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October 14, 2018
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AkiraVol1_6

This wraps up my Akira re-read.

Wouldn’t Akira make a great live action series if the show had a Westworld like budget?

Answer: yes.

As long as they didn’t white wash it.

The national pride at the end was nice to see after they destroyed Tokyo AGAIN.

 

Rusty’s Reading List for 2018

Akira Volume 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Volume 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 8 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)

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Rusty’s Reading List 2018

October 8, 2018
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Akira_Vol_1_5

 

I purchased the first 8 volumes of Akira, as collected in North American by Epic Comics (which was a line from Marvel). Much more recently I decided to get some more, only to discover that the Epic edition were no longer available. The North American rights had since gone to Dark Horse Comics and then collected them very differently. The book sizes were different. There were black & white instead of colour. (I am unclear if Epic coloured them or if there were originally colour in Japan.) They also changed the translation of a main character’s name (from Kay to Kei.)

The different size book led to changed numbering… and me buying a book that I already had. THIS volume only duplicates a little bit from Volume 8. Mostly it is Testsuo evolving into something new… after he rips a hunk out of the moon.

 

 

Rusty’s Reading List for 2018

Akira Volume 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 8 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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Rusty’s Reading List 2018

October 7, 2018
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AkiraVol8

After hinting at it a bit last collection, we are seeing more of the world outside Tokyo and how it is reacting to all that is going on. Tokyo gets kind of blown up yet again.

This is the last of the Epic edition that I bought. When I went back to it, I had to switch to a different volume… including buying one that exclusively features comics I already have. Sigh.

 

Rusty’s Reading List for 2018

Akira Collection 8 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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Rusty’s Reading List 2018

October 3, 2018
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Impressment Gang

I am not 100% sur eI have the numbering right. I think they merged two issues into one, as indicated by the flip book format.

My earliest impression of the magazine was negative as the story ‘Songbirds of Southern Ontario’ by Anne Baldo put me in a bad mood. First it used a character having trypophobia as an example of him being a jerk. Every time this character appeared in the story, it was negative – which is fine – but then using this condition to show him as being ‘bad’ is really unfortunate mental health shaming. Then, int he same story, a veterinarian said that it was perfectly acceptable to take a puppy home at SIX WEEKS. That is really irresponsible of the writer.

Having said all that, the issue really bounced back with ‘Miller Party of Six’ by Annie Stopyro. It was a real interesting look at the troubles of being an introvert in a world that sees that as a failing.

 

Books Read in 2018

The Impressment Gang #3.3/4.0
Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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Rusty’s Reading List 2018

October 3, 2018
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AkiraVol7

More of the post-destruction Tokyo. We get a little reminder that there still is a bigger world out there and we end the collection with the tip into full on turf war.

 

 

Books Read in 2018

Akira Collection 7 – Katsuhiro Otomo
subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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Rusty’s Reading List 2018

October 2, 2018
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subTerrain78

 

I think the is the first time I have read an issue of subTerrain. I really like the effort they put in to design and layout, with art throughout, even when incidental.
I also REALLy liked the piece by Charles Tidler called ’13 Found Micro Dramas’. It was amazing how quickly I cycled through amused and bothered but these forceful snippets.

 

Books Read in 2018

subTerrain #78
Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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Rusty’s Reading List 2018

September 23, 2018
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AkiraVol6

It hits the fan here. Akira was ‘awake’ before, but not he is AWAKE.

There is a jarring bit with an untelegraphed time jump but that might be because of the way it is collected. There was probably an issue break there.

 

Books Read in 2018

Akira Collection 6 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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Rusty’s Reading List 2018

September 19, 2018
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AkiraVol5

Akira is out and about through the whole collection… but is still more maguffin than anything else. He even hung out in a dumpster for a while until a character found him, pretty much randomly.

 

 

Books Read in 2018

Akira Collection 5 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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September 17, 2018
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Room 41-2

 

It is funny but when I read periodicals that include poetry and short stories and essays, it is invariably one of the non-poetry features that stands out to me, despite the fact that I am HERE for the poetry.
It is probably because I read less of them.
Regardless, I strongly recommend that you pick up this issue for two stories.

The first is called 504 by Amy Oldfield. It was an incredibly visceral ending. It was both predictable and jarring, if that is possible. Strong writing.

The second is called Nameless Stones by Ava Homa. It is completely unrelateable for ME, which is important why it be read. Actually, that goes for both stories.

 

Books Read in 2018

Room #41.2
ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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Rusty’s Reading List 2018

September 11, 2018
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Arc-86

As always, it seems odd to review a magazine where my name appears in the editorial credits, but still… this is a great publication.

Alessandra Naccarato, Lillian Allen, Leah Horlick, Kevin Irie, JM Francheteau, Billeh Nickerson, Moet Surani, Noor Naga…. don’t miss this.

 

Books Read in 2018

ARC Poetry Magazine #86
Akira Collection 4 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 3 – Katsuhiro Otomo
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux – ed/ by Mark Eleveld
It’s still winter – rob mclennan
Regeneration Machine – Joe Denham
Life after Cancer Treatment – Canadian Cancer Society
Diversions – George Murray
Geist #107
Akira Collection 2 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Akira Collection 1 – Katsuhiro Otomo
Age of Bronze: A Thousand Ships – Eric Shanower
Secret Path – Good Downie & Jeff Lemire
Absolute Sandman Vol. 4 – Neil Gaiman and others
Absolute Sandman Vol. 3 – Neil Gaiman and others
ARC Poetry Magazine #85
Absolute Sandman Vol. 2 – Neil Gaiman and others
The Collected Poems of William Hawkins – William Hawkins
Touch the Donkey #16
The New Quarterly #144
Absolute Sandman Vol. 1 – Neil Gaiman and others
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz
The Malahat Review #200
Fables Vol. 5 – The Mean Seasons (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha / Akina / Palmiotti)
Fables Vol. 4 – March of the Wooden Soldiers (Willingham / Buckingham / Hamilton / Leioloha / Russell)
Fables Vol. 3 – Storybook Love (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 2 – Animal Farm (Willingham / Buckingham / Leialoha)
Fables Vol. 1 – Legends in Exile (Willingham / Medina / Leiaoha / Hamilton)


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