New Arrivals: I had a birthday, so naturally some new things came my way.
From good friend Dave Lewis comes a DVD and a comic strip collection:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes has all 39 episodes of the 1954 television series, starring Ronald Howard as Holmes, Howard Marion-Crawford as Watson and Archie Duncan as Lestrade. It’s 19 hours of Holmesish entertainment. The 4 DVD set also includes 4 films: Murder At The Baskervilles (1937) with Arthur Wontner as Holmes, which is really more a rewrite of “The Silver Blaze” than the Hound story, The Sign of the Four, (1932, with Wontner again), The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935, with Wontner yet again), and the oft-seen The Woman in Green (Rathbone / Bruce) from 1945. I’ll have a lot of fun watching this.
Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer – The Comic Strip with “The Sudden Trap” and Other Stories. Introduction by Max Alan Collins.
From family came:
Fables Volume 19 – Snow White by Bill Willingham and Mark Buckingham [Vertigo Comics, 2013 comic-sized trade paper, gift] – fantasy comic. I love Fables, and read every collection as I get them. I’m a few behind, but this is the next for me and I’ll gobble it right up.
Through The Seasons With Dulcy by Ted Mahar [Carpe Diem Press 2014 hardcover, gift] – gardening. I loved Dulcy Mahar’s gardening columns in The Oregonian and the collection of them that came out a year ago. This is the brand new, just out collection. A must for Northwest gardeners!
I also got new lightweight Panasonic headphones and an iPod case. Some may think iPods are already outmoded, but I use and enjoy mine a lot.
Any comments on these books or this author? Have you read any of these?