At this point I’m waiting to hear about whether I’m getting a new position at work or not. The interview I had on Tuesday seemed to go well, I’ve got a lot of strong qualifications for this role (in which they’re asking for a lot), and there were two openings available, but nothing’s for sure yet. Also, my brother is getting married next weekend. That will at least help distract me from waiting to hear whether I get the job or not.
Anyway, the comics I picked up this week are House of X 5 and Vampirella 3. Here are my first impressions. I’ve also written my Marry Poppins blog post. I’m not sure whether it’ll be up later today or tomorrow, but it should be up by tomorrow night.
House of X 5 is interesting. It explains how all of the deceased mutants are being resurrected, while also bringing back a handful of characters we haven’t seen for a while. This is another exposition heavy issue in a series full of exposition, but it’s all interesting stuff. My main complaint with the House of X/Powers of X series is that there’s still very little characterization. It feels like the X-Men are finally on the right track after years of terrible flagship titles, but the heavy story over character focus means I probably won’t be checking out Jonathan Hickman’s flagship X-Men series afterwards. I’ll at least read the first couple of issues though. Anyway, these two minis are at least worth checking out for X-Men fans.
Vampirella 3 is fun. It continues Vampirella’s “psychologist” sessions with a doctor who doesn’t believe she’s a vampire, while also telling us more about a bit about her origin story, the enemies she’s currently facing, and giving us some good action scenes. This issue ends with Vampirella’s mother showing up at one of her sessions, which may put the innocent doctor in mortal danger. So far this is a creative series that’s a lot of fun to read. This is an easy recommendation for Vampirella fans, and it’s not a bad jumping on point for those curious about her character.
HoX still just ultimately bores me. I want soap opera, and he’s writing a text book. Also, they couldn’t give the resurrected mutants some towels or something? Rude.