Comic book roundup: the latest batch of SSoV books are pretty good, but I fear, having read #0, that Morrison is going to lose focus once he has to throw all these goofballs together; Concrete: The Human Dilemma is mighty fine, though Chadwick's middle-aged sex obsession is starting to show; the Giffen/DeMatteis JLA Classified a.k.a. I Can't Believe It's Not the JLA) stuff is two tons o' fun (and Giffen can handle the serious stuff better than most so-called serious writers; the latest Powers gives a bit of insight into why Bendis is so damn prolific (he's really mastered the art of padding out a story); Jim Mahfood's Felt: True Tales of Underground Hip-Hop, starring Murs and Slug, is fun and gorgeously drawn, if a tad confusing; the first Invincible TPB, "Family Matters", did nothing for me, though the Comic Book Shop Guy swears I should stick it out (which, by a happy coincidence, means more $ for him); and the new collection of James Sturm's stuff, Above & Below: Two Stories of the American Frontier, while not quite up to the level of the amazing Golem's Mighty Swing, is terrific (especially the first story, "The Revival"). I still don't have a clue as to what, if any, Marvel books are worth reading, and I'm thinking about immersing myself in the latest iteration of DC continuity once this ridiculous Ultimate Infinite Crisis on Identity Earth Time Zero is over, but I'm also wondering if it will be worth it considering they'll just do it again in a year. I hate comics, have I ever mentioned that?
And now, to work, then home to write and pack. A sailor's life for me! But without the sailing and the water. Just the nautical lingo and the free uniforms.