What I'm reading: Manga, Waid and Garney's <i>Captain America</i>

The weekend is a great time to catch up on your reading, so on Monday, we find out what reading you're catching up on!

I have been getting into a few different manga series, because I don't have enough comics to read. I mean, do I really need to spend more ducats on more series? The answer: Sí. I mean Oui. I mean, I don't know what I mean. So I've been reading MPD-Psycho by Sho-U Tajima and Eiji Otsuka, who writes the brilliant Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service. MPD-Psycho is the story of a man who suffers from multiple personality disorder, some of whom are, well, murderous. It's a twisted story with lots of gruesome deaths (seriously - one killer plants seeds in the still living brains of his victims) and a weird mystery behind the scenes. That's volume 2 up there - eight volumes are out from Dark Horse so far (I think). I just started Eden by Hiroki Endo, also from Dark Horse. It's a post-apocalyptic story, but I'm only about 20 pages in, so I have no idea if it's any good or not.

I also finally finished collecting Mark Waid and Ron Garney's run on the first volume of Captain America, and I just read issue #444, which begins it. I decided to start reading this thing maybe two years ago, and I began looking for the back issues, as Marvel had not collected it. Stupid Marvel! I found many of the issues fairly easily, but I couldn't find issue #445. I looked everywhere I could, but nothing. Then, stupid Marvel decided to release a trade paperback of the run. This was after I had every issue except that one. Stupid Marvel! Gaaaaaahhhhh! Recently, however, I found issue #444 at a sidewalk sale for one thin dollar. Yay! So I started reading it. I just finished the first issue, and it's ... not bad. We'll see if it turns into the glorious story that everyone loves and which was yanked away from them by the whole Onslaught thing. It was kind of cool looking for it, though.

What's on your reading list today?

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