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Books I Read in 2016

(in order of completion:)

(RB)=read before

George Bernard Shaw: The Philanderer in Plays Unpleasant: Widowers’ Houses, The Philanderer, Mrs. Warren’s Profession
George Bernard Shaw: Mrs. Warren’s Profession in Plays Unpleasant: Widowers’ Houses, The Philanderer, Mrs. Warren’s Profession
Lisa Jakub: “You Look Like That Girl…” A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up
QuinRose: Alice in the Kingdom of Hearts Omnibus vol. 3
Frank Hannah: Evil Dead 2: Beyond Dead by Dawn
Bill Mantlo, Steven Grant, Mark Gruenwald: Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions
Paul Kupperberg: Doctor 13, The Ghost-Breaker: Hauntings [Ghosts 95-99, 101-103]
Bill Willingham: Fairest In All the Land
Thomas Middleton, Thomas Dekker: The Roaring Girl [The Revels Plays], edited by Paul Mulholland
Stan Lee, Carl Wessler, et al: Marvel Masterworks vol. 106: Journey Into Mystery vol. 1
James Joyce: Exiles
Sean E. Williams: Fairest vol. 3: Return of the Maharaja
Gardner Fox: The Golden Age Hawkman Archives Volume 1, introduction by illustrator Sheldon Moldoff
Jerry Siegel: The Superman Chronicles: Volume 9
Joey Cavalieri, Jack Kirby: Super Powers in The Jack Kirby Omnibus, Volume Two: Starring the Super Powers
Paul Kupperberg, Jack Kirby: Super Powers, vol. 2 in The Jack Kirby Omnibus, Volume Two: Starring the Super Powers
Paul Kupperberg: Super Powers, vol. 3
Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Archie Goodwin, Raymond Marais: Marvel Masterworks Vol. 79: The Sub-Mariner, vol. 2
William Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale [The Arden Shakespeare: Third Series], edited by John A. Pitcher, appendix by Robert Greene
Doug Moench: Weirdworld: Warriors of the Shadow Realm
Kanoko Sakurakoji: Black Bird 8
William Moulton Marston: The Wonder Woman Chronicles Volume 3
D.G. Compton: The Silent Multitude
John Broome: The Green Lantern Chronicles, vol. 4
Jim Starlin: Cosmic Odyssey
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, Vol. 4: Angel of Protest
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, Vol. 5: Haunted Angel
Samuel Beckett: More Pricks Than Kicks in The Grove Centenary Edition IV: Poems – Short Fiction – Criticism
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, vol. 6: Angel & Vampire
Samuel Beckett: Stories and Texts for Nothing (RB) in The Grove Centenary Edition IV: Poems – Short Fiction – Criticism
Sheldon Mayer: The Sugar and Spike Archives vol. 1, introduction by Bill Schelly
Gardner Fox: The Justice League of America: The Silver Age vol. 1
Samuel Beckett: Echo’s Bones, introduction by Mark Nixon
John Broome, Gardner Fox: The Flash Archives vol. 4, introduction by Mike W. Barr
Alan Grant: The Demon: Demon King [Detective Comics 601-603; Action Comics 636-641, The Demon [(vol. 3) 1-8]
Gail Simone: Deadpool Classic, vol. 9
Alan Grant: The Demon: Apocalypse Now! [9-15]
Nicole Aschoff: The New Prophets of Capital Review
George Perez, John Ostrander, William Messner-Loebs, Louise Simonson, Len Straszewski, Barbara Randall Kesel, Karl Kesel, Keith giffen, Gerard Jones, Tom Veitch, Alan Grant, Barry Kitson, Kim Yale, Marv Wolfman: War of the Gods [all 25 parts]
George Pérez, Mindy Newell: Wonder Woman
The Jack Kirby Omnibus, Volume Two: Starring the Super Powers, introduction by John Morrow [all but the Black Magic section]
Alan Grant: The Demon: The Region Beyond [16-21]
Matt Wagner: The Demon: From the Darkness [The Demon (vol. 2) 1-4 (read December 9-13, 2015); (vol. 3) 22]
Bill Finger: The Golden Age Green Lantern Archives, vol. 1, introduction by Jerry Bails
Tom Veitch: Animal Man: The Meaning of Flesh
Mike Sekowsky: Jason’s Quest
Darryl Cunningham: The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality, and the Financial Crisis, introduction by Michael Goodwin Review
William Messner-Loebs: Doctor Fate [(vol. 2) 25-41]
Brené Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are Review
J.M. DeMatteis: Forever People
Davis Grubb: The Barefoot Man
Moshe Adler: Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science that Makes Life Dismal Review
Yukito Kishiro: Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, vol. 7: Guilty Angel
Archie Goodwin, Dennis O’Neil, Dan Jurgens, Alan Grant, Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis, Karl Kesel, Barbara Randall Kesel , John Ostrander, Mark Waid, Louise Simonson: Armageddon 2001 Review
Jonathan Peterson: Armageddon: The Alien Agenda
Ezra Jack Keats: The Trip
Edward Macan: Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture Review
