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Happy October fanboys and fangirls!
Back from the sometimes cold but very nice Saugatuck. It amazed me that there were dunes, waves, and even seagulls on Lake Michigan-- you could almost be at the ocean (almost). Saw Gordon was in Chicago airports too-- how cool it would have been to see him!
In the airport and on the flight, I got to catch up with my comic pile. I also finally read Manhunter: Street Justice, the trade of issues 1-5. Kate Spencer is a great character- flawed, smart, brave, and as Mark Andreyko says himself-- with real proportions! Her red fighting outfit is much more realistic than heels, thong bodysuit, and the standard unrealistic outfits of our superheroines. Plus, she has a demanding job as a prosecutor, and isn't the 'perfect' mother and lawyer and wife and housekeeper and friend. She has a sense of duty and justice, and with no superpowers (but some good weapons) tries to stop a deranged killer. Great art from Jesus Saiz and Palmiotti, from rooftops to sewers, courtrooms and villains.
The next trade is not out until Jan 2007, but I will continue to follow the character. Phillygirl has vented how hard it can be to "break in" to a longstanding series. It's always great to start on the ground floor, and seeing how this series is only at 26 issues, I can be a part of it. There have been many rumors of it's demise, but the series keeps crankin' thanks to fans like Heidi, who has promoted it for a long time on her blog.
Tonight- Yankees vs. Tigers (GO YANKEES!) and Veronica Mars Season 3 starts. Have to get some running and guitar in before plopping down at the TV.