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So my grandma made me waffles and later I'm reading more Batgirl, yay!  And I made a brief detour for Batman: Knight and Squire.  Cyril is the Knight, Beryl is the Squire, and they're basically the Batman and Robin of England.  They occasionally appear in Batman comics, and so I'd seen Beryl once or twice before and thought she was fantastic.  She continued to be so when given her own (half of) a book (sorry, Cyril, you're cool, too), but Knight and Squire kind of got sidelined in their own book by a large supporting cast and the plot wasn't all that coherent, so it wasn't as good as it could have been.  

I'm going to school in like a week, and apparently the public library in town has a bajillion comic books.  So far my to-read-once-I-get-there list contains:

-Cass Cain's Batgirl run
-Batman: Black Glove
-Amazing Spider-Man Presents Black Cat
-possibly some Wonder Woman--I remember [ profile] shinyjenni telling me I should check out the trades from when Greg Rucka was writing it.
-and maybe some Catwoman or Birds of Prey if I can figure out where to start with those

But seriously, this is super exciting.  If you know of any good comics, you should tell me so I can look for them.  Or maybe you shouldn't, so that I will actually, you know, do my math homework. :P

Date: 2012-08-17 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman is wonderful; the first one is called "Preludes and Nocturnes". He's done a few others, and generally anything by him is good.

Also; Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, Lucifer, The Books of Magic. All fab.

Date: 2012-08-17 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I tried reading "Preludes and Nocturnes" this summer and it was just too dark for me. :/ Thanks, though!

Date: 2012-08-17 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Though, you don't really have to read them in order- at the least, I didn't.

Date: 2012-08-17 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I tried it and it was too scary for me! :P

Date: 2012-08-17 09:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Batman-wise, The Long Halloween and (of course) The Dark Knight Returns. And I'm personally VERY fond of Dick Grayson once he becomes Nightwing, so there's that.

Date: 2012-08-17 10:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Fantastic! Is The Long Halloween the one where Barbara gets shot? Or is my fandom osmosis lying to me? And I actually have The Dark Knight Returns out from the library right now. I keep borrowing it and then not reading it because the art weirds me out a little. :P

ETA: No, wait, I'm thinking of The Killing Joke, aren't I?
Edited Date: 2012-08-17 11:06 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-08-17 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Barbara gets shot in The Killing Joke. The Long Halloween is a serial killer who strikes on each major holiday over a one year span. A lot better than I'm making it sound.

Date: 2012-08-17 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, that does sound kind of interesting.

I like your icon! Where is it from?

Date: 2012-08-18 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's from a still of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone filming Gangster squad.

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