Last week I mentioned that I was in the process of buying a house. This past Saturday I pulled out of the deal. The inspection revealed several potentially major problems, one of which could even involve foundational work. The other being a potential electrical fire hazard that wouldn’t even be under my control, yet could still land me a lawsuit if something happened. I won’t be giving any specific details online, but it quickly became a hard no. I’m not disappointed though – I was holding my excitement until after the inspection anyway. If anything it’s a sigh of relief that I didn’t go through with buying a bank breaking home.
Anyway, I didn’t pick up too many comics this week. I considered Age of X Alpha, but decided not to pick it up. It just didn’t appeal to me that much when I flipped through it. It felt more like a preview book than an actual story. Instead, I’ll stick with Uncanny X-Men for now, and if I hear that Age of X is any good, I might pick up the trade another time. So I only picked up Captain America 7 and Witchblade 11. Here are my first impressions. I’m not yet sure if I’ll find the time to write a full review, but if I do, it’ll be added in a link below.
Captain America 7 is really good. After the captain is framed for murder, he considers all of his options throughout this issue. There’s a brief investigation starring the Winter Soldier, and some fairly deep discussions between Steve and Sharon on what he should do. Beyond that, there’s a bit of plot building with the villains. This is turning out to be a great series, and it’s worth checking out for Captain America fans.
Witchblade 11 is decent. It’s kind-of a build-up issue, with someone trying to separate Alex from the Witchblade artifact. There are also some creepy things going on with corpses rising from the dead. That said, I think I’ve decided not to stick with it anymore. I’d rather just re-read the original series all the way through instead. It can be just as dramatic as this series at times, but it’s also much more entertaining.