the pirate story. In the end, the shipwreck guy realizes he's made a horrible mistake, and swims to the Black Freighter (=Hell).

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Tuomas OTM.

Of course, there's a meta-version. In a world which actually has super-heroes in it, it's unlikely comics would ever have progressed beyond EC type lines (in the mainstream, at least) and it's questionable whether somebody like Frederick Wertham could actually have had as much influence in the Watchmen world as he did in the real world (given, as he was, a product of US isolationism and Red Fear - which doesn't exist in a world where Dr Manhattan lives. At least not before he gives up on humanity, as shown in the Dr M/Comedian sequence in Vietnam.) therefore why would they ever have fallen out of favour? If they never progressed from EC lines, then Joe Orlando would probably have been still drawing them till his death.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:41 (sixteen years ago) link

I also got Y: The Last Man Vol. 1 and found it pretty interesting. And The Authority: Relentless in another rare venture outside DC (though not that far outside DC). I think I like Astro City better than the Authority.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 15:55 (sixteen years ago) link

I think I like Astro City better than the Authority.

A dagger in mine heart! I'm pulling rank and excommunicating you, Huck.

Leee's a Simpson (Leee), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 20:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, I suppose I'm not really qualified to make a proper assessment, as I've only read one trade each of either. I read AC: Confessions last week and The Authority: Relentless this week. And since Confessions really just concentrated on two characters, that probably explains why I felt like I got more out of it.
Besides, ask @d@m, I have famously cheesy and regressive taste in comics.

Huck, Tuesday, 25 May 2004 22:13 (sixteen years ago) link

You probably ought to have read Ellis's issues of Stormwatch first, since there's a fair amount of character development that prob. informs "Relentless."

Leee's a Simpson (Leee), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 22:31 (sixteen years ago) link

FYI Stormwatch = predecessor of Authority.

Leee's a Simpson (Leee), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 22:32 (sixteen years ago) link

The Authority has never really grabbed me, but I did like Planetary a lot. Huck, that's definitely one of the more "focused" arcs in Astro City, at least to the extent I've read (between moving and not having a pull list for a long time and so on, I lost track after ... Tarnished Angel, I think was the name of it, the arc when Kurt got sick; another very focused one).

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 25 May 2004 22:43 (sixteen years ago) link

What can be said of Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi) and XXX (Pandar Bros)?

eeeLastica (Leee), Saturday, 29 May 2004 22:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Persopolis: people who don't like comics like it.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Sunday, 30 May 2004 20:02 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm about halfway through the first Planetary trade and it's pretty cool.

The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Monday, 31 May 2004 13:46 (sixteen years ago) link

XXX is pretty good. Crusty activists fighting against multinational companies in a dystopian future. Still, I'm not sure whether it's good thing that it mixes some sci-fi/action cliches (mutants, ninja assasins) with an otherwise realistic plot. It's a nice read anyway, although I wouldn't recommend it to right-wingers, since it's definitely a leftist comic.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 1 June 2004 19:18 (sixteen years ago) link

There are a couple of really beautiful issues of Astro City which focus on specific aspects of superhero mythology in a warm and intelligent way. I'm thinking of the first issue, where it focuses on Samaritan and his hectic life, which is one of the best Superman stories ever written, I think.
But the longer arcs never quite live up to these one-offs - they become everything Astro City is not : standard super-hero stories, albeit well-written, nicely illustrated superhero stories.

The Authority, much as I loved it during the initial Ellis/Hitch and Millar/Quitely runs, is a standard superhero comic. With more violence, brasher ideas, widescreen imagery, sex and a good energy to it all....I always got the feeling that Ellis had said everything he really wanted to say about superheroes on Stormwatch and was basically just repeating himself with the Authority. But it was still better than 99% of superhero stuff being done at the time.

