It's Saturday night(or I guess it's actually Sunday morning...)and since it's getting kind of late, I'm not going to bother to read any new comic books, even though I have an ever growing pile of new books forming on my nightstand. I'll just catch up tomorrow night. However, since I swore to myself that I would try to post SOMETHING nightly, I guess I'll just write some stuff on comic books in general and the "Watchmen" in particular.
Before I hit the hay tonight, I'll be reading part nine of the "Watchmen" graphic novel. For anyone interested, I'm up to the part where Dr. Manhattan just took Laurie to Mars while Rorschach and Nite-Owl barely managed to dodge the cops who were storming Owl's home. The Watchmen is an... Interesting book. I think the word "interesting" best sums up Watchmen to me. To be honest, I'm enjoying the story, but I haven't had that, "Holy s###, this is great!" moment yet. Maybe I've set my expectations impossibly high, or maybe that moment is still going to come. Or maybe there's just too much to take in and process in this book! This graphic novel might be one of those cases where with each progressive reading, I'll manage to enjoy the story a little bit more. It's really amazing just how much Alan Moore manages to put into each part/chapter of this series. I can't imagine there's anyway the movie could possibly convey half of what's happening in the book.
Besides that, I finally sent out my Marvel subscription renewal form, which has been laying around for weeks. I let Punisher and Cable run out(Punisher just isn't worth $20 anymore and I haven't bothered to read a single issue of Cable since issue #1!)and ordered Mighty Avengers(with Dan Slott writing that book I figured it would be worth it), besides re-upping the rest of the books I read monthly, except for New Avengers... My New Avengers subscription doesn't run out for a good 30 issues! Every time Marvel cancels a comic I have a subscription to, such as the Ultimate titles, they transfer the remaining issues of the cancelled book to New Avengers. So, much to my horror, I'm stuck with BENDIS and the New Avengers for at least 2 1/2 to 3 years!
The last piece of comic related news I have to share actually has to do with The Bard himself, William Shakespeare. Today, thanks to Shakespeare, I ordered three new comic tpb's from Amazon.com. I guess I should backtrack here a bit. For my Shakespeare class at school, I had to order "Mid-Summer's Night Dream" and "Much Ado About Nothing". Well, I noticed that both books were part of a "buy 3 books get the 4th one free" promotion, which of course had me searching for two comic trades to add to my order. Right away I found the "World Without Superman" tpb, which dealt with Supes funeral after his battle with Doomsday. "Great", I figured, "now I just need one more comic.". Unfortunately, the other comic that I really wanted, "The Return of Superman" tpb(which collects all of the "Reign of Supermen" stuff)wasn't a part of the 3 for 4 sale. I finally settled on "Batman Year One: Ra's Al Ghul", to be my 4th book... Of course now, I really wanted the "Return" trade, so I brought that as well, which means that thanks to Amazon's "sale", instead of just buying the two Shakespeare books, I wound up with three trades that I didn't really need in the first place! I guess those three trades can join the plethora of books I haven't had the chance to read yet...