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review 2018-03-15 01:05
Enjoyed this
Powers (2000-2004) #1 - Michael Avon Oeming,Brian Michael Bendis

Jinxworld is part of DC now, and to celebrate, Bendis gave away a whole slew of #1s.  I grabbed them. 


This was among one of my favorites: it's a murder-mystery in which the world is well aware of super powers.   When Retro Girl is killed - albeit at the end of the issue - it's going to be about figuring out who killed her via good, old detective work. 


I know, because I've heard about this series, and Retro Girl's murder isn't a spoiler - in my opinion - since this arc is called 'Who Killed Retro Girl?"  It's not about knowing if it happens, it's about the journey to figure out who, although this comic is mostly set up.   Good set up - but it also doesn't answer a whole bunch of questions that I felt like I knew about, having seen the series. 


So my knowledge about this series killed a little bit of the enjoyment for me, which is why this is four stars instead of five.



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review 2018-03-15 00:55
I wanted to love this
Buffy: The High School Years--Freaks & Geeks - Joss Whedon,Faith Erin Hicks,Yishan Li

I'd heard great things about the author, and I went into this knowing I'd hate the art, because I'd seen this in paper.   But it was on sale for one dollar, and I figured why not?  


Unfortunately the art killed a lot of this for me.  It's not the manga style, even with characters I know.   Manga art can be amazing.   This particular art just didn't do it for me, and was quite frankly not the best, even with understanding how manga art differs from Western art. 


This would play better if it didn't feel a little like some episodes; the question of whether or not teen outsiders, and those who had been done wrong, have been dealt with in the series, in a more nuanced way in my opinion.   The friends flipping on each other felt like that episode where Buffy's once-upon-a-time bestie male friend came from out of town, too.   


So, yeah, not as impressed as I thought I'd be.  I was hoping for more, but glad to finally read this series and get a sense of what it was.



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review 2018-03-15 00:46
Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey (2017-2018) #1 (of 5) - Leinil Francis Yu,Matt Rosenberg

So, the thing is that people keep trying to redo the Phoenix story, and it's always less impressive to me than the original.   I also don't like Jean Grey much, but I wanted to see if this was any good, and I got it free via the Marvel Insider program.  


I'm holding off on more, because I'm not sure I'll like any of the other comics, but I'm also considering the Hulk one.   I will not be finishing up with this series, however. 

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review 2018-03-13 23:54
Heavy on Vision and family
Champions (2016-) #17 - Humberto Ramos,Mark Waid

And yet, it's bittersweet.  I didn't realize Marvel was rebooting until recently, but they are losing a LOT of money for me.   No Inhumans, and no Vision, no Viv, no Vivian.   So I am cutting out all Avengers titles, not picking up anything to make up for the loss of Inhumans - because I was in it for Black Bolt and the rest of the royal family - and unless they announce titles for DD, Wolvie, and maybe Jessica Jones - depending on the author - I will be dropping a ton of titles.  


Not happy, not happy at all, which ties into this series: I will be incredibly sad to see this go.   It was fun, it was thoughtful, and it had Vision.   I'm also scared about how it's ending soon - and given what's happening with Vivian's computer virus, how they plan on ending this so soon. 



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review 2018-03-13 23:47
Why, Marvel, why
Champions (2016-) #16 - Humberto Ramos,Mark Waid

I'm loving this series, I'm loving what Marvel is doing with Vision and Viv, and Vivian, but... ugh... they're killing all the things I love.   Yeah, that's right, I saw the IDBM for the Avengers movie after Infinity War.  


Yeah, I see that Inhumans, and Vision are being phased out of Fresh Start.  I see it all, Marvel. 


This is heartbreaking, and heartwarming, and I forget what else happened: I was all about Vision, Viv, and Vivian bonding as a family.   

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