Comic Novel: Batman by Brian K Vaughan, 2017, 9781401268381.
I forgot about reading this one. Hell, in his intro Vaughan said he didn't remember them either.
Comics Compilation: Queen of the Ring: wrestling drawings by Jaime Hernandez, 1980-2020, 2021, 9781683964452.
Big-time wrestling fan and author fo Love and Rockets collects 40 years of women wrestler artwork. There is a fair amount of commentary by Hernandez. Fun to flip through.
I read this a while ago and have no further comment.
Comic Novel: Ex Libris by Matt Madden, 2021, 9781941250440.
I enjoyed this. Point of view - narration of the text and of narrator's vision - of a guy who wakes in a mostly bare room remembering almost nothing of why he is there. Just that he has ended up in a cheap room after a failed romantic relationship.
Narrator is having a mental breakdown and unable to deal with his memories. He ends up reading through a bookshelf filled with comics. Madden adopts different artistic styles as the narrator reads the stories and parts of the stories.
A bit of a meditation on comics and thought and reality. I read it awhile ago and have no further comment.
DNF: Ace Boon Coon by Danny Gardner, 2020, 9781952427053.
I was looking forward to this one and could not get into it and had trouble following. I don't know why.
The plot mixing Chicago politics, rural IL life, the Mob, and labor battles was neat. I just couldn't grab on.