Mini Review Recap 2016 (1)

I’ve been on a bit of a reading hiatus–more like I’ve started three or four books and can’t seem to finish a single one of them–so it’s been super hard for me to post. I also tried to look at this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic which involved “funny reads” annnnnnnd apparently I read the most depressing books ever! I kid you not, I could barely find enough for a top ten list…TEN! That’s not very many at all. Lovely.

SO.

I did realize I’ve read a few comics in the meantime so I wanted to give a review recap of those👍

Poe Dameron #1
Charles Soule, Phil Noto (Illustrator) 

If you saw my post earlier that was a Waiting on Wednesday edition, you’d see that I was really anticipating this comic to start. I pre-ordered the first three issues so far but the first issue really wasn’t as impressive as I had hoped. It *is* just a first issue so I’m willing to give until Issue #3 and determine whether to stick to volumes or maybe just stop until a better arc is created. The story opens before The Force Awakens starts, Poe getting word from General (Princess) Leia Organa that Poe might be able to find out more info on where Luke Skywalker is. He is to assemble a team and search for Lor San Tekka, aka Max von Sydow in the film, and then they can hopefully put the pieces together and help fight against the First Order. There’s a good mix of BB-8 and his team which were mostly flying around during the movie so this was cool to see the makings of the characters, but overall nothing that was super exciting.

*ALSO* I don’t read a lot of Marvel so I’m not sure if this is just their comic format/style, but I really despised an advertisement every like eight pages–so, SO distracting from Poe’s story. I do read Ms. Marvel but I read in volumes–even still, I don’t recall many ads until the end. I also don’t know if this wasn’t like a Star Wars issue too, not just a Marvel format. As someone who reads 98% Image Comics storylines I don’t really know how to tell. And I’ve read a good chunk of volumes and single issues but any kind of promotion for other comics are done at the end, they just jump right into the story.

Wicked + the Divine #18
Kieron Gillen, Illustrators Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson 

A really good issue to come back to! The series took a little break, I think right before/after Christmas in 2015, so it was very fun to get back to things in this universe of Gods as pop stars. The illustrations continue to be flawless and I think with as many issues as released (currently I own all A-covers, I believe) I might want to re-read and consume it all again. Sometimes the waiting periods can take you out of the game–that’s why I really enjoy reading volumes but this series is my first so I’m more sentimental to what versions I own. So excited to see where things go because certain characters are back and there’s some mayhem that’s been started. Woohoo!

In the meantime….here are a few things I’m working on reading in between:

  • Star Wars: Before the Awakening . . . . semi-struggle maybe because I’m so used to the visuals of these stories but still REALLY interested on what happened pre-film timeline!
  • The Walking Dead season 6 ended a few weeks ago and I started having withdrawals and sorrow that I had never picked up the comics. Well there’s like a thousand to catch up on, so I ended up finding the first Compendium and read a good chunk read–about 12% which was a good start. Will try and own soon!
  • The Wrath & the Dawn . . . . . I recently just went back to this story and am now really hooked! I think I didn’t read far enough before I let my reading slump get the best of me. Review soon👍

  

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