Anyhow, back to comics. I'm one of those lucky jerks who gets a pile of free DC comics every month. I'm on the comp list. Marvel used to have a comp list before their short lived financial crisis in the mid 90s. Anyhow, I thought I'd write down the books I yanked to read first.
Fables: still top of the list
Shadowpact and Jack of Fables: more Willingham goodness!
Welcome to Tranquility: they sent me a preview and I did a later cover. Good stuff.
Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters: Daniel Acuña is my current inspiration! Why does he have an IMDB entry?
Astro City: Dark Ages
100 Bullets: written by Chicago's own Brian Azzarello
Cat Woman: mainly for the Adam Hughes covers. He's a continuing inspiration. Beyond near flawless technique his graphic creativity keeps blowing me away. His laurels have never been slept on.
The BOYS: Just noticed the creative team. How did I miss the previous issues?
Midnighter: Studyng Chris Sprouse's work marked my style transition in 1999. Still love his work. That Garth Ennis guy's pretty good too.
Superman Confidential: Again, how'd I miss the first issue?
Beyond that, my pal Lowell's has me studying the world of manga. Really enjoying Scott Pilgrim, Death Note and Kare Kano. Pilgrim is really a Canadian book, not true manga. Definitely one of my favorite reads right now. I do wish that he'd stop drawing Nancy noses...