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Books I Read in 2015

In order of completion:

(RB)= read before

Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Denny O’Neil, Roy Thomas: Marvel Masterworks Volume 83: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 1
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 39: The Incredible Hulk Volume 2
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 52: The Mighty Thor Volume 4
L. Frank Baum [writing as Schuyler Staunton]: The Fate of a Crown
Ian Edgington: Hinterkind Volume 1: The Waking World
Jeremy A. Bastian: Cursed Pirate Girl: The Story of the Cursed Pirate Girl Vol. 1 – An Orphan left to a world in which she does not belong undertakes a perilous journey. She sets out to find her father, a pirate captain of the Omerta Seas. The legends of those black waters tell of unimaginable monsters and terrible creatures. Yet the most dangerous of its denizens are they that sail above. These too this lost daughter shall brave, for no obstacle is greater than the promise of finding her rightful place at her father’s side.
Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, Dave Justus, Paul Levitz, Alisa Kwitney: House of Mystery Volume 5: Under New Management
Hiroyuki Kojima, Shinjiro Nishida, Eiji Shimada: The Manga Guide to Calculus Review
L. Frank Baum: Ozma of Oz: A Musical Extravaganza in Two Acts
Samuel Beckett: Murphy in Novels I (Murphy – Watt – Mercier and Camier), introduction by Colm Toíbín
Marjane Satrapi: The Complete Persepolis, translated by Mattias Ripa, Blake Ferris, Anjali Singh
James Robinson: WitchCraft: La Terreur
Gail Simone:  JLA: The Hypothetical Woman
Jerry Lembcke: The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam Review
Gardner Fox: The All Star Comics Archives Volume 3
Scott Timberg: Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class Review
Stan Lee, Roy Thomas: Marvel Masterworks Volume 38: The Avengers Volume 4
Jeff Lemire: Sweet Tooth Volume 1: Out of the Deep Woods
Samuel Beckett: Watt in Novels I (Murphy – Watt – Mercier and Camier) Review
Mac Finkelstein [as Carl Burgos], Bill Everett, Paul Gustavson, Steve Dahlman, Bob Oksner, Ben Thompson, John C. Compton, Al Anders: Marvel Masterworks Volume 102: Golden Age Marvel Comics Volume 3, Introduction by Roy Thomas
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 33: The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 6
John Marc DeMatteis: Martian Manhunter
John Marc DeMatteis: The Compleat Moonshadow
Mary Gatta: All I Want Is a Job! Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System Review
Stan Lee, Archie Goodwin: Marvel Masterworks Volume 77: The Invincible Iron Man Volume 4, Introduction by Arlen Schumer
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 44: The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 7
Don Cameron, Ruth “Bunny” Lyon Kaufman, Horace L. Gold, Joe Greene, Bill Finger: The Batman Chronicles Volume Nine
Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky: The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 69: The Mighty Thor Volume 5
Jeff Lemire: Sweet Tooth Volume 2: In Captivity
Gail Simone: The Movement Volume 2: Fighting for the Future
Vera Brosgal: Anya’s Ghost
Stan Lee, Larry Ivie: Marvel Masterworks Volume 114: The Human Torch Volume 2, Introduction by Bruce Canewell, Biographies by John Rhett Thomas
Louisa May Alcott, Trina Robbins, Antonella Caputo, Rod Lott, Alex Burrows, Tom Pomplun: Graphic Classics Volume 18: Louisa May Alcott
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita, Volume 1: Rusty Angel (RB)
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita, Volume 2: Tears of an Angel
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita, Volume 3: Killing Angel
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita, Volume 4: Angel of Victory
Edward Everett Tanner III, writing as Patrick Dennis: Around the World with Auntie Mame
Stan Lee, Roy Thomas: Marvel Masterworks Volume 46: Captain America Volume 2
George Bernard Shaw: Major Barbara in Bernard Shaw’s Plays, edited by Warren Sylvester Smith
Roy Thomas: Marvel Masterworks Volume 54: The Avengers Volume 5
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 34: The Fantastic Four Volume 7, Introduction by Joe Sinnott
Jack Kirby: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Volume 1, Introduction by Grant Morrison, Afterword by Mark Evanier
Len Wein, Mike Friedrich, Roy Thomas, Bill Mantlo: The Golem
Grant Morrison: Flex Mentallo: Man of Muscle Mystery
Edward E. Baptist: The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita, Volume 5: Angel of Redemption
G. Willow Wilson: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal
Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Leon Lazarus, Al Hartley: Marvel Masterworks Volume 91: Ant-Man/Giant-Man Volume 2
Roy Thomas, Arnold Drake, Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 50: Captain Marvel Volume 1
Jean Thomas, Linda Fite, Brian Michael Bendis: Night Nurse
Greg Rucka: Veil
Bill Willingham: Fables Volume 20: Camelot
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita, Volume 6: Angel of Death
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita, Volume 7: Angel of Chaos
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita, Volume 8: Fallen Angel
Friedrich Engels, Paul Lafargue, Laura Lafargue: Correspondence Volume 3: 1891-1895, translated by Yvonne Knapp, compiled, edited, and with an afterword by Émile Bottigelli, with Andrew Rothstein
Stan Lee, Gary Friedrich: Marvel Masterworks Volume 56: The Incredible Hulk Volume 3, biographies by John Rhett Thomas
George Bernard Shaw: Heartbreak House in Bernard Shaw’s Plays, edited by Warren Sylvester Smith
G. Willow Wilson: Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita, Volume 9: Angel’s Ascension
George Bernard Shaw: Saint Joan in Bernard Shaw’s Plays, edited by Warren Sylvester Smith
