It’s been hard to set aside some time to write in the last little bit. The kids have been getting up earlier in the morning, which cuts in to that time and once I get home from work, I just need some time to decompress.
So, let’s catch up.
Last week was a pretty big week for comics.The book I was perhaps most excited about this week was Mind the Gap. The story sounded very intriguing and all the art previews I saw were top notch. Mind the Gap did not disappoint! So far, it’s been great storytelling, lots of questions are already gnawing at me as to what is actually going on.
I was also looking forward to Higher Earth. I saw the Previews ad (and, actually, the Project Wonderful campaign was run on my website) and thought it deserved a look. What really got me was the tagline “You Are Illegal On This Earth”, which just piqued enough curiosity that really made me want to check it out, and on top of that Issue #1 was $1, so why not give it a whirl? It was excellent and I look forward to learning more about the world and the characters.
The Night of the Owls books were, once again, extremely well done. Excellent storytelling and each story is self contained enough that you get a sense of the chaos that has overtaken Gotham, but you don’t need to have read all the other books in the event (though, when you have read the other books, the chaos really comes to life). I quite enjoyed the Batgirl story, which makes my decision about that book difficult, as I’ve been considering dropping it after this event. I guess I’ll have to think about it some more.
Fatale and Ultimate Comics X-Men still need to be read. I might get to them tonight, we shall see. This Wednesday is going to be another relatively big week for me in comic books, so its possible that I’m going to fall further behind. But, the last week of the month is only a one or maybe two issues, so I have time to catch up in reading before the next month begins.