John Ostrander: Armageddon: Inferno Review
John Ostrander: Hawkworld: Gods and Devils [10-16, Annual #2, 17-19]
Gardner Fox: The All Star Comics Archives Volume 5, introduction by R.C. Harvey
Jamie Delano: Animal Man: Flesh and Blood
Robert Kuttner: Debtors’ Prison: The Politics of Austerity Versus Possibility Review
Gardner Fox: The Golden Age Flash Archives, vol. 1, introduction by Mark Waid
Jerry Siegel: The Superman Chronicles, vol. 10
Royce Vavrek: 27: A Fantasia on the Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
Martin Pasko, Jack Kirby, Steve Sherman: Kobra [1-7; DC Special Series 1] Review
Bill Finger, Don Cameron, Joe Samachson, Joseph Greene: The Batman Chronicles, vol. 10
Dennis O’Neil: Nightmaster
L. Frank Baum: The Lost Princess of Oz (RB)
Angus Allan, Tod Sullivan: Star Trek: The Classic UK Comics, vol. 1, introduction by Rich Handley Review
Samuel Beckett: Fizzles in The Grove Centenary Edition IV: Poems – Short Fiction – Criticism
Samuel Beckett: Nowhow On in The Grove Centenary Edition IV: Poems – Short Fiction – Criticism
Mark Evanier:, Jim Starlin: New Gods: Hordes Review
Samuel Beckett: The Grove Centenary Edition IV: Poems – Short Fiction – Criticism, introduction by J.M. Coetzee
Samuel Beckett: The Grove Centenary Edition, edited by Paul Auster
Peter Milligan: Shade, the Changing Man: Off the Road
Ilan Stevens: A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States Review
John Ostrander: Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire (mostly RB)
G. Willow Wilson: Ms. Marvel: Crushed
John Ostrander: Suicide Squad: The Nightshade Odyssey (mostly RB)
Faith Erin Hicks: The Nameless City, vol. 1
Mike Collins: Peter Cannon–Thunderbolt
Mark Russell: Prez: Corndog in Chief
Kanoko Sakurakoji: Black Bird 9
Jack Cole: The Plastic Man Archives vol. 1, introduction by Will Eisner
Neil Gaiman, John Ney Rieber, Dick Foreman, Nancy A. Collins, Rachel Pollack: The Children’s Crusade[original version]
John Wentworth, Ken Fitch, Bill O’Connor, Sheldon Mayer, Charles Reizenstein, Bill Finger, Gardner F. Fox: The JSA All Stars Archives, vol. 1, introduction by Roy Thomas
Robert H. Frank: Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy Review
Joe Gill, Steve Ditko, David Kaler: The Action Heroes Archives: Captain Atom, vol. 1,
introduction by Blake Bell Review
Rachel Pollack: Doom Patrol: The Teiresias Wars
Kanoko Sakurakoji: Black Bird 10
George Lakey: Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right-and How We Can, Too Review
Kanoko Sakurakoji: Black Bird 11
G. Willow Wilson: Ms. Marvel: Last Days
G. Willow Wilson: Ms. Marvel: Super Famous
Don Cameron, Jerry Siegel, Bill Finger: The Adventures of Superboy vol. 1
Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá: How to Talk to Girls at Parties, adapted from the short story by Neil Gaiman
Jean Genet: Les Paravents, edited and with an introduction by Michel Corvin [untranslated]
Don Cameron, Bill Finger, Mort Weisinger, Jack Schiff, Alvin Schwartz, Joseph Greene: The Batman Chronicles, vol. 11
Tom Stoppard: The Real Thing
Hans Christian Andersen: The Stories of Hans Christian Andersen, a new translation from the Danish by Diana Crohn Frank and Jeffrey Frank
Dave Louapre: American Freak: A Tale of the Un-Men
Stan Lee: Marvel Masterworks vol. 63: Rawhide Kid vol. 1
Kanoko Sakurakoji: Black Bird 12
Kanoko Sakurakoji: Black Bird 13
Kanoko Sakurakoji: Black Bird 14
Kanoko Sakurakoji: Black Bird 15
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis: The Satires of Juvenal, translated by Rolfe Humphries
Arthur Miller: A View from the Bridge
Robert Thom: Wild in the Streets, based on his own screenplay
Jamie Delano: Animal Man: Red Plague

 

Books I did not finish by year’s end:

Rachel Pollack: Doom Patrol: Imagine Ari’s Friends
Alain Silver, James Ursini: Roger Corman: Metaphysics on a Shoestring
Dick Foreman:  Black Orchid
J.M. DeMatteis: The Defenders [92-131; Marvel Team-Up 101, 111, 112, 116, 119; Captain America 268; Avengers Annual 11]
Jim Trombetta: The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read, introduction by R.L. Stine
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
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
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:  Captain Atom
John Ostrander, Kim Yale: Suicide Squad
John Ostrander: Firestorm: The Nuclear Man
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:

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
Arje Shaw: The Fix
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