Most of this weeks comic reading time has been spent re-reading Preacher. This has always been one of my all time favourite titles, and re-reading it has been an excellent experience as I have noticed so many new things about it. I have changed so much as a person since the last time I read it, it almost reads like a different book in places. Whether it's reading the Bill Hicks tribute which was completely lost on me the first time round, or learning how to read "arse-speak" so I can tell what Arseface is singing (Wonderwall by Oasis incidentally, then later Breakfast at Tiffanys), the book has kept me just as interested - if not even more so - than when I was reading it in monthlies all 5-6 years ago.
So I figured, if I've had this much fun revisiting an old favourite, why not do it with more. Here's how my list is looking.
Grant Morrisons New X-Men - to call it anything less wouldn't do it justice. I wasn't a fan of this when it was coming out, but I have a feeling I am really going to like it second time through as I am less bothered about "what X-Men should be" and more interested in reading a good story.
Transmetroplitan - Because I have only read it the once, shockingly.
Sandman - The new Absolute edition is just around the corner and re-coloured. I don't think I ever finished this series first run through so they'll be some new stuff for me too.
Ennis' Hellblazer - The definitive Contantine to my mind, and Ennis at his absolute finest. Even better than Preacher, but not as accessable to the new reader.
Y The Last Man - only five issues left. When I have the entire run, time to do it all.
Fables - About time I returned to Fables Town, probably the first four Tpbs or so.
Dark Knight Returns - See if I have warmed to it yet, I've never been overly impressed with this groundbreaking series.
Batman No Mans Land - The Tpb exorcised the gumph from this epic series, boiling it down to the essential storylines.
Bendis' Daredevil - Because it was just so, so good.
We3 - Stupid amounts of fun.
So there we have it, what about you people - what have you been meaning to go back to and re-read?