I read some intellectual material from The New Yorker. I read some pure fluff from People (Poor Demi she really is in a bit of a pickle), and of course lots of comics. Ok, maybe not lots but I did manage a couple of hundred pages in two books.
This week I read Rocketeer Adventures Vol 1 and Tales of Supernatural Law. You can see why I loved them, or not, below the break.
Rocketeer Adventures Volume 1 HC, written by a pack of people, art by even more people, published by IDW, 128 pgs, $25.
I am not sure what inspired the recent boom in Rocketeer material but I can tell you that I was excited by it. First there was the fancy hc collection of Dave Stevens work which had mouth wateringly beautiful artwork. Then there was a series with names like Kurt Busiek, Jonathon Ross, Mark Waid, Mike Allred, John Cassaday, Darwyn Cooke, Kyle Baker, Gene Ha, Michael Kaluta, Bruce Timm, and Chris Weston amongst others.
This is a collection of shorts by some of the biggest names in the industry so it should be amazing! Shouldn’t it? Well, I can say the art is just stunning throughout. It is just page after page of mind blowing pencils, inks, and colors. I can’t say enough about how good the art is.
This was far and away one of the funniest books that I have read in a long, long time. I’m not sure I’ve ever read as many puns in one sitting as I did in this book. It’s literally page after page, sentence after sentence of puns related to lawyers and monsters. IT’S AWESOME! At a point you start to groan, and then you pass into a whole ‘nother level of pun-dom in which you say “no way he can make any puns in this situation” only to be proven wrong time after time. It’s outstanding.
Supernatural Law made the transition to a web comic a couple of years ago. You can read it here.That’s it for this week.