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.
Sorry that house didn’t work out, good you found out about any potential problems with the property though. I only got two comics this week, Star Trek the Q Conflict #1 (a new 6 part mini series uniting all the 4 eras of Star Trek), and Amazing Spider-Man #14. I seem to get less and less comics each week now LOL. Thought about Age of X Alpha as well, but passed on it too. Think I’ll give Uncanny a try as Cyclops and Logan are back, and you seem to have been enjoying the series as well.
Well, some issues of Uncanny are better than others. The Q Conflict 1 sounds like it could be interesting, and while I’ve fallen behind on Amazing Spider-Man, I enjoyed it while I read it. I might try to catch up on it sometime after I find a place.
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Yeah, Spider-Man has been a fun read, I’m enjoying it. The Q Conflict has got off to a great start, really like the concept of brining the 4 Starfleet captains and their crews together in this story, as it works so well. Going to be an interesting storyline I think.
I didn’t know that Witchblade has been relaunched. Your review of Witchblade # 11 makes me think that Sara Pezzini isn’t involved in it anymore, though: am I right?
It’s a completely different universe with a completely different cast. Even the Witchblade artifact works differently. Honestly thought, just stick with re-reading the original series. The new series isn’t bad by any means, but it’s nowhere nearly as entertaining.
I don’t have any doubt about it, because Sara Pezzini was an essential part of Witchblade, so a revival of this series without her is simply doomed to fail. At least from an artistic point of view.
As for the old series, I’m very proud that you discovered it thanks to me: there’s nothing better than sharing something you like with someone who appreciates it. Thank you for your reply, my friend! 🙂
Captain America is good. A Nazi running a private prison felt pretty on-the-nose, in a way I will definitely not complain about. And the Daughters of Liberty look pretty awesome.