Friday, December 10, 2010

Unbridled Capitalism: Mr. K's for December

Took a little trip to Mr. K's Used Books last week to trade in some paperbacks I culled while cleaning out a bookcase.  And I can't go to Mr. K's without indulging in a little bit of capitalism.

Nick Fury: Agent Of SHIELD: Who Is Scorpio? -- This is a small collection, but I have never read any of Steranko's Nick Fury stuff so any amount of it is appreciated.  Specifically, this collection grabs 4 of the first 5 issues when the feature was spun into it's own mag, and Steranko was doing words and pictures.  Definitely a nice little find for (ahem) 2 bucks.

For Your Eyes Only -- Marvel did a two issue adaption of this 1981 James Bond 007 film (Roger Moore's fifth outing), and it was eventually collected in this mass market paperback.  FYEO is the hardest, meanest, and most straightforward of the Moore Bonds, departing from the global threats are returning to a more simple Cold War story.  But it's a very strong film and I am looking forward to checking out this adaptation.  Considering the amazing success of the film series, it was a surprise for me to hear that there have been very few comic adaptions of the 007 movies.  Some of them, such as Diamonds Are Forever, Moonraker, and A View To A Kill, seem perfect for the medium.

(Trying to get back on track here... work schedule has been crazy and will continue to be crazy for the next few weeks... sorry folks.)

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