I thought it had been a long time, then I read my last blog entry...wow. It has been nearly a year since I last posted and I know I didn't have anyone sitting around waiting to hear from me, but I was sort of saddened by that. So what's the deal? Well, I'm sitting in a pile of my own things waiting on my dad to call and let me know he is on the way with the truck that will move me and my now wife into the home we recently purchased. That pretty much sums up the year for me. Life happened. In the time since my last post I have had some trouble mentally, climbed my way out, rekindled my relationship with God and made a LOT of changes to my life. Comics, however, remain.
Speaking of comics, enough of my life, let's talk shop. Honestly with all that's going on I only buy what I can. That's Captain America, as always, everything Turtles because I have to, Thor, Fantastic Four and FF. That's all. It's not much but on my budget I have to be cautious. So, things have changed a lot in the past bit, so let's talk about those books.
Cap is a mess. We're in the teens in issues and I can only point at one issue and say it was good. I like Remender, his X-force was unbelievably good, but Cap isn't his jam. I have seen his work on Uncanny Avengers, and though I think the idea of and Avengers/X-Men team is sort of redundant, he is doing some good work over there, even when he writes Cap but it's almost like he's writing two different characters. Anyway, yeah, I don't like the current Cap run but it's what we have. However, Thor...wow Thor is good. The best I've seen since Simonson. Aaron is knocking it out of the park and blowing minds. It's a great run that I am glad I've been following because the god of thunder is definitely one of my favorite heroes and this book is doing him justice. Highly suggested by me. As for the Fantastic Four the books are decent, nothing to squeal over but I like them. FF is usually a lot of fun since it's a bit of goofy mixed with serious. It's been a bit hard to follow with the jumping around but it is a decent read and both books are about to change with the reset if someone wants to jump on board, more on that, later.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I can not say enough about the books. Wow. Even the books based on the new cartoon is a good read. I love it. That is something that has developed over the year, my love for Turtles is just as big now as when I was a kid, no doubts. I can't say if I like them more than Cap, but man do I love everything Turtles anymore. Check the new stuff out, it's amazing.
Now that that's done, my thoughts go to Marvel. I don't know about anyone else but always going back to number 1 is starting to piss me off. I know they aim for casual readers, to give them a start point, but few casual readers make it past issue 5 and less make it to 10 at least in my experience with my local comic shop. I know 1s sell more but come on, part of the pride of the old books was how long they had lasted and how there was so much history, now it's start at issue 1 and don't use too much history so as not to confuse anyone. Bleh. I get it, but it sucks for us old codgers. It just kills me that with a movie or something new they go to issue 1. Anyway, I'm done ranting and need to see if I can find anything else to shove in a box. So long.