Thursday, June 28, 2012


Good night at the comic book store last night. Picked up The Gods of Opar, a great big heavy hardback that collects Philip Jose Farmer's Hadon of Ancient Opar and Flight to Opar, along with a new book in the series, The Song of Kwasin, begun by Farmer, and finished from his notes by writer Christopher Paul Carey. Opar, as every schoolboy knows, is an African outpost of Atlantis that featured in several of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan novels. By the time Tarzan discovered the city, it was in ruins, but Farmer writes about Opar at the height of its power and grandeur in the ancient past. Also picked up Dracula the Un-Dead, the official sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula, approved by the family estate, and written by Bram's direct descendent, Dacre Stoker. Will being official and related make the book any good? No.That will depend, as ever, on the skill of the writer. I'll let you know what I think. The third thing of interest I got was the (supposed) final volume in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, which brings his meta-fictional series up to contemporary times. Picked up a couple of comic books too, so all in all, a good haul.


Paul R. McNamee said...

Nice. Over the weekend, my favorite local comic store (actually, a small chain with three locations) opened their warehouse for a sale. All issues $1, graphic novels & toys 25% off.

I grabbed six issues of Dynamite's Savage Tales (I am now missing only #7 of 10), a toy Dalek, tpb of Warlord of Mars: Dejah Thoris vol. 1 and a tpb of B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, vol 2. If I had more time, I would have spent hours going through the issue boxes. Just didn't have much more than an hour.

I can't wait until they do it again :)

Charles R. Rutledge said...

Sounds like we both racked up, Paul.