David Nolan (David N.), Tuesday, 1 June 2004 19:49 (sixteen years ago) link

There's apparently one or more horndog patron at my library who, in the face of comic book nudity, will 1) use a colored pencil to flesh out the woman (and this guy apparently knows how to shade, too!) and 2) rip an entire page out that contains nudity.

Lazer Guided Mellow Leee (Leee), Thursday, 3 June 2004 22:30 (sixteen years ago) link


The coloring-the-woman image is striking. I'm picturing him sticking his tongue out as he does it, you know, like to the corner of his mouth, the way comic strip characters do when they're concentrating -- and beads of sweat on his forehead as he hunches over the drawing table, squinting through his Coke bottles.

Tep (ktepi), Thursday, 3 June 2004 23:06 (sixteen years ago) link

That's weird. And awful.
I paid another visit to the library tonight. The power was out at my apt, so whatever.
Planetary, I loved. But they didn't have any more. Top Ten was also really good and not really what I was expecting. Alan Moore seems to have lightened up a bit. There's a pretty low tragi-factor there and LIKABLE characters.

Anyway, today I got Justice League: A New Beginning, some animated Batman thing and something else that's totally slipped my mind. Damn.
Anyway, I followed that JL series from issue #3 to not quite #50. So I had never read the first two issues in the collection, so that was extremely cool for me. But I'm most impressed at how well those issues hold up. When I read the FKNATJL mini last year, I kept thinking it was so 80s, esp. with Kevin Maguire's slightly Schnabel-esque style. BUt the original stuff (aside from a few of the women's hair-do's, I still can't believe they ever thought taking Black Canary out of fishnets was a good idea) still reads good, it's still funny now that I'm a grown up and I'm pretty sure that a lot of my current sense of humour finds its secret origin in those comics.

Huk-L, Friday, 4 June 2004 04:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Huck, you should try & make the "One punch!" dialogue into a modern-day "Who's On First?" bit.

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 4 June 2004 12:38 (sixteen years ago) link

the other thing I got was Selina's Big Score, which seems to serve no other purpose but to laugh at me for not buying The New Frontier because it's $10 an issue in Canada and will surely be collected soon for less than $60. Right?
But Darwyn Cook is great. Is he (she?) Canadian, by any chance?

Huk-El (Horace Mann), Friday, 4 June 2004 14:13 (sixteen years ago) link

He. Don't think so. I anxiously await my eBay'd copies of TNF. Huck, you might wanna try there if you're feeling peckish. Also, DC (ha!) wrote / drew another Batty one-shot (_Batman: Ego_), & if you haven't read the first collection of the new Catwoman series, you might wanna (if only to ogle @ DC's kewl artistry).

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 4 June 2004 14:31 (sixteen years ago) link

apart from the Cho (and maybe the Orbiter) that's a fucking score though. And I'd even read Frank Cho for free.

kit brash (kit brash), Friday, 24 February 2006 13:54 (fourteen years ago) link

i tried to read it for free kit and though i have natural sympathy for dweeb lust = big tit and smart, i just...couldn't.

yet to read orbiter (weren't you singing the collen doran praise to me?)

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Friday, 24 February 2006 13:57 (fourteen years ago) link

nah, I don't have any blanket love for her - like her sometimes, admire the facility she has for working in different styles, but think her figures always come off stiff in a panel-to-panel sense

kit brash (kit brash), Friday, 24 February 2006 21:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Liberty Meadows

I started reading this at for the pulchritude, but I'm starting to hate myself for it. The animals aren't funny and the humans all need a punch in the face.

