Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Queue

Sturgeon's Revelation ("ninety per cent of everything is crap") was on ruthless display in Lady Bullseye & Return of the King, two collections from Ed Brubaker's tenure as the writer of Daredevil. These were the first comics I'd read in years, other than The Adventures of Tintin & Scott Pilgrim, reminding me that the inevitability of Sturgeon's Revelation played a large role in why I stopped reading comics, especially superhero comics, in the first place. Ten years ago, I was of the opinion that Brubaker was a talented comic-book writer; either I was very mistaken, or these two collections are profoundly unrepresentative samples of his body of work.

Don't blame Sturgeon for his revelation; it's not his fault he's right.

My plan is to read Resisting Happiness as part of my Lenten devotions, approximately one chapter a day (there are thirty-seven chapters), exempting Sundays & allowing for a missed day here & there.

Matthew Kelly, Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation
Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark, et al., Daredevil: Lady Bullseye
Ed Brubaker & Michael Lark with David Aja, et al., Daredevil: Return of the King

Pope Francis, Amoris Lætitia (The Joy of Love)
Andy Diggle with Antony Johnston & Roberto De La Torre with Marco Checchetto, et al., Daredevil: The Devil's Hand

Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations ***paused***
Mark Waid & Chris Samnee, Daredevil: The Autobiography of Matt Murdock
Matthew Kelly, Resisting Happiness
Hilaire Belloc, How the Reformation Happened
Richard Price, Clockers
Sir Richard Francis Burton, translator, "Sinbad the Sailor" from The Arabian Nights
Sir Ernest Shackleton, South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage
William F. Buckley Jr., The Unmaking of a Mayor
Scott & Kimberly Hahn, Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism
Margaret MacMillan, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

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