Typos and all (since corrected upon being appalled that I’d let it slide,) I made Tom Spurgeon’s week in review over at the comics reporter as his quote of the week. Spurgeon’s also gone and reviewed Wimbledon Green, Seth’s October-released graphic novel that I’m rather eager to read. He shows superior taste and recommends Tales Designed To Thrizzle, as well, so go give him some clicks if you’ve not already.
Just to prove he’s crazier than the rest of us, Christina’s brother Arthur has gone and decided to walk from London to Rome; I presume he’s procured a diving suit and two strong men operating the bellows for the Channel crossing. Anyhoo, he’s blogging the adventure and I’ve added him to my sidebar for easy reference.
I keep meaning to review The Surrogates from Top Shelf, but I can’t quite get a grip on why I enjoyed it so very much, so I’m going to just cheat and call it “NYPD Blue with cybernetics” and tell you to go check it out. For a first issue featuring a brand-new writer, Venditti’s nailed the beats perfectly and Brett Weldele (who I’m always glad to see making with the comic art) creates a moody, moody world that you get sucked into. While I may be wishing this was just being released as a novel, buying it in singles form helps Top Shelf get some money back on their investment before the inevitable trade, and I’m pretty darn OK with that.