But in the meantime, my library got the copy of Comics Between the Panels that I requested in nine days, so big ups to them.

pixel farmer (Rock Hardy), Friday, 24 February 2006 23:00 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
plasticman on the lam
top 10 the 49ers
honour among punks : baker st gn
marvel 1602 gaiman

mullygrabber, Thursday, 16 March 2006 00:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Thursday, 16 March 2006 03:43 (fourteen years ago) link

aw Mully lend Plastic Man to the kid, it's tops junior-friendly fun!

in other news, I bought the Flaming Carrot colour photo-comic and it is shit, your suspicions were totally founded.

kit brash (kit brash), Friday, 17 March 2006 05:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Aw, I sorta liked the fumetti comic! It was a good solid Flaming-Carrot-fucks-about story for the most part-- definitely the best issue to come out in the new series so far, cheesy computer effects aside. It woulda been better if Bob Burden had just drawn the dang thing tho.

I've been getting some decent stuff from the YA section of my local library as of late-- reread Sandman, the collected Supernatural Law turned out to be entertaining and well done, and I reread Chester Brown's autobiographical comics too. That scene in I Never Liked You where he sits in the row behind the girl who's trying to take him out on a date at the movie theater is great-- so honest about what being an adolescent is actually like in all its idiotic foot-shooting glory.

Chris Freiberg (Chris F.), Wednesday, 29 March 2006 05:02 (fourteen years ago) link

o man. igot more good stuff.

mullygrubbr (bulbs), Wednesday, 29 March 2006 06:08 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Errrr...... is this for real???!?

All Free Library of Philadelphia Customers,

We deeply regret to inform you that without the necessary budgetary legislation by the State Legislature in Harrisburg, the City of Philadelphia will not have the funds to operate our neighborhood branch libraries, regional libraries, or the Parkway Central Library after October 2, 2009.

Fetchboy, Monday, 14 September 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

err, didn't notice this was on ILC, will try an ILE thread

Fetchboy, Monday, 14 September 2009 20:18 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, I think it's for real; been making the rounds today.

one year passes...

i will probably never write the your content filtering policy is technologically flawed & socially irresponsible irate-patron-letter i occasionally get the impulse to write. it would be super depressing to find out that it isn't just that they're confined by the technology, but that they're okay with cutting off access to valuable resources because they have swears.

so much stuff coming up under 'occult'.

inimitable bowel syndrome (schlump), Thursday, 18 November 2010 13:31 (nine years ago) link

if it's filtered it's occult by definition

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 18 November 2010 13:33 (nine years ago) link

Queens Central and Mid-Manhattan libraries: I kiss you both for all the great comics you've lent me.

Currently reading Macedonia by Pekar, Roberson and Piskor.

RR, Friday, 19 November 2010 08:32 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

Not comics related, but the publisher Penguin is planning on making its tiles available as e-books:

calstars, Thursday, 5 July 2012 20:45 (eight years ago) link

So I went to the Public Library last night, and they had a decent selection of "graphic novels"! The librarian looked at me like I was a moron when I brought an armload of "graphic novels" to the check-out desk, particularly when I said "They're for my kid."
Shame makes me lie.
― The Huckle-Buck (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 14:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

Hahaha. I did the same thing a few weeks ago, finding several dozen hardback trades at the local library that I hadn't read. Walked out with a 7" stack of trades - good one stop catch-up.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 6 July 2012 17:43 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

i like this place. mine has giant windows that look out over an old cemetery.

très hip (Treeship), Sunday, 23 March 2014 20:32 (six years ago) link

today they told me i qualify for a free membership even though i'm not a borough resident because i work for the school district.


très hip (Treeship), Sunday, 23 March 2014 23:45 (six years ago) link

six months pass...

The reading room at the ny pubic library is closed.

calstars, Friday, 17 October 2014 22:42 (five years ago) link

My old library in Round Rock had "The Death Ray" and "Locas Vol 2," making me very, very happy indeed.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 21 October 2014 01:09 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

QBPL has changed their logo, color scheme and website.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 April 2019 02:14 (one year ago) link

What comics did you get, though?

blokes you can't rust (sic), Saturday, 6 April 2019 17:22 (one year ago) link

Ha, sorry, realized that later.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 April 2019 17:36 (one year ago) link

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