Monday, July 21, 2008
AMERICAN FLAGG, by Howard Chaykin, 1983.
When I first bought the store, I wasn't into comics. I went on a reading spree, and slowly acquired the taste -- or more, recollected how much I used to like the taste.
But it wasn't until I read American Flagg and Swamp Thing that I understood the full potential of the form. (Swamp Thing was a toss away title that DC gave to a newcomer by the name of Alan Moore -- who went on to do V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, and the Watchmen.)
They are finally releasing a collection of the American Flagg series; and I'll be interested to see if it was as prescient as I remember. (The U.S. consists of corporate malls -- where everyone lives and shops....)
Also this week:
Comic Book Tattoo SC
2009 Dragon Calendar
Flight GN 05
Gon Vol. 5
Hack Slash Annual Suicide Girls
I Killed Adolf Hitler
Korgi GN Vol 02
New Avengers 343
Scud the Disposable Assassin TP
Star Wars Legacy #26 (inked by local Dan Parsons)
Ultimate X-Men #96
Uncanny X-Men #500!!
And of course much more.