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Books I Read in 2013

(in order of completion:)

Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, introduction by Isaac Asimov
Rachel Pollack: Doom Patrol: Sliding in the Wreckage [64-74]*
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, writing as Lewis Carroll: The Annotated Hunting of the Snark:  An Agony in Eight Fits, edited with notes by Martin Gardner; introduction by Adam Gopnik; appendices by F.C.S. Schiller, James Albert Lindon, and Henry Holiday
Marv Wolfman: Superman and the Forgotten Heroes! [Immortal Man, Animal Man, Cave Carson, Dolphin, Rick Flagg, Rip Hunter and the Time Masters, Congorilla, Sea Devils, Space Cabby] [Action Comics 552-553; DC Comics Presents 77-78]
George Alec Effinger: Heartstop
Christopher Fowler: Menz Insana
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges:  Jack of Fables: The Bad Prince
Jack Mathews:  The Battle of Brazil:  Terry Gilliam v. Universal Studios in the Fight to the Final Cut:  The Totally Restored, Revamped, and Researched Blow-by-Blow Recounting of the Most Spectacular Title Bout in the Blood-Soaked History of Hollywood, including the complete director’s cut screenplay by Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, and Charles McKeown
L. Andrew Cooper: Dario Argento (Contemporary Film Directors)
Len Wein, with Robert Kanigher, Steve Skeates, Marv Wolfman: The Phantom Stranger:  Circle of Evil! [14-26] (I did not have access to #14, however)
Nancy A. Collins:  Swamp Thing [Annual 6, 110-132, Annual 7, 133-138] (goofed–have not yet read Annual 7)
Susan Kim, Laurence Klavan:  Brain Camp
Gerry Conway:  Justice League of America:  Zatanna’s Epic Quest [161-165]
Bill Mantlo:  Morbius:  The Living Vampire [Fear 29-31]
Phil Foglio:  Stanley and His Monster
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, writing as Lewis Carroll: The Complete Sylvie and Bruno, introduction by Thomas Christensen
Michael Frayn: A Very Private Life
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges:  Jack of Fables:  Americana
Lee Marrs: Zatanna: Come Together, introduction by Kim Yale
Frank Miller: Batman: Year One
Roy Thomas: All Star Squadron: 1941 [Justice League of America #193 insert and All-Star Squadron 1-7]
William Shakespeare: The Second Part of King Henry VI with the Death of the Good Duke Humphrey, edited by Ronald Knowles [The Arden Shakespeare: Third Series]
Ed Townley: Lent 2013: A Season for Spiritual Growth
Chris Kipiniak: Nightcrawler: Passion Play
Paul Cornell: Demon Knights [0-15]
Betty T. Bennett, Stuart Curran (ed.): Mary Shelley in Her Times [essays by Betty T. Bennett, Jeanne Moskal, William St Clair, Pamela Clemit, Charles E. Robinson, Tilottama Rajan, Michael Rossington, Samantha Webb, Constance Walker, Gary Kelly, Mitzi Myers, Judith Pascoe, Michael O’Neill, Greg Kucich, and E. Douka Kabitoglou]
William Moulton Marston: The Wonder Woman Chronicles, Volume Two
Douglas Adams: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
John Broome: The Flash Chronicles, Volume Three
Bill Willingham: Fables: 1001 Nights of Snowfall
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost: X-23: Target X
Paul Cornell: Saucer Country: Run
I.M.W. Harvey: Jack Cade’s Rebellion of 1450
Jamie Delano: The Horrorist: Antarctica and Hellblazer: “In Another Part of Hell”
Eddie Campbell: Hellblazer: Warped Notions
William Shakespeare: The Third Part of King Henry VI with the Death of the Duke of York, edited by John A. Cox and Eric Rasmussen [The Arden Shakespeare: Third Series]
Paul Jenkins: Hellblazer: Dreamtime
Evelyn Waugh: The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy
J. Torres and Faith Erin Hicks: Bigfoot Boy: Into the Woods
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost: New X-Men: Childhood’s End
Douglas Adams: Life, the Universe and Everything
Barbara Randall Kesel: Jim Henson’s Legends of the Dark Crystal: The Garthim Wars, vol. 1
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost: New X-Men: Crusade
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges: Jack of Fables: Turning Pages
John Broome, Gardner Fox: The Flash Chronicles, Volume Four
Gary Ushaw: Mobfire
Hayao Miyazaki: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind I, translated by David Lewis and Toren Smith, assisted by Kaori Inoue, Joe Yamazaki
Terry LaBan, Peter Hogan, Alisa Kwitney, Joe Orlando: The Dreaming: Beyond the Shores of Night
Jerry Siegel: Superman Sunday Classics, Strips 1-183, 1939-1943, introduction by Roger Stern
Cary Burkett, Marv Wolfman, Mike W. Barr: World’s Finest Comics: Deliver Us from Evil
Jerry Siegel: The Superman Chronicles, Volume Two
Henry Handel Richardson: Maurice Guest, introduction by Karen McLeod
Paul Cornell, Robert Venditti: Demon Knights vol. 3
Richard A. Knaak: Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy: Dragon Hunt
Ruth Rendell: One Across, Two Down
Bill Finger: The Batman Chronicles, Volume Four
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges: Jack of Fables: The Big Book of War
Jerry Siegel: The Superman Chronicles, Volume Three
John Heilpern: Conference of the Birds
Arthur Miller: After the Fall
Bill Willingham: Fables: The Dark Ages
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges: Fables: The Great Fables Crossover