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita Last Order, Volume 1: Angel Reborn, adapted by Fred Burke, translated by Lillian Olsen
George Bernard Shaw: Too True to Be Good in Bernard Shaw’s Plays, edited by Warren Sylvester Smith
Jack Kirby: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Volume 2, Introduction by Walter Simonson, Afterword by Mark Evanier
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita Last Order, Volume 2: Angel of the Innocents, adapted by Fred Burke, translated by Lillian Olsen
Warren Sylvester Smith (ed.): Bernard Shaw’s Plays Essays by John Gassner, Martin Meisel, Warren Sylvester Smith, Julian B. Kaye, G.K. Chesteron, Barbara Bellow Watson, Sidney P. Albert, Michael J. Mendelsohn, Harold Clurman, Louis Crompton, Arthur H. Nethercot, Luigi Pirandello, Alice Griffin, Katherine Haynes Gatch, Stanley Weintraub, Frederick P.W. McDowell, and minutes from the trial of Jehanne Darc by Guillaume Manchon, translated by W.P. Barrett
Alan Moore, writing as The Original Writer; Mick Anglo: Miracleman Book One: A Dream of Flying
Ralph Griffith, Stuart Kerr: Oz: New World Order
Douglas Adams: So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
L. Frank Baum, Donnegan: The Wizard of Oz: A Musical Comedy A Dramatic Composition
Harold Pinter: The Birthday Party and The Room: 2 Plays
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges: Fairest Volume 1: Wide Awake
Keith Laumer: The Other Side of Time
Samuel Beckett: Mercier and Camier in Novels I (Murphy – Watt – Mercier and Camier)
Jeff Lemire: Sweet Tooth Volume 3: Animal Armies
Poyntz Tyler: A Garden of Cucumbers Review
Neil Gaiman: The Sandman: The Dream Hunters
Andrew Yule: The Man Who “Framed” the Beatles: A Biography of Richard Lester, introduction by Paul McCartney Review
Roy Thomas, Gary Friedrich: Marvel Masterworks Volume 70: The Avengers Volume 6
Joe Simon, Cary Bates: Prez (RB)
Jennifer Worth: Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 97: Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos Volume 2
Roy Thomas: Marvel Masterworks Volume 75: Doctor Strange Volume 3
Stan Lee, Roy Thomas: Marvel Masterworks Volume 32: The Sub-Mariner Volume 1
Lauren Beukes, Bill Willingham: Fairest Volume 2: The Hidden Kingdom
Gardner Fox: The All Star Comics Archives Volume 4, introduction by James Robinson
Jack Kirby: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Volume 3, introduction by Glen David Gold, afterword by Mark Evanier
Gerry Duggan: Mrs. Deadpool and the Howling Commandos
Max Finkelstein [as Carl Burgos], Bill Everett, Jack Kirby, Paul Gustavson, Ray Gill, Steve Dahlman, Ben Thompson, Andrew McWhiney, Frank Frollo, David C. Cooke: Marvel Masterworks Volume 116: Golden Age Marvel Comics Volume 4, introduction by Roy Thomas
Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward, edited and with an introduction by Thomas Crofts
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 74: Daredevil Volume 4
Mary M. Talbot, Kate Charlesworth, Brian Talbot: Sally Heathcote: Suffragette
Bill Everett, Max Finkelstein [as Carl Burgos], Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Harry Sahle, George Kapitan, Ben Thompson, Steve Dahlman, Fletcher Hanks, Arnold Lorne Hicks, Jack Binder, Larry Antonette, Hal Sharp, T.K. Hawley, Bud Sagendorf, Maurice Gutwirth, Harry Douglas, Bill O’Connor, John H. Compton, L. Bing, Mike Roy, Al Weine, Ray Gill, Ray Burley, Charles Nicholas Wojtkowksi [as Nick Karlton], Irving Werstein, Frank Pretsch, Frank Horth, Ray Houlihan: Marvel Masterworks Volume 133: Daring Mystery Comics Volume 2
Marvin Channing, Donald F. Glut, Bruce Jones, Frank X. Doyle, Stan Goldberg, Ralph Alfonso, : Madhouse
Bill Willingham: Fables Volume 21: Happily Ever After
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, John Martz: Who’s on First?
Greg LeRoy: The Great American Jobs Scam: Corporate Tax Dodging and the Myth of Job Creation: How Corrupt Economic Development Brings Us Layoffs, Outsourcing, Overcrowded Schools, Runaway Sprawl and Higher Taxes, foreword by William Greider, chapter 7 by Philip Mattera Unfinished Review
Danny Elfman: Alice in Wonderland: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack Piano Solo
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks Volume 42: The Fantastic Four Volume 8
Thomas Middleton: The Witch, edited by Elizabeth Schafer, biographical note by William C. Carroll, music by John Wilson and Robert Johnson, arranged by Ian Spink
Jack Kirby: Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus Volume 4, introduction by Paul Levitz, afterword by Mark Evanier
Chip Zdarsky: Howard the Duck Volume 1: What the Duck?
James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, edited by John Paul Riquelme; Text edited by Walter Hettche and Hans Walter Gabler; Backgrounds, Contexts and Criticism by John Mitchel, Michael Davitt, Canon Doyle, P.H. Pearse, Douglas Hyde, John Millington Synge, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Rev. Father Giovanni Pietro Pinamont, S.J., Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde, Kenneth Burke, Umberto Eco, Hugh Kenner, Hélène Cixous, Karen Lawrence, Maud Ellmann, Bonnie Kime Scott, Joseph Valente, Marian Eide, Pericles Lewis, Jonathan Mulrooney [finished novel itself 9/27/15–before Fourth World vol. 3]
John Ostrander: Captain Atom: The Quantum Quest
Brittney Ryan: The Legend of Holly Claus
Steve Englehart: Mister Miracle: Command Performance
Edward Bellamy: Equality
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita Last Order, Volume 3: Angel Eternal, adapted by Fred Burke, translated by Lillian Olsen
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks volume 15: The Silver Surfer
Gerry Conway, Denny O’Neil: Return of the New Gods
Jim Steranko, Roy Thomas: Marvel Masterworks Volume 129: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Volume 2
John Ney Rieber: The Books of Magic: The Burning Girl
George Bernard Shaw: Widowers’ Houses in Plays Unpleasant, introduction by David Edgar

