Much comic book reading of late - finally got around to picking up the first volume of A Distant Soil
, I continue to spread the word on Strangehaven
and for the hell of it I'm sticking with Daredevil
. Oh, and after talking with Bryan I picked up Elektra: Assassin
I really couldn't care less about Elektra as a character - the whole Japan kick never did anything for me - the main appeal is that gorgeous Sienkiewicz art. OK, and Ken Wind of course.
Bendis' crime fiction take is doing wonders for Daredevil
, even if he is limited by the nature of the title ("Oh look, the Kingpin's clawing his way back to the top of the heap again
!" "An impending showdown with Bullseye! How novel!"). At its best, Daredevil
has some great dialogue, Alex Maleev has a great artistic style
and I loved the idea of a supervillain crimelord being taken out by the FBI for a change.
And in non-comics-related news, I'm reading Lynn Abbey's Sanctuary
, a recent Thieves' World novel. 165 pages in before there's even a mention of Tempus - hurrah!
(see Robin Wayne Bailey and Diana L. Paxson's response
to the question "What were some of the weaknesses of the original series and do you [Robin Wayne Bailey and Diana L. Paxson] see any way they could be avoided?" for part of the reason I despise Tempus so).