Jerry Siegel: The Superman Chronicles, Volume Four
Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle: Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Blackhawk and The Return of the Scarlet Ghost
Bill Willingham: Fables: Witches
Robert Venditti: Demon Knights [16-23]
Jonathan Swift: A Tale of a Tub and Other Satires, edited and with an introduction by Kathleen Williams
Tom Pomplun (ed.): Native American Classics: Graphic Classics Volume Twenty-Four [John E. Smelcer, Zitkala-Sa adapted by Tim Truman and Mark A. Nelson, Charles Alexander Eastman adapted by Joseph Bruchac, Simon Pokagon, E. Pauline Johnson, Elias Johnson adapted by Andrea Grant, James Harris Guy, Handsome Lake as told to Arthur C. Parker adapted by Tom Pomplun, Bertrand N.O. Walker adapted by Tom Pomplun, Alex Posey, George Copway adapted by Niigaanwidam James Sinclair, Isreal Folsom, Buffalo Bird Woman as told to Gilbert L. Wison adapted by Tom Pomplun, Willaim Jones adapted by Joseph Bruchac, John Rollin Ridge, Royal Roger Eubanks adapted by Jon Proudstar, Carlos Montezuma, Joseph Bruchac adapted by Richard Van Camp]
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks, vol. 8: The Incredible Hulk, vol. 1, afterwords by Stan Lee, Peter David, John Rhett Thomas
Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham: Fables: Rose Red
John Marc DeMatteis, Bruce Jones, Dan Mishkin & Gary Cohn, Mike W. Barr : I… Vampire!
Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Robert Bernstein: Marvel Masterworks vol. 18: The Mighty Thor vol. 1
Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Robert Bernstein: Marvel Masterworks vol. 20: The Invincible Iron Man vol. 1
Frederick Engels, Paul and Laura Lafargue: Correspondence, Volume 1: 1868-1886, compiled by Émile Bottigelli, translated by Yvonne Kapp
Grant Morrison: The Invisibles: Say You Want a Revolution, introduction by Peter Milligan
Kanoko Sakurakouji: Blackbird 1
Matt Howarth: Doctor 13: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep? (RB)
Geoff Johns, Joe Kelly: Superman: Lost Hearts
Bill Willingham: Fables: Super Team
Denny O’Neill, Samuel R. Delany, Bob Haney, Robert Kanigher: Diana Prince, Wonder Woman, Volume 4
Jerry Siegel: The Superman Chronicles, Volume Five
Laura Lee Gulledge: Will & Whit
Nigel Forbes Dennis: Jonathan Swift: A Short Character
Bill Willingham: Fables: Inherit the Wind
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks vol 2: The Fantastic Four vol. 1 (partially RB)
Bill Finger, Jack Schiff, Joseph Greene: The Batman Chronicles, Volume Five
John Buscema, Doug Moench: Merlin: Quest of the King!
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks vol. 1: The Amazing Spider-Man vol. 1 (partially RB)
L. Frank Baum: The Scarecrow of Oz (RB)
Alternative Banking/Occupy Wall Street, Linda Brown, Cathy O’Neil, Tamir Rosenblum, Akshat Tewary, Josh Snodgrass, Tom Sgouros, Suresh Naidu , Natasha Blakely, Virginia Simson: Occupy Finance
Gerry Conway, Archie Goodwin Gardner F. Fox, Marv Wolfman: The Tomb of Dracula, vol. 1
Phyllis Ann Karr: The Gardener’s Boy of Oz
Paul Jenkins: Hellblazer: Critical Mass
Michael Uslan: Beowulf: Dragon Slayer, foreword by Allan Asherman
Frederick Engels, Paul and Laura Lafargue: Correspondence, Volume 2: 1887-1890, compiled by Émile Bottigelli, translated by Yvonne Kapp
Neil Gaiman: The Sandman: Endless Nights
The Right to Be Lazy {Essays by Paul Lafargue} edited and with an introduction by Bernard Marszalek, with contributions by Fred Thompson and Kari Lydersen
Bryan Talbot, Terry LaBan: The Dreaming: Weird Romance
Jerry Siegel: The Superman Chronicles, Volume Six
Alisa Kwitney: Destiny: A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks vol. 6: The Fantastic Four vol. 2
Eric Butterworth: The Creative Life: 7 Keys to Your Inner Genius, foreword by Dr. Peter J. D’Amato
Mike Grell: The Warlord: The Savage Empire
Nathaniel Hawthorne: The House of the Seven Gables, edited and with an introdution by by Seymour L. Gross; supplemental material by Hawthorne, Thomas Hutchinson, Joseph B. Felt, Alfred H., Marks, Evert A. Duyckinck, Henry F. Chorley, Edwin P. Whipple, Henry James, F.O. Matthiessen, Lawrence S. Hall, Clark Griffith, Rudolph Von Abele, Hyatt H. Waggoner, Roy R. Male, Marius Bewley, William B. Dillingham, Alfred J. Levy, Daniel G. Hoffman [note: novel itself completed 10/29]
Bram Stoker: The New Annotated Dracula, foreword and notes by Leslie S. Klinger, introduction by Neil Gaiman
Bill Finger, Joseph Greene, Jack Schiff, Edmond Hamilton: The Batman Chronicles: Volume Six
Scott Hutchins: A Working Theory of Love
Bill Willingham: Fables: Cubs in Toyland
Jerry Siegel: The Superman Chronicles, Volume Seven
William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of King Richard III, with the Death of the Duke of Clarence, edited and with an introduction by Joseph R. Siemon [The Arden Shakespeare: Third Series]
J. Torres: Bigfoot Boy: The Unkindness of Ravens
QuinRose: Alice in the Country of Hearts, translated by Beni Axia Conrad
William Shakespeare: All’s Well That Ends Well, edited by G.K. Hunter, appendix by William Painter [The Arden Shakespeare: Second Series]
Ben Urwand:  The Collaboration:  Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 13: The Fantastic Four Vol. 3