 

Did not finish before the end of the year:

George Perez, John Ostrander, William Messner-Loebs, Louise Simonson: War of the Gods
J.M. DeMatteis: The Defenders [92-131; Marvel Team-Up 101, 111, 112, 116, 119; Captain America 268; Avengers Annual 11]
Gardner Fox: The All Star Comics Archives Volume 5, introduction by R.C. Harvey
Jim Trombetta: The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read, introduction by R.L. Stine
Mike Collins: Peter Cannon–Thunderbolt
Bettina Jonic: With and Without Sam, Volume 11: The Whole Bally Lot
Ralph Griffith, Stuart Kerr: Dark Oz
Jeph Loeb: The Witching Hour
Garth Ennis: Where Monsters Dwell
Mark Russell: Prez
Gail Simone: The All New Atom: My Life in Miniature
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, 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.: Marvel Masterworks Volume 85: Atlas Era Strange Tales, Volume 1

 

Planned upcoming reads:

Davis Grubb: The Barefoot Man
Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson, writing as Henry Handel Richardson: Myself When Young
Laura Redniss: Century Girl: 100 Years in the Life of Doris Eaton Travis, Last Living Star of the Ziegfeld Follies
Neil Gaiman: Fragile Things
Yuri Suhl: They Fought Back: The True Story of the Heroic Jewish Resistance to the Nazi Slaughter
Harold Clurman: The Fervent Years: The Group Theatre and The 30’s [sic], with a new introduction by Stella Adler
Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid’s Tale
Billionaires for Bush: How to Rule the World for Fun and Profit
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
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