Last night, I went to the public library with my kids and came back with I think... 17 different trade paperbacks of comic books? This includes the entire Grant Morrison run of The New X-Men, and while Grant Morrison seems to be certifiably crazy on a personal level, he's also (apparently; I'll let you know after I've read it) a brilliant superhero writer who's turned two sagging flagship lines, once for DC and once Marvel, back into superstar status when it came to sales and critical acclaim. I also picked up the entire Annihilation series, in three hefty books--the Cosmic Marvel event that preceded War of Kings, which I talked about a few weeks ago. I also picked up a bunch of Secret Invasion books (six of them, I believe, although the last two of the main series I still have on hold--I've got the first two of the main series, plus the tie-ins from New Avengers and Mighty Avengers) and finally, I picked up most of the rest of the Ultimates that I don't already have. Still waiting on the Ultimates 3: Who Killed the Scarlet Witch? but I've got the rest of it, meaning that I likely won't buy them after all.
This gigantic pile of trade paperbacks was actually somewhat of a challenge to carry, but I don't anticipate it will turn into too much of a challenge to read. I can blast through trade paperbacks relatively quickly since there's so much art on each page. I'll give mini-reviews; or at least impressions, of all the stuff I'm reading as I finish it. Meanwhile, the superhero movie that I've been most excited about this summer is still to come: Captain America. Hopefully it will live up to my admittedly fairly high expectations. Plus; what a great tagline in the trailer: Heroes are made in America. I love that. Too bad they couldn't time the release for July 4th weekend.