Did not finish before the year ended:

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit, or There And Back Again
Gail Simone: The All New Atom: My Life in Miniature [at friend’s house]
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks, vol. 4: The Avengers, vol. 1
Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn: Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld, vol. 2
Steve Englehart: Millennium
Paul Jenkins: Hellblazer
Dick Foreman:  Black Orchid
Joe Keatinge: Morbius:  The Living Vampire
Dan Slott:  Superior Spider-Man
Christopher Yost: Avenging Spider-Man
Warren Ellis: Hellstorm: Prince of Lies
Cary Bates, Greg Weisman:  Capton Atom
John Ostrander: Captain Atom: The Quantum Quest
John Ostrander, Kim Yale: Suicide Squad
John Ostrander: Firestorm: The Nuclear Man
George Pérez, Mindy Newell: Wonder Woman
Cary Bates, Greg Weisman: Captain Atom
Dan Didio: The Phantom Stranger
Christy Marx/Tony Bedard: Sword of Sorcery: Amethyst/Beowulf
Hank Chapman, Carl Wessler, et al.: Atlas Era Strange Tales, vol. 1

Planned upcoming reads:

Mary Shelley: The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck
Mary Shelley: Falkner
Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost: New X-Men: Nimrod
Neil Gaiman, John Ney Rieber Dick Foreman, Nancy A. Collins, Rachel Pollack: The Children’s Crusade
Rachel Pollack: Doom Patrol: The Teiresias Wars
Arje Shaw: The Fix

*Although DC eventually found that titles under the Vertigo imprint sold better as trade paperback collections than as single issues, thus far, the only runs dating from the time of the imprint’s actual debut, in issues with March 1993 cover dates, that have to date been collected in trade paperback format are The Sandman: Brief Lives, Death: The High Cost of Living, and Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Tarantula. Although the “Sliding in the Wreckage” arc proper is in issues #64-66, trades are usually 8-12 issues (although 3-issue trades do exist), #74 is a good concluding issue for a future collection (#71 is not), and a new story arc begins the following issue.

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