Next up in the Sequential Summer Reading Survey is Toronto convention high lama Kevin Boyd. Please send us your own list.

Kevin Boyd,
Associate Director – Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards Association, Comic Book Event Coordinator – Hobbystar, Signature Series Director – Comics Guaranty, LLC (CGC).

Comic Book Expo @ Fan Expo Canada – August 22-24, 2008
Upcoming sale of the Visions of an Icon: Superman original artwork

Non-Comics currently reading:
You did What? Mad Plans and Great Historical Disasters – Bill Fawcett and Brian Thomsen, editors

Non-Comics recently read:
Apocalypse 2012 by Lawrence E. Joseph

Comments: 2012 is an interesting look at a series of coincidental convergences of environmental and cosmic disasters that experts predict may come to a head around the year 2012, which interestingly enough ties into the end of the Mayan calender (that many feel represents the end of the world). I think I’ll hold off on buying property until 2013.

Comics and related on my to read pile:
The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba
The Starman Omnibus Vol. 1 by James Robinson and Tony Harris
Marvel Masterworks: The Defenders Vol. 1
Whatever comes out on Wednesday

Comics and related recently read (July 16-Aug 2):
Strange and Stranger: The World of Steve Ditko by Blake Bell
The Apocalipstix by Ray Fawkes and Cameron Stewart
Captain Marvel: Secret Invasion by Brian Reed and Lee Weeks
Green Arrow/Black Canary: The Road to the Altar by various
Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! by Howard Chaykin
Absolute Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank
Astro City: The Dark Age by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson
Coraline by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Criminal: The Dead and the Dying by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
Annihilation Conquest Vol. 2 by various
Plus new single issues:
Justice Society of America Annual 1, Superman/Batman 50, Wolverine 67, Ultimate Spider-Man 124, Invincible 51, Justice League of America 23, Brave and the Bold 15, Ultimate X-Men 96, New Avengers 43, Patsy Walker: Hellcat 1 and Glamourpuss 2

Comments: I highly recommend Bell’s Ditko book, Flagg!, Superman and the Legion, Coraline and Criminal. Watchmen I re-read on the trip to and fro San Diego and always stands up. Apocalipstix was fun. Astro City, Annihilation and Captain Marvel collections were okay reads, while the Green Arrow/Black Canary trade was forgettable. As for the issues recently read, I’d recommend Invincible (big fan of this book), Wolverine, Glamourpuss. Ultimate Spider-Man and Justice Society of America were okay as well. Pass on the others.

next project?
Comic Book Expo @ Fan Expo Canada on August 22-24
Baltimore Comicon – late September for CGC