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24 November 2004 @ 09:25 am
I Discovered A New Killer Star  
New Job
Well, one of my goals has a good chance of being met. Yesterday's interview went very well, and I've already been asked if they can contact my current supervisor. I guess everything could go to hell if my boss decides to reveal the truth about my anarchic polemicising, naked jug-playing and for trying to start a fight-club in the conference room, but I guess I'll have to take my chances.

My Addled Mind
I've been so distraught over all of this that I got really ill last night, with a headache and nausea that lasted all night and prevented me from sleeping much. Luckily two valerian capsules came to the rescue and I snagged a few hours before waking up early and getting here at 7:00. I haven't been able to read or even watch tv (luckily the Gilmore Girls was mysteriously not on the air last night -- Jess was destroyed, but I am somewhat thankful, since I wouldn't have been able to watch it).

Talkin' to Todd
I recommended a few comics to Todd last night that anyone who's either a comic fan already or interested in checking out something new might find fun. Here's a rundown.

THE WALKING DEAD
One of my favorite new series, this is Robert Kirkman's zombie epic that takes a hard look at the lives of a few survivors, dissecting the consequences of being thrown into an apocalyptic situation and showing that zombies aren't the ownly monsters in a world ruled by the dead. Think Night of the Living Dead after the camera stops rolling. This is what happens when we start to lose, when civilization is nothing but crumbling streets and empty skyscrapers and memories.

FALLEN ANGEL
Peter David's very dark noir tale about the mysterious town of Bette Noir. Technically set in the DC Universe and rumored to have a tengential connection to David's previous Supergirl series, Fallen Angel focuses on the dark side of power, with a "hero" unconcerned with traditional justice and a skewed sense of duty. Flawed characters abound, and secret motivations erupt in every issue. This is a really good read. Hopefully it doesn't get cancelled soon (sales are somewhat low).

GOTHAM CENTRAL
Probably the best written of all the "Bat-Titles," this monthly comic isn't about Batman. It's about what it's like to be a cop in a world where Batman exists. It's fascinating for several reasons, not the least of which is that it's something of a drag being a cop in Gotham City. There are real nutjobs there. Guys who dress up in silly costumes and threaten to poison the water supply with Chemical X. Homicidal maniacs trying to erect huge likenesses of themselves in the center of town that spit nerve gas. And an equally crazy guy who dresses up like a bat and swoops in when the going gets tough and punches out the bad guys, making the cops seem pretty useless. There's also a great cast. Detective readers will recognize Montoya, the new commish and such, as well as Josie Mac, the secretly psychic cop from a series of backup stories a few years ago. All in all, this is one of my very favorite comics, written by the unbeatable team of Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker.

SLEEPER
Another Ed Brubaker comic. This one is a spy-serial about deep cover agent Holden Carver, who's supervisor (and the only one who doesn't know he hasn't really gone bad), is in a coma. I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll just say this is Highly recommended.

JLA: CLASSIFIED
Right now there's a hillarious Grant Morrison 3-part story running through this title. After that, it's going to be a Giffen/Maguire sequel to last year's foray into 80's JLA silliness called, "I Can't Believe it's Not The Justice League."

SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY
This isn't actually out yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. Here's a link to a description: Seven Soldiers

INVINCIBLE
Just look at the review of the first two trades below.
 
 
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