This was a fun week for reading. Books and comics galore this week!
The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger - I made a big push to finish this up when I heard that the trailer for the movie came out. I can see why people were hooked on this series. At least I have the advantage of being able to read everything without having to wait for another book to be released!
Black Hammer - Wow. This is a great series. Actually, as I was reading it, I saw that it was nominated for the Eisner Award. This is the story of some classic-era superheroes who got trapped in a small town while battling a supervillian. They can't leave the town, and they all deal with it in different ways. Some are happy with their lives, others are finding ways to deal with it, and some are miserable. This volume covers each characters back story, as well as their time in the town. I definitely recommend this if you get a chance.
All New Guardians of the Galaxy - Now that Brian Michael Bendis is off of the Guardians it's time to start again. I read both issue #1 and the Free Comic Book Day release. The Guardians are busy doing jobs for the Grandmaster, and preparing to break into the collection of the Collector. I'm enjoying this so far!
Justice League of America Earth 2 - I've heard about this before, but it was mentioned again on a podcast so I gave it a read. Interesting story, an alternate dimension where everything is opposite. There were some pretty good twists in the plot. Not one of the classics, but a still a pretty good story.
Guardians of the Galaxy Prelude - I've been hearing a lot of hate on the Guardians of the Galaxy that Brian Michael Bendis wrote. I really enjoyed it, but it seems like a lot of the hate stems from love for the previous writers. This was the first book that I could get from the Abnett and Lanning writing. I don't think this is quite the same as the main series they wrote. This really tells some backstory (Gamora and Nebula battling as kids), as well as showing the first appearance of some characters, like Rocket, Groot and Drax. I do have a volume from the main series that I'll be reading soon.
What about you? What else have you all been reading?