Seekers Into The Mystery
It was interesting reading this some 20-25 years later, as I can't recall when I read this in its original run but I know it was a long time ago.
Things I noticed more this time around, which I likely skimmed over before, is just how much of a self-destructive mess Lucas Hart is. Nor, ultimately, does DeMatteis fix him by the end, this isn't this kind of story. No, the story is more how someone who is total mess, for reasons both within and outside of his control, starts to get better and then continues to do so, but not without significant relapses along the way.
The art roster is excellent: Muth, Barr, Zulli and Thompson - that is quite the art crew. No surprise to anyone either that it was editorial duo of Berger and Bond that assembled this set of talent for the run too.
Overall, it remains what it always was - a spiritual exploration, of covering all kinds of ideas without going to the negative aspects of religions or cults. In that respect it succeeds very well, as it does in terms of psychology. Worth taking a look at? Yeah, I'd say so.
James Bond 007: Volume 2: Eidolon
This was excellent. All in all these two volumes were a great surprise. Part of the success of the story here, like its predecessor, is it's not about Bond, how his head works or his feelings, it's all about the day job, which, if necessary, involves killing people, quickly and efficiently.
Of the other, future volumes I'm ambivalent about, though Casino Royale might be worth it as it has Southworth who did Stumptown. Hammerhead I'm uncertain of, Diggle I can take or leave. The Felix mini with the creative combo of Robinson-Campbell sounds a must-buy.