095) Rift by Todd Robert Petersen, finished October 24
    The last line of the epilogue knocked me into a big sloppy smile.

    I'll be posting my review on Motley Vision soon. That link to Mansmansylvania* will be added to the comments of this post once it's up.

    about twenty days --- can that be right? that slow?

094) Book of Mormon Stories illustrated by Jerry Thompson and Robert T. Barrett, finished October 8
    These scripture comics the Church puts out are remarkably good at covering all the major plot points. Certainly of the better known stories. Any kid versed in these books is ready for Sunday School. They aren't particularly, ah, dynamic or anything, but they're fine in most respects.

    One this about this particular volume though that's rather troubling is its stark cowboys-v-indians art. Anyone trying to prove the Mormons-are-racist rumor is going to love this book because the good guys are generally from London and the bad guys straight off the res. When a story demands that not be the case --- stripling warriors, Samuel the Lamanite --- the artists zip back to the whitegood/brownbad dynamic with whiplashy speed. It's . . . disconcerting.

    Another thing I don't like is how wickedness is generally represented by sitting around with rough-hewn mugs laughing. Makes being bad look like a lark. Meh.

    But on the other hand, it looks like Ether's having a good time:


    about a month

093) Invincible: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1 by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, finished October 5
    Note that I skipped the first, oh, quarter of this book as it was the same content I read and reviewed here. This volume is discussed in brief at Fob Comics.

    a week

092) The Walking Dead Volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Kirkman Walker Ottley Crabtree, finished October 5

091) The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance by Elna Baker, finished October 2
    You can read everything I've said about Elna by clicking on the word marfluious, which is not a word one hears everyday.

    at most two weeks


the first five, 1-5
the second five, 6-10
the third five, 11-15
the fourth five, 16-20
the fifth five, 21-25
the sixth five, 26-30
the seventh five, 31-35
the eighth five, 36-40
the ninth five, 41-45
the tenth five, 46-50
the eleventh five, 51-55
the twelfth five, 56-60
the thirteenth five, 61-65
the fourteenth five, 66-70
the fifteenth five, 71-75
the sixteenth five, 76-80
the seventeenth five, 81-86
the eighteenth five, 87-90


  1. Aw crap-Everything I do is cowboys and Indians, these guys beat me to the punch hard.

    That I couldn't tell you the amount of times I have sat around with the boys, a lascivious wench served us, and rough-hewn mugs were all around at least I think that was Dennys.

  2. I'm looking forward to the review of Rift. I'm almost finished with Long after Dark, and I'll be interested to see how the two compare.