I took Matt Yglesias's advice
and bought Mark Waid's Empire
, perhaps the definitive supervillain story. (Imagine a world in which Dr. Doom wins. That's basically the situation
here.) I'm a bit surprised it isn't better known—it's a hell of a good read, just a cut below classics like Watchman
or The Dark Knight Returns
It's been a good week for comics; yesterday I borrowed a bunch of trade paperbacks from R. Vu and dove in. First up was Batman: Year One
, which was also excellent.
Someday I'll probably read a real book again. For now I'm not sweating it.