February was a pretty slim month in the book purchasing department, but I more than made up for it by buying a new TV, Blu-Ray player and Blu-Ray discs. But it's books we're talking about now, so without further ado, here are February's book purchases:
Daredevil: Born Again (GN 1986) - Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli
I asked the manager at Third Eye Comics to recommend a good introduction to Daredevil for someone who's been out of comics for awhile. He unreservedly recommended Born Again, the story of Matt Murdock's heroin-addicted former girlfriend Karen Page, who spills Murdock's secret identity to The Kingpin for a heroin fix. Not a pretty story, the manager said, but a great introduction (or re-introduction) to the character of Daredevil.
Trade Paperback; Price = $19.99
Planetary Vol. 1 (GN 1999) - Warren Ellis, John Cassaday, Laura Depuy
The name Warren Ellis keeps coming up time and time again in the comics/graphic novel world, so I decided to add Planetary to the list of titles to explore. (More on Ellis next time.)
Trade Paperback; Price = $14.99
Jar City: A Reykjavik Thriller (2000/2006) - Arnaldur Indridason
I know and work with three Karens, one of whom reads a lot of international mysteries. Knowing of my recent fascination for all things Icelandic, she recommended that I try Jar City, the first in the Reykjavik Thriller series. And since this one was really on-the-cheap, how could I resist?
Trade Paperback; Price = $.50
Total Expenditures for February = $35.48
Next time: The stuff I actually read.