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Rusty’s Reading List 2019 | August 10, 2019

The interesting thing about Doom Patrol Book Two is that it is the 3rd in the series of Grant Morrison Doom Patrol books. Kind of. It seems that they took the various volumes and merged them into bigger volumes… or something. I wanted the old book three and got the old books three & four.

Okay, I lied. That is not the most interesting thing about this spectacle fo a comic book. This volume includes the introduction of Danny the Street, my pick as the most interesting character idea in comics since… well… ever. It also has the introduction and origin of Flex Mentallo.
It also has a storyline that is an absolute mess, in the Grant Morrison, bad linear logic style. But it isn’t all that. In fact, it includes an incredibly straight-forward story called The Beard Hunter. Morrison CAN write in that style. He just chooses not to.

Doom Patrol continues to be super-heroes through a weirdness filter… and aren’t super-heroes pretty weird to begin with? This is great stuff.

2019 Reading List

Doom Patrol Book Two – Morrison / Case /McKenna / Jones / Dringenberg / Yeowell
Marvel Masterworks – Daredevil #2 – Lee / Romita / Colon
This Is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone
Why I Hate Saturn – Kyle Baker
The Cowboy Wally Show – Kyle Baker
Transmetropolitan Vol. 4: The New Scum – Ellis / Robertson / Ramos
The Obelisk Gate – N.K. Jemisin
Gotham Central Book 2 – Half A Life – Rucka / Lark
Walking to Aldebaran – Adrian Tchaikovsky
Just Words: On Speech and Hidden Harm – Mary Kate McGowan
Star Wars Vol. 1 – Skywalker Strikes – Aaron / Cassaday / Martin
The Tower – Simon Toyne
ARC Poetry Magazine #88
The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin
The Walking Dead Vol. 7 – The Calm Before – Kirkman / Adlard / Rathburn
A Pretty Sight – David O’Meara
Avengers: The Korvac Saga – Shooter / Michelinie / Mantlo / Perez / Various Artists
Indiana Review Vol.40, No.2
Avengers: Death Trap: The Vault – Fingeroth / Lim
This Wound is a World – Billy-Ray Belcourt
The Auteur Vol.1 – President’s Day – Spears / Callahan / Anderson
Astro City Vol. 2 – Confession – Busiek / Anderson / more
Astro City Vol. 1 – Life In the Big City – Busiek / Anderson / Ross
Animal Man Vol. 2 – Origin of the Species – Grant Morrison / Various Artists
Power Ball – Rob Neyer
Denver Quarterly Vol. 52 No. 3

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