baton, n, tubular object carried by and passed between members of a relay team
On weblogs, the concept of a baton is used to pass around small text/information games. More often than not it’s an excuse not to provide better content. That said, I simply had to pick up this latest one. Damn you Jonas.
Number of Comics on the Shelf
At home, meaning my current apartment of residence, I have 61 “real” comics. Except for a few Calvin and Hobbes, they’re all in their danish translation. It’s simply impossible to collect foreign language comics in Denmark. Still, I’ve kept their original titles, so as to confuse as little as possible.
Last Comic Purchased
Valerian – Bienvenue sur Alflolol. Not too great condition, but it’s not easy picking up Valerian in Copenhagen, especially when it’s a rarity (which this is).
Comic Reading Right Now
Right now I’m stuck in a book (see Book Baton™), but the last comic was of course “Bienvenue sur Alflolol” since it was also my last purchase.
Last 5 Comics Read
- Mezieres / Christin – Bienvenue sur Alflolol
One of the better Valerian albums. Drawn back when Valerian was more comic and less serious. It’s a nice combination of a simplistic story, fantastic illustrations and a subtle political message.
- Jodorowsky/Moebius’ John Difool, La Cinquieme Essence 2
My colleague Peter was kind enough to lend me the entire series.
- Mezieres / Christin – La Cite des Eaux Mouvantes
This is the comic that got me started on collecting Valerian. Ironically it took me a while to pick this specific comic up, and it was one of the last Valerian albums I purchased. Then again, it is a rarity. This is probably my favourite album. Heck the cover-art alone should is reason enough for this.
- Franqin – Le voyageur du mezozoique
A fun no-brainer. Franqin is always worth reading.
- Franqin – Some Gaston album
Gaston is my idol. Surely a character that knows how to relax.
Comics That Mean a Lot to Me
I grew up with Tintin, so obviously that’s meant a lot to me in terms of picking up comic book reading myself. My brother quickly got into Franqin, so I picked up that as well. Carl Barks’ Donald Duck comics have always been present on shelves in our house in Sweden, so I’ve read them thin. The Far Side and Calvin & Hobbes comics are also close to my heart.
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You, the reader interested in comics. Feel free to take some real estate right below this by sending me a trackback if you